Troubleshooting issues with timeline export

Timeline export provides users the ability to transfer their projects to other commonly used audio and video applications. This article provides some troubleshooting steps and details in the event that you run into issues along the way.

Certain elements of a Descript project do not transfer to the destination app

See the XML interchange chart for a list of currently supported (and unsupported) features with Timeline export.

Studio Sound intensity set to 100% despite in-app settings (Reaper)

The intensity knob on studio sound creates a mix of the studio sounded and source files but this mixdown is not currently exported as part of a timeline export. In order to work around this in your destination app you can either:

  • Leave Studio Sound set to 0% (no studio sound)
  • Leave Studio Sound set to 100% (full studio sound)
  • Replace the track
    • Create a new composition with studio sound set to the desired intensity
    • Export the mixed audio
    • Use the Replace file feature to swap the mixed version of your file with your source file
    • Timeline export as normal

Error: Invalid edit with no respective media

This error may happen when working with source files that have mixed frame rates. Descript typically handles mixed frame rate files without issue however using the timeline export feature will result in this error.

The best way to work around this issue is to assure that your files are all have the same frame rate before importing into Descript. If you've already imported files into Descript, you may need to re-export your original source file(s) using the same frame rate as your Descript composition (see details), then use the Replace file feature to update the source file.

Subtitles missing missing after certain point in the timeline (Premiere)

This issue can occur when a subtitle card has lines that only contain periods. To remedy:

  • Export an SRT file with your subtitles
  • Look for any cards that start with periods on a newline
  • Delete the extra periods
  • Import the fixed SRT into your Premiere project

Layers are in reverse order (Final Cut Pro)

There is a known issue that causes layers to be added to Final Cut Pro projects in reverse order. In order to resolve, select all of the layers below the script track and drag them above the main storyline.

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