November 8, 2019
What is the most efficient process for developing voiceovers?
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November 8, 2019
What is the most efficient process for developing voiceovers?
Agnes Jackman is a founder of a talent development and training company, OneLife Strategies, focused on helping people feel confident at work by teaching them critical job competencies and life skills of the 21st Century.  Agnes is a certified instructional designer as well as an experienced master trainer.  Agnes holds a graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Illinois.   She is also certified in Positive Psychology by the Wholebeing Institute and she holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
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So I recently realized that it is taking me way too long to do my voiceovers.  What is the most efficient way to get them done?  I am new to it so I’m trying to find some shortcuts to quick and easy ways to get them done.  Thanks.

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2019-11-15 08:33:59
2019-11-15 08:33:59

I am pretty good at multitasking but will never capture screen and audio at the same time. Unless it is a Video Demo, where you need to time approximately to synchronize. In that case will do a temporary audio, which I replace later on with the definite version, without having to edit synching too much.

Of course I am a musician and find audio quality in eLearning very important. Since you don’t tell which other tool you are using, difficult to answer. Captivate’s software simulations (preparing some practical tips about them in 3 blogs) are slide-based. In that case I never record narration at the same time as the capturing.

Depending on the topic, I will have a script, but I am using the slide notes in Captivate for that purpose. Again, not sure it if applies to your situation. It is rare that I record voice overs in Captivate, but I open the notes panel and put them next to Audition which is my favourite application for audio. Use a good microphone or high level headset. Be careful with background noise (easier to eliminate with headset mic) and depending on the quality of an external mic, use a pop filter and/or a noise cancelling box.

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Lieve Weymeis
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2019-11-18 20:44:17
2019-11-18 20:44:17
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Thank you so much, Lieve.  I use Filmora for screen capture and voice over.  Because I’m new to voice overs, the editing and syncing is my problem.  I need to play with it a bit more.  Thanks again for your tips.

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2019-11-18 21:36:51
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I don’t know Filmora. The slide-based approach of software simulations in Captivate make the synchronizing a lot easier than with applications recording only video. That is also the case for the Video Demo in Captivate.

Today I published a first blog in a sequence of 3 with practical tips for Captivate’s software simulations.

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2019-11-15 03:38:19
2019-11-15 03:38:19

I’m asking more of a general question.  I’m using another software to do a screen capture and add voice over, but I struggle with the basic approach.  Should I have a script typed up or should I just speak through the slides?  Are there any shortcuts?  Is it better to record the slides and add voice over later, or record screen capture and voice at the same time.  General process.  I hope it makes sense. thanks

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2019-11-11 07:49:34
2019-11-11 07:49:34

Can you give some more details, please? Are you talking about recording and editing in Captivate, or about using TTS? Which version are you using, as mentioned under Help, About Captivate?

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