Descript vs. ScreenFlow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descript
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, and AI tools.N/A
ScreenFlow
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Telestream in Nevada City offers ScreenFlow, a video editing and screen recording application for Mac boasting a range of editing tools, graphics and effects, and easy video sharing.N/A
Pricing
DescriptScreenFlow
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DescriptScreenFlow
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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DescriptScreenFlow
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Descript
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Top Pros
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DescriptScreenFlow
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Descript
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Audition
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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DaVinci Resolve
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Audition
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
DescriptScreenFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(12 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DescriptScreenFlow
Likelihood to Recommend
Descript
  • 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.
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Telestream
When training others to use a software application, I find this is amazingly helpful to accomplish using screenflow. The application allows me to video what I am doing in the application while explaining it in details. There are other uses of course, one that I found was to capture myself talking through students' research papers/thesis and explain where changes need to be made. Of course, MS Word has the tracking changes option and a professor can go through sentence by sentence - the downfall of this is that students #1 - do not always understand what is being suggested as we all cut back on words when typed out versus spoken. #2 - students do not always read the added comments thoroughly. Viewers watch the video and listen to a voice quicker than reading remarks. The viewing and voice, in my opinion, are the greatest part of the end product provided to viewers. This tool can assist anyone's work that trains others...be it industry or educational fields.
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Pros
Descript
  • 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.
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Telestream
  • Makes recorded screen captures quick and easy
  • Allows you to edit the videos that you recorded directly in the application
  • Allows you to export to MP3
  • The quality of the recordings is great
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Cons
Descript
  • 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
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Telestream
  • The on-screen text options are limited and inferior to competitors
  • Transitions aren't as easy to use as they could be. They need to be modified in the preferences pane, which is strange.
  • Green screen settings can be fiddly; but this is really splitting hairs. It's hard to tell what's their fault and what's mine.
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Support Rating
Descript
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Telestream
It works well and fits into my workflow. The tools are much easier and straightforward to work with. Other video editing tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro are simply too complicated for this type of task.
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Alternatives Considered
Descript
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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Telestream
We looked at things like Loom and all those other screen recorders, but Screenflow is just so much more powerful. It can do everything we want it to and more, even things like Chroma Key (green screen), text on video, transitions, all that. It's a pretty great software for making videos.
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Return on Investment
Descript
  • 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
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Telestream
  • It has delivered the necessary tools for a quick turnaround on video projects, i.e. saved time and helped me get back to the strategic parts of my job.
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