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Have you ever heard of/used Descript? If not, you have now. It’s one part transcription too, one part easy to use video editor. What’s not to love?
You can check out the tool for yourself at descript.com.
?Hey, so it’s Friday. So you know what that means? It’s Tool day. And today I wanted to talk about my new favorite video creation tool called descript.
Now, I don’t know about you. If you’ve ever tried to create video before. But it can be a pain. And then, you know, here’s my general feeling on technology. If something requires this few minutes, I have a higher interest, but pretty quickly, the longer something takes the lower my interest goes.
It’s kind of why I didn’t start cartooning until I had an iPad. Because it made it super easy. And then all of a sudden I started drawing cartoons. Well, the same thing goes with video. Like over time, it’s gotten a little bit better, a little bit better, a little bit easier. And with a tool like descript, which is what I’m using right now to record this. Video becomes even easier to go ahead and record and create.
So descript is different. Let’s start there. Descript basically when you record a video. It transcribes the video. And instead of just working with a timeline and cutting and trying to merge the other clips.
You just edit it. Like it’s a word document. And you erased different sections like that. It’s not always the smoothest transition and there’s stuff that you can do about that. But it’s way easier.
And way easier is better because way easier means I will actually do it. So let’s walk through my process. So I open up. The script. And I record a video. I just hit the record button. It asks me if I want like studio sound. If I want separate clips, there are a couple of things that I can. Do. In the setup options.
Then after it’s done it, auto transcribes and there’s this little button I can click to get rid of all the filler words. So the ums and the AHS, which I use a lot. They get to be erased automatically and replaced with like blank clips. Hopefully you don’t notice. Sometimes I do. But it’s good enough.
Then I listen and edit the transcript. So I’ll listen to myself. Talk. It’ll go through. I’ll erase anything. If I feel like I need to clip certain parts of the video. And then I’ll have a clean ish transcript. I don’t clean and fix everything because again, My goal here is speed and just conveying information and quickly and efficiently so that I keep doing this kind of stuff.
Then after that, I just export, the video and upload it into YouTube. And I paste a transcript to my blog. I’ve used descript for a couple other things too. I’ve used it to transcribe zoom recordings. It can be really helpful if you’re doing qualitative research, that kind of thing. To be able to just auto transcribe.
And it works pretty well. And I’ve also used descript to create a podcast. So it will. Take the audio. You can edit the audio and export as an audio file. Two not just video file. And it’s perfect for creating a nice, simple. Podcast. Now pricing. There are a few different levels. The nice thing about descript is you can start for free.
It doesn’t cost anything to record up to an hour. A month or really transcribe up to an hour each month. That’s not a lot of time, but it’s enough time to get you started and see if you like the tools or not. There’s a creator level right after that. And it cost 15 bucks a month. And that will give you 10 hours of content each month, along with some additional features not available in free.
And then finally there’s a pro. Version, which is $30. You also get. 20% off if you sign up for a year. And that gives you 30 hours. And unlimited all sorts of other things like HD and. Getting rid of the ums and AHS and that sort of thing. It, some of the features that go along with it. So that’s it.
That’s descript. I think he should check it out. You’ll find the link in the show notes. So that’s it. I have a great day, great weekend. Or whenever you watch this, have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon. Alright, bye.