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
Lightworks is a great tool for a non-designer to use because it provides a number of tools and capabilities that can be quickly learned. For someone who is an advanced video editor, it may not provide every tool they will need. Given how much can be accomplished through the free version, I think it's a great tool for making simple videos for social media, YouTube and other basic applications.
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 Drag and drop all videos easily. Easy to split videos and strip. You can work with multiple sequences. 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 I have had it crash on me while using; thought content is saved The user interface could be updated/modernized Hot-keys commands are not always intuitive 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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Adobe is a great tool that is very competitive and I still use it depending on what PC I have on hand and how fast the job needs to get done but I selected Lightwork because I think that it is less complicated to browse and was able to learn the shortcuts fast, making my time more productive.
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 It has helped us create more video content that we had not been able to do in the past Given that we can use the free version in almost every situation, there has been no direct cost to use Read full review ScreenShots