Reduct helps you edit a few, or a hundred hours of video into concise meaningful stories in minutes, instead of days.

With Reduct, you can:

  • Upload video or audio & get high quality transcripts.

  • Search a repository of all your uploaded recordings.

  • Easily create and combine snippets into presentation-ready videos with captions (optional).

  • Make synthesis richer and more efficient using transcripts.

  • Edit your Reels by editing the transcript’s text.

  • Export and share your videos with partners, clients, and stakeholders.

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You'll be confidently editing video in less than 10 minutes.

1 - Upload your recordings

Reduct is organized by Project. Click on any Project to view the Recordings, Highlights, Tags, and Reels within.

You can upload video and audio files directly from your computer. You can also import recordings using a link from many host providers such as Zoom, Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, Vimeo,, and more... (more here).

  1. Create a project or select the project you’d like to add your new recordings to.

  2. Get your recordings into Reduct

    1. Click 'Upload Files' to import directly from your computer.

    2. Click ‘Import from Web’ to import directly from a cloud provider.

    3. To import a Zoom cloud recording, click 'Import from Zoom'.

Reduct takes your uploaded media, transcribes it, and syncs the transcription to your media word for word, syllable for syllable, to the millisecond.

Quick Note: If you experience any issues with imports, please make sure your links are shareable and viewable outside your organization. Click here for more details.

2 - Highlighting text in video

With any text selected on a transcript, click ‘Highlight’ or hit the "h" key on your keyboard. By creating a highlight, you are creating an "object" or "unit of analysis" you can retrieve and work with later.

Tag your highlights for synthesis or to easily find it again later.

Create as many highlights as you want to feed into your synthesis process. When you’re ready to communicate your findings, Reduct lets you leverage the power of video to share your insights.

2 - Search through recordings

Use the search bar at the top of the screen to do a full-text search of your transcripts. By default, we will return "fuzzy matches". Reduct's NLP based AI will find all relevant and related terms in each recording within this project.

Enclose your search term in quotation marks to get back exact matches instead of fuzzy concepts. Use the filters to widen your search to other projects, or to limit your search to specific Recordings.

Click on any search result to jump to that location in a recording's transcript, with the text from your search selected so that you can take action (such as highlight, tag, or add to a reel.)

3 - Crafting reels

Click ‘Reels’ at the top of the the left-hand panel. If you’re creating a new reel, click 'New Reel'. If your team has already created reels in this project, you’ll find them here. Click any reel to edit.

Select 'Highlights' on the left and begin dragging the ones you want into your reel.

Editing a reel's transcript also edits your video. Just drag your cursor over the bits you don’t need and click ‘Cut’.

This portion will be cut smoothly from your transcript and from your reel. You can always change your mind - just select the portion of dialogue that was cut and click ‘Restore’.

Drag-and-drop highlights to put them in the order of your desired narrative.

Drag the ‘Title’ icon into your reel to create title slides.

Then, drag and drop each one to your desired location within the reel.

If you're using the Premiere Pro integration, title slides will import as comment markers in the timeline.

4 - Share your story!

Click the ‘Share’ icon to share this reel via Slack, Email or any other channel.

Viewers who click your link will see your story on a page like this.

Click the ‘Export’ icon to download the video, audio, or a transcript file with just the parts you've included in your reel. Reels can also be exported directly to Final Cut Pro, or to Adobe Premiere via our plug-in.

Congratulations! Creating and editing video is your new Superpower!

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