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Descript is the only tool you need to write, record, transcribe, edit, collaborate, and share videos and podcasts. Editing video in Descript is as easy as using docs and slides—multi-track audio editing is as easy as a docs. Instantly capture, edit, and share screen/webcam recordings.

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Learn More About Descript

Descript's AI-powered features and intuitive interfaces fuel YouTube and TikTok channels, top podcasts, and businesses. It enables amazing video content for marketing, sales, and internal training and collaboration. Descript aims to make video a staple of every communicator's toolkit, alongside documents and slides.

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What Makes Descript a Great Storytelling Tool

Video & Podcasts Making podcasts and videos shouldn't require two different tools. Descript does both and makes them incredibly easy. Features include marketing, writing, recording, editing, sound design, mixing and publishing.

Videos: Descript removes video backgrounds, filler words & background noise. Clone your voice in one click. Use the power of AI & skip the hard part of editing videos.

Podcasts: Descript is what you get when you build a podcast editing tool from scratch in a world with AI and stuff. No experience is necessary — you just edit audio by editing text.

App Integration Capability

Editing You can do a lot in Descript, but you may use another app for recording, live-streaming and hosting your content. These integrations enable 1-click imports from various platforms into Descript. No more waiting for your content to download and then re-upload to Descript - just click and go.

Publishing Publish your finished podcasts and videos to various hosting platforms in one click. Take your edited transcript along with your audio and video to make your content accessible.

Timeline Export Once you have finished your rough cut in Descript, export your project to a timeline-based tool to make your final edits. Your original files are preserved, as well as timecode values that were present in your source files.

It integrates with these apps like Zapier and Slack.

Zapier: You can automate workflows between Descript and other popular applications.

Slack: Play Descript videos in-line in Slack messages and level up your team's collaboration by using the Descript bot. With this integration, you can receive notifications for comments on projects, comments on published pages, and the first time a page is viewed.

The most popular App connections for Descript are Riverside, SquadCast, Restream, Captivate, Blubrry, Buzzsprout, Castos, eWebinar, Headliner, Hello Audio, Podbean, Podcast, Transistor, VideoAsk, Wistia, YouTube, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Reaper, Zapier, Dropbox, Google Drive, Slack.

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Example Use Descript to Create Great Content for a Podcast

Descript saves podcast creators from the technical drudgery of audio and video editing — so they can focus on making great content. Descript offers an entirely new way of working with audio. It is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, and some mind-bending useful AI tools. Record into Descript and transcribe it automatically. Then simply edit the transcript — cut, paste, and delete — and Descript edits the underlying audio to match. You can do everything you need to create your podcast from start to finish record or import audio, make edits, add fades, music, and sound effects, and then publish your podcast online or export the audio in the format of your choice.

Podcast Editing Descript originally gained popularity among video and podcasting editors as a podcast editing tool, and rightly so. The ease of use makes it ideal for creative content creators and influencers who want to focus more of their energy on coming up with new content ideas and keeping their audiences engaged and less on editing the content. With Descript, you can do both audio and video podcast editing in the same manner you would edit a text document. You don't even have to type the text yourself. Just upload your audio files or video clips and Descript will transcribe the audio for you. Moreover, you can also fine-tune the audio through loudness normalization, noise cancellation, and automatic removal of filler words. With Descript's Overdub feature, you can clone your voice. From there, you will be creating audio content in your voice by typing words.

Overdub Descript's ultra-realistic text-to-speech generator allows you to speak in your own voice as simply as typing. Make editorial corrections, record voice-overs, or create placeholder audio faster and more easily than ever before. Overdub Stock Voices, free for every Descript user, allows you to choose from several different voices fit for all kinds of projects — and you don't need an Overdub Voice of your own.

Studio Sound No matter where you recorded your audio and what type of mic you used to do it, in just a few clicks, Studio Sound can make your audio sound more professional. It works by isolating the speaker's voice and then regenerating the audio with the improvements, so there is no dampening effect on the voice of the speaker.

With Descript, remote recording is a snap. Set up your interview on Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts and record directly into Descript — no additional software is needed. After your interview is finished, you'll have the transcript in moments.

Create and share a juicy tidbit from your podcast on social media. Create an audiogram, a short animation complete with audio and a text transcript. Customize it to match your brand and share it across your channels.

You can publish your podcast directly to the web, so sharing your podcast with your network or even soliciting feedback is easy and quick.

Video Editing Descript is an easy-to-use and efficient platform for editing video recordings that is intuitive and efficient. It simplifies the editing process with the help of AI. The automated transcription of the video not only makes it easy to add subtitles to the video but also makes it easy to edit the video. It allows creators to edit audio and video like a text document, has Ai Enhanced Transcriptions, and users can create a realistic clone of their own voice for seamless edits. Other Descript features include removing filler rods and word gaps, editing a video file, adding B-Roll, screen recording, and more.

Descript is a fully featured, non-destructive multi-track workstation, complete with all the editing tools you need to create a high-quality podcast — and all the power you expect from a DAW. Descript worked arm-in-arm with podcasters to create a user-friendly podcast app that removes all the pain points and drudgery of audio and video production.

Audio and Video Recording Record multi-track audio, webcam or screen video — or use our computer audio recording to capture high-quality remote-recording sessions with Zoom. Transcribe >95% accurate automatic transcripts and other features, e.g.,

  • Collaborate Google Docs-style live collaboration, commenting, and automatic cloud media storage makes it easy to work with a co-host.
  • Promote Quickly make custom video and audio clips with animated captions and other effects tailor-made for social media. Or use their customizable audiogram templates for eye-catching posts.
  • Share Export your podcast recording to Descript's built-in sharable pages with custom access controls and analytics — and embed an incredibly powerful player with interactive transcripts.
  • Publish One-click publishing to a dozen popular podcast hosting destinations, such as Buzzsprout, Captivate, Castos, Transistor, Hello Audio, and

fastest transcription-error correction tools.

More Descript Tips, Tricks and Features

  • Multi-track recording. Simultaneously record unlimited tracks, add intros and outros, music, and effects. Each track is transcribed separately and then combined into a single transcript with dynamically inserted speaker labels.
  • Live editing. Descript automatically transcribes audio as you record, so you can edit audio or clean up scripted recording sessions in real-time. Streamline your editing process with Descript's collaborative audio editing features. Instantly remove background noise with Studio Sound or correct mistakes by typing with Overdub.
  • Computer audio recording. In addition to recording from external microphones, record the audio playing from your computer, both Mac and Windows.
  • Non-destructive editing. When you delete or edit clips, the original source files are preserved and accessible from your project's media library.
  • Sequences. Use Sequences to create groups of tracks that behave and appear as a single clip. A powerful tool for working with multiple tracks of voice or other groups of clips that need to stay in sync — and one you won't find in any other digital audio workstation.
  •  Cloud media library. Descript auto-saves all of your assets to the cloud, where they're always available to you and your collaborators. Easy to organize, filter, and search.
  • Timeline editor. All the features and editing tools you need for editing in timeline format. Adjust boundary trim, add crossfades, or expand or contract the space between words. All edits made in the timeline are synced to the script view — and vice-versa.
  • Wordbar. The  Wordbar in Descript's timeline enables you to quickly, intuitively adjust the space between words by clicking and dragging the words above the waveform.
  • Automatic room tone generation. An AI-powered feature that fills in clip gaps with room tone generated from your source material.
  • Mic bleed detection. Descript identifies mic bleed in a multi-track recording where all the mics are in the same room.
  • Multi-composition projects. Include multiple timelines in a session, organize raw tape, pull in new material, and have different drafts — all in the same project.
  • Clip to composition & copy highlights. Identify clips you want to save for later at the bottom of your composition. Easily pull your selects and copy them to a clipboard using a keyboard shortcut.
  • Batch cut and paste audio search results. Quickly copy not just the word you searched for but the whole sentence, then paste it into a new composition.
  • Shorten or remove silences. Adjust word gaps in a single click.
  • Powerful search features. Quickly locate words and phrases in your media.
  • Batch clip editing. Edit all properties of multiple clips (e.g. scale, position, volume) at the same time.
  • Mixing Fades & crossfades. Seamless transitions between clips.
  • Volume automation. Draw volume curves or bring levels down when the recording gets hot.
  • Audio effects suite.  A full suite of audio effects, including distortion, echo, flanger, bit crusher, reverb, compressor, limiter, ducking, noise gate, multiband EQ, and parametric EQ to make your post-production life easier.
  • Track & clip level effects. Easily apply video or sound effects on a single clip, across a whole track — or across your entire composition.
  • Automatic leveling. Descript automatically sets the levels of new clips using loudness normalization to seamlessly maintain a high-quality audio experience.
  • Automatic micro fades. Descript adds a micro fade between edit boundaries, so you don't have to go in and create zillions of little fades.
  • Loudness normalization. Normalize volume on imported media or when you export.
  • Ducking. Automatically reduces the volume of other tracks (like background voice-over, music, effects, etc.) in a composition anytime a clip is present on the enabled track.
  • Batch export .Multiple-file audio or video exports to a folder on your hard drive.
  • Non-destructive timeline export. Export and open your project in another editor with all the tracks, clips, and fades intact. Your source files are preserved and intact in Pro Tools, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and others.
  • Podcast metadata. Encode your show name, description, podcast episode name, and artwork; Export markers, line breaks, and all Compositions. Create separate files for every distinct line break.

Descript – Learn the Basics on YOUTUBE

Descript 101: Learn the basics

00:00 Welcome and meet Christiana and Kevin!

2:00 Drive view tour and organizing your drive.

4:39 Starting a new project and uploading video media to Descript.

9:20 Editing your transcript.

10:30 Transcription Wizard

13:14 Transcription Glossary

14:45 Clip to a new composition

16:50 Uploading audio and combining multi-track sequences.

21:09 Removing crosstalk in the sequence.

24:05 How to remove filler words in Descript.

30:19 Applying Room Tone to your audio

31:34 Adding music to your project

35:14 Clip Inspector: Make adjustments and add effects to your clips

36:37 Studio Sound: Descript's voice enhancement feature

39:54 How to live chat with Descript Support

41:20 Recording in Descript

42:22 Descript's built-in Screen Recorder

43:19 Descript's Social Video features: Adding fancy captions, images, waveforms, etc.

51:50 How to add your voice-over to a video with no audio

58:50 How to share and export your content

01:02:28 Wrapping up and where to go next.

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