Video/Audio Language Capture Software now in Beta--Forgot the name
January 13, 2018 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Have you heard of a language-capture software in beta that captures speech from recorded video/audio and works backwards to allow for text-based editing--recently described on a big podcast at the end of last year (D-something)?

Over the holidays I heard a podcast with a former CEO of Not sure which tech platform who's started a software company pioneering video/audio editing via text. (I.e., via line edits in a transcript.) Maybe the bigger picture is language capture software (my own term).

I would assume I'd made it up if it weren't for the fact that I visited the site in December. I seem to recall either the software or the company was named D-something.

I've searched all the podcasts the interview might have been on (Tim Ferriss, The Moment) but I'm not getting anywhere.

Is this ringing any bells? I was a fool not to become an early subscriber at the time and cannot find my way back to this.

Thanks for your help.
posted by brynnwood to Technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Can you search your internet history and look at your activity in December? If you visited the site, it might be in your browser history. If you use Google and saving your search activity is on, you might be able to check your searches in your Google activity.
posted by AppleTurnover at 8:16 AM on January 13


Thanks, AppleTurnover. I tried this but unfortunately had cleared my browser history at some point during the last month.
posted by brynnwood at 8:53 AM on January 13


Is it Descript?
posted by AppleTurnover at 9:51 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


I remember hearing a story about that as well. My guess is it was on Reply All (but my internet connection is being flaky and not letting me search their episodes).
posted by kbuxton at 9:55 AM on January 13


Just after I posted I found the boingboing link: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/10/edit-podcasts-by-editing-the-t.html
posted by kbuxton at 9:57 AM on January 13


Was it Adobe VoCo?
posted by flabdablet at 10:38 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


It is Descript. Thank you so much!!
posted by brynnwood at 1:41 PM on January 13


Cool. I just did a Google news search for "video editing text podcast" and found an article about Descript from December and figured that had to be it.
posted by AppleTurnover at 2:28 PM on January 13


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