MP4 Editor

Descript’s powerful video editing software makes it easy to edit mp4 files. You can easily trim video clips, add effects and transitions, and even add audio narration — all with Descript’s free MP4 video editor.

Collaborative Video Editing with Descript

With Descript, editing your MP4 files is easy — not just for you, but for all of your collaborators. Descript gives you online video editing just like a Google Doc. With commenting, cloud backup, version history, and offline working capabilities — all happening in real-time — you’ll get a better result in far less time.

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How to edit MP4 video files

Descript’s all-in-one video editor makes it incredibly easy to edit your MP4 video files.

Step 1

Import your original video file

Drag and drop your mp4 file into Descript’s tool on your Windows 10, Mac, or Linux computer.

Step 2

Edit your video

Using Descript’s simple but powerful video editing tools, you can make whatever changes you need to your video. And it’s easy for beginners as it is for pros. Trim your video’s length, add transitions, or even make clips for social media without leaving the app. You can also add captions, titles, and other effects.

Step 3

Select a file size for your newly formatted video

You want to make sure the video you export comes out to a usable size. Descript can compress the video to make the size far more reasonable. And in many cases, you won’t even notice the visual difference.

Step 4

Select a file size for your newly formatted video

It’s time to export your video in MP4 format (there are plenty of online video converters where you can convert it to WMV, AVI, MOV, MKV, etc.).

You can save, export, and share your edited MP4 video when you are finished.

Need help with Descript’s video editing tool? We make it easy with webinars and tutorials that show you all the great ways you can edit your MP4 file.

Collaborative Video Editing with Descript

With Descript, editing your MP4 files is easy — not just for you, but for all of your collaborators. Descript gives you online video editing just like a Google Doc. With commenting, cloud backup, version history, and offline working capabilities — all happening in real-time — you’ll get a better result in far less time.

Download the app →

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Descript’s MP4 editor work on mobile devices?

For now, Descript is only available on desktop, so you won’t be able to edit MP4 videos natively on your Android or iOS device (iPhone or iPad). However, you can share videos online (including on mobile) and leave comments.

Will My Exported Video Have a Watermark?

Descript offers video editing on both the paid and free versions of the app. Only videos edited and exported in Free accounts will have a Descript watermark.

What kind of video quality does Descript’s video editor offer?

As high-quality as you can make it. While a lot of your video’s quality is dependent on the video that you import, you can export videos from Descript in low, medium, or high quality.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.