Descript let's you edit your video and audio just like a text document. This guide walks you through the basics of script-based editing and some of the unique features that make editing in Descript a breeze.
Script-based editing basics
- Select the text you want to delete, just like you would in a text document.
- Hit the
backspace(Windows) key. The text selection will be removed from your script, along with the underlying video or audio.
Previously impossible edits are now within reach and easy to fix, all thanks to the AI-powered Regenerate feature.
You can do a lot more than just delete words. Here some other handy features to help speed up your editing:
- Copy and Paste—highlight the section of text you want to move, copy it, and paste it somewhere else in your script.
- Search—Use the search tool to find and correct specific words or phrases in your script.
- Ignore script—instead of deleting your script, cross out lines you're unsure about, and they won't appear in your final video or audio. You can always add them back later. Learn more deleting vs. ignoring script.
Other features that make editing easier
In the top left corner of the Script Editor, the Action bar contains even more editing tools:
- Remove filler words—quickly find and remove filler words from your video and audio.
- Shorten word gaps—reduce silences between words with a single click.
- Copy highlights—copy highlighted sections and compile your favorite bits. This is great for creating social media posts or other content.
- Detect transcription errors—identify potential errors in your script for quick fixes. Learn more about correcting your transcript.
- Add Scenes by Active Speaker—perfect for projects with multiple speakers, this feature helps you manage different camera angles.