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Live transcribing recordings

You can transcribe recordings made in Descript. When you walk out of the recording session, you have a finished transcription ready to edit.

New to editing or recording in Descript?

Check out our video editing tutorial, audio editing tutorial, or how to record guide to get started!

Enable live transcription

  1. Select Record_icon.png Record at in the top bar of the editor.
  2. Select Additional_Settings_icon.png next to the active audio input you want to live transcribe
  3. Enable Transcribe

Recording panel with numbered steps showing how to enable live transcription

Minimum monthly transcription hours

Please note that Descript requires at least 60 minutes of available transcription on the Drive for live transcription to work. If less than 60 minutes are available, Descript will default to the non-live transcription flow.

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