How to craft narratives with Trint's Story feature

Learn how to use Trint's Story feature in this step-by-step guide
July 25, 2022

Trint has been designed to make it quick and easy to create powerful content from raw audio and video files. The Story feature is a key part of this offering – allowing you to handpick key moments from one or multiple transcripts and effortlessly craft them into new narratives. From blog posts to social media videos to podcast outlines.

Watch our video for a quick tour of Trint’s Story feature or read our step-by-step guide below:

 

Creating a story

First go to the Trint dashboard and click the ‘New Story’ button in the navigation bar.

You can begin crafting your narrative with headlines and body text before adding any quotes. You can also easily rename the Story file by clicking ‘Edit’ at the top of the page.

Adding a quote

Open the transcript that you want to use and review the content to check everything is accurate. When you are happy, simply select a quote that you’d like to add and click the ‘Add to Story’ button in the pop-up above your selection.

Now choose the Story file that you want to use – or create a new one if you haven’t already – then click the yellow button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a pop-up confirming that the Story has been updated, which you can also click on to load the Story file.

Repeat this process for every transcript you want to draw quotes from, allowing you to combine key moments from multiple audio/video files into one Story.

You can also color highlight key quotes in a transcript and add all of them to a Story in one go. Just click the ‘Add to Story’ button in the navigation bar of the Trint Editor, choose the highlighted colors you want to add, then click the yellow button to make it happen.

Crafting a narrative

Once you’ve added your quotes, Trint’s Story feature makes crafting your story really simple.

1. Rearrange quotes easily by dragging and dropping them into whatever order you like.

2. If you’re creating a blog or article, click above or below any quote to add headlines and body text. 

3. If your quotes are from a video, you can see how the new order plays out by watching the video preview in the bottom corner. 

4. Or, if you’re creating an outline for a podcast, drag your quotes into the best order and hit play to hear your new narrative come to life. 

Collaborating with colleagues

When you want to give someone access to your Story, click the yellow button in the top corner and invite colleagues to view or edit the Story file – with different permissions depending on how much access they need. 

You can also help speed-up workflows by sending a copy of the Story file to other users in your Workspace or creating a read-only public link to share with anyone without their own Trint account. 

Export & download

When you’re ready to export, click the button in the top left-hand corner, choose your file format and click the yellow button to download your Story.

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That’s how you create powerful content with zero fuss. If you’re not part of the Trint community yet, sign up for a 7-day free trial and try Trint’s Story feature today.




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