How do Projects work in Descript?

 

When you first open Descript, you'll be in what we call the Drive View on which all your Projects are stored. This is a birds-eye view of all of the Projects you've created or Projects that have been shared with you. 

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Please note that this view shows a single drive's projects. If you have multiple drives, you can select the drive you are viewing via the drop-down menu on the left-hand panel

 

What is a Project?

A Project is a self-contained space that stores your various source media files and the Compositions where you edit that media. Projects can have many Compositions (like a Notebook has many pages) and many files in the Media Library, however it's important to note that media files are not shared across individual Projects.

 

What is a Composition?

A Composition on the other hand is the actual work area within a Project where your files and transcripts are edited and arranged. Once inside of the Project, you can view your Compositions or Media Library files on the left side of the app.

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Projects can be very flexible. You can put tons of files and Compositions in a single Project for more complicated Projects that you might be working on, or add a single file to a Project for a smaller scale job.