An all-in-one YouTube cutter

Making short YouTube videos takes a lot of time. Making long videos also takes a lot of time. Making microwave soup hardly takes any time. As a YouTube cutter, Descript saves you lots of time, without sacrificing quality. Editing in the script makes everything faster — and Descript is full of AI-powered magic that makes editing simple, easy, and fun. Download Descript’s free video editor to get started editing, and get more time for eating soup.

Crop, cut, & edit with Descript

Descript is a YouTube video trimmer that will streamline your social media game, just like canned soup streamlined soup making. Highlight, copy and paste in the transcript to create short clips for social promotion. Add captions with a click, then animate them, change fonts and colors, or add waveforms, progress bars and other scroll-stopping effects. When you’re ready, publish in whatever aspect ratios works best on the social platform you’re bound for.


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How to trim YouTube videos

Step 1

Start a new project by dragging video files into the workstation. Descript can work with almost any video format, including MOVs, AVIs, WMVs, and, of course, MP4s. Transcription starts automatically and only takes a few seconds — much faster than waiting for soup to cool.

Step 2

Use the transcript to edit your video like a doc. Remove “ums,” “uhs,” “likes,” and other  filler words with a click. Use Overdub to replace audio mistakes just by typing. Easily switch to timeline editing for more fine-tuning, like tightening gap clips, adding fades and other transitions, and inserting effects like keyframe animations. Drag in images, b-roll, or music and drop it in the transcript where you want it to appear.

Step 3

To upload your completed video to your YouTube channel, hit “Share” and then “Export.” The option for YouTube will be right there, like when you open your pantry and the soup is just right there.

Crop, cut, & edit with Descript

Descript is a YouTube video trimmer that will streamline your social media game, just like canned soup streamlined soup making. Highlight, copy and paste in the transcript to create short clips for social promotion. Add captions with a click, then animate them, change fonts and colors, or add waveforms, progress bars and other scroll-stopping effects. When you’re ready, publish in whatever aspect ratios works best on the social platform you’re bound for.


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Make better tutorials and vlogs with Descript’s YouTube cutter

Transitions

After cutting and splicing your video, add crossfades to smooth out your transitions. Descript automatically adds room tone when you insert a gap clip, so you can make cuts without jarring dead spots.

Shapes

Overlay shapes in any hex color for watermarks and borders on your video. You use them to create graphics in Descript. Or add a lot of shapes to create the effect of alphabet-soup (with shapes instead of letters).

Dynamic subtitles

Descript’s Fancy Captions makes dynamic subtitles in a click. Choose the size, color, and font. Add animations for eye-catching playback, and upload your fonts to make on-brand video content.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cut YouTube videos online?

Descript enables you to make cuts and upload videos to YouTube. Unfortunately, once you’ve created a YouTube URL, you can only make cuts with their online video editor if you want the same video URL. Luckily, the online YouTube video cutter in their studio works pretty well if you need to remove something.

What is the difference between a cut video and a cropped video?

YouTube videos exist in four dimensions (The fourth being the endless depth of the internet, or something. Have some soup.). Due to metaphors we’ve inherited from the old days of film editing, we use cropping and cutting to refer to visual and temporal alterations, respectively. Descript does both. Descript’s cropper capabilities let you resize your video to exceed the frame using zoom cues, making elements (like your face) more prominent while retaining video quality; or change the orientation and rearrange your elements just by clicking and dragging. That comes in handy when converting a video for iPhone or Android-based social apps.

Can I have my YouTube video cut and downloadable for free?

You and your team can download Descript’s free version on any Windows or Mac computer and start collaborating. The first three hours of transcription are free with unlimited uploads. Upgrade to the $12/month Creator package for 10 monthly transcription hours and watermark-free uploads or the $24/month Pro package for 30 monthly transcription hours. Contact us, and we’ll negotiate the Enterprise package, including training, onboarding, and your own dedicated account representative, who definitely loves soup.

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