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Timeline exports

You can "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 and regions in Descript carry through, so you can still tweak trims, etc.
  • Timecode values that were present in your source files are preserved in the media assets in the timeline export folder destination.

You can access the timeline export feature by clicking Publish, selecting the Export tab and then choosing Timeline from the list of options.

Descript doesn't support exporting to DaVinci Resolve (yet).


Setting Description


Set the file format for exporting to Pro Tools/Logic (aaf), Audition (sesx), Samplitude/Reaper (edl), Final Cut Pro X (fcpxml), or Premiere (xml)

Include media files in export

Includes the project files used in your composition in the exported folder

Create track for each file

Not available when exporting to a Final Cut Pro X file

Logic compatibility

For exporting an xml file for Logic Pro; strips spaces from filenames

XML Interchange Feature Chart

Feature Final Cut Pro X Premiere Pro
Video clips Yes Yes
Images No No
Clip trimming Yes Yes
Captions Yes No
Titles No No
Shapes No No
Markers Yes Yes
Transitions No No
Audio effects No No
Video effects No No
Speed No No
Transitions No No
Audio keyframes No No
HDR tone mapping No No
Sequences No No
Clip speed No No
Scenes No No
Frame rate conversion No Yes
Loops No No
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