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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio.

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"TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials" Workbook Now Shipping

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Learn to Use TechSmith Camtasia 2021 Skills in Just One Day! " TechSmith Camtasia 2021: The Essentials " is a hands-on, step-by-step workbook that will introduce you to the essential TechSmith Camtasia skills you need to quickly get up and running with this fantastic eLearning development tool. Using Camtasia, you can create software video demonstrations and soft skills eLearning videos.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Localizing Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Last week I wrote about the  process of adding closed captions to Camtasia projects  that help make your project accessible to learners with disabilities. During a recent Camtasia class, a student asked about providing the captions in other languages than English (she was asked to create versions of her project in a dozen languages). Fortunately, it's fairly easy to convert Camtasia captions to different languages.

How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

TechSmith Camtasia

Research shows that bad audio is the single most important factor in people stopping watching videos. Simply put, bad audio means no viewers. And, of course, as video creators, we want viewers! As a beginner, it can be overwhelming stepping into the world of video.

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How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

TechSmith Camtasia

And, there’s no better way to train than with video. We know there’s a lot that goes into making a tutorial video, but even if you’re never made a video before, it’s easier than you might think! The Easiest Way to Create Tutorial Videos. Editing a video?

Meet Camtasia Studio 7 plus Camtasia for Mac 1.1!

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only do we have a new version of Camtasia Studio 7 available today, but we also have a new release for Camtasia for Mac 1.1 ! Over the past few days , I've shared with you some of the new features coming in Camtasia Studio 7. The last one I wanted to share with you was Camtasia Studio's new library. Check out the quick video below to see the new library in action. What's new in Camtasia Studio 7? Camtasia for Mac 1.1 The day is finally here!

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Making that first video can feel like a struggle. However, learning how to edit video content doesn’t have to be difficult and you’re DEFINITELY not alone! We’re here to help you survive your first video. Click the video below to get started. Get video editing software.

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How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating educational videos helps students learn better — even when classes are in-person. But how do you create educational videos, and how do you know if they’re effective? Making great educational videos doesn’t have to be hard. What makes a good educational video?

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. Alternately, you can rely on Presenter, a PowerPoint plug-in that works together with PowerPoint to accomplish many of the things you can do in Captivate, Camtasia, and Storyline.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. Alternately, you can rely on Presenter, a PowerPoint plug-in that works together with PowerPoint to accomplish many of the things you can do in Captivate, Camtasia, and Storyline.

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Your whole team should be making videos. Whether you want more tutorials and how-tos for your customers or replacements for those unnecessary meetings with colleagues, video can solve a whole slew of business problems. In fact, anyone can make great video content. Business Vide

What Matters in Video Right Now: 2020 Edition

TechSmith Camtasia

Video isn’t just the future. In fact, video traffic in 2019 was 15 times higher than in 2017, and is projected to be 82% off all internet traffic by 2022. And video makes that easy. But how do you know you’re doing video right? Try Camtasia for free. Video

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How to create SCORM courses with Camtasia

LearnUpon

Camtasia is a really accessible screen capture tool that makes creating video content for eLearning courses easy. With Camtasia, you can record your screen to produce instructional videos, or edit footage of you speaking to your learners. But did you know that you can use Camtasia to create interactive videos as SCORM courses and upload them your LMS? Here’s how: Step 1: Record Video. record a presentation voiceover.

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

TechSmith Camtasia

You crafted your video, uploaded it, and now the views are rolling in. The engagement stats consistently show people stop watching your video before it ends. There are a lot of reasons people stop watching a video. Video keeps trending up. Right-size your video.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

TechSmith Camtasia

When we asked new customers about what they were looking for, they overwhelmingly responded that video tutorials were the place to start. When I first started at Unbounce, we had a healthy Knowledge Base filled with mostly text-based support articles, but people were primarily responding to the ones with video. The scores are consistently healthy, but the number one takeaway is that customers want more video tutorials. Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Straight from the studio, we’ve put together this infographic of fifty practical tips that will drastically improve the quality of your videos. Learn tricks to shorten project time with specific pre-planning techniques, the key components of audio, lighting tricks to create more engaging videos, and where you need to allocate your equipment investment for better video. Pre-production prep is a crucial process in creating better video. Plan your video.

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Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

I want to create some online videos that will be a total of about 6-7 hours and upload them on my site. These videos would have software demos, screencasts and PowerPoints embedded inside them. Also every screen would have audio (voiceover with my voice) accompanying it. Camtasia and Adobe Captivate : Pros: Heard lots of good thing about them.

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Today, companies rely more than ever on images and videos to provide instructions and deliver information, and to communicate with customers and employees. A recent study by TechSmith showed that 67% of test participants understood & performed tasks better when the instructions included text with images (screenshots) or video compared to plain text; and another study by Hubspot showed that video is the format demanded the most by users. Edit audio and video separately.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

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How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   I have extensive experience using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit (1 hour or perhaps 1.5 hours for every 1 minute of video playtime).    Writing an Audio Script.   If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Creating a fantastic online course is more or less equivalent to creating one or more great videos for your students. Luckily, nowadays, video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. The plethora of available video editing software makes it hard to choose one.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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and then have that individual record the audio narration for the project.  You can use the images over and over in on-going training videos. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out.

Screencast of the Week - Jay Bailey and RapidFire Video

TechSmith Camtasia

I heard from Jay Bailey of RapidFire Video recently about some of his recent screencasts. Jay uses PowerPoint and Camtasia to help tell the story. Jay mentioned to me that in order to concentrate completely on both the voiceover and the video elements, he actually records the audio on its own and reads it as naturally as he can. Then, while his audio recording plays in the background, he runs through the PowerPoint and does a Camtasia screen recording.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about video marketing. This guide includes tons of: Helpful frameworks Answers from video marketing experts Video breakdowns Best practices And much more. Keep reading for our complete guide to video marketing.

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Her clients loved her presentation style with how she animates videos, and they hired her to create the same things for them. The talking head is a common video style many online course creators use. But if you don’t have a process to show on screen or a product to display, then students won’t want to watch the video.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

Trivantis

Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training? Equipment You’ll Need: Camera: Doesn’t have to be fancy, but ideally choose one that records high-definition (HD) video. No one enjoys watching shaky video. You can create a low budget video that doesn’t look like a submission to America’s Funniest Home Videos. It will make your audio so much clearer. Lights: For shooting indoors, adequate video lighting is essential.

10 Training Video Software

Ed App

Including videos in your lessons has now been made easier, thanks to the availability of training video software. Now that videos have been a go-to format due to their effectiveness, we’ve listed 10 training video software to help boost the learning experience of your employees.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

learnWorlds

It’s not one, neither two, but 22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos. Achieving a fantastic online course is more or less equivalent to creating one or more great videos for your students. Luckily, nowadays video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower you as a course maker and unleash your creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. 8 Camtasia.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great.   The ultimate test was adding the voice to my eLearning tool so I tested Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great.   The ultimate test was adding the voice to my eLearning tool so I tested Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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How To Make Modern Video Courses Online with WordPress

LifterLMS

We discuss how to make modern video courses online with WordPress in this episode of LMScast with Ali Mathis and Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Video creation is a very important tool to have in your skillset, and videos are key if you want to teach online at scale. A picture is worth 1,000 words, and a video is worth 1,000 pictures. So video is a powerful creation tool. You can teach essentially anyone with video. Now everybody has a phone with a video.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

Video has revolutionized the delivery of information and training content. Whether you are teaching people through online content or training internal coworkers, the use of video to share knowledge is becoming an expectation. Top video stats (from our research). Tag your video.

How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

TechSmith Camtasia

Everyone sits on the same video call and listens as the instructor lectures. Students and faculty can experience mental fatigue from the pressure of trying to process highly compressed live video. Make learning videos accessible. Doesn’t require any video or audio editing.

Adobe Captivate: Sometimes a Smooth Mouse Path Isn't So Slick

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by Kevin Siegel      I've written a few articles about Captivate's video mode including how to  trim videos , use the  Pan and Zoom  feature, how to  edit the mouse points , and how to  publish video demos. I received an email from a fellow Captivate developer who really liked creating eLearning using Video Demo mode but was lamenting the slow speed of the mouse. I asked her if she had trimmed the video.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great.   The ultimate test was adding the voice to my eLearning tool so I tested Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

Creating courses takes skills in videography, instructional design, animation, screencasting, video editing, and that’s to say nothing of the skills needed to deliver or promote a course to students. Let’s start with the video camera. The two things to look for when buying a video camera are the display resolution and the frames per second (FPS). The more pixels a screen can display, the better quality the video will appear. It’s comparable to the Flip Video Camera.)

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

Triple bonus points if you break the content down into two to five minute videos. You can buy a good quality podcasting microphone ( this one is excellent) and a piece of software called Camtasia Studio to record the presentation in a quiet office or at home. For a step up from this, you can send the script to a voiceover artist to record the audio. Just send over the video, screen capture and audio files and ask them to edit the material together.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

Camtasia. TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8. Some of the main elements you should look for include: Possibility to include video in your training course. As a minimum, the software should allow you to insert video links, while some of the more functional tools such as Articulate Storyline 2 and TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 will allow you to record video directly using your webcam. What do you need to create a successful e-learning course?

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Educational Content Editing Tools – Video & Graphics. The Best Video Recording & Editing Tools. Educational Content Editing Tools – Video & Graphics. 1 Video Editing Tools. Animoto is an excellent tool that can help you create impressive videos. More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. LearnWorlds’ Interactive Video Player.