Timeline Export

With Descript you can "non-destructively" export a Composition to a format that can be opened in most major audio and video editing tools. This is different than Descript's normal Export Audio feature; when you export a Timeline:

  • You get a folder with an exported copy of your source files.
  • Your original files are preserved.
  • The edits / regions in Descript carry through, so you can still tweak trims, etc.
  • Timecode values that were present in your source files are preserved in the media assets in Timeline Export folder destination.



What Timeline Export formats does Descript support?

  • AAF: This is the main universal DAW file format. You can open AAF files in ProTools, Logic, and many other DAWs.

AAF Export - WAV Source

Descript exports all .AAF source files as .wav. If you plan to export your Descript composition without source media files, you will want to assure that your source media is imported into Descript in a .wav format.

  • SESX: Adobe Audition, and Hindenburg.
  • Samplitude EDL: Reaper, Cakewalk, and various video editing apps.
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere


Are there any major editors that I can't export to?

Here's the known list:

  • GarageBand: It's an entry level tool and unlikely they'll support importing other file formats.
  • Audacity: Currently Audacity does not support the import of EDL (edit decision list).
  • Avid Media Composer


What features are not currently supported in Timeline Export?


  1. Markers
  1. Fades and cross-fades
  2. Volume automation
  3. Pan information
  4. Effects (compression and equalization)
  5. Clip Speed
  1. FCP only
  1. Titles
  2. Cues
  3. Video tracks without audio
  4. Images
  5. Video dissolves & opacity
  6. Layering
  7. Scale/Rotate/Positioning
  8. Multicam
  9. Clip Speed