audio and video can be of great help in reinforcing the text on the slides. Plus, they can help make your online course even more interesting. However, if you don’t intend to record a voiceover or video, feel free to skip this section and move on to the next step.
Now that you have a narration script ready, you can record a voiceover. The question is whether you are giving the task to a professional or whether you are doing it yourself. Whichever you choose, here are some tips for getting the most out of recording a voiceover:
Find the quietest place possible. If you don’t have a recording studio, you can try using different places, like a tiny room, a walk-in closet, or even a vehicle in a garage.
Try to get as much recording time as possible with your voiceover artist on the same day, as a voice can change from day to day, and even within the same day.
Use a good quality external microphone. Before recording, check if your microphone is set correctly and adjust the settings, if necessary.
Prepare your voice for recording. Drink lemon tea before recording to make your voice deeper and “cleaner.” Moisturize your lips so that they are not sticky and that words are formed correctly when you speak.
Be sure to create your storyline early in the development process to allow time for any changes.
Once your prep work is done, it’s time to record your voice. The software has a built-in audio recorder that allows you to record your audio narration and easily synchronize it with the animations and slide transitions. The tool also offers editing options such as trimming the audio, adjusting the volume, removing noise, and even silencing an entire section.
If you are used to recording voiceovers with another tool or just need to add sound, you can import an audio file.
You can also import or record a video. The software includes a professional video studio that allows you to record your screen with webcam and audio. This tool has all the features you need to make professional looking videos. For example, you can remove unwanted fragments, add titles and captions, insert images and infographic elements, or create transition effects.
The software is ideally suited for making full video lessons and for adding video snippets at specific locations throughout the lesson. For example, you can add a video to show your new employees how to use specific software, guide them through a work process, or explain a wrong answer to them in a quiz.