Exporting a transcript as a document or captions/subtitles

To export your transcript, click the Share button in the top-right corner of the app, then click the Export tab. The bottom section of the panel that appears will display your export options:


Text - This exports your transcript as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document. 

  • By default the document will display timestamps at 60-second intervals, you can change this to whatever frequency you’d like, or to omit timestamps entirely.
  • You can also opt to automatically apply timestamps at paragraph breaks, speaker labels, and markers. 
  • If you need to manually adjust your timecode start time, you can click the Timecode offset box and specify your offset settings.

Subtitles / Captions - Your transcript can be exported as a SubRip Titles (.srt) or Video Text Titles (.vtt) file. These files can be imported into most video editing applications, making Descript a great way to get quick, accurate subtitles. 

  • Note that Descript supports direct import of most video files; it will automatically detect the audio track and transcribe it.

File - Export as an audio/video file in any of several formats including .aac, .mp3, and lossless .wav, with options for how many audio channels to use, the sample rate, and the target bitrate.