Highlight in multiple colours

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    Product Team

    Hi All,

    Multi-colored highlights is now live for all pay monthly, team and enterprise accounts. Check it out in our editor:

     

    Best wishes, Alastair 

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    Alastair Jardine

    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for the feedback. Are you making a second pass in another tool and adding the green at the moment?

    Best wishes
    Alastair (UX Lead, Trint)

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    Matt Yamashita

    I would also like to see this option. It would be very helpful if there were multiple highlight colors with the described ability to playback or export the content of each color separately. We often do interviews with individuals that speak 2 languages. In a single audio file we would then have both English + foreign language answers one after another. Being able to highlight English content with one color and foreign language content in another is very important for us. Being able to then export only the highlighted foreign language audio would streamline our process as we could then send that audio out for translating. At the moment we have to go back into our video editor, crop just the foreign language content, export that audio, then send for translating. Seems like all of this could easily be done via Trint if the multiple highlight and audio export of highlighted content were available.

    Multiple highlight colors + export features would also be helpful when more than one individual is going through the content. The other option, which would be less effective, would be to have the ability to duplicate a Trint file. 

    So much potential for this software! I hope you guys can keep expanding functionality. Thanks.

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    Wendy Razzouk

    I echo the same request for multiple colors.

    My script editors are loving the trint interface for pulling out bits from different transcripts.  It would be great to be able to highlight different concepts/moments in different colors so we could quickly look for emotional bits vs talking nutrition vs talking excercise, etc.  That way when we need to go back to look for stuff it's easy to scan and find.

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    Alastair Jardine

    Thanks Matt and Wendy.

    Question for you Matt: Are you currently uploading multiple languages into Trint? It's not something we explicitly support, so I'm interested to hear how you're getting along with it if you are.

    @Matt @Wendy: What you're describing is really helpful! I can imagine it being useful for others, too, in a variety of scenarios. Would you hope to be able to label the highlight colours? e.g. pink = emotional, green = nutrition etc? 

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    Wendy Razzouk

    Funny you should ask because I was thinking about this more last night and YES! I would like to be able to actually add custom tag-type keywords to anything I highlight.

    Then ideally I would be able to go look up content across all my transcriptions by tag descriptor. So I could pull all the “emotion” bits or all the “nutrition” bits, etc etc across all of my transcripts.

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    Wendy Razzouk

    Colors can be independent of tags since I imagine myself having tagged parts overlapping with other tagged parts. Ie one sentence of a paragraph might get an additional tag to the entire paragraph.

    When I pull up a list of all tidbits using a given tag, I’m happy for that to be read-only, no editor needed, but then allow me to click on it to open the full transcript editor and directly jump me to that exact location.

    But it would be even cooler if I could scrub it and listen straight up where it’s at in the list of what’s pulled.

    Please excuse my dreamful thinking ☺️!
    I just feel like this has potential to be a story editors dream and bring so much simplicity to our process.

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    Matt Yamashita

    Hi Alastair.. yes, I recently uploaded multi-language audio files (English and Filipino answers given in same interview). I transcribed in English and have to say that Trint did better than I thought it would, given the heavy accent. Obviously, the Filipino transcription turned out gibberish. But I figured out a usable workaround for isolating, exporting and translating the Filipino language portion. I duplicated the original transcript and highlighted all of the Filipino language content I needed translated. I then played that highlighted content back in Trint while recording the output audio using Audacity. The resultant mp3 file was then sent to a translating service where it was both transcribed and translated. 

    A couple thoughts about all of this. 1 - It would be amazing if I could have done all, or at least more, of the above steps wthin Trint. 2 - Being able to highlight in different colors would have saved a step and I agree with Wendy that there would be many other ways that multiple highlight colors would be useful. 3 - Being able to copy and paste into Trint files would be super helpful. In my multi-language scenario, I'd really like to bring the 3rd party generated Filipino transcription content into the original Trint file to replace the gibberish. It would be so easy if I could copy and paste. Of course, it would be even better if I could highlight the foreign language content in the Trint file and have Trint transcribe that particular content in the correct language. I would be more than willing to pay an additional fee for a second pass of transcribing in scenarios like this. 

    Thanks for listening!

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    Alastair Jardine

    Thanks @Wendy & @Matt – this is really helpful for us. Regarding the tagging/highlighting, it's something we were going to explore from March. 

    @Matt – thanks for the insight about how you're working with multiple languages. 

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    Wendy Razzouk

    Thank you, Alastair.  Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you or the devs want to discuss in more depth.

    I have a background in defining requirements, working with devs, testing, etc so if there's any way I can support please let me know.  

    Would love to have early access to start using a tagging feature and happy to help shape it's implementation.

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