Frequently Asked Questions|
Sometimes you just need a little help
A text-based toolkit for transcribing, searching, editing and sharing media content online.
Trint makes it easy to:
Trint uses the world’s best automated speech-to-text algorithms to generate accurate transcripts. The easy-to-use Trint Editor glues text to the original audio (and video) so you can search, verify and if necessary correct your transcript without leaving the Trint Editor.
You can export video with captions or embed searchable transcripts on to your site.
Watch a one-minute video on how it works below.
For information on pricing please see our pricing page.
Jeff Kofman is our CEO and founder, but he’s a journalist at heart. Emmy-winning foreign and war correspondent and reporter (ABC, CBS, and CBC News), Jeff knows the inherent need for what we produce for you – and more importantly, why we do it. He’s lived your pain. And he’s passionate to change things.
Manual transcription is both time-consuming and costly. With reasonable transcription coming in at $100-200 per hour and often taking days to deliver it is an exorbitant process that is outdated given the rapid advancements with modern speech-to-text technology. Trint was setup to address the challenges that have plagued journalists, lawyers, media professionals and the like through enabling users to achieve the same accuracy as manual transcription but much faster and cheaper using Trint’s auto-transcription and verification tools.
Trint quickly gives users the ability to search, verify, correct, edit and export the usable content of recorded speech. Importantly however, Trint is much more than a substitute for manual transcription allowing the user to effortlessly disseminate edited or extracted audio/video/text content to traditional platforms (print, radio, TV) and to online and social media.
Trint usually converts video or audio to text in less time than the length of the file. For example a 45min video interview would typically take less that 45 minutes. That being said a solid internet connection will help deliver the speediest results.
Trint currently offers language models for English (All Accents), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Russian.
For all API related requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get the most of Trint, it’s essential that you upload high quality audio. We think Trint can perform magic, but we can’t perform miracles. Even though we use the world’s best automated speech-to-text algorithms, the accuracy of your transcripts depend on the quality of audio you give us.
That being the case ensure that your recordings are as clean as possible. That means maintaining a consistent recording environment, avoiding background noise and using high quality microphones. If your recording includes multiple speakers make sure that each of them speak directly into the microphone and avoid talking over one another.
Although we constantly strive to improve our language models, Trint can struggle when faced with heavy accents or sporadic diction. We currently offer accent support in the following language models: English (All Accents), European Spanish & French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch and Swedish.
Trint supports a variety of audio and video files:
Can’t see your file format here?
It’s easy to convert audio and video files to one of these formats. Many standard audio or video players will do it for you. You can also check on Google. One of our favorite audio converters is Audacity (and it’s free!).
Short answer: no one.
Your privacy and security are extremely important to us. We realize that you trust Trint every day to keep your information secure, and to keep your content and data protected. With this in mind, we’ve made it so that no one (not even us) can access your Trints unless you decide to actively share them.