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Technology Descript lets you edit videos by tweaking text scripts

09:00  23 october  2020
09:00  23 october  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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Video editing is often a time-consuming process, but Descript is trying to take the sting out of it a bit with its latest suite of tools. Descript Video transcribes your footage and turns it into a text document. Changes that you make there are reflected in your video edit .

Anyone getting into audio/ video editing for the first time is almost immediately struck with the sheer enormity and complexity of it all. Descript is the world’s first audio word processor. Using the transcript the app creates from your audio, you can edit the text script to change the media itself.

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Video editing is often a time-consuming process, but Descript is trying to take the sting out of it a bit with its latest suite of tools. Descript Video transcribes your footage and turns it into a text document. Changes that you make there are reflected in your video edit.

Cutting a flubbed line is as simple as deleting the transcribed text. You can even dub over any misspeaks by changing the words in the text editor -- Descript's AI-based tech can add audio in your own voice. You'll be able to add titles, transitions, image and video overlays, keyframe animations and more using a multitrack video editor. There's also the option to export projects to other editing suites.

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Descript is, for me, kind of a revolution in making my life easier when producing audio and video . Number two is because you basically lets you edit your podcast or your video the same way you would edit out a word document, a text document in a word processor, like Microsoft word or pages.

Descript . Descript lets you edit videos by tweaking text scripts . It wants media editing to be as simple as working on a collaborative Google Doc.

You can also use Descript to capture screen recordings. You can record video of your screen and webcam feed, and edit them in the same way. Descript's screen recordings are free and you'll have limited access to the editing tools without a paid plan, which starts at $12/month.

Descript, whose CEO is Groupon co-founder Andrew Mason, has been best known until now for trying to make audio editing as easy as working in a collaborative Google Doc. Bringing that same level of simplicity to video editing is no mean feat, particularly since you can work on a project with several other people at the same time by sharing links with them.

Video editing has long been on Descript's road map, according to Mason. "Today’s creators have a healthy disregard for the traditional boundaries of content mediums  —  YouTubers make podcasts, podcasters are distributing on YouTube  —  and they need a tool that’s equally capable in audio and video," he wrote. "Breakthroughs in AI enable the creation of this new class of narrative media creation tools  —  one doesn’t force a trade-off between power and ease of use. We’ve been building this foundation for over five years, and it’s finally here."

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