Pro Tips - Audio Section

Pro Tips - Audio Section

Now the Audio section - this is where you'll use your voice to add charisma and emotion, and ultimately bring your video to life!

Follow these Pro Tips to master this section:

 

Accidentally Deleting Sentences

The first thing you should know about this section is that recorded sentences will be deleted if you make a change to any of the previous sections (Script or Slides).

So before you start to record, make sure you've triple checked your Script and Slides sections. Make sure no further changes need to be made before continuing.

If you record but then go back and change anything in the Script section, even a  typo, the recorded sentence associated with that change will be deleted as the system believes the sentence needs to be recorded again.

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Silent Videos

If you don't want to record any sentences for your video, you can create a Silent Video by clicking the link you see in the image to the right.

You will find this link along the top of your Audio section.

Note: If you have already recorded all of your sentences you won't see the Yellow bar with the Silent Video option. 

In this scenario you will need to go back to the Slide or Script section and change the script or enter a new character - you can do this anywhere - then head to the Audio section and you will see the Yellow bar and Silent Video option.

Then make sure you head back and delete the extra character you added.

 

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Keyboard Shortcuts

We've added keyboard shortcuts to help if you're hearing a clicking noise when stopping your recording by clicking the stop button with your mouse:


Right arrow and Spacebar will start a new Recording and also end any recording (including re-records).

Up and Down will navigate through the recordable sections.

Note: Right arrow and Spacebar won't start a re-record, just incase you record over a sentence you liked. Although ,it will stop a re-record.

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How the Recordable Sentences are Split Up

Adding punctuation to your script will benefit you later when you get to the Audio section, as Content Samurai looks for punctuation when breaking up the sentences into recordable chunks.

It doesn't matter how you design your slides, Content Samurai will take a look at your script and either find a period, ellipses, question mark, exclamation mark, line break etc. to split up the recordings.

I've marked my script in the screenshot to the right with red vertical lines where Content Samurai will split up the script into recordable chunks because of the punctuation before the line.

If you have large chunks of recordable sentences, try adding some punctuation in the Script section.

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Finding the Next Sentence to Record

If you have more sentences to record you will see a Yellow box at the top of the Audio section, where you'll see a "Go To First Unrecorded Sentences" button.

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Recording Volume

The Recording Volume bar is a great way to see if you need to speak louder or softer to obtain a good recording volume.

If your recording is too quiet, you might not be able to hear your voice recording over the background music - too loud and your voice can get distorted, or sound too loud compared to the background music track.

The Recording Volume is displayed as an average, you need to aim to keep the colour green and as close to the vertical bar as possible.

If you go past the vertical bar the colour will turn Red, which means you need to record a bit softer. You also might want to listen to the recording to make sure it's OK and matches your other recordings.

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Above: An example of a good recording volume

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Above: An example of a recording volume that's too loud

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