User manual for the autoEdit 3 Desktop app. A text-based video editing app.

If this is your first time using this app, see the installation and setup instructions to setup the STT API system first, and download the latest release.

If you don't have experience editing audio/video interviews or would like a refresher on the most effective process, you might want to check out this other gitbook "How to tell compelling stories out of video interviews".

Or checkout the these overview slides.

This app is in active development. It is an open source project. It’s first version was a rough and ready working proof of concept, the second version (autoEdit2) was originally created as part of a Knight-Mozilla fellowship by Pietro Passarelli with the Vox Media product team. This last version was initially started as one of the BBC News Labs open source projects (Digital Paper Edit).

The current version has been renamed to autoEdit 3 extending autoEdit 2 and digital paper edit philosophy, features and functionalities further.

You can contribute and/or propose ideas you have for this project. is free and open source. Free as in free speech as well as in free beer.

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