Overall Satisfaction with Descript
I use Descript to create scripts for webinars and podcasts. I find the system very easy to use, and I like the ability to share, comment, and edit. I can see that Descript has a lot more functionality than I am currently using, and I look forward to exploring those new features. But for now, the plain old visible transcription service works well for me.
- 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.
- Creating editable transcripts of podcasts
- Writing scripts for webinars
- Collaborating on scripts
- The ability to quickly write scripts, get them approved, and then film them has made me one of LinkedIn Learning's most popular new instructors (over 100,000 views so far). Descript helped make the process easy.
- Rev.com (Rev) and Amazon Elasticsearch Service
I've used Rev and liked them, but I find Descript to be more flexible and, overall, more useful. We're also experimenting with Searchie.io, but it's early days yet, so I can't comment.
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For creating scripts, transcripts, and podcast outlines, Descript can't be beaten. It's robust, reliable, and easy to operate. As I mentioned, I understand they have a bunch of new capabilities around video editing, but I haven't had a reason to try that yet.