Fix duplicate transcripts

If your audio tracks in your sequence aren't fully isolated, your speaker's voices could be spread across some or all of the tracks causing speaker labels in the script to be assigned inaccurately. Descript has the ability to detect microphone bleed and gives you the option to automatically fix it so that your script stays clean, accurate, and editable.

Arrows demonstrating duplicate text / mic bleed.

Removes text, not audio

The Fix duplicate transcripts feature does not delete the analyzed media; it only removes the duplicated text from the script.

Automatically fix duplicate transcriptions

If Descript detects mic bleed when you create a sequence, you'll see a notification in the bottom right of the editor that says, "Sections of (your_filename) have duplicate transcription, perhaps caused by mic bleed." Click Fix to remove the duplicate transcription.

Prompt to run Fix duplicate transcripts

Manually fix duplicate transcripts

  1. Open the Project panel and make sure you're looking at the Files section.
  2. Click the Snag_11181836.png ellipsis button to the right of the sequence you want to analyze.
  3. Select Advanced > Fix duplicate transcripts.

Reverting duplicate transcripts

On rare occasions, Descript can incorrectly categorize some audio as mic bleed. If that's the case:

  1. Open the Project panel and make sure you're looking at the Files section.
  2. Click the Snag_11181836.png ellipsis button to the right of the sequence you want to revert.
  3. Select Advanced > Revert duplicate transcripts fix.
Considerations for web editing

Fix duplicate transcripts is not currently supported in Descript for web. If you need to use this feature, please make sure to open your project in Descript's desktop app.

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