What's new on Descript

New
July 16, 2021

Patch 18.1.1

Fixed an issue where Clip to Composition was resulting in unexpected UI overlays.

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New
July 12, 2021

Version 18 Release

New Transcription Flow

We've updated the transcription flow to make automatic transcription even easier! Now you can add your files directly to a blank composition and your files will begin transcribing immediately. You can also add Speaker Labels directly in the confirmation box and create a Sequence.

Users wishing to initiate White Glove transcription, sync a pre-existing transcript, or initiate Speaker Detective can do so in the file Inspector sidebar on the right.

Re-size Tutorial Videos

You can now re-size the window for tutorial videos in the Learning Center in addition to making them full-screen. Simply mouse over the side edge of the video, then click and drag to the desired size.

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New
July 07, 2021

Patch 17.1.2

Released a fix for an issue where the editor text would flicker after scrolling through the script.

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New
June 29, 2021

Version 17 Release

Learning Center

We've introduced a new quick-start Learning Center to help new users familiarize themselves with the most important tools and workflows. In the Learning Center you can access tutorial videos, and get quick links to other static and live support resources.

Overdub voice quality improvements

We've also released a major update to our Overdub engine, improving the overall reliability and pronunciation, as well as improving the transitions between Overdub-generated audio and adjacent audio boundaries for a much smoother and more natural sounding transition.

Other changes

  • The keyboard shortcut for adding markers is now M (or command shift M). This is in anticipation of an upcoming feature allowing you to drop markers while recording.

  • The "tools" dropdown is back in the script toolbar, and we've restored the composition title to the top of the script view.
  • The Drive view now shows the duration of instead of the project's size. You can still see file size by hovering over the download button.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Overdub corrections to not account for speech patterns in the surrounding audio
  • We've completed our reorganization of the editor toolbar. The new forward/back links are now in the toolbar instead of the sidebar, so they won't get hidden when the sidebar is collapsed. Project options and the link to return to your Drive view are now under the "D" logo in the upper left. The editor toolbar now also shows the name of the active asset (composition, sequence, or file).
  • You can now increase/decrease the size of text. Controls are in the View menu.
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Improvement
June 14, 2021

Auto-leveling for multi-clip selection

We've added the ability to Auto-level multiple clips in a selection.

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Improvement
June 14, 2021

Improved Comments for Drive Members

We've improved the comments feature so that when you type "@" you will now get a list of all of the drive members on your team to choose from.

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