If you’re looking for fast and accurate transcription, Trint offers all that and a whole lot more. Audio and video files can be easily uploaded, transcribed and managed within the web application – with additional content creation features including text editing tools, instant translation and real-time collaboration. In this Trint review, we’ll look at some of the platform’s key features and why it’s becoming a popular tool within the media industry.
What is Trint?
Trint is a content creation platform founded by Emmy Award-winning reporter Jeff Kofman. After experiencing first-hand the pains and frustrations of manual transcription, Trint was created to harness AI and make transcribing audio and video files fast and simple.
Since it launched in 2015, Trint has expanded its content creation platform – offering a broader range of tools that help users quickly turn transcripts into articles, podcasts, social videos and more.
Who is Trint for?
Trint positions itself as being created by storytellers for storytellers. With the creator’s background in journalism, many global newsrooms including The Washington Post and The Associated Press already use Trint to speed up their content creation. But the platform’s features are also attracting other businesses including Nike and AirBnB – showing Trint’s potential to help any content professionals such as bloggers, podcasters and social influencers.
Key Features – Transcription
Trint’s AI-powered transcription is up to 99% accurate and files can be fully transcribed in minutes – up to half the duration of the uploaded audio or video file. Users can also choose from more than 30 transcription languages, providing a fast and reliable way to transcribe content from across the world.
Added transcript customizations include Vocab Builder that includes words from a user’s custom dictionary in the transcription, and Detect Speaker Change that adds speaker names to the transcript.
Trint also offers Live Transcription for broadcast or streams, allowing users to transcribe events in real time and give colleagues access to an editable text version in as fast as three seconds.
Trint’s third transcription option is using its mobile app for iOS and Android, giving users a way to record and transcribe phone audio in the same number of languages as the web app. Previously uploaded and edited transcripts can also be securely accessed, verified and shared from the app.
Key Features – Text Editing
The Trint Editor is where files are viewed, edited and collaborated on after transcription. This feature allows users to playback their audio or video and read along with the transcript in real time. Then if required, make changes directly into the transcript just like a text document.
The Trint Editor also offers a range of easy-to-use tools to help users review and pull out key moments from their transcripts. These include:
- Highlight text and quotes in multiple colors to refer to later or gather timecodes to help repurpose valuable content.
- Strike redacts text without removing it from the transcript altogether and changing the file’s timecode.
- Add Marker will jump back to a point in the text at any time by using the progress bar beneath the transcript.
- Comment allows users to make notes as they review transcripts and also @ tag colleagues to bring something to their attention.
Trint’s Story feature then takes a step beyond transcription to help users easily combine key moments from multiple transcripts to build a new narrative for an article or podcast. Headlines and text can also be added between quotes and the original audio or video can be playbacked to verify the Story before sharing or exporting.
Key Features – Accessibility
Trint’s content creation offering really shines when it comes to making text and videos more accessible.
Once transcribed, any transcript can be converted into editable captions and reviewed using Trint’s Caption Editor. This feature offers simple tools to verify and edit a caption’s duration and text, along with timecodes and automated suggestions to make sure every caption is readable. Files can then be exported as .SRT, giving users the individual captions and timecodes that can be easily synced up with video-editing software.
Transcripts can also be translated into more than 50 languages. This happens almost instantaneously and creates a new transcript alongside the original so nothing is deleted or overwritten. Combined with Trint’s Caption Editor, users have a pain-free way to create international captions or subtitles for videos before posting online.
Key Features – Collaboration
Transcripts, Story and caption files can be easily shared and collaborated on in Trint, with three access levels that can be changed or revoked at any time.
- Editor gives colleagues access to edit text and collaborate with other users on the same file in real time.
- Commenter allows colleagues to view a file and leave comments within the text.
- Viewer allows colleagues to view files only and have no further access.
Trint also allows users to create read-only public links so that anyone without a Trint account can view a transcript. These can be disabled at any time for added security.
When it comes to easily managing uploaded files and transcripts, users can create Workspaces where Trint files can be organized in folders and securely accessed by members of the same team. This would be a useful feature for colleagues who work together frequently and can help speed up reviewing and feeding back on content.
Key Features – Security
With Trint’s customers ranging from newsrooms to global brands to content professionals, ensuring confidentiality and protection of user data is a top priority for the company.
The platform is ISO 27001 certified, which guarantees that customer files, data and sources will be completely secure at all times. This offers extra reassurance not just for transcripts but also uploaded audio and video files, so users know any sensitive information or their sources will never be compromised.
Trint states that its employees and AI will not access customer recordings or transcripts unless given consent by users. Trint’s AI transcription algorithms are also trained externally using data sources not relevant to customers.
All Trint plans come with no hidden costs and a free 7-day trial is available for the Advanced plan if you want to try out Trint’s features. Plans can also be put on pause if a user decides not to use Trint for a period of time. This allows them to keep all of their uploaded files and transcripts stored securely on Trint’s servers until they are ready to reactivate their account.
A quick Google search will show that there are several automated transcription platforms on the market right now. However, it’s Trint’s range of additional features beyond transcription that puts it a step above the rest.
The interface is easy to use and uploading, editing and collaborating on files is both quick and intuitive. With the added peace of mind of strong security for all your files and data, Trint is a great choice for both larger companies with content needs and content professionals working at any scale.