Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. There are many types of voice-over video.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Configuring Audacity You Try Launch Audacity Check the Preferences. If you’re recording music, select the Record in Stereo check box.

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Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

In my previous post , I discussed interface metaphors, and showed a video example of the process behind the analog tape-editing metaphor used by most media editing tools - including Audacity. Figure 1 shows the primary menu options and functions of Audacity. Figure 1 The Audacity UI [Click to Enlarge] The menu bar contains all of the functions for Audacity. There is little point recording voice-overs in stereo – you only have one voice (or audio source), after all.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). Selecting The Right Music.

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How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. More on that later… Here’s how it works: How to reduce audio noise in Audacity Select your room tone or silent section from your audio Drag your mouse over an area with no (or little) audio. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. For this reason, when budget and time allow, your best choice is to opt for having your audio professionally recorded by a voice actor. The professional voice actor, either male or female, has trained their voice to provide the right kind of sound. They know how to use their voice for emphasis and to command attention. Choose the Voice Wisely. Audacity.

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How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

A voice-over drives the story and explains to viewers what they’re seeing. For this step, you first need to choose who will be the ‘voice’ of your company. The truth is almost any voice can work. Once you have voice talent chosen, use a recording studio or very quiet space, a high-quality microphone and recording software to record the script. If you prefer a free alternative, Audacity is another great choice and easily enough gets the job done.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

Some other areas where audio helps make an impact include: Course introduction or transition screens: Using music can give high-visibility training (e.g. tradeshow kiosks or conference booths): Grab and keep your audience’s attention by combining music and narration to drive home your message. As I said before, I’m no Jedi Master with audio (maybe a Padawan …), but even I can muddle my way through basic audio-editing using Audacity. . Recording Audio with Audacity.

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Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. And, Ian has a great voice for narration! The video was recorded with Camtasia Studio 5 and audio recorded using his sE2200a mic in Audacity. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over. TechSmith Camtasia comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature and can be an excellent option. Already have a voice over recorded?

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

When a student enrolls in your course, they’re dedicating the next few hours to listening to your voice. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music. You think you have what it takes to create an online course, huh? It won’t be easy.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

The Free Way – Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. More on that later… Here’s how it works: Noise Removal Audacity – Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat. Noise removal in Audacity. The higher this goes the more your actual audio (such as voices) will be affected. .

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It creates data backups, video DVDs and music CDs. VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP). I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Record your voice over. I use Camtasia, which comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature. I recommend using Audacity or Adobe Audition to remove mistakes and any extra noise from your audio. After you have your video all put together, now is a great time to add some music to your video. While it’s not required, music can make a good video that much better. What do you do when you need to learn something new?

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Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

In my test course on 80′s music, I used a male character in the following position. After recording your voice or whatever it appears as one wavelength, which is standard for any recording – and not the problem I have with the product. Thus if you decide to import a music file for that record as a second audio layer, it appears on the same wavelength as the initial voice recording, rather than a second record line for that one recording.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

Record the voice over with your iPhone in an echo-free space. Edit audio with the free audio editing tool Audacity. Edit audio and video; you can add background music. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. Before they buy a product or approach your sales team, they do extensive research by going through your website and seeking information from other sources.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

In the case of mobile phones it is inverted, moderately priced phones are free when you pay for the facility to distribute or access content (voice, SMS or data). The discussions played out above centre on music, video, news and books. Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

In the case of mobile phones it is inverted, moderately priced phones are free when you pay for the facility to distribute or access content (voice, SMS or data). The discussions played out above centre on music, video, news and books. Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free.