July 22, 2021

New: Restream integration — the best of streaming and edited video

It feels like destiny (but it’s mostly just good business): streaming and recorded video coming together to create a real-time content event that combines the immediacy of streaming with the refinement of well-edited video.
July 22, 2021

New: Restream integration — the best of streaming and edited video

It feels like destiny (but it’s mostly just good business): streaming and recorded video coming together to create a real-time content event that combines the immediacy of streaming with the refinement of well-edited video.
July 22, 2021
Brandon Copple
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Update: You can now jump from recording or streaming in Restream to editing in Descript in one click. No exporting, no importing, just stay in the flow. Get the details here.


It feels like destiny (but it’s mostly just good business): streaming and recorded video coming together to create a real-time content event that combines the immediacy of streaming with the refinement of well-edited video. 

Fulfilling that destiny is easy in Descript, now that we’ve integrated with multi-streaming platform Restream; you can now upload video straight to Restream in just a few clicks. We like Restream because it lets you simultaneously broadcast live across 30-plus online platforms. It also has live chat capabilities that show you what viewers are saying in real time, customization tools to build your streaming setup, and audience analytics to chart your success across all platforms.

All you have to do is select Restream from the export menu when you’re finished editing your video. The entire process is cloud-based, so you don’t have to worry about upload time or CPU usage.


When to use edited video in a live stream

Imagine you made a video game and want to play a demo via livestream for your followers. You know your game works, you’ve tested it dozens of times, and your fans are patiently waiting for a look. But a lot can go haywire when you’re live: You forget your lines, your game takes a while to load, your computer crashes, your grandma smashes a ukulele over your head, on and on. 

Now, instead of stumbling through in front of a live audience, you can broadcast a well-edited gameplay trailer followed by a pre-recorded gameplay demo. That way you can focus on giving live commentary and engaging with the chat instead of troubleshooting and playing while talking. 

There are plenty of other uses for pre-recorded material on live streams, too: If you’re teaching a class, you can pull in clips or archival interviews. If you’re an online news outlet, you can add remote segments or pre-recorded interviews to your broadcasts. You can even set a premiere date for a project, video, or product launch and play it in full over a live stream. Plus, you can then post your Descript videos on social media after the live stream to bolster awareness.

Creative, polished — and live

Just because you’re live doesn’t mean you don’t want to be polished and professional. Descript and Restream have made it easy to be both spontaneous and refined with memorable, high-quality live broadcasts.

Get the latest Descript software

Make sure you’re using the latest version of Descript, or download the app to get started for free.

Brandon Copple
Head of Content at Descript. Former Editor at Groupon, Chicago Sun-Times, and a bunch of other places. Dad. Book reader. Friend to many Matts.
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New: Restream integration — the best of streaming and edited video

Update: You can now jump from recording or streaming in Restream to editing in Descript in one click. No exporting, no importing, just stay in the flow. Get the details here.


It feels like destiny (but it’s mostly just good business): streaming and recorded video coming together to create a real-time content event that combines the immediacy of streaming with the refinement of well-edited video. 

Fulfilling that destiny is easy in Descript, now that we’ve integrated with multi-streaming platform Restream; you can now upload video straight to Restream in just a few clicks. We like Restream because it lets you simultaneously broadcast live across 30-plus online platforms. It also has live chat capabilities that show you what viewers are saying in real time, customization tools to build your streaming setup, and audience analytics to chart your success across all platforms.

All you have to do is select Restream from the export menu when you’re finished editing your video. The entire process is cloud-based, so you don’t have to worry about upload time or CPU usage.


When to use edited video in a live stream

Imagine you made a video game and want to play a demo via livestream for your followers. You know your game works, you’ve tested it dozens of times, and your fans are patiently waiting for a look. But a lot can go haywire when you’re live: You forget your lines, your game takes a while to load, your computer crashes, your grandma smashes a ukulele over your head, on and on. 

Now, instead of stumbling through in front of a live audience, you can broadcast a well-edited gameplay trailer followed by a pre-recorded gameplay demo. That way you can focus on giving live commentary and engaging with the chat instead of troubleshooting and playing while talking. 

There are plenty of other uses for pre-recorded material on live streams, too: If you’re teaching a class, you can pull in clips or archival interviews. If you’re an online news outlet, you can add remote segments or pre-recorded interviews to your broadcasts. You can even set a premiere date for a project, video, or product launch and play it in full over a live stream. Plus, you can then post your Descript videos on social media after the live stream to bolster awareness.

Creative, polished — and live

Just because you’re live doesn’t mean you don’t want to be polished and professional. Descript and Restream have made it easy to be both spontaneous and refined with memorable, high-quality live broadcasts.

Get the latest Descript software

Make sure you’re using the latest version of Descript, or download the app to get started for free.

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