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Transcription tips and tools to ace your speech-to-text workflows

Get the most out of your spoken content with our top transcription tips and tools. Let us do the transcribing so you can focus on the moment.

February 4, 2021

Transcription is a mammoth task, whether you’re doing it yourself or outsourcing it. But it doesn’t have to be a slow and tedious process. Instead of “play, type, rewind, repeat,” make it “record, upload and get to work instantly.”


From journalism to marketing and research to sales, conversations are at the heart of every story. Staying focused and actively listening is essential to capture the detail, but jotting down the key points isn’t always enough. No matter how fast you write, you’ll never be able to capture the tone, pauses or the non-verbal communication - which accounts for more than 90% of the message. That’s where Trint comes in. With our transcripts you’ll be able to hear and read your conversation or meeting, all in one place. Here’s how our transcription tips and tools will help you stay focused on the moment, without the worry of having to manually capture every detail.

 

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1. Let A.I. do the work

A.I. transcription platforms like Trint use speech recognition software to automatically convert audio and video to text. By automating the process, A.I. transcription outperforms manual transcription on speed, collaboration, security and cost. With Trint’s collaborative Editor, you can edit, search and share transcripts within moments. Our unique Editor matches each word in the transcript to the corresponding part of speech in the recorded file, so you can follow the audio along with the transcript as your Story unfolds.

 

2. Capturing the conversation


Whether it’s a customer research call, your team meeting or an interview with a potential employee, it’s important that you have the right setting. Background noise affects the quality of your transcription, so make sure you’re in a quiet setting. If you’re holding an in-person meeting or interview, place your recording device in the center so it can clearly pick up all of the speakers, or record directly into Trint’s transcription app for even faster workflows.

 

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3. Access your meeting notes instantly

Automate your transcription workflows with Trint’s integrations. Get your meeting straight into Trint, whether you’re on Zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. With Zapier you can automatically trigger workflows in other apps, too, like sending a Slack message when your transcript is ready.

 

4. Perfecting your transcript

Transcription tip and tool number three: use a foot pedal. Once you’ve got your transcript, you may want to play back your audio or video file to check for accuracy, tonality and nuances. If you’re making edits, adding comments or highlighting key moments, using a foot pedal is the easiest and most efficient way to control the playback. For really speedy workflows, use Trint’s keyboard shortcuts to play/pause, rewind five seconds, highlight and strikethrough - all at the touch of a button. Literally.

 

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5. Teach us your vocab

Industry jargon, specialized terminology and unique phrases may be harder for automated transcription platforms to understand, and can impact the accuracy of your transcript. Trint’s Vocab Builder helps increase the accuracy by saving your custom words, letting you publish content faster and with fewer edits.

 

Why use Trint?

Trint’s transcription software lets you seamlessly access your content and easily find the important moments, letting you focus on being present during your call, meeting or interview. With Trint, it takes about half the length of your file to get your completed transcript, giving you back hours of time compared to manual transcription. Integrate Trint into your workflows and unlock the power of your spoken content.


Our top transcription tip and tool? Use Trint. Start your trial today.