need advice - voice over software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by sharan kalwani, May 25, 2006.

  1. Hello video buffs!

    For my daughter's dance recital, she would like to have an audio track
    but have me read narrative text at key points (basically fade in my
    voice but the musical track just lower in volume and then after my fade
    out, the musical volume level goes back up). For practices, we would
    like to of course do this once and then burn it on CD.

    I am not aware of any good software that can do that, so I was hoping
    someone here can point me in the right direction.

    many thanks in advance!
    sharan kalwani, May 25, 2006
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  2. "sharan kalwani" wrote ...
    An "audio track" only?? This is a video group, so I guess not.
    Any software that qualifies as "good" can do that easy ... if you mean
    "cheap" or "free" that's another story.

    How are you shooting this? What do you have for editing software now? You
    say you want to end with a "CD" .. do you want to make a VCD (Video CD)?? or
    just put a mpg file on a CD for a computer to read?
    Richard Amirault, May 25, 2006
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  3. If you are using Windows XP or ME, Windows Movie Maker will allow you to do
    what you are wanting to do. All you need to do is record the audio for the
    voice overs. If timing is a question watch the video on the camcorder screen
    and record the audio to your hard drive at the same time. That way your
    voice over will match pretty closely. Then capture the necessary video and
    add the voice over on a secondary track. You can manipulate the two audio
    volumes as necessary.

    Windows Movie Maker has easy to follow directions within the program. Open
    it up and do a little reading about adding audio tracks to you projects.
    Outside of that any video editing software will allow you to add extra audio
    tracks to a project... it's just a normal function of editing, like having
    transitions and the ability to add titles.

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    Larry Johnson, May 25, 2006
  4. "sharan kalwani" wrote ...
    Audio questions are better asked over in an audio
    newsgroup (like, etc.) They would
    likely tell you that a free application like Audacity
    would probably do exacctly what you are asking for.
    It would record your narration, and then allow you
    to mix the music and narration together into a new
    file which you could burn to an audio CDR.
    Richard Crowley, May 25, 2006
  5. Thanks for all the replies so far.
    It is indeed finally intended to be recorded with the actual dance
    performance, however for practice needed it.
    The Windows movie maker and Audacity combo seem to fit the bill. I was
    not aware of the latter.
    sharan kalwani, May 25, 2006
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