PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music. by AJ George.

How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

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Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning. For most parts, these need to recreated again using an HTML5 publishing elearning tool; some assets like voiceover scripts may be extracted using Optical Character Reading software but a one-to-one conversion is not possible. PPT/PPTX/PPTA files if you converted a PowerPoint presentation to elearning.

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A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

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Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. This blog provides you a step-by-step guide to convert your PowerPoint presentation to an e-learning course – right from organizing the content to uploading the course to a Learning Management System (LMS). Most of these presentations are devoid of audio and interactivity.

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Voiceover for vision disability accessibility: We recorded voiceover content to help explain complex conceptual issues and maintained transcripts of the audio to include on every related page in each course. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio. If you’ve already scripted the voiceover content, it’s a simple process of keeping the script up-to-date and providing it as transcript text.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course? Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  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. It could easily take you 40 hours or more to prepare an audio script. One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

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Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. They can produce the courses and insert audio narration generated by text-to-speech applications. Insert your entire narration script and output either a single audio file or split the narration into multiple audio files. Output as an audio file. Create multiple audio files from one script.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing).

How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Why clear audio is even more important than clear video. The right side of the script is for your voiceover. Record and edit your voiceover. If your video includes screen recordings, we recommend you record the voiceover for those bits first. Sync audio and video.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing).

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. Most corporations perceive learning to be an essential and ongoing process.

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Localizing Closed Captions

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Fortunately, it's fairly easy to convert Camtasia captions to different languages.   After adding the captions, I ensured the captions and the voiceover audio were synced via the Timeline. 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.

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

When it comes to currency , converting it to that particular nation’s currency is the best way to localize. For example, when you localize an English course for Chinese employees, you need to convert the currency to Yen from US dollars. If you are localizing it for Swiss employees, convert dollars to Swiss Francs. Translating subtitles, audio, and video elements is also important in e-learning localization.

10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

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One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. However, do those efforts covert into a comprehensive success? Well, not always. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. App of the Week.

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Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. It could easily take you 40 hours or more to prepare an audio script. by Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content.

Screen Readers and How They Work with Section 508 E-Learning

CommLab India

They present this information to learners by converting text-to-speech and using sound icons or a Braille output device. These software applications can read not only the onscreen content, but also the audio descriptions of a video to provide additional information about the visuals being presented. Mac VoiceOver.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

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Video Converter Software. A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. Loom allows you to record your camera and screen with audio. Windows Movie Maker offers support for a lot of different video and audio file formats.

How to Reach A Global Audience

3Play Media

Translation is when you convert something into another language. They are much easier and cheaper to create than having a voiceover translation of the audio. Once you have a caption file of the original audio, you can easily get it translated. 3Play Media offers several tools to help translate your video or audio content. Just as English captions make your videos accessible to more viewers, subtitles in other languages help you reach a more global audience.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

Badly converted PowerPoint presentation. Use professional audio voiceovers and video tutorials whenever your budget allows and avoid cheesy clip art graphics. You’re two songs into your favorite playlist with a perfectly chilled Red Bull at your desk and no meetings all day. You’re ready to knock out your next e-Learning course, right? . Not so fast.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

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They may already have a storyboard or the content is already in an easy to convert format. Second review of the whole course end to end (and sign off on external media scripting, e.g. professional voiceover). Professional audio. Second review of the whole course end to end (and sign off of external media scripting for development, e.g. voiceover scripting).

How to Reach A Global Audience

3Play Media

Translation is when you convert something into another language. They are much easier and cheaper to create than having a voiceover translation of the audio. Once you have a caption file of the original audio, you can easily get it translated. 3Play Media offers several tools to help translate your video or audio content. Just as English captions make your videos accessible to more viewers, subtitles in other languages help you reach a more global audience.

Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

I wouldn’t recommend using Text to Speech this way as a habit, at least not for mobile devices, because what it does is embed an actual audio file, rather than converting the text on the fly. So, if you need to add speech to your content, and you cannot afford the time and expense of recording quality audio from a skilled voiceover artist, then this new Text to Speech feature in Adobe Captivate 4 might be just what you need.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

For example, You can use ‘Audacity’, the free tool, for audio editing in online courses. Convert the existing course materials. Converting and customizing the existing learning content will make the designers’ and Subject Matter Experts’ (SMEs) job much easy. In-house SMEs and audio narrators/voiceover experts will reduce your e-learning developing costs considerably. The free software ‘Audacity’ for audio editing is available.

Fantastic Five: Know Your E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Lectora Inspire16 offers a user-friendly interface and is the first choice when you want to convert text-heavy courses into e-learning materials. Multilingual online content: This online course development tool allows for converting courses into Rich Text Format (RTF) files for translation. Enables both audio and video recording and editing. This tool can add voiceover to a character’s lines in dialogue simulations, infusing conversations with a realistic touch.

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

CommLab India

Typically a screencast (another name for screen recording) is made using an installed piece of software on the computer, but here, you use your authoring tool to do the same.When using an authoring tool for screencasting, you can often record both audio and the screen. Any demonstration of software with a voiceover to guide learners is made very well with a screencast.

8 Awesome Online Tools to Create Captivating Learning Videos

CommLab India

In addition to this, uploading your own images and audios is seamless. PoeToon is cool online video maker that helps you convert your presentations, explainers, and slideshows into amazing animated videos. It helps you add voiceover in 25 languages in a variety of male and female voices and also lets you add sound effects to your message. Developing a live video can be an easy task. But an animated video? It’s a tough task.

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10 Free Authoring Tools

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An eLearning authoring tool is a type of software that allows you to create digital training content, convert it into an eLearning format, and distribute it among learners via a learning management system. There’s an option to add voiceovers, videos, links, and cards.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

It offers a significant advantage over other methods of providing audio with PowerPoint. Something easy to edit and change on the fly, without having to send it out, or schedule lengthy voiceover work. For example: Learning environment – some environments audio is not good. In other cases, it’s great to have audio to add engagement. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

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iMovie is the iconic tool for Mac – for all apple mobile devices, offering unique features including studio quality titles, extra special effects, filters, built-in music and voiceover. Final Cut Pro is also a tool for Mac only, offering advanced features such as editing, audio, motion graphics, a VR headset playback, advanced color grading and built-in controls to create, edit and deliver closed captions. The audio of your video is the most important part!

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

In fact, most people can live with a little bit of grainy video as long as the audio sounds good. So, to start, I would focus on getting an external USB microphone to improve the quality of your audio. Being aware of good audio quality will set you up for great success.

Unicorn Client Day - LIVE BLOG

Unicorn Training

Oh and congratulations to JLT who won the competition to provide us with a storyboard that we've converted into a ready-made course. Will have video functionality by time its launched by 1 Sept but really open to hearing the other thoughts/feedback of functions people may like to add to post-launch roadmap (audio for walkthrough voiceovers one function suggested a few times today). Mark Jones is bringing the day to a close.