Descript: Better Clip Pasting & Studio Sound

Descript just announced some minor updates that make working with the audio/video editing tool much easier, including improved clip pasting and Studio Sound.

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New Features

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  • Paste Attributes
    Press command + shift + V (or ctrl + shift + V on Windows) to paste attributes from the media on the clipboard to the selected clip(s). This comes in handy when you want to copy zoom/positioning properties from one clip to several others, for example.
  • Paste To Fit
    When you make a selection in the script and then drop or paste a file onto it, the new track is trimmed to your selection. This has always worked for titles and images in the past; now it also works for audio and video files, including screen recordings. This is a handy feature for quickly trimming media to fit a specific range.
  • Improved Studio Sound
    You can now enable Studio Sound by default for new audio recordings in the track settings dropdown menu. In addition, you can also run Studio Sound on several files at once through the Quick Actions pane in the Project sidebar. They are currently working on an intensity dial which will be released soon.
  • Word Gap Toolbar Control
    Now you can quickly view and adjust the silence between sentences or words via Descript’s new toolbar control. This is available both in the main editor and the screen recorder, making it easy to trim the beginning/end of your video, or long gaps between sentences.
  • Custom Video Thumbnails
    You are now able to set a custom thumbnail on videos you publish with Descript.

In other news, you can now resize the webcam bubble while selecting the region of the screen to be recorded. Speaking of, the size and shape of the last webcam bubble is now saved when a new screen recording is started. Soon, they will also release a big design update to the clip inspector. Stay tuned!

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