Exporting Video

 You can export video by clicking the Share button, the Export tab and then choosing Video from the list of options. 



Export Settings

Descript provides lots of options when exporting your files to give you ultimate control over your final product.


Choose which media you would like to export, including the option of batch exporting to multiple files.

  • Current Composition - This is the default behavior and exports your currently selected composition
  • Current selection - Select a range of text in your composition to export as video.
  • Markers Pro_Badge.png - Export individual video files for each of the Markers in the currently selected composition.
  • Line breaks Pro_Badge.png - Export individual video files for each section of text separated by line breaks within your composition
  • All Compositions Pro_Badge.png - Batch export a file for each composition in your project.

Can I Batch Export Audio Files to Video?

Batch export does not support converting audio-only files to video.



  • MP4 Video (.mp4)


  • 1 (mono)
  • 2 (stereo)

Sample Rate

  • 44100
  • 48000

Audio Bitrate (for AAC and MP3 files)

  • 32 kbps
  • 48 kbps
  • 64 kbps
  • 96 kbps
  • 128 kbps
  • 160 kbps
  • 192 kbps
  • 256 kbps

Normalize Volume

We've even made it possible to normalize your video files when exporting. Here you will have the opportunity to select from the following types of normalization:

  • Off
  • Peak
  • -14 LUFS
  • -16 LUFS
  • -18 LUFS
  • -23 LUFS
  • -24 LUFS


  • Composition (defined by the source video)
  • 720p (1280 x 720)
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • 4K (3840 x 2160)

Free Plans

Please note that Descript Free plans are limited to 720p resolution exports. Upgrading to a paid subscription will unlock exports up to 4k.

Video Quality

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High


  • Show Title
  • Episode Title
  • Description
  • Artwork (Select local file) 
  • Markers (include Markers as Chapters)

When you're ready to go, click the blue Export button to create your file.


Videos exported from projects stored on a Free drive, or exported by Free members of a Creator or Pro drive, will include a Descript watermark in the bottom right-hand corner. Upgrading to a paid Creator or Pro subscription will remove the watermark from any future exports.


LKFS, LUFS, and Perceived Loudness

Looking to expand your knowledge warehouse with loads LKFS/LUFS goodies? Check out this article by Hugh Robjohns in the February 2014 Issue of Sound on Sound magazine, which provides a wonderfully detailed explanation:

The End of the Loudness War? - Sound on Sound