How timestamps work in Trint and how to adjust them

Updated over a week ago

All transcripts' timecodes will begin at 00:00:00. Trint will not pick up any embedded or built-in time code from your audio or video.

If you don't have any speech at the beginning or the end of the audio or video, for example, if there is music, the transcript will start when the speech begins. Therefore the timecode will show at 00:00:00 when the speech starts, rather than when the audio or video has started.

Can I adjust a timecode?

You are able to move the timecode forwards but you cannot move it backwards. When you adjust the timecode, it will shift the entire transcript. You cannot assign specific timecodes to specific points of the transcript.

If there are jumps in the timecode, we recommend splitting the file, before uploading it to Trint, at each jump and uploading each file separately.

  1. Look for the Timecode section under the generated waveform, found at the bottom of the screen

2. Re-align the start timecode

How can I see timecodes in my file?

Timecodes are built-in and you will be able to see the timecode at any point by clicking on the correct position in the transcript and looking at the timecode box below the waveform at the bottom:

You can also:

  • Create new paragraphs then timecodes will appear at the start of the paragraphs.

  • Highlight the text and you will be able to see the timecode at the start and end of the highlighted section.

    • If these are not appearing, please check that the Show time at start of paragraph option is toggled on in Settings. Settings can be found at the bottom right when you have clicked into a transcript.

  • Add markers: when you hover over the markers, they will tell you the timecode

Timecodes are not in sync with the audio or video

If your timecodes are not matching up with the audio or video, this might be because you have deleted text. You will need to re-transcribe the file and use Strike rather than deleting it. Please see our article on the Strike feature for more information.

If you notice the timecodes are slightly off in your translated version, this is because translation cannot be word-for-word so when the original transcript is translated, the timecodes may be slightly different.