Edit like a doc

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

After you've imported and transcribed a file or recording video or audio directly in Descript, the magic of script-based editing happens in the Script Editor:

  1. Select the text you want to delete, just like you would in a text document.
  2. Hit the delete (macOS) or backspace (Windows) key. The text selection will be removed from your script, along with the underlying video or audio.
Fix rough sounding edits with Regenerate

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.
  • SearchUse 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:

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