Layer and clip overview

Layers hold all the visual and audio elements used in a project, such as video, images, text, music, and sound effects. As you edit, certain types of media—specifically video and audio—are further broken down into clips.  For example, if you are working with music or video and have made edits to or cut out sections, your layer will be split into multiple clips, each clip containing the section of video or audio you are using in your project.

Layer and clip types

There are various types of layers and clips in Descript:

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