Descript

Descript

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Jumpstart your podcast!

8 out of 10
June 30, 2021
Descript is used for our podcast recordings and the making of youtube videos. It is used to help with our editing process and making. The …
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Descript is a game-changer

9 out of 10
June 02, 2021
Descript is used by [the] research analysts to transcribe and clean up interview recording transcripts. It is fast, and effective, and …
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What is Descript?

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.

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What is Descript?

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.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Transcription
  • Generous free tier
  • Great desktop app
  • Ability to remove filler words and record directly within the app
  • 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
Samantha Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • I sometimes wish I could "block and move" or delete bigger blocks of text all at once.
Brecht Palombo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Pre-record a webinar
  • Create exclusive member video content
  • Record a sales video and edit it
  • Create a combination sales video in sales page
  • Podcast production with multimodal
  • Would prefer a completely separate recording in full size for screen and web cam
  • Files aren't the earliest to manage can't always get them where I want them when I have multiple files
  • Adding multiple recordings to a single composition could be better
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Transcribing audio into text
  • Detailed and selective batch exports of audio clips
  • Project organization and file access
  • Doesn't produce a formal invoice that I can submit for reimbursement
  • Still not sure how I would use this to produce an entire story with narration
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Audio file editing via transcript
  • Creating audiograms
  • Subtitles
  • I would like to see direct publishing of content to SM
  • Send highlighted text (i.e., a quote) to Canva automatically to create post artwork
  • After highlighting quote passages, send all those highlighted in one color to a text file with the name of the speaker, like a list of quotes.
  • Be able to set a series of tags and from that, Descript should create a list of highlights with the time stamps. Maybe the tags can have a title that goes with the time stamp.
Beau Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Document-style editing of video and audio. This is really a game changer, enabling people with no traditional video or editing skills to record, edit, and publish video and audio projects without help. And the overdub feature really saves time and effort by removing the need to re-record small audio changes during the editing process.
  • Automated Transcription. Like all machine-based transcription, I wish that it was more accurate sometimes, but it is very competitive with other solutions I've used and it's very nicely integrated into product and workflow.
  • Automatic identification and removal of filler words, repeated words, etc. Again this is really a game changer for me in terms of being able to quickly improve the quality of recorded audio without needing to do manual editing.
  • Integrated one-click publishing. Being able to publish with one click to multiple formats or their cloud-based hosting is very convenient.
  • UX Performance. Because it's synced to the cloud, there can be some delay or lag in the UX when editing.
  • Editing Transcriptions. Machine-based transcriptions always need some post-editing. While Descript makes it pretty easy, I still think there is some room for improvement. For instance, I would like to be able to automatically update for all occurrences of a word after fixing it in the transcript.
  • Automatic importing of YouTube and hosted video files. I often have to download a video from YouTube to be able to import it into Descript. Would be nice to be able to just paste in the URL to the video and have Descript automatically import it.
Melissa Kwan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Automatically generates a transcript.
  • Export snippets by highlighting text on the transcript.
  • Exports in the same hi-res quality.
  • Free recorder
  • Responsive support
  • Easily add pictures, shapes, etc. into the video.
  • Editing video elements by editing the transcript.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Doesn't have editing features that pros might require.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Editing video content with a lot of speaking
  • Transcribing video and podcast content
  • Makes editing content with a lot of speaking really easy
  • Descript can do better at actual video editing
  • I wish there were more coloring features
  • There could be more features when it comes to sound editing
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Transcribe audio interviews to text.
  • Identifies filler words, cleans them up to make the conversation smoother and easier to read.
  • Integrates with Zoom and other recording tools.
  • The product is updated almost every day. I would rather do updates not so often.
  • Sometimes (rarely) it doesn't see a new Zoom recording, and I have to manually upload it.
  • It still gets some words wrong, but it is improving.