After a long session of recording, producing, and editing the last thing you want to do is spend time trying to find the best moments to market your content.
Find Good Clips hunts down the juiciest, most concise, and shareable delicacies from your project to streamline the creation of promotional video, YouTube shorts, or anything else for your highlight reel.
Sidestep the hours of manual editing and let the AI spotlight the best moments of your content.
Note: this AI action can take a few minutes, especially on longer scripts.
Just click the Action Bar, Ask AI, and select Find Good Clips:
When the Action is complete, click Select in Script:
And finally, you can Duplicate them to a new composition:
With Find Good Clips creating captivating short clips has never been easier.
Additionally, for a more directed search, you can try
Find when...to locate specific topics or themes in the project.
A new week brings a new spread of AI Actions to eliminate busy work and keep you focused on the big picture. From generating blog-o-fied versions of your scripts to generating scripts from scratch, Descript AI actions have you covered.
AI Turn into Blog Post
Catering to multiple audiences with a variety of formats is a great way to expand your reach, but it can be a major pain to manage all of these content pipelines. With Turn into Blog Post you can generate blog-style write-ups of your audio or video content with a single click.
AI Script Generator
Task AI with generating long or short-form Script content for nearly any purpose. Whether you’re having trouble with a particular section, or want to generate a full draft Script Generator can help.
Note: This works on a blank script only.
AI Script Rewriter
Ask AI to Rewrite your script with an editor's eye. It will maintain the basic outline and structure while attempting to improve clarity and flow to keep your audience engaged.
Even more writing Actions
In addition, we have 4 extra bonus actions:
Brainstorm ideas with me...
Turn Descript’s AI into the perfect muse. AI will help you workshop and refine to get the idea wheels turning.
Note: This option only appears on a blank script.
Outline a script...
AI will generate a script outline based on your prompt. A great option for creators who prefer to speak extemporaneously from notes rather than a word-for-word script.
If you’re anything like us, sometimes you use lots of redundant, repetitive words, repeating yourself repetitively in an effort to get your point across. Let AI clean things up for you so you can get straight to the point.
Expand on this…
Sometimes you realize you haven’t said enough, let AI get a little wordy with it to create longer more detailed content.
Welcome to Descript v77. This update comes with a few new quality-of-life features, some workflow improvements, and bug fixes. Keep reading for full details.
Bulk Move Projects
We’ve added tick boxes to Drive view so that you can move multiple projects at once. This has been a highly requested feature that makes Drive organization much easier.
Find and Duplicate
You can now search for sections of text and duplicate them to a new Composition using Find and Copy. Using the “Include Surrounding Sentence” toggle makes for a quick way to pull clips straight from the search bar to a separate composition. This adds more flexibility to the existing “Find and Copy to clipboard” option in previous versions, and pairs well with some upcoming AI actions (stay tuned.)
When you finish the exciting part of content creation - creating the content - being left with the work of telling people what you’ve done can be a major drag. We’re introducing two AI actions to help you get back to what you do best: making stuff.
AI Podcast Show Notes
Instantly summarize your script as Podcast Show Notes to post in your feed, for a two-click copywriting solution.
AI YouTube Description
Instantly summarize your script as a YouTube Description, including chapter timestamps and ready-for-publishing copy.
Learn more about these and other actions at our help center.
You can now expand the canvas and hide other panels using the Expand canvas button in the upper right corner or by pressing Command + [.] or Control + [.] on Windows.
Markers can now be dragged and dropped for on-the-fly project re-organization.
Filler words: Remove from transcript
We brought back the option to remove filler words from the Transcript without removing the underlying audio for users who want a cleaner transcript while retaining the natural speech on a recording.
Over the coming weeks, users will gradually begin to see that Media files without transcription and sections of transcribed audio with word gaps will now appear as Wordless Media within your Script. These peaks and valleys simulate the loudness of the underlying audio so you can understand your workflow visually, and edit non-speech audio or word gaps right from the Script.
This is an exciting feature that unlocks new workflows to edit wordless media in your projects.
If you’re not seeing it yet - it should be enabled for you soon.
We brought back the Markers list dropdown after listening to your feedback.
Note: A previous version of this changelog included a mention of the upcoming Bulk project actions feature. This feature release was moved to v77.
The relentless manual grind, tool juggling, and creative solitude is about to get a whole lot easier with AI Actions, your new creative sidekick in Descript.
You'll find AI Actions in the new Action Bar at the top of your script, together with familiar tools like search, remove filler words, and shorten word gaps, all set up to streamline and simplify your creative process.
The Search and Star buttons have been merged into the Action bar - which also replaces the Conductor.
In addition to our AI tools, you can find almost any project function in the Action bar.
With a handful of AI Actions ready for you to try today, anticipate a wealth of them rolling out throughout the rest of the year, geared to ease your writing, editing, searching, and publishing endeavors, making the creative process much more fluid and enjoyable.
The AI Actions we released today
Add chapter markers
Analyzes your script, and generates chapter markers that can be automatically inserted.
This tool provides a condensed summary of your script, which you can use to expedite note-taking or copy to clipboard to share externally.
Social Post Writer
Writes short promotional posts for use on social media such as Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram.
Ask AI anything
The world is your oyster - or maybe the AI is your oyster. This is an open-ended prompt, ask AI for writing, editing, or clarity tips or anything else you can think of.