Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

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?

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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? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. It's got a built-in sound card (built right into the cord) that does a great job of cancelling out internal computer noises.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. So with absolutely no motion on screen, how long can the audio drone on? To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing. In this article, we’ll show you some great ways to use audio and share inspiring demos of where audio rocks. Audio can be cheap to produce and quick to make. In fact, badly done audio can damage the learning potential of your content. Why audio in elearning is important. Use audio with animation.

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A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning

Capytech

A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning. Voiceovers can enrich and improve an e-learning course. Adding a voiceover to your e-learning course is not as easy as it sounds, however. Use Voiceovers Only When They Add Value. Just because you can add a voiceover to your e-learning course doesn’t mean you should. This is because unnecessary audio will be overbearing and will become a hinderance to learning. Choosing Someone to do Your Voiceover.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    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. However, if you are looking for better sound quality it is usually better to use an external microphone.

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson. Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons?

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? In fact, the study says that most people learn best with a combination of audio and visual. Why Developers Don’t Record Their Own Audio. These days, all the eLearning tools allow you to record and edit your own audio. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

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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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6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. Also called “plosives,” these are the breathy pop sounds you get when you pronounce P- and B- words. eLearning Featured tips tips and tricks voice over voiceoverUsing your voice properly is a skill in itself.

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Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

I start by going to eLearning Learning and then I search for something like audio which gets me quickly to a page that's a bunch of great posts and other items all about Audio in eLearning. The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. On the Audio Microphone page I scroll down to the Best of Posts and see a bunch of great posts: Microphone Round-up!

Fiverr.com: When You Need a Little Audio

E-learning Uncovered

While character audio adds life and variety to a course, it comes with some logistical challenges. Do you ask your friends and family to help you out, but risk it not sounding professional? Or do you line up a bunch of professional audio talent and end up paying each one his/her minimum fee for just a few lines? Describing itself as “the world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5,” Fiverr offers many options for the audio you need.

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10 top tips for using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

At last week’s eLearning Network conference I led a practical instructional design session on audio and e-learning. As Bill Miller’s earlier session had covered learner’s emotional states and readiness to learn, it was easy to make the point that audio used well can connect emotionally with learners in a way that screen text can’t reach. Here’s a lightly edited summary of the groups top ten tips on using audio. Use the highest sound quality possible.

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound design is one of the most overlooked elements in the process of creating elearning, but it could be just what you need to take your elearning project to the next level. Voiceovers and audio recordings often make up part of the content, however, it’s equally important to be aware of the whole soundscape that your elearning will exist in and create. How important is sound? Sound can be more important to elearning than some people realise.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels. Audio e-learning eLearning

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

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  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.

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. After selecting the slide to record the narration to, choose  Audio > Record to > Slide.   In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone.      In the  Audio Input Devices  drop-down menu, select the microphone you want to use.

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

Rapid eLearning

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. A word of caution, though: most text-to-speech doesn’t sound that great. In most cases the sound fine. There are other services where you can buy more natural sounding voices.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

This ensures that the sound source and playback options are set correctly as well as bit-rate, quality indicators and so on. Checking the Audacity preferences is very important step and should be done before you begin editing any audio. Set Audio Input & Outputs. Select the Audio I/O tab from the choices across the top of the Preferences Dialog box. I/O is short for Input Output and is where you’ll tell it to record your sound from and where to play it back.

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You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio and sound […]. The Beginner Adobe Captivate training course will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training).

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

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).

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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Why clear audio is even more important than clear video. An example might sound something like this: “After watching this video, a user will be able to add a new team member to a project management board.” The right side of the script is for your voiceover. Sync audio and video.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Audio tips when working remotely.

8 Expert Tips for Making E-Learning Videos

Capytech

Think About Translated Voiceovers, Subtitles, and Closed Captions. Your options if you need your video to be multilingual include recording voiceovers in different languages or adding subtitles. Audio Quality is Important. 8 Expert Tips for Making E-Learning Videos.

How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time

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Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current. You can choose one of the explainer engine’s automated voices, upload an audio file, or record your own voice.

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How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

The people speaking in your videos, whether that is a voiceover , an instructor, or anyone else in the video, particularly if they are talking directly to the learner, should have an upbeat tone and should talk with lots of enthusiasm. Make sure the audio and visuals work together.

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).

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. Clipping is a result of the input volume being too high and will result in the audio sounding distorted. Using headphones is more or less a preference when it comes to voiceover recording.

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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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

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. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. You can ask the SME to create a rough-cut audio recording accompanying the content – all the while keeping it informal and simple.

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How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time

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Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current. You can choose one of the explainer engine’s automated voices, upload an audio file, or record your own voice.

6 easy steps to create an explainer video

Superb Learning

An explainer video (or edumercial) is simply an animated video that uses a voiceover to explain a topic, while animations and diagrams help to support the explanation and make it clearer. Record Your Voiceover. Synch Audio and Animation.

Should you use a script for your systems training videos?

Litmos

Screencasting is simply a technique for capturing your screen with voiceover and then sharing it online. But on the whole, the video flowed well and sounds very natural. Scripted: The next example is the same video, but this time I was using a script: [link] As you can see, this video sounded more professional – there were no pauses or hesitations and didn’t wander off on any tangents. This will guarantee you consistently high-quality audio in every video.

A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Eric Lee: As a voice artist, I provide natural-sounding voice work that helps the learner stay focused on the content and understand it. Once the script is recorded, each segment is mastered as an individual audio file that’s easy for programmers to drop into the course.

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The three elements of building learning environments for VR training content

STRIVR

The sights, sounds, and people learners come across in the training module are all part of spatial design – one of the core components of the Immersive Learning methodology. The sound in VR is paramount for presence. Voiceover.