Descript vs. WeVideo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descript
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
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
WeVideo
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
WeVideo is an online video creation platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device. Anyone can access WeVideo, from any computer or device at home, work, or on the go to capture, edit, view and share with secure storage of their content in the cloud.
$4.99
per month
Pricing
DescriptWeVideo
Editions & Modules
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Power
$4.99
per month
Unlimited
$7.99
per month
Professional
$17.99
per month
Business
$29.99
per month
Teacher
$89
per year
Classroom
$299
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DescriptWeVideo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
DescriptWeVideo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(12 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DescriptWeVideo
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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WeVideo
Being a cloud-based video creation platform, students can be more creative, work on storytelling techniques with ease, and be engaged in different multimodal learning experiences designed by the professor.
  • WeVideo allows students to collaborate in the same video from multiple places.
  • Our students can use WeVideo with all their existing devices.
  • No software to install.
  • Accessible through our LMS.
  • Simple to share video projects.
  • Training and support.
Please remember that we mainly use WeVideo in an educational setting.
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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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WeVideo
  • photo and video library
  • easy video editing solution
  • good quality exporting
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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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WeVideo
  • Organizations should be able to brand their own instances of WeVideo
  • User management and roles can be improved
  • ability to purge data not in use
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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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WeVideo
Depending on what I need to do, I'll pick WeVideo or Synthesia. If I need a quick social media video or something with a transition, I'll go with WeVideo. I already know they have great video and photo library, so if it's something simple, I'll go directly to them.
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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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WeVideo
  • WeVideo has allow non-communication students to learn basic storytelling techniques
  • It's unique cloud editing solution is a great solution for teaching basic video editing
  • Allow students to collaborate in one sme story
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