Click it, and a pop-up will appear. Click to choose ‘Record new voice’. The microphone on your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad will now record a sound clip that is as long as the original text-to-speech line would have been.
Apart from determining how long the sound clip can be, writing the text also adds captions to your recorded voice. The voice recorder will try to trim the clip from silence before and after the clip, so that all of your spoken dialogue will make it into the clip.
After you have recorded your clip, you can preview it just like any other clip. You can click again to re-record or turn off the recording.
A recorded sound clip is limited to 20 seconds. If your written dialogue will generate a clip that is longer than 20 seconds, divide the line up into different parts.
- Find out where your microphone is located on your PC or Mac and speak into it from a short distance in a silent environment.
- If you have a headset, use the microphone to record.
- Sometimes you want to speak slower than the computer generated voice would have delivered the line. Try spacing out the word with a hyphen: this - will - generate - a - pause - between - each - word.
- Recording voice is hard. You will need to try and retry many times to get it just right.
- The lipsync is even harder to sync, but it really does not matter that much to the viewer, if the spoken dialogue is funny.