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?

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

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While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional.   To keep the project moving forward, I copied the voiceover script into the Notes window on each Storyline slide.

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

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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.

"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.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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If your slide contains some voiceover audio, a text caption or two, and an interactive object controlling navigation (such as a button or click box), 15-20 seconds is perfect.   We offer live, online training on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.We by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder.

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. So how can you improve the quality of your audio recording to get perfect audio for your videos? Some audio is just plain bad.

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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. What's new in Camtasia Studio 7? Camtasia for Mac 1.1 It's a free upgrade for all Camtasia for Mac 1.0 Also added in Camtasia for Mac 1.1

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

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  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. TechSmith Camtasia.

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

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  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. TechSmith Camtasia.

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? record a presentation voiceover. Camtasia’s editing options are basic but sufficient for most.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

Also every screen would have audio (voiceover with my voice) accompanying it. Camtasia and Adobe Captivate : Pros: Heard lots of good thing about them. Question from a reader, hoping you can provide your thoughts: I am in the process of selecting an elearning tool that is easy to use, quick to create the demos and does not bloat the file size much. I want to create some online videos that will be a total of about 6-7 hours and upload them on my site.

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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   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.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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and then have that individual record the audio narration for the project. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out. Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter Video Express Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience

How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

TechSmith Camtasia

From quick and easy cuts and annotations to more advanced editing, TechSmith Camtasia takes the guesswork out of creating beautiful, rich, and professional-quality tutorial, explainer, and training videos. Try Camtasia for Free. Why clear audio is even more important than clear video.

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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Tips and Tools We Use to Make Our Tutorial Videos | Jason Valade and Ryan Eash

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I tend to focus on the audio, on the voiceover. And then I record the voiceover. When the voiceover is done, I feel like a million bucks because that is such a huge component of the video. For Jason, he likes to introduce people to the library in Camtasia.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

TechSmith Camtasia

The decision to use Camtasia was largely made by our Director of Customer Success, Ryan Engley, who had been successfully using it for occasional screencasts. When compared to alternatives, Camtasia hit the sweet spot in terms of what we needed. Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover. From the beginning, Ryan, our Director of CS recommended keeping audio and video separate. Camtasia helped us to easily respond to customer feedback and launch videos.

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Download a free trial of Camtasia to quickly and easily get your whole team making videos. As far as the pro skills go, with Camtasia, you don’t need them. Camtasia 2020 obliterates the blank-canvas scaries with templates you can share with your whole team. Camtasia Assets.

Screencast of the Week - Jay Bailey and RapidFire Video

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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. Tags: Camtasia Studio Screencast of the Week 26 48

How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

TechSmith Camtasia

Doesn’t require any video or audio editing. In this method, your ultimate destination is still Knowmia Pro, but you’ll actually first assemble your video in TechSmith Camtasia and record and edit your narration using TechSmith Audiate. Trust me, Camtasia makes it SUPER easy.).

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Audio. Viewers are turned off by bad audio more than anything else, so don’t skimp. Take the time to get quality audio. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Then, match visuals to the pace of the audio.

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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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What Matters in Video Right Now: 2020 Edition

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Try Camtasia for free. Download Camtasia. Audio is key to delivering results. Make sure you have great audio. A whopping 75% of the videos we analyzed had clear and easily understandable voiceovers. But how can you be sure your voiceover is the best it can be?

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How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature and can be an excellent option. Then, you can literally edit your audio just like you would edit text in a document. When you’re done, save the audio file and import it into Camtasia.

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

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You could hear my voiceover audio and could see the mouse moving from point A to B," she said, "But the mouse was moving really, really slowly.   We offer live, online training on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.We

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

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Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement. Check out this post for information on how to be better with voiceovers. Audio, the surprise important element. Want to give Camtasia a try? Picture this.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

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Imagine the following beginning to a video tutorial: To start a screen recording in Camtasia 9, click on the Record button. vs. To start a screen recording in Camtasia, click on the Record button. By purposefully leaving out the version number in the second example, the video content can likely be repurposed for the next version of the Camtasia software without causing user confusing. More information on managing recordings and project files in Camtasia can be found here.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are tons of mobile apps, desktop software, and online video editing tools, we’ll show you how to edit a video with Camtasia (Windows/Mac). Download a free trial of Camtasia to quickly and easily edit your own videos. mp4) and Camtasia ready (.tscproj)

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The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

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. I have spent most of my career attempting to deliver captivating learning experiences.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

Trivantis

Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. It will make your audio so much clearer. Video Software: The behind the scenes video and audio editing process is what really makes or breaks a training video. If you use Lectora® Inspire, you already have Camtasia®, so you’re set! This is where you get to have fun with Camtasia (or whatever tool you’re using).

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

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A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. 8 Camtasia. Camtasia’s screencasting tool offers a lot more flexibility in terms of creating long videos and adding overlays. Camtasia Screenshot.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

These are perfect for recording voiceovers. My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone. I use an Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone. Camtasia is an industry favorite screencast software with all of the previously-mentioned features. Lastly, you’ll need video and audio editing software. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

Camtasia. TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8. 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. Built-in audio and video editors – Do they offer the necessary capacity or do additional tools need to be installed? What do you need to create a successful e-learning course?

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

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A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. 8 Camtasia. Camtasia’s screen casting tool offers a lot more flexibility in terms of creating long videos and adding overlays. Camtasia. After that, you add your photos, videos (you can capture video from within the app) and audio files (insert or record a voiceover).