Once you've signed up for a free trial at www.trint.com, there are a few easy steps you'll need to follow in order to transcribe your first file:

  1. Once you're logged in, you'll arrive on the Your Trints page - this is your account dashboard and where all your uploaded files are visible. Click on the yellow Upload button in the top left of the navigation bar.

  2. Audio Quality Check - Once you click on the upload button, our system will ask you some questions about the audio quality of your file. These are designed to notify you of certain things that can reduce the accuracy of our algorithms. Some issues (background noise, distant microphones, telephone calls, etc.) can lead to a poor transcription result - click through and verify that you're ready to upload and you'll be taken to the next step!

  3. Choose Your Files - The next window that pops up allows you to pick your audio or video files for transcription.  This is where you can drag and drop your files or select them from your computer (or cloud accounts such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). You can select multiple files at once. Once you've picked all the files you want transcribed, click the blue Upload button in the bottom right to start the upload process.

  4. The Finer Details - This begins the upload, and you should be able to see the progress at all times. As long as you have enough Trinting allowance (dependent on your plan) to transcribe your file, you will automatically proceed to the final step. On this screen, you can choose which language the original audio file is in and how the transcription will appear, as well as enabling Vocab Builder if you'd like. 

And that's it - you can kick your feet up and relax. Once your file is transcribed, it'll be marked as Transcribed on your dashboard and you will receive an email notification letting you know it's complete. 

Files usually take about as long to transcribe as the duration of the file itself, so if you have an hour long file, it'll probably take just under an hour to transcribe. When it's complete, simply click on the file name to open the transcript in the Editor.

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