In the process of importing and exporting content with Descript, you might notice some changes in the size of your files, and think that the quality of your exported file is lower. However, file size doesn't directly correlate with file quality. This article will explain why these changes occur and provide insight on what they mean for your work.
File size vs. quality
It's important to note the different purposes of files:
- Recorded files need to capture maximum accuracy and are typically larger files
- Exported files focus on reproducing the content with maximum accuracy and performance.
Descript uses lossless compression to maintain the highest quality at the smallest possible file size. If you notice your exported file is smaller than your imported files, it doesn't necessarily mean that the exported video is of lower quality.
Bit Depth Customization
When exporting video, Descript allows you to adjust the bit depth to high, medium, or low settings. You cannot customize these options beyond these presets. Please note that bit depth mainly influences the extent of file compression, not the quality of your exported file.
If you have highly specific requirements for file parameters, consider exporting your work to XML. This will make sure you preserve the exact parameters from your original files.