Tech Guru & Biographer Chart A Unique Path For A Classic Challenge For Authors
Author Emel Bonty & Tech Guru Mario Hemsley Get Together (Again) For Their Biggest Project
- Why Writing A Book Lead To A Web Series
- A Modern Comprehensive Strategy Using Broadcast, Selfies & Extreme Social Media
- When The Project Demands Personal Change & Growth
- Weekly One Hour Interview Based Segments with Syndication & Social Media
- Web Based Video Transcription Service Workflow & Archives (Trint)
- Weekly Software Generated HTML Interactive Document with Video & Transcript Includes
- Victor Allen Moderator
- Emel Bonty Interviewer
A Tech Guru & Biographer Chart A Unique Path For A Classic Challenge – It’s been a while since these two have worked together, but Emel Bonty and Mario Hemsley have history. Now Emel has plans for a Mario Hemsley biography series, and Mario’s suggestion was to videotape the research interviews. Now it seems that even the interview segments have a life and form of their own. Introducing Unscripted Mario Hemsley! Hosted by Victor Allen, with interview conducted by biographer Emel Bonty.
Unscripting Mario Hemsley is a recurring series, and represents an evolution of the traditional biography writing process. Typically biographers spend many hours interviewing and taking notes about their subjects, but Pax Stereo has again elevated the process to a new plane. Now the interviews are a video process, and with today’s new apps, the videos are transcribed and made searchable, streamlining the process and shaving months off the time required. Come and enjoy this evolving process, and get ready for a unique insight into an amazing person.
Why We Selected Trint, An AI-Driven Transcription Service As Our Research Work Flow Tool
June 8th, 2017 – Written by Steve O’Hear
London-based Trint, a startup co-founded by Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman, is tackling a paint-point I know all too well: the time it takes to transcribe an interview (or any audio) accurately.
To solve this particular problem the company is employing machine learning and speech-to-text technology to automate transcribing, but — perhaps crucially — outputting the result in a user interface that recognises that automation typically only gets the job partly done.
Specifically, Trint integrates a web-based audio/video player and text editor, with the outputted automated transcription synced to the audio player’s playhead. It’s a deceptively simple idea but one that makes a ton of difference when checking (and editing) a transcription for accuracy.
“We glue the text output of automated speech-to-text to the original source audio. And that means that you can follow it like karaoke,” explains Kofman via an audio file transcribed by Trint. “And because it’s an editor, if you have a word like Muammar Gaddafi, a name like that that’s not correctly transcribed, then you can fix it. And in seconds you’ve got the moment you need and you know you’ve got transcripts you can trust”.
Of course, the outputted text means that otherwise hard to search content becomes searchable, taking Trint’s application way beyond journalism or academic interviews.
“In the digital age, more than 80 percent of the content that we look at is recorded content whether it’s video or audio and none of it’s searchable,” Kofman says.
“There’s this concept of dark data. If you look at a video on YouTube or on a news Web site or at a corporate Web site and you want to find a specific reference you have to listen to it. It’s that simple. There’s no shortcut to finding that specific part of content”.
Trint originally launched in September 2016 with funding from the Knight Enterprise Fund and the Google Digital News Initiative, as well as support from BBC Worldwide Labs and Cisco. It claims to have close to 7,000 regular users in just nine months, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by investors.
The U.K. company has closed $3.1 million in “pre-Series A funding,” in a round led by Horizons Labs, the Hong Kong-based seed fund operated by the managers of Horizons Ventures.