I'm interested to start a conversation about using Trint to edit video possibly using EDLs. I am a corporate video editor who daily sifts through hundreds of interviews and Trints great tools have already revolutionised my workflow.
I get the feeling that Trint is working towards the ability to use a transcript to edit a video, but not sure about the route you are taking...
First, how many people upload a video to Trint to transcribe it? I certainly don't. It's much easier just to upload a WAV. But then this removes the potential usefulness of the EDL function.
My workflow is to load all my clips from each interview into a single timeline, go through cutting out any extraneous chat and nonsense (don't want to waste money transcribing obvious rubbish). I then export a WAV from this timeline and upload that to Trint for transcribing.
In Trint, I then highlight the bits I need in the transcript and go back to my edit. Since the wav is taken from the video edit, I can manually match up the absolute time in the video and pull out the useable clips. But wouldn't it be great if I could somehow get Trint to do this for me using an exported file of some sort?
Better still, if I could do a paper edit of my film in Trint - ie: cut and paste pieces from different transcripts into a rough layout of an interview based film, then pull that into my Avid edit suite to create a fully laid out rough edit - that would be miraculous.
It feels to me like all the bits and pieces are there - it just needs a bit of programming to make it work. Is this something Trint is likely to be looking at perhaps?
Thanks for your great work so far anyway.
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