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How to Import and Edit Audio Voiceovers?
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:50:15 PM »
Jonathan, I can't find a comprehensive guide on how to import and edit audio voiceovers.

It's the main (use case) reason why I invested in IVW.

I know it can be done, but need to see a visual tutorial rather than a few lines of text that briefly say you can import and slice.

Do you have one and if not, can you create a video showing how that can be done, please.

Thank you so much in advance.

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Re: How to Import and Edit Audio Voiceovers?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 01:47:48 PM »
I have spent some time playing around with uploading a voiceover today. I had one (well 4 actually but the other 3 name particular companies, so not really suitable) that retold part of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. It was an MP3.

I uploaded it to the slicer but could not get any break points to match the natural breaks in the story, although I thought I remembered seeing this done some months ago.

I ended up using 2 methods and doing two different videos, one for Facebook (square) and one for youtube (landscape). Both have been uploaded to Youtube and you can see which you prefer.

Method 1
I used Audacity, which is a free audio editing program (You will probably need the free LAME codec downloaded too). The MP3 that I had, had 4 separate areas relating to the story, so I used Audacity found the spot where the speaker took a breath (audio file is very low) and made a mark, then deleted the unwanted parts and saved 4 separate MP3 files name RRH1, RRH2, etc. I used the ordinary part of IVW to create 6 slides (Title + 4 story slides + call to action), uploaded some photos I found on the public domain, then used my voice for the title and call to action and uploaded the separate MP3s for the story slides.

Method 2
The MP3 I had was a story. I uploaded it and made 4 random marks on the slicer and let IVW create 4 slides. I added a title and left it silent, then added some Public Domain photos to the slides.

I thought the story might look or sound choppy, with the audio being split or with the slices being not in the right place. But listen and watch for yourself. I don't think there is much to choose between the 2 videos. The second, using the slicer was a LOT faster and the changes in the story are not quite aligned with the pictures. But with the transitions, I don't think it matters. See for yourself.

Landscape video method 1: https://youtu.be/bw8GpFAc3zw
Square Video, method 2: https://youtu.be/XJwbLk0EEJM

Re: How to Import and Edit Audio Voiceovers?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 01:53:48 PM »
great job meg.. voice sounds really good

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Re: How to Import and Edit Audio Voiceovers?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 12:52:16 AM »
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great job meg.. voice sounds really good

Thanks