Documentaries made easy with Cquence

Simple and transparent pricing for the modern platform to create Documentaries



per month paid monthly
  • Unlimited audio transcription every month
    Unlimited hours of automatic, high quality audio transcription every month
  • Unlimited video recognition every month
    Unlimited hours of automatic, high quality video recognition every month
  • Fast footage imports (ProRes, h.264, UHD, 4K)
    Cquence creates low resolution versions of every video and audio file in your footage for fast and accessible importing
  • Easy drag-and-drop timeline editing
    Assemble your selects across unlimited timelines — no editing experience required
  • Search to find your most valuable moments
    Audio search via transcripts, phrases, and quotes plus video search via objects (ie: coffee cup), entities (ie: dog), locations (ie: mountains), and actions (ie: running)
  • Export paper cuts (CSV, DOCX)
    Create and export paper cuts for both entire files and rough cut timelines
  • Export subtitle files (SRT, WebVTT)
    Create and export subtitles and closed captions for both entire files and rough cut timelines
  • Export via Adobe Premiere Pro plugin
    Install the Cquence plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro from Adobe's Creative Cloud
  • Export via XML to your favorite NLEs
    Export via XML to NLEs like Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro X
  • Advanced relink, sync, and proxy workflows
    Automagically relink files from Cquence's cloud to your local NLEs plus seamlessly integrate your existing sync and proxy workflows



per user per month paid monthly (min. 2 users)
  • All Filmmaker benefits, plus...
  • Unlimited users
    Invite your directors, producers, editors plus any additional team members bringing your vision to life
  • Centralized footage access for collaboration
    In real time,  create "in progress" tags, collaborate on timelines in parallel, and share paper cuts / subtitle files from anywhere
  • Consolidated billing
    One centralized bill available for your entire team
  • Priority support
  • Onboarding call
  • Regular monthly check-ins available
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cquence?

Cquence is a Documentary filmmaking platform designed to ease and accelerate your post-production workflow. Whether working solo or with a team, Cquence helps directors, producers, & editors instantly search across their footage and easily assemble rough cuts for their Documentaries. We're a small team doing everything possible to run an ethical & sustainable business while creating an amazing customer experience.

Do I really get unlimited transcription?

Yes, finally. We’re filmmakers too, so we get it. We believe you should be supported — not charged more — for creating the amount of source footage your Documentary requires to properly design your story. To us, this means stop worrying about budgeting by the minute or the hour for expensive transcription services, and start designing & discovering your Documentary with a platform built by filmmakers for filmmakers.

Why should I pay you?

Developing and maintaining a platform like Cquence is expensive. Please support us so that we can be around for the long term to support you. We love our free trial filmmakers, but we also want to build a platform that scales with all of the ways that filmmakers and teams produce Documentaries today and in the future. To do that, we need revenue to support product development.

Can I try Cquence before I buy it?

Yes, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial here.

Which editing programs do you integrate with?

We actively support integrations with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro X. We support Adobe Premiere Pro with both a one-click plugin and an XML integration. And we support DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X with XML integrations. If you're interested in using Cquence with Avid Media Composer or have additional questions about integrations, please reach out to us here.

How do you relink footage from Cquence's cloud to your local editing programs?

We automatically generate low resolution proxy files when you import your video and audio files into Cquence. And we use these low resolution proxy files for footage analysis, media playback, and team collaboration. After you assemble your selects onto timelines and are ready to export to your local editing programs, we automagically swap the low resolution proxy file paths back to your original file paths so you can seamlessly continue your edit!

How can I install the Adobe Premiere Pro plugin?

After you assemble at least one moment onto your timeline, you can follow the "Export to Premiere Pro" steps to directly install the Cquence plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro. You can also directly install the plugin from the Adobe Creative Cloud here.

Will you charge my credit card during the free trial?

No, we will not charge your credit card during your free 14-day trial.

Can I cancel my subscription anytime?

Yes, you can manage your subscription by logging into your account here. If you'd like to update the number of seats on your team plan or change between monthly / annual plans, please reach out to us here.

How does Cquence keep my data secure?

The original assets you import through Cquence never leave your network because we're able to analyze your footage with low resolution video and audio proxy files. We have controls in place to ensure these proxies plus all other data is stored securely and only accessible to you through an authentication layer. Every request is encrypted in transit and TLS/SSL is mandatory for all data coming into and leaving our network.

Can I buy multiple seats for my team to collaborate?

Yes! Please reach out to us here to create a team plan.

Do you have an annual / yearly billing option?

Yes, annual subscriptions are discounted for both Filmmaker at $480/year ($40/month) and Team at $420/year per seat ($35/month per seat). Please reach out to us here if you would like to purchase an annual plan.

What if I buy Cquence but find out it's not for me?

Cquence offers full refunds in your first 30 days if you do not receive value from the platform. You can email us here for your refund request, no questions asked.

How fast can Cquence import and transcribe / recognize my footage?

Very fast. Cquence imports and transcribes / recognizes footage in ~1/3 your footage's total duration. For example, if you have 30 hours of footage, Cquence will import and transcribe / recognize all 30 hours of your footage in ~10 hours. Run it overnight, and you're ready in the morning!

What if I create other types of video besides Documentary?

Cquence is valuable today for all types of video creation — from branded video content at commercial agencies to YouTube vlogs. While some of our customers focus on different forms of video creation, our team is most passionate about democratizing Documentary filmmaking first.

Start your Documentary today

Watch below how award-winning filmmaker Peter Gerard leveraged Cquence to save significant time and headache creating his Documentary about "The Dogfather of Harlem".
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