Create Video With Voice Over

Need to create video with voice over? I will outline the steps here and explain it.

Using the services of a video production firm can be pricey, but you’re always welcome to go this route. You can also create video with voice over yourself utilizing readily available online resources.This is great for small businesses making YouTube presentations to promote their product or services.It is also wonderful for personal use. You’ll finally be able to fix that vacation video where all you can hear is the annoying noise of the wind, traffic or crowds chattering. Sure, you can add music but adding your own voice and talking about who is in the video, where you are and what you did on your trip makes for a long-lasting treasured memory that you and future generations can view and enjoy.You can find voice over video software free with the download from VSDC.

Animotica can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store and while that voice over video software free to use, their watermark will appear on your creation unless you transition to the paid version of the product. Their app allows you to add a narration to an existing project.

How to Create Video With Voice Over

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In addition to the downloads mentioned above, Magisto and Rocketium are two other software packages offering voice over video software free which you can use to create video with voiceover.

While the procedure to add voice over to video is specific to each program and may vary, the basic steps are:
1. Download the program you wish to use. Please note that I don’t endorse any of the products mentioned, I came across them through my research on various vendors that offer software to create video with voice over.
2. Open the video editor and select import to add voice over to video. Select the clip you’d like to add narration to.
3. Select the output format. Here’s some notes on each type:

  • MP3 – MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. Popular and very widely used due to its small file size.
  • WMA – Windows Media Audio. Probably a better choice over MP3 if you’re using Windows.
  • AAC – Advanced Audio Coding. Higher quality than MP3 and while not as popular, can still be found on many major platforms. Has an advanced compression algorithm.
  • M4A – An audio file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC above). Sound better than MP3 files when encoded at the same bit rate due to some of the enhancements that have been made to the format. 
  • AMR – Adaptive Multi-Rate ACELP Codec AMR is a compression technology used for encoding audio files that are typically speech-based, as with cell phone voice recordings and VoIP applications. 
  • OGG – Not An Abbreviation. Also known as Vorbis, OGG is popular due to its open-source nature and a better audio quality than most loss-type audio compression formats.  
  • AU – uncompressed sound recordings, stored in a different format. They are known as Unix audio files or audible files which are used to embed and play audio files on Web pages. AU files are small and have poor sound quality. 
  • AIFF – Audio Interchange File Format. An in-house format developed by Apple Computers for its MacIntosh line of machines.
  • WAV – Waveform Audio File Format. A 1991 Microsoft/IBM invention formerly known as Audio for Windows. These files are uncompressed and an accurate representation of the original analog sound (pulse code modulation)

4. Choose the voice recorder to begin recording your narration
5. Choose the desired format of your vocal recording
6. Select the output file destination, its quality, and the device you will use for recording.
7. If you are working with a really long video you may need to split the file. This way your output audio will be made into several smaller recordings. This will be helpful when you are matching the audio to the clip.
8. Choose the duration of your audio files depending on the length of your video.
9. Press “Start Recording” and be sure to have a window with your video open as well, so you can see what you are recording along with.
10. Silence the original audio track of your video.
11. Select “Add” or “Import” and choose the Audio file(s) to be added. Either import them or drag and drop them on the timeline, depending on which program you are using, to add voice over to video.
12. Press “play” to check over your work and ensure that everything lines up correctly.
13. Save your project.

Hopefully this has helped you to create video with voiceover. If you are ever in need of a professional narration for your project, I’d be happy to help.