Likelihood to Recommend Transcription of internal presentations and web conferences. It's great for capturing and transcribing the audio from presentations, demos, etc. which can then be used to develop training materials, blog posts, etc. Podcasts. Makes it really easy to record, edit, and publish video or audio podcasts. Promotional videos. Streamlines and accelerates the process for developing videos. Read full review
ilos is great for a larger group looking for an easy to learn capture system and platform all combined together. Because it lets you record, edit, and share there is no reason to learn one or two software for capture and editing, and another for sharing. ilos is not targeted at intermediate or advanced users, so the ability to manipulate your content - specifically when editing, is very limiting to more experienced users.
Read full review Pros I like the sidebar - breaking my scripts up into different "chapters" makes it easier to create quickly. I like that it auto-corrects punctuation, capitalization, etc. as I polish the scripts. It's easy for my team and my collaborators to read/listen, remark, and create useable transcripts. Read full review Desktop capture is simple even for first-time users Editing capabilities and focused on only the most common features, avoiding overwhelm or confusion Sharing inside Canvas is simple and intuitive Read full review Cons When editing a transcript it can get a little cumbersome, as a double click doesn't always do what you think it will Some features aren't that intuitive (what is resize word gap) for beginners A tutorial/wizard as soon as you sign up would be very useful Read full review Features are often rolled out before they are fully baked Communication of changes can be limited and frustrating Not all changes feel like improvements, much less necessary Read full review Alternatives Considered
Descript is by far superior to the other editing software you can get on Apple computers. It's able to do a lot more and really save us tons of time. Other Adobe apps are great, but take a while to learn. Descript is very user-friendly, making it easy to start from day one with very little training.
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It was a tough call to choose ilos over
, but the more limited features made ilos seem more approachable for novice users. Price was also far lower because of the limited focus of ilos.
did offer more tools for marketing/public purposes - such as streaming, capture integration, and video portals - but none of those are necessary for us.
Read full review Return on Investment I can get video completed much more quickly and cheaply We can produce more video content because of the speed with which we can have a finished product We can have shorter timelines for example I record on Monday and we publish on Tuesday which wouldn't be otherwise possible with other methods I've used Read full review Makes sharing content with students easier for faculty - so they actually make and share videos more than before Students don't have issues viewing, even on limited bandwidth Because you can make a video wherever and whenever you want, creation has increased Read full review ScreenShots