- Robert M.Founder
Makes video radically easy to polish. I use it for contract work (very quickly distilling rambling interviews with clients into near-primietime-ready course videos). I use it for my own business for most social content. I use it for voice notes because it allows me to quickly distill my own rambling soliloquies into usable blog posts, notes, etc. And if I ever start that podcast I know it won't be the pain of editing that stops me! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Verified User in Human ResourcesSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
I didn't know that video editing with multiple streams could be so easy. Descript is a game changer for me. I found it super versatile, precise and full of functionalities that help me to produce quality content. With the help of AI, Descript is doing heavy lifting retranscribing precisely the videos or audio files and allowing you to edit it on the spot Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Verified User in Media ProductionSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Descript is packed with features that make it easy to edit a podcast and pull highlights for social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Verified User in Airlines/AviationSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Billing that won't stop, to the point where I had my card changed. Quitting the app does not close it, it keeps hugging system resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Winnie L.COO
The user interface is so hard, it hung and after reloading I lost all my three hours of work :( Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Verified User in Computer SoftwareMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
They've been charging me a subscription fee for three months to my personal card. I can't access my previous email after switching roles. I reached out for support and their answer is to cancel my card. Terrible customer support and clearly a money grab thinly veiled under "privacy concerns". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
- Deborah O.E-Learning
Editing and text to speech, the voice are realistic enough to be used with sounding robotic
- Wil D.Marketing and Advertising
I love the studio sound feature that can turn my echo filled and mediocre audio into amazing audio. It also puts silence between the words spoken which makes it easier to cut and edit audio.
- Cindy B.Consumer Services
Descript takes all the filler sounds out of your recording - um, uh, etc. You can shorten long pauses - dead air. I love editing from the transcript. I have a mild tremor so fiddling with the usual sound editing software is difficult. It takes forever to get it at just the right spot. With Descript, I make the change in the transcript and Descript makes the change in the audio. I can delete words or whole sentences. I can even move things around. I believe you can train it to your voice so you can add words to the transcript and the audio file will sound like it was there from the start. It's magical!
- Paul H.E-Learning
Worthless boilerplate support answers for PAID users. No REAL help for problems.
- Ricky G.Entertainment
Given the simplicity, Descript leaves a lot to be desired for those who are looking for a more advanced editing tool. Again, the paywall could be the reason, but why would I buy this if I cant try the best features?
- Alex C.Media Production
- Several bugs throughout (the issues changes throughout each update)- No offline mode solution (You have to upload media files to the cloud every time, large files can a long time- A bit of a learning curve for video editing features
- Janene ListonFounder
I use it for editing my live show and podcast. It's a fantastic tool that makes editing much faster. Also creating support content like quotes, clips, and audiograms is simpler. I don't have to listen through everything; I can simply edit the transcript. I'd highly recommend the tool to anyone seeking to edit audio files or create small sound bites of contents from their recordings.
Audio file editing via transcript Creating audiograms Subtitles
- Melissa KwanCofounder and CEO
We use Descript to edit all of our customer interviews and videos to be hosted inside eWebinar. We used to spend hours and hours on another video editing software and not only was it hard to learn, I could never get it to export in the same high resolution that I was editing in. Descript has saved us at least 10 hours of time per week. Taking editing time from an hour on something small to a few seconds.
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.
- Beau RobertsVP of Marketing
Descript is currently being used by the Marketing department for developing videos & podcasts, and transcribing audio and video files for developing blog posts and training materials.
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.
- Verified User
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 problem it solves is editing podcasts and videos without needing to listen to every clip. Descript is able to transcribe our content and edit based on the transcription.
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
- Jrgen StraussFounder | Podcaster | Speaker | Podcast Strategist | Connector of Amazing Humans
We use Descript for a range of uses - recording audio, transcribing audio and video content, editing audio and video content, captioning videos and also for repurposing existing video and audio content by transcribing and using the text content. Descript is a tool that is easy to use and makes video and audio editing so simple - just like editing a word document!
Navigating multiple projects and files Ability to duplicate image and text overlays Ability to apply custom templated branding to text overlays
- Samantha BennettFounder & CEO
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 sometimes wish I could "block and move" or delete bigger blocks of text all at once.
- Cameron S.CEO
Descript helps my team collaborate with clients on their podcast episodes. Hosts give us their recordings and then they leave us feedback in the form of comments on the transcript. It makes communication clear for everyone on our team and the collaboration features make it possible for us to have our remote team. We are able to help our clients sound their best with the filler word detection, something that would not be an effective option if we were editing with audio alone.
- Alan A.President
This has been a huge time saver in that I no longer have to outsource the audio and video editing. Also, using the screen recording feature allows me to communicate what is on my screen. I can edit the ums and ahs out and clean up the recording before I share the video with team members or clients. This saves time in having to type out what a tricky customer service type problem might entail.
- Timothy J.CEO
I love this software it is one of the most realistic Ai text to speech out there in 2022 hands down. You can adjust the spelling of the word if the Ai does not pronounce it correctly and adjust the length of time between words in increments. I've loaded 1,000 words in at a time or more with no problem and it only takes a minute or two to process then it's ready to go, in other words, it is fast.
- Zaiba S.Freelance Data Annotator
This is a must-have product that will simplify your life. You won't realize how much time it saves until you use it. Fortunately, there is a fantastic free trial to try it out. The shortcuts are really useful and will save you a significant amount of time. There is a lot to learn, but once you do, the software will save your life.
- Adam C.Founder
Huge time-saver. I look forward to creating video clips and editing audio (it makes a tedious experience more fun!). But more than anything it has allowed us to systematize our process in a way that wasn't possible before. We can do things now that would have required extensive domain knowledge before.
- Lisa T.Owner
Overall, Descript has made our podcast work flow tons more efficient and can't express how grateful I am for this because podcasting is sooooo much work for a solo practice who doesn't have the budget to farm anything out (except to my husband occasionally, as he's willing and free labor!).