Descript allows you to "non-destructively" export a Composition to a format that can be opened in most major audio and video editing tools. This is different than Descript's normal Export Audio feature; when you export a Timeline:

  • You get a folder with an exported copy of your source files
  • Your original files are preserved
  • The edits / regions in Descript carry through, so you can still tweak trims, etc.
  • Fades / crossfades carry through

What Timeline Export formats does Descript support?

  • AAF: This is the main universal DAW file format. You can open AAF files in ProTools, Logic, and many other DAWs.
  • SESX: Adobe Audition, Hindenburg
  • Samplitude EDL: Reaper, Cakewalk, and various video editing apps.
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere

Are there any major editors that I can't export to?

Here's the known list:

  • GarageBand: It's an entry level tool and unlikely they'll support importing other file formats
  • Audacity: Currently Audacity does not support the import of EDL (edit decision list) 
  • Avid Media Composer

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