Descript

Transcription management and video & audio editing software

About Descript

Descript is a transcription management and video editing software that is designed for businesses in multiple industries, such as marketing, sales, user research, online learning, and customer support. It helps team members collaborate on projects, send feedback, create shared folders, add comments, and track document versions.

Descript enables staff members to upload audio files to automatically generate and edit text transcriptions on a centralized platform. Employees can use the video editing tool to update transcriptions and automatically edit or crop video and audio files accordingly. It lets users add introductions, title cards, captions, transitions, animations, and shapes across videos, images, and GIFs. Supervisors can create shareable links, search transcripts, and embed videos across multiple platforms, such as blog posts, help documents, and other content management systems.

Descript provides an API, which lets businesses integrate the platform with several third party solutions, including Evernote, Slack, Google Drive, DropBox, and Box. The overdub functionality lets staff members utilize text-to-speech technology to automatically generate voiceovers.

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Devices

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Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Descript: 34

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Annotations
  • Audio/video file upload
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Automatic Transcription Services
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Editing
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Playback Controls
  • Projections
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Speech Recognition
  • Subtitles/Closed Captions
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Tagging
  • Text Editing
  • Text to Speech
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timecoding
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • WYSIWYG Editor

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Reviews

Overall rating

5 /5
(4)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Melissa K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

As easy as video editing gets, if you've never edited videos before, this is it

Reviewed on 12/2/2021

Unparalleled to anything I've ever use and in awe of how well it works every time I use it. Can't...

Unparalleled to anything I've ever use and in awe of how well it works every time I use it. Can't wait to see how this solution evolves.

Pros

There is absolutely nothing in this world that is easier to use than Descript. It has saved me HOURS of work compared to Camtasia (which is really complicated and hard to learn). You can cut parts out of the video by deleting words from a transcript that Descript automatically generates, and remove filler words (um, ah) with a single click. The final video is better than when I use Camtasia to cut things down to the millisecond. It's a genius piece of software and everyone should try it.

Cons

There are a lot of features I know I'm not utilizing enough.

Harry R.
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Transcribe whole videos with ease

Reviewed on 17/2/2021

When we record a very long video that we want transcribed, descript saves hours of work for us.

When we record a very long video that we want transcribed, descript saves hours of work for us.

Pros

I love how easy it is once it is set up to create a project, drag a video in, and get an entire transcription for it without taking almost any time.

Cons

It can be a bit confusing with a steep learning curve initially. It took some time to get set up and used to.

Jordan W.
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great tool for transcription

Reviewed on 23/2/2021

I really enjoyed the tool. Came for the transcription capability but now expanded some of our...

I really enjoyed the tool. Came for the transcription capability but now expanded some of our marketing due to the additional features.

Pros

Transcription tool is bonkers cool! What would take me 5 hours is done in 30 minutes.

Cons

Small learning curve. But easy afterwards.

Andrea B.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

mind blowing functionality

Reviewed on 28/1/2021

Hands down the easiest video and text editor out there. features are mindblowing and makes editing...

Hands down the easiest video and text editor out there. features are mindblowing and makes editing fast and convenient. I recommend this for any video and podcasting editors.

Pros

love that the transcripts are very accurate
the product has so many features and i am learning new features everyday
love that i can eliminate 4-5 pieces of software
love that i can create audio grams
very easy for editing text and video

Cons

there are so many features, it does have a long learning curve with some of its functions
the demo videos are a little confusing and I had to watch them a few times to figure out how exactly to do certain things.

Descript FAQs

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Descript offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Descript is available for free and on monthly and annual subscriptions across three pricing plans, outlined below. It also offers a 7-days free trial. Creator: $15/editor/month (billed monthly) or $12/editor/month (billed annually) Pro: $30/editor/month (billed monthly) or $24/editor/month (billed annually) Enterprise: Please contact Descript directly for pricing details

We do not have any information about Descript features

Descript has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

We do not have any information about what languages Descript supports

Descript supports the following devices:

Descript integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Box, Dropbox Business, Evernote Business, Gmail, Google Drive, OneDrive, Slack, Zapier

Descript offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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