Support for the Dutch language would be really great. Searching for a nice system to do voice-over for video.
Allow automatic transcripts to be replaced
Currently, if you import audio and get it automatically transcribed, there is no option to replace that transcript with an outside transcript, or use that same audio file and have a blank composition.
Pick Up Editing/Transcribing Where You Left Off
When I return to a project to continue transcribing, it's frustrating to have to find where I left off each time, particularly in a two hour long interview. It'd be nice if I was returned to where I last was when I open up the project.
easily reuse intro / outro / bumper clips
As a podcast producer, I'd love an easy way to have intro, outro music, bumper interludes, and other small-pre-set audio already available instead of uploading each time. They could appear in timeline already, but honestly they can change a bit per episode, so probably easiest step is just to have them in the Media Library available from Descript cloud. Right now I'm uploading new instances for every episode (Project).
Edit multiple tracks on main screen
Don't require users to move to a second screen to edit multi-track sequences. This context switching can become exhausting and slow down the edit.
Batch delete strikethrough
Would be great to be able to batch delete everything that's struck through in a comp or selection the same way we can with filler words. I'll preview edits with strikethrough, but then like to delete what I'm not using so that I end up with a clean transcript/script view and manually deleting the struck through bits is a bummer.
Shorten silences in a Composition
Equivalent to 'smart speed' in podcast players, offer a non-destructive process to shorten detected silences. Speakers sound more confident, dialogue flows more smoothly for inexperienced speakers. Analysing the waveform to determine the difference in volume between 'speech' and 'silence', you'd be able to offer users the ability to shorten any silence of at least, say, 300ms down to 50ms. Adobe Audition offers this destructively with Detect Silence; Ferrite for iOS non-destructively with Tighten.
Preview/edit subtitle clips
Imagine some kind of overlay on the script and/or timeline that shows where SRT breaks will be, and give you handles to move those breaks so that the SRTs flow more naturally. Otherwise, you're forced to edit the SRTs outside of Descript which means you can't reimport after changes in Descript.