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Complete User Manual for Animaker Users

Welcome to the Animaker premium family. While over 14 million users are exploring Animaker, only a handful make it to the premium club. You are here! Congratulations. 

To kick start your journey with Animaker premium, we present you with the Ultimate user checklist. Think of it like a map that guides you to access the complete power of Animaker.

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The DIY trend has taken over the world. However, all of us prefer to have the satisfaction of completing a task with our own hands. At Animaker, we have created the ultimate video ecosystem to help you create professional-quality videos by yourself.

To make your video making journey even better, we have created a plethora of different premium resources just for you:

How to create your first Animaker Video?

Animaker is a simple yet powerful video creation software that allows you to create stunning animated and live videos online. I know you are super excited to start off your video creation journey. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Animated Videos – Videos made of animated characters.

Animated videos are super useful for explaining complicated concepts in a simple and engaging manner. Creating animated videos used to be a challenging task. But not anymore!

Here is a complete video tutorial on how to create an animated video using Animaker:

Live Videos – Videos made of Photos and videos

Live videos utilize the power of real actors and live footage to bring your script to life. Here is a complete video tutorial on how to create live-action videos using Animaker

We have created tonnes of tutorial videos to help you with every step of the video creation process as well. Check them out here: https://www.animaker.com/tutorials

 

7 Types of Video you can create with Animaker

Animaker videos are being utilized for a plethora of different purposes. Here are a few:

Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are used to explain complicated concepts in a simple and engaging manner. Animaker is one of the most preferred tools in the world for creating explainer videos. Animaker has 100s of predefined templates for creating professional-looking explainer videos. Here are a few templates:

Social Media Videos

Videos are the preferred content format for all major social media platforms today. Whether you are looking to build your company’s Facebook page or you are a growing Instagram influencer, Animaker is the perfect video partner for you.

YouTube Videos

Subscribers crave unique and engaging content every time. So whether you aim to post one

video per week or once every day, the process gets a whole lot easier with Animaker. Get

an edge over other creators by bagging the best Youtube video editor ever!

Video Greetings

Every occasion can be made more memorable by replacing boring greeting cards with video greetings. From birthday wishes to Christmas greetings, everything can be made 100x more effective with a video greeting.

Marketing Videos

90% of marketers want to increase their efforts in video marketing in the upcoming years.

Videos are an amazing tool for marketers to boost engagement and drive more traffic to their digital properties. Every digital platform, from Facebook to WhatsApp, is looking to encourage more video creation. Wondering what kind of videos you can create for marketing? Check out our templates.

Corporate Videos

In 2020, 90% of consumers said they want to see more videos from brands.

Today companies want to create video content for a plethora of different use cases. From company culture videos to product launch videos, Animaker is the perfect partner for companies to create their videos easily.

Learning and Development Videos

75% of employees prefer seeing a video compared to text, email, and PDFs.

Corporate L&D has evolved today. L&D teams from large corporate companies are utilizing Animaker to create engaging learning videos by themselves. Animaker has helped companies save millions of dollars in agency fees. Wondering how you can use Animaker for L&D at your company? Book a meeting with our L&D video expert now.

HR

Human resource is the backbone of every enterprise. Human Resource managers from across the globe are utilizing Animaker to boose the employee experience with the power of videos. Animaker has pre-built templates for almost all Human Resource functions from onboarding to employee learning. Here are a few examples:

eCommerce

78% of buyers want to watch a video about the product before buying

Videos can be used to influence the purchase decision of buyers. In addition, video builds trust and increases engagement levels. But what kinds of videos does your eCommerce business need in order to see a revenue uplift? Here are some example templates from Animaker.

What other types of videos can you create with Animaker? Get inspired from our Dashboard!

Advanced Features – Must try features of Animaker

*Note: Some of the app’s features are accessible based on your plan

Now that we have got a basic understanding of what you can do with Animaker let’s take the game to the next level. Let’s explore the more advanced features of Animaker. 

Animaker has tonnes of advanced features built to help you create professional-looking videos easily. Here are some of them:

Character Builder

One of the coolest features that Animaker owns is the completely customizable character builder, which has around 300+ character costumes, 20+ features, and 100s of animation actions.

Extensive Facial Expressions

Our stupefying facial expressions help bring life to your character. Our library has 20+ facial expressions, among which you can click anyone based on your concept.

Auto Lip-Sync

With our AI-based enhanced automation tool, you can easily record voice-overs which will automatically sync with your character. How cool? Wanna give it a try? Check it right now.

Smart Move- Complex Animations with the click of a button!

Animaker’s Smart Move enables you to animate an object or a character instantly. We have already made your work very easy. With our DIY process, you can enforce any complex animations and save your time & effort.

Check out the complete features of Animaker here: https://www.animaker.com/features

Sharing and Collaboration

Video creation is a creative endeavor, and we can always do it better with our team. Animaker helps you work together with your entire team in real-time! Pretty cool, right? Check out how to do it right here: 

Creating a team

The first step to collaboration is to create a team. You don’t always need to work individually – have your super-duper team nearly. It’s pretty simple! Check out how to do it here:

https://support.animaker.com/en/articles/3410882-how-do-i-create-different-teams-in-animaker-how-can-i-switch-between-different-teams

Sharing

Sharing the video with your team is super easy with Animaker. Just click on the share button and enter the email address of the people with whom you want to share it. Click here to find out how to do it here: 

https://support.animaker.com/en/articles/3595020-how-do-i-share-my-video-project-in-animaker

We are adding more features every day:

Team Animaker is launching new features every day to create a better video creation experience. Check out this link to keep yourself updated with all the latest Animaker updates: https://new.animaker.com/

Become a Video Expert with Animaker

When you have the world’s simplest video creation tool with you, becoming a video expert is pretty simple too. Just check out the amazing resources we put together for you:

Webinar – Video creation certification course for beginners

New to the world of video making? Don’t worry; just join the Animaker webinar to become a certified video creator in just a couple of hours. Join the webinar here: https://app.animaker.com/webinar

Hub – Complete knowledge hub to boost your video knowledge

The Animaker hub is a single-point repository to find out all the latest updates from the world of videos. You can find all the resources you need to become a video expert, from video creation to video hosting. Check out the Animaker blog here: https://www.animaker.com/hub/

Animaker Youtube Channel – Tips, strategies, and How-to videos to make you an Animaker pro

The Animaker Youtube channel is a complete collection of strategies, techniques, and how-to videos to help you become a video expert. You can find in-depth tutorials for everything from creating a simple video to complex animations. Here are a few examples:

How to make a cartoon of yourself: 

How to make an educational video: 

User stories playlist: 

Complex animation, walk cycle:

Genius Talk – Inspiration Talk from Industry veterans

Want a chance to learn from the best? Check out our podcast, where we bring genius minds from the world of videos to share their knowledge with you: https://www.animaker.com/hub/video-library/

Blog – All the latest news from the world of Animaker and Videos

Animaker Inc was created with a mission to democratize the world of videos. Stay updated on the latest milestones we achieved by following our blog: https://www.animaker.com/blog/

Animaker Ecosystem – Complete Video Creation Suite

We have created a host of other products to make your videos even cooler. Want to check them out?

Vmaker – Screen Recording and Webcasting tool

Record screen, webcam, or both with audio and create engaging video content for training and explainer videos

Show – Complete video hosting and analytics solution

Video hosting and analytics platform to host, stream and analyze your training videos

Steve.ai – AI-based text to video converter

Create HR and training videos from text within seconds using our patented AI platform.

Picmaker – World’s simplest graphic design tool

Create very unique designs in minutes with our online graphic design software

Voice – AI-based Text to speech converter

Convert any text content into ultra-realistic human-like voice-overs using a neural TTS engine

Deck – World’s first avatar-based presentation maker

Break presentation stereotypes with our new Avatar-powered presentation maker!

Enterprise – World’s most complete video creation suite

The complete video creation suite to meet every visual need of your enterprise

We are there with you all the way

At Animaker, we take pride in helping our customers every step of the way. This is only possible because of our dedicated 24*7 support. Have any queries about Animaker, just drop your questions here, and we will be happy to help: https://app.animaker.com/support

Our Customers really love us.

Just like you, a lot of Animaker customers really love and adore us. Want to see what they think about us? Check out: https://www.animaker.com/blog/tags/case-study/

Want to talk to us?

We are always happy to talk to you. Just drop us a line!

Additional Resources

Reel tutorials: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZCIKiQl3hF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZJ9xKYl1lB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Tutorial: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaFEudMpdGu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Top 10 Presentation Software for 2022

Introduction: 

If you want to create a high-quality presentation for your personal needs, business, or anything else – you’ll need top-notch presentation software that’s got the right features that you need! We’re going to showcase the best presentation software available on the market today, and compare their features like their template options, the availability of graphic assets, real-time collaboration, and more! 

So if you’re looking for a great alternative to the presentation software you’re currently using, look no further than this comprehensive guide! Some of the software we’re going to be looking at include Animaker Deck, Prezi, Visme, and more. 

When selecting the right presentation software, there are a number of factors to consider: 

  1. Is it beginner-friendly and easy to use?
  2. Does it suit your budget?
  3. Does it have a wide variety of templates to choose from?
  4. Can you add audio to your presentations?
  5. Can you embed content, add videos or GIFs?
  6. Can you animate the elements in the presentation?
  7. Does it include Brand Kit features?
  8. Does it have a large built-in asset library?
  9. Does the presentation software include analytics?
  10. Does the software provide real-time collaboration?
  11. Can the finished presentation be shared to your friends and colleagues easily?
  12. Finally, does it contain a great balance of features?

Let’s take a look at the 10 best presentation software available today:

  1. Animaker Deck
  2. Prezi
  3. Visme
  4. Google Slides
  5. Keynote
  6. Slides
  7. Slidebean
  8. Beautiful.ai
  9. Powerpoint
  10. Genially

 

1. Animaker Deck

Animaker Deck is one of the most feature-packed, innovative, modern and complete presentation software available online. 

Not only is it easy to use, it contains one-of-a-kind features such as a built-in character builder where the user can create animated avatars to include in their presentation. It also comes equipped with tons of template characters which can be used right from the software. 

You can use Animaker Deck to create all sorts of presentations – whether they’re for birthday wishes, a sales proposal, annual reports, family albums, and more. Let’s look at the various advantages offered by Animaker Deck:

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Character Builder:

Animaker Deck contains a Character builder where users can create unique avatars to use in their presentation. No other presentation software offers such a wide variety of creative customizations such as Deck. The builder is a breeze to use and can be learnt by anyone!

You can create both male and female characters of all types – whether you’re looking to create a snazzy football coach for your coaching classes, or a fun-loving partygoer for spring break, there are tons of preset outfits and customization options to create any character you desire. You can even create an avatar of yourself or your favorite celebrities!

Template Options:

Animaker Deck comes equipped with tons of pre-built templates that can make a user’s work easier. There are templates for employee onboarding, performance appraisals, internal sales presentations, business proposals, and lots more!

You can also start with a blank template or add new slides to existing templates, and save slides later to use as your own templates.

Deck-template

Graphic Assets Library:

Animaker Deck comes equipped with a massive stock asset library that contains over 80M+ Stock assets. It contains a partnership with both Getty and GIPHY, which means you’ll get access to thousands of stock images and videos that can be used however you choose. You can also use icons, animated backgrounds and even animate the objects that you choose to include in the presentation!

Real-Time Collaboration:

You can easily collaborate with your colleagues with Animaker Deck’s real time collaboration features. Creative teams can exchange ideas, work on a project together, and make updates in real-time, all from the comfort of their couch!

Pricing:

Slides Pro: 10$/Month

Animaker Pro: $49/Month

Enterprise: Custom Pricing

2. Prezi

Prezi is another great presentation software that offers an alternative to traditional presentations with their intuitive interface that allows you to create a fluid flow with topics and subtopics that can be zoomed in on. While their interface is not exceptionally beginner-friendly, it’s a great option to add an innovative touch to your presentations.

Prezi

Easy-to-Use:

Prezi definitely has a learning curve, but it is user-friendly after you get the hang of it. The interface is different and can be hard to navigate initially.

Template Options:

Prezi offers tons of templates, and you can also use a blank template from scratch. The templates can be customized as you choose, and their concept of zooming in to presentations is present in all of them.

Prezi-templates

Stock Asset Library:

The graphic asset library has usual elements like images, videos, and icons. The premium plan offers access to over 80,000 icons and 500,000 images.

Videos and Gifs:

There is an option to upload or embed videos from YouTube. Embedded videos are not viewable in offline mode. There are currently no GIFs available in Prezi.

Real-time Collaboration:

There is a feature called Prezi for teams which is available and has a Slack integration.

Brand Kit:

You can access Brand Kits with Prezi’s team plans, and your brand can be customized with your choice of color and available fonts.

Sharing to Social Media:

Prezi presentations can be shared to social media via a share button at the top-right corner of the Prezi page. The presentations can be shared to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Pricing:

Plus: 12$/Month

Premium: $16/Month

Teams: Custom Pricing

3. Visme

Visme is an easy-to-use presentation software with plenty of features and customization options. You can create infographics, interactive charts and reports with Visme too.

Visme

Template Options:

There are tons of customizable options available in Visme. You can choose from fully designed presentations or even create your own templates using their mix-and-match by choosing a presentation theme.

Visme - Template Options

You can also start with a blank canvas, add new blank slides to existing presentation templates.

Graphic Assets Library:

There are tons of assets available in Visme’s library – including icons, illustrations, stock photos, videos and 3D graphics, audio clips, charts, and graphs to include in your presentations.

Animations and Transitions:

Elements inside Visme can be animated, and there are also slide transitions that smoothen the transition between slides with style. There are also custom animations available for animating elements even further.

Collaborations:

Visme has features for colleagues and teams to collaborate with each other in real-time, and leave comments with edits and feedback. You can also easily share your projects with other people and move the project along.

Brand Kit:

Visme has a brand design tool to keep all your content on-brand. You can upload all of your branding assets – which includes logo, fonts and colors to Visme with their Brand Wizard. You can also easily access thousands of templates and input your brand fonts and colors.

Sharing to Social Media:

Once the presentation is complete, it can be shared to multiple social media channels easily.

Analytics:

When a presentation is finished, it can be easily shared via a link, and analyzed for sharing.

Pricing:

Personal – $15/month annually

Business – $29/month annually

Enterprise: Custom pricing

4. Google Slides

Google Slides is Google’s presentation software that can be assessed via your Google account. You can easily create presentations with Google Slides. It is similar to Powerpoint and there is an advanced version called G Suite, which includes storage and management capabilities.

Google Slides

Easy-to-Use:

Google Slides is very user friendly and is similar to Google Docs and Google Sheets.

Template Options:

There are tons of templates to choose from, and presentations can also be created from scratch.

Google-slide template

Graphic Assets Library:

The stock assets are very simple to add. There are both classic and generic shapes available. Images can also be uploaded from your desktop, Google Drive or a URL.

Collaboration:

Real-time collaboration is offered on Google Slides.

Videos and GIFs:

Videos can be uploaded with a YouTube link or from a Google Drive.

Animations:

Elements inside Google Slides can be animated and transitions can be added as well.

Share to Social Media:

Presentations can be shared via email or link.

Pricing:

Google Slides is free for anyone with a Google account.

There are also plans that start from 6$/month and go upto 18$/month.

5. Keynote

Keynote is the presentation software offered by Apple. The Keynote editor can be used by anyone with an Apple ID.

Keynote

Easy-to-Use:

It is similar in usage to Powerpoint and Google Slides, which makes it very simple to use.

Template Options:

There are a limited number of templates to choose from, and Templates can also be uploaded into the software.

Keynote-template

Graphic Assets Library:

There are tons of classic icons and symbols to choose from, and they are also customizable in terms of color and font. Images can also be uploaded from your computer.

Collaboration:

Colleagues and team members can work on a project at the same time via a link or an email.

Videos and GIFs:

You can not embed videos in Keynote Slides, and GIFs can be added as .gif images.

Animations:

You can animate slides and objects and also add effects.

Sharing to Social Media:

You cannot share to Social Media on Keynote.

Brand Kit

There is no Brand Kit features available on Keynote.

Pricing:

Keynote is totally free to use, and is available on the App Store.

6. SlidesSlides

Slides is a presentation software that contains a built-in grid to help with composition. Slides is totally free to use, with paid plans available too.

Easy-to-Use:

Slides is pretty beginner-friendly, the editing board has a simple interface which is easy to learn.

Template Options:

There are very few templates to use, so presentations have to be built from a blank template.

slides template option

Graphic Assets Library:

There are graphics available such as icons and shapes that are available. Photos have to be imported from a URL.

Real-time Collaboration:

Paid plans contain features for collaboration. Teammates can leave comments and feedback to help with making edits.

Videos and GIFs:

Videos and GIFs are available to use and pretty easy to add to your presentation. Videos can be uploaded and GIFs can be uploaded as .mp4 as video.

Audio:

You cannot add audio with Slides.

Animations:

Animations can be added to all elements and features. The length of the duration can also be customized.

Sharing to Social Media:

Slides support sharing to various social media platforms.

Analytics:

The paid plan offers analytics.

Pricing:

The paid plans start at $5/month and go upto $20/month for features like unlimited collaborations and Google Analytics.

7. Slidebean
Slidebean

Slidebean is a simple presentation software that contains quite a few templates and customizations.

Slidebean also uses artificial intelligence to help you use the best possible slide layouts and configurations.

Easy-to-Use:

Slidebean is very easy to use. Adding content is simple and there are templates available to use. You can also start from a blank template.

There are 2 modes for editing – outline or design mode. There are tons of choice for how you can move the content blocks around.

Template Options:

There are tons of templates available to use. They are neatly organized and there are sections available by brands as well.

Slidebean-template

Graphic Assets Library:

There are lots of icons and images to choose from.

Collaboration:

Real-time collaboration features are available in the paid plans.

Videos and GIFs:

Slidebean contains GIPHY integration which means that GIFs can be added. The paid plan offers a feature to add videos.

Audio:

Audio features are not available.

Animations:

Animations can be added to the elements and content blocks.

Sharing to Social Media:

You can share presentations to social media in the paid plans.

Analytics:

Analytic features are available in the paid plans.

Pricing:

There’s a free plan and it has limited capabilities.

There are 3 price levels from $8/month, $19/month, and $149/month.

8. Beautiful.ai

Beautiful.ai is a presentation software that helps you create good-looking slides with the help of AI (artificial intelligence).

Beautiful-ai

Easy-to-Use:

Beautiful.ai is fairly simple to use. All you have to do is add smart slides, add your content and choose from different layouts. This makes Beautiful.ai a nice software that beginners and those who are not familiar with graphic design.

Template Options:

There are basic templates available that can be used to create unique presentations.

Beautiful-ai-template

Graphic Asset Library:

The stock asset options are fairly limited, and there are free stock photos and icons to choose from.

Collaboration:

Your teammates can collaborate on your projects for viewing or editing.

Videos and GIFs:

Both videos and GIFs can be uploaded from your computer. Videos can also be imported from YouTube.

Animations:

Preset animation styles can be added to each slide, but their customizability is limited.

Brand Kit:

There are no brand kit features available, but there are customizable themes and they can be saved to use later.

Sharing to Social Media:

You can easily share your presentations to social media. You can send email invites, share a public or private link, or share directly to social media platforms.

Pricing:

Beautiful.ai currently offers a Pro plan at $12/month and a Team plan at $40/month.

9. Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is the most popular and well-known presentation software on this list. It is familiar, reliable and easy to use.

Powerpoint

Easy-to-Use:

The traditional interface of Powerpoint makes Powerpoint fairly easy to use. All types of users – students, professionals and businesses can learn Powerpoint and make presentations easily.

Template Options:

There are lots of templates that come equipped with Powerpoint, and they are all customizable.

Powerpoint-template

Graphic Assets Library:

You can browse stock images, icons and stickers by searching for relevant keywords in Powerpoint’s graphic library.

Collaboration:

You can share your presentation with specific people.

Videos and GIFs:

Your computer can be used to upload both videos and GIFs. Videos can also be embedded from YouTube.

Audio:

Audio files can be uploaded from your computer.

Animations:

There are lots of animation and transition options available in Powerpoint.

Brand Kit:

Brand Kits are not available, but custom themes can be saved.

Share to Social Media:

Presentations cannot be shared to social media platforms.

Analytics:

There are no analytic features available in Powerpoint.

Pricing:

There are different plans for businesses that start from $5/month and go upto $20/month.

10. Genially

Genially is a presentation software that’s known for its creativity. This software is known for presentations and video presentations.

Genially

Easy-to-Use:

Genially is fairly simple to use, and comes equipped with tons of choices. Any change can be applied to all slides with the simple click of a button.

Template Options:

There are tons of template options, with both free and paid options available.

Genially-template

Graphic Asset Library:

There are tons of graphic assets available. Images can be uploaded or found on their integration with Pixabay.

Collaboration:

Genially’s professional plan allows collaboration upto 5 team members.

Videos and GIFs:

GIFs can be imported with the GIPHY integration and videos can be added with YouTube links.

Audio:

Audio files can be uploaded from your computer, via SoundCloud and a few other integrations.

Third-Party Content:

Genially contains a nice feature where you can add third party content with Genially integrations.

Brand Kit:

Brand Kit features are available in the premium plans.

Sharing to Social Media:

All completed presentations can be shared to various social media platforms.

Analytics:

Genially’s premium plans contain analytic features.

Pricing:

Genially contains a free plan, which gives you access to unlimited presentations but a limited pool of resources.

There are two types of paid plans. The education plan starts at $1.25/month and go upto $20.82/month, billed annually. The professional plan starts at $7.49/month and goes upto $79.15/month, billed annually.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are plenty of great presentation software available on the market that can help you create the perfect presentation that you desire. Depending on your choice of features, suitability, and price, you can select these software and have a great experience creating your presentation of choice.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments section below!

The 5 best voice over softwares available online (In 2022)

A kick-ass video will have perfectly edited frames, color grading, background music, and, most importantly, a well-tailored voice over.

Voice overs are essential to convey essential ideas and express the scenario with emotions to the audience. As a result, many businesses rely on video formats with a perfectly suited voice over to deliver critical messages about their services/products to the customers.

Generally, voice overs are being used in a variety of formats, including podcasts, audio/video commercials, corporate training films, webinars, online coursework, video games, to name a few. Such content would be uninteresting to the audience if it did not include voice overs. For example, in a video course with no voices, or a video game with no narrative, no one would be interested in spending time with such content.

voice over

Nevertheless, creating good voice overs is strenuous. Though you could technically make one on your own, you’d still have to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on recording equipment, besides the person-hours to be invested in that task.

Even though you are someone with the capacity to make a large investment, chances are you would not be satisfied with the quality of the voice overs you created on your own. Hence, understandably, you would turn to a freelancer or professional voice actor. However, depending on their service experience and the amount of work required, the cost of hiring voice actors is also not the ideal long-term answer.

So are you wondering what you could possibly do about such a situation? Don’t worry, let me introduce you to voice over softwares. It’s 2022, and we have voice over softwares that runs based on artificial intelligence to produce realistic voices just from text.

Yes! You read that right. You can now convert your video scripts, documents, essays, or any text for that matter into a natural voice of your liking with the help of these voice over softwares. And the best part here is that most of these solutions are super affordable and easy to use. A few of them have lifetime free plans, and a few have trials that you can access without sharing your credit card information.

In addition, you don’t have to be concerned about piracy or copyright infringement with these tools.

So, choosing an online voice over software definitely has its advantages. But how do you choose the right one for your use case?

Well, let us simplify it by picking the best 5 and dissecting the Pros and Cons of each of these tools.

Let’s get started,

  1. Animaker Voice
  2. Natural Reader
  3. Murf.ai
  4. Wideo
  5. Play.ht

1. Animaker Voice

Animaker Voice is a DIY online voice over software that allows you to convert text to speech instantly without much hassle. Simply create a free account with Animaker Voice and start making your voice overs without ripping any holes in your pocket.

Whether the use-case be a

    • YouTube intro voice over.
    • Product Explainer Video voice over.
    • Brand video voice over.
    •  Wishes video voice over.
    • Instagram Reels voice over or
    • Tik Tok voice over,

For that matter, Animaker Voice allows you to create human-like voice overs for any use case that you might have in hand.

What’s special about Animaker Voice?

Animaker Voice comes loaded with about 200+ different human-like voices in 50 global languages. That’s insane, right?

Also, you have the complete customization of how the voice should sound.

    • Gender – Under the Gender option, you can choose between Male and Female voices.
    • Language – Under the Language option, you can choose the language for the voice. Animaker’s Voice Generator Application comes packed with 50 different global languages.
    • Voice – Under the Voice option, you can choose from different voices available based on the Gender and Language that you have chosen. In total, the Animaker’s Voice Generator Application comes packed with over 200 other computer-generated voices.
    • Auto Enhance – The Auto Enhance option is an AI-based neural-voice enhancer that automatically enhances the voice output without manually optimizing other options like breath effect, speed, pitch, etc., to the selected voice.

There are options to control the Pitch, Speed, and Volume of the voice.

    • Pitch – You can control the pitch of the voice from low to high
    • Speed – You get to control how fast the voice pronounces the text
    • Whisper – You can make the voice sound even more incredible with the Whisper option. Click on the Whisper check box to enable it.

Furthermore, Animaker Voice also provides you with editing options to fine-tune the voice manually by introducing a break in between words and introducing breath after the pronunciation of a word.

    • Breath – Animaker Voice pushes the voice editing prowess to the next level by allowing you to add real-life breathing effects in between the words with adjustable volume and duration for the breath in the voice
    • Break You can even introduce pauses between two words with the Break feature

 

For a more detailed walkthrough about Animaker Voice, check out this blog – How to make a Computer Generated Voice? [The Easiest way]

Sample voice note from Animaker Voice

2. NaturalReader Commercial

 

NaturalReader Commercial is an AI Voiceover software that helps you convert text to speech quickly and download them as audio files.

They use synthesized AI voices to bring you the highest quality natural-sounding voices available in the market today.

What’s special about NaturalReader Commercial

Multi-language

With about 176 voices from 27 different languages, including regional variations like Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, and US Spanish, NaturalReader Commercial offers the customers the variety to choose their preferences.

Studio Editor

NaturalReader Commercial comes with a Studio Editor that helps you assign specific voices and speeds to selected pieces of text or use drag and drop to rearrange sections easily. This Studio Editor is the key feature of this voice over software.

Pronunciation Editor

With the Pronunciation Editor, you can use word substitution or phonetic characters to correct or improve the pronunciation of a given word or phrase.

Advanced Controls

Also, Natural Reader offers advanced controls. For example, you can use SSML tags to adjust pitch, tone, and emphasis or insert silence periods.

Commercial Licensing

NaturalReader offers a commercial license that allows you to use the audio publicly or for any redistribution purposes. And this means you can use the audio in your YouTube videos, company training videos, eLearning modules, public announcements or broadcasts, and other business, public, or commercial purposes.

Pricing

The commercial subscriptions available under the monthly subscription are,

    • Free Plan – $0 per month
    • Single plan – $99 per month
    • Team Plan – $204 per month for four members

Pricing for this particular voice over software lies on the expensive side compared to the market standards. There’s an option for a yearly subscription as well, and the corresponding prices are Single Plan at $49 and Team Plan at $79 (for a four-member team). Still, this is expensive compared to the other players in the market.

 

Pros

    • Studio editor to completely customize the audio output
    • Pronunciation editor
    • Commercial licensing to use the audio public purposes
    • Advanced controls – SSML tags

Cons

    • No export option is available in the Free plan. It doesn’t allow you to download any audio files. You can only use the interface and get to know about the software.
    • Synthesized voices are available, but they can sound even more realistic.
    • Language options offered can be increased.
    • Pronunciation editor and advanced controls are not available for all voices.
    • Pricing plans are expensive compared to other software players in the market.

Sample Voice Note

As NaturalReader Commercial doesn’t have an export option in the free plan, we couldn’t showcase their sample voice notes.

3. Murf.ai

Murf is an AI voice over platform where users can generate synthetic speech from text and add it to their videos and presentations. They specialize in voice synthesis. AI technology is used to create realistic voice overs for various purposes, including e-learning, business presentations, gaming, and more.

Murf promises guaranteed quality and no more robotic voices. Instead, their voices are human-sounding, and quality checks across dozens of parameters. So gone are the days of computerized text to speech; it isn’t easy to distinguish between Murf’s advanced AI voices and recorded human voices.

What’s special about Murf.ai

Murf provides a wide range of 100% natural-sounding AI voices in 20 languages for professional voice over projects and presentations.

Murf provides a variety of voices in 20 languages. Most languages have voices accessible for quality testing, even in the free plan. In addition, some languages, such as English, Spanish, and Portuguese, accommodate various accents.

 

 

It’s more than simple text-to-speech software.

 

Add voice to videos or images

Murf Studio makes it simple to produce voice over videos and presentations. You can attain that ideal video timing by simply uploading videos or photos and altering the timing using the blocks in the bottom timeline. Then, add your text, convert to audio, and match your text blocks with your visuals in minutes to get the perfectly stitched voice over video.

Grammar assistant

Murf Studio includes a free grammar and punctuation checker, so you can always write immaculate scripts for your voice overs. It detects any grammatical, spelling, or punctuation mistakes in your text. It makes recommendations for enhancing the script for a higher-quality voice over.

Free background music

Murf Studio comes with a built-in archive of royalty-free audio tracks that you may use in your projects. Plus, there’s more. Each background music file has been labeled and classified based on use cases, such as explainer videos, presentations, advertising, and moods, such as joyful and peaceful. So on, so you can locate what you need quickly. But, of course, you also use your music within the project, and that’s also a possibility.

Pricing

 

Murf offers a free plan and three paid pricing options. Under the yearly subscription,

    • Basic plan – $13 per month
    • Pro plan – $26 per month
    • Enterprise – $83 onwards per month

Under the free plan, you get Single User access, and you can try out all 120+ voices plus get 10 mins of voice generation and 10 mins of transcription. However, you have no downloads in the free plan.

Under the Basic plan, you get Single User with Unlimited Downloads, 24 hours of voice generation/year, access to 60 voices in about ten different languages. Also, Commercial Usage rights are included. In addition, chat and Email support will be provided in this plan.

The Pro Plan supports up to 3 users with 96 hours of voice generation/year and 48 hours of transcription/year. You also get access to 120+ voices in about 20 different languages. Also, there are Recorded voice editing and Voice changer features. Commercial Usage rights and Priority Support are also included.

In the Enterprise plan, you get an Account Manager, Custom voice generation time, Custom transcription time, specify the number of users, SSO is enabled. Also, Collaboration features and Centralized invoicing are available.

Pros

    • A total of 120 voice overs in 19 languages
    • All plans include full HD video export
    • Pricing is on the affordable end compared to the market standards
    • Extensive voice over studio
    • A full scope of voice over customization is available

Cons

    • No downloads in the free plan
    • Voice changer is limited to the Pro and Enterprise plans only
    • Recorded voice editing feature can be improved and added to all the plans
    • The number of languages offered can be increased.

Sample Voice Note

Since there were no download options available in the free version, we couldn’t showcase any sample audios from the Murf voice over software.

4. Wideo

 

 

Wideo is a video-making website with over 2.5 million registered users worldwide. Make promotional films, explainer videos, demo videos, and presentations, among other things.

Wideo also provides a text-to-speech tool that uses the Google text-to-speech API. Wideo’s Text to Speech Software (TTS) is a quick and straightforward approach to converting text to audio to make your message more memorable and inclusive to the audience.

What’s special about Wideo

With Wideo’s TTS, you can convert text to speech, download it as an mp3 file, import the audio file into your video editor, and add a professional voiceover to your videos.

Without creating an account in Wideo, you can still make your own voice overs and download them as mp3 audio files. Under the free version, you get to convert 2000 characters per day.

Pricing

Wideo comes as a video creation suite, and along with it is the text-to-speech tool.

The basic plan is $59 per month, and the Pro plan is $99 per month. Both provide a limited character count for conversion and download. The Pro plan starts at $99 per month, and the Pro+ plan starts at $199 per month. Unlimited characters limit is included in these two plans for the text to speech conversion.

Pros

    • Offers more than 40 global languages
    • You can customize the pronunciation speed of the text
    • User-friendly interface
    • Pro plan is economical compared to the market standards
    • Free user plan is available

Cons

    • Customization of the voices are limited
    • More number of global languages can be added
    • Integrations can be included to support other applications
    • Detailed information about the tool can be provided

Sample voice note from Wideo TTS

5. Play.ht

 

Play.ht is a text-to-speech and Al voice synthesis software. You can instantly convert text into natural-sounding speech and download them as audio files in MP3 and WAV formats.

What’s special about Play.ht

You can quickly pick the correct voice from an extensive library of 570 Al voices in 60+ languages and generate natural-sounding voices in no time.

Creating Audio files

Play.ht voice over software gives the users basically two options,

1. Create audio from text 2. Source from an article URL. You can enter the text or fetch content from a URL, convert it to audio, and download it as MP3 or WAV files.

WordPress Plugin

The voice over software comes with a Plugin for WordPress. You can easily add audio to blog posts, pages, and e-learning materials from your WordPress dashboard. Use AI voices and audio player widgets to make your textual content audible.

To improve content accessibility, user engagement, and time on page metrics, you may convert your blog posts, articles, and eLearning content into audio with the plugin.

Medium Extension

Play.ht also offers a Chrome browser extension for Medium. You can easily add audio to your Medium stories by installing and using the available Medium Chrome Extension.

API access

Use the API to gain access to Play.ht. For example, if you’re a developer, you can use Play.ht’s API to incorporate text-to-speech conversions into your software. The API uses a comprehensive collection of voices and languages to provide a single interface for converting text to speech.

Complete Customization

Play.ht allows you to modify the voice overs by simply highlighting the words altogether. To make the speech more human-like, add pauses and emphasis. You may even alter the voice’s pace, tone, and pronunciation to mimic genuine human voices in specific scenarios better.

Podcast Hosting

With Play.ht, you can get the RSS feed of the created audio files and distribute them to powerful podcasting platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

Pricing

Play.ht offers four paid plans (prices below are when billed monthly)

The personal plan starts at $19 per month. This plan is apt for school projects and proofreading content. It includes unlimited previews and downloads, but the catch is you won’t get commercial rights for reuse; podcast hosting is also not included.

The professional plan starts at $39 per month. Premium voices are the key added advantage in this plan. And along with it, you get customizable audio players and exclusive commercial rights. Even Podcast hosting is included in this plan.

The growth plan starts at $99 per month. Under this plan, you get everything included in the Professional plan. In addition, you get a pronunciation library and an automatic audio creation feature along with it.

The business plan starts at $199 per month. Everything in the Growth plan is covered here. Also, priority technical support is offered. You get the rebranding and reselling rights as well. Teams’ access to the project for possible collaboration is also included.

The pricing varies drastically when you opt for the plans yearly,

    • Personal- $14.25 per month
    • Professional – $29.25 per month
    • Growth- $74.25 per month
    • Business – $149.25 per month

But the features included remain the same as when the plans are billed monthly.

Pros

    • Offers 570+ AI Voices and 60+ Languages
    • Supports MP3 & WAV Export of audio files
    • Commercial Use licensing is provided (except personal plan)
    • Full SSML Support
    • Availability of API Access
    • Plugin Integrations with WordPress and Medium

Cons

    • Rebranding and Reselling rights are included in the Business plan only
    • Voice over options are too many, but most of them sound less human-like
    • The free version supports only three downloads.

Sample Voice Note from Play.ht

Top 5 Birthday Video Makers in 2022!

If you are here, then you must be planning something special for someone’s birthday. 

Worry not! You are on the right article. 

For most of us in today’s world, life gets busy, and it becomes impossible to stay beside our loved ones 24/7, especially on special occasions like birthdays. 

While that is sad, technology has also given us a myriad of ways to make our loved one’s day special without having to be next to them.

Online birthday video makers are one such blessing.

But there are so many Birthday video makers on the internet today. So you might find it difficult to shortlist one that is perfect for you and what you want to create for your loved one.

Well, that is why we’ve taken all the effort needed to bring you a list of the top 5 best video makers. In addition, we’ll dive deep and explain the key features of each one of these web-based online tools. 

Their pros and cons will give you clarity over which one is the best birthday video maker for you. 

Let’s start with our first recommendation.

1. Animaker

Animaker Birthday Video Maker

Yes. It’s our application. But hear us out. 🙂

If you are out of time but still want to make something super unique for your loved one, then there is no better application for you than Animaker’s Birthday Video Maker.

Animaker is already known as a Swiss Army knife of creativity because of the wide range of features it brings to the table. So when talking about making birthday videos that are super unique, you can’t go wrong with Animaker. 

Here’s what makes Animaker unique

  • You can build animated versions of yourself and your loved ones and feature them in your video.
  • It comes with 1000s of pre-built templates that can be edited in just minutes.
  • It also comes loaded with Millions of stock assets, properties, and icons that make your video truly stand out.

Yes, you heard that right!

You really can build an Animated version of yourself or your loved one and feature it in your video.

Think you don’t have enough time to create a whole video?

Well, don’t worry. The 1000+ Template collection will help you create your video in a matter of minutes.

In addition to that, you get access to 100M+ stock assets, properties, icons, and more. This means that you can bring any idea to life using the Animaker application if you can imagine it! You can make it on Animaker!

Other Key Features: 

  • Extensive facial expressions for the animated characters
  • Auto lip-sync feature for the animated characters
  • Heart-stirring library of 30K+ royalty-free music collection
  • Real-time Multi-user collaboration
  • Video formats for all social and messaging platforms
  • In-Built TTS (Text to speech) Engine

Pros:

  • It has a Free plan
  • The only tool to offer 4K video exports
  • No software downloads required
  • Ability to create Gifs. 

Cons:

  • The free plan has a small watermark

Pricing: Starts with the Free plan. But, you can get the basic package for just $10 per month. 

If you want to learn how to use Animaker to create a beautiful birthday video in just a matter of minutes, check out our blog here.

2. Fastreel

Fastreel Birthday Video Maker

Fastreel is an online video-making and editing software by Movavi. As the name suggests, it is designed to make, merge, cut, and compress a video fast. In addition, they have a wide selection of transitions and adjustable clip duration. 

Its file upload size for videos is up to 500MB. You can change the speed of your video effortlessly with Fastreel. Like Animaker, they too have different templates and music to choose from in the library.

You can also upload audio of your choice from your computer. Without using Fastreel’s templates, you can make a video by uploading images and videos. Their drag and drop feature allows you to get this task done effortlessly. 

Key Features:

  • Video editing tools: trimming, cropping, resizing, and more.
  • Visual effects, including stop-motion and filters

Pros:

  • Built-in music library
  • Easy to edit and merge videos

Cons:

  • The free plan has a watermark
  • Only a single template for birthday 
  • No option to upload our own images or videos and use them in existing templates. 
  • No variety of video formats

Pricing: It has a Free plan. But to get extra features, the basic package starts at $9.95 per month.

3. Magisto

Magisto Birthday Video Maker

Magisto is an AI-powered video maker tool. It tends to have a particular set of templates for every occasion. The graphics and effects available on this platform can make your video look really cool.

While all of this sounds great, it might not be able to help you create a birthday video that is super unique. But what you will be able to do well is use clips and photos that you might have shot previously and use them to create a birthday video very quickly.

One can also choose different songs to be played on their video from their library. It also allows the person to select the video orientation before making the video. Finally, you can share the finished video with a secure password.  

Key Features: 

  • AI-powered video maker
  • It comes with a decent number of pre-built templates
  • Video formats are available for other platforms.

Pros:

  • Ability to share private video links
  • AI video editing
  • Access to stock images and videos
  • Excellent graphics

Cons:

  • It only delivers videos in 480p quality
  • It only has a 7 day trial period
  • Best features are available only on a paid subscription

Pricing: There is no free plan available. The starting package is at the rate of $4.99 per month. 

4. Animoto

Animoto Birthday Video Maker

Animoto’s functionality to drag and drop things makes it painless to insert images and videos. With Animoto, you can either start from scratch or choose one of their templates. That can save a lot of time for you. 

It has 3K+ licensed songs that can be included in your video. In addition, you can record your voice and add it to your video, or you can simply enter the birthday wishes in a text form. 

At Animoto, you can choose different fonts for your text. Animoto also has offers for different packages. People willing to subscribe can avail of their offers for less money. 

Key Features: 

  • Built-in birthday songs
  • Great stock assets 

Pros:

  • Fast performance
  • Can directly share videos to social media
  • Variety of fonts and text effects
  • 3K+ licensed songs

Cons:

  • The free plan has a watermark.
  • Very few templates 

Pricing: It has a Free plan. But the basic plan for extra features starts from $8 per month.

5. Renderforest

Renderforest Birthday Video Maker

Renderforest has over 600 hand-crafted templates for different occasions. It allows you to create custom videos, greeting cards, or invitations using their birthday templates. 

Along with that, you may upload images and songs to make your video more enticing. Moreover, one can edit their videos as many times as they like. 

Renderforest is good if you don’t mind its limitations. For example, when you load a template, its scenes are of fixed length, and you can’t make it longer or shorter. 

Renderforest offers royalty-free stock footage, but it’s not as big as the one offered by Animaker. One will have to pay to get rid of the watermark from their video. 

Key Features: 

  • Library of animations, songs, etc
  • Royalty-free stock footage

Pros:

  • Customizable video templates
  • A broad selection of scenes
  • Voiceover feature

Cons:

  • The free plan comes with a watermark
  • The free plan only allows exports at 360p quality.
  • Limited video length

Pricing: Free plan. The pricing plan for extra features starts from $9.99 per month.

Final Thoughts

We really hope that our compilation of the best birthday video makers helps you make your loved one’s birthday special. If you think we should add any other solution to our list, let us know in the comments below

 

How to create effective job aids using videos? (Free template)

The average employee is only productive for 2 hours and 33 minutes per day

Productivity is the pillar of an effective workforce. In the age of information overload, a key factor in increasing productivity is to have the right information at the right time. 

jobaide

Job aids provide a simple and effective way to boost the productivity of employees by providing essential information in an easily accessible format.

What is a Job Aid?

Job aids are concise instructions or hints that help employees perform a particular task by providing the right information at the right time. They help employees increase productivity by preventing mistakes. Job aids come in many forms like One-pagers, Videos, Infographics, Manuals, To-do lists, Checklists, etc. 

Job aids are so useful that your employees may already be using them in one form or another. Have you ever seen a computer like this in your office?

job aide

Congratulations, your employees have already realized the power of Job aids!👍

Employees utilize the resources that they have at their disposal to create job aids that can help them complete their tasks efficiently. But what if you could provide a job aid that is 1000x better than the sticky notes?

Video Job Aid

Job Aids come in many shapes and forms. Some of the most commonly used job aids are in the form of a printed document that is not more than a page in length. They can be used as a quick memory refresher that gives you the essential information just when you are about to perform a task. Have you seen this image on fire extinguishers?

what is a job aid

In case of a fire,  this piece of paper gives you the exact information you need to use the extinguisher and save yourself. This is a great example of a job aid outside the work environment. It is effective because it gives you all the information you need to get the job done at the correct time.

In the digital era, not all job aids have to be on a printed sheet. For example, if you take on the task of cooking pasta at your next company outing, would you prefer to have a long 10 page printed document on how to do it or would you prefer to play this video and cook along?

According to Forrester Research, employees are 75% more likely to watch a video than reading text. Videos are the ultimate job aides as they utilize both the audio and visual senses to communicate information effectively. This creates a bigger memory imprint in the mind of the viewer thereby making the process of information retention much more efficient.

For example, here is a video job aid created by Salientsys company to showcase a simple process to their employees.

This video gives a complete walkthrough of the process in under 10 minutes. Whereas, a text document with the same process would be so long and tedious for the employees to read and understand.

Now, Let’s dive in and find out how to create engaging job aides using videos.

How to create an effective job aid (step-by-step)

Video job aids are very useful and effective, yet we don’t see a lot of companies creating these yet. There are two main reasons:

  • Cost
  • Time

Traditionally, creating video job aids was both expensive and time-consuming. With the advent of powerful video creation tools like Animaker, video job aids have become easy and affordable to make.

Let’s see the step-by-step process of how to create video job aids easily.

Step 1: Collect outline data on the task

Step 2: Choose the format

Step 3: Create the script and the storyboard

Step 4: Create a video job aid using Animaker

Now, let’s get into each of the steps.

Step 1: Collect outline data on the task

The role of a job aid in the workplace is to help employees perform a specific task, so the best place to start a job aid is from the employees themself. Collect data regarding the particular task from the employees who perform the task regularly.

Note down all the important points. Understand the concept before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Choose the format

Now, it’s time for you to choose the right video type to represent your job-aid. 

As we discussed earlier, video job aids come in different types. Each different video type has its own benefits. Depending on the type of content that you are putting into your job aid, you can choose the type that works best for you. Here are some of some examples: 

  1. How to videos – Great for explaining DIY tasks
  2. Listicle videos – Great for explaining step by step processes and lists
  3. Explainer videos – Works best for explaining complicated concepts
  4. Screen capture walkthrough videos – Great for showing product walkthroughs/demos
  5. Talking head videos – Great for explaining concepts that require face-to-face interaction eg, soft skill training.

Step 3: Create the script and storyboard

The most important aspect of any effective video job aid is the script. Scripts are like a roadmap that can guide you to create the perfect video job aid. To make your video creation process even easier, you can convert the script into a simple storyboard.

 

jobaides

You don’t have to be an artist to create a storyboard, just a rough sketch with some stickman figures will also do the trick. 

Step 4: Create a video job aid

Let’s look into how to create an effective video job aid. Creating a video job aid can be done very easily using a powerful video creation tool like Animaker.

For the purpose of this article, let’s create a video job aid that showcases 6 steps of the customer onboarding process. This job aid will have two goals:

  • Educate the team on the steps to be followed for smooth customer onboarding
  • Serve as a memory refresher that they can refer every time they want to onboard a new customer 

Want to start creating video job aids for your company? Click here to claim your free personalized demo of Animaker.

Once you have your own Animaker account,

Step 1: Log in

how to create a job aide

Step 2: It’ll lead you to the Dashboard

Job aid meaning

If you’re unsure about starting a project from scratch, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let our Animaker pre-built templates do the job for you.

Step 3: As mentioned above, we are creating a job aid for the customer onboarding process. To emphasize the step-by-step process of onboarding, a listicle video will be the ideal choice.

Scroll down to the listicle video templates section in the Animaker dashboard and pick a template. You can pick any of the listicle templates and customize them to your needs.

job aide examples

Now, let’s see how to edit the template according to our context. 

Before jumping into creating a job-aid, let us get you accustomed to the different sections of the Animaker application so that it’ll be easy for you to understand the interface and create one of your own. 

There are 5 sections in Animaker:

  • Library 
  • Workspace 
  • Scenes 
  • Menu bar
  • Timeline

video job aide

Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.

Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your job aid will come to life.

Scenes – The scenes section houses all the different scenes that are part of a video. They are similar to the slides section in presentation tools. 

Menu bar – You can change the title of the video, play the video from the beginning, share and publish the video.

Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. There are three different timelines:

  • Animation timeline: Lets you adjust the entry and exit timings of any kind of elements like characters, props, text, logos, images, etc., that are present in the video.
  • Video timeline: Lets you trim and adjust the music and video files used to edit the video and the music track. 
  • Camera timeline: Lets you add and adjust the timings of the camera effects.  

Let’s get started!🤩

Step 4: Firstly, let’s see how to edit the texts in the template. 

To change the text just double click and enter the new text. When you click on any text, you’ll notice a bunch of options appearing along with the text. 

This is called the item menu. The item menu allows you to modify the text. You can change the font style, font size, font color, etc. 

(Usually, in pre-built templates, the effects will be already designed – all you have to do is either use them or edit them to your convenience)

job aid template

Step 5: Let’s look at how to change the background and adjust it according to your use. 

First, select the scene where you want to change the background. Then simply click on the video icon from the library section and search for your relevant video. 

Click on the video and it will be uploaded to the workspace.

jobaide

Step 6: Next, let’s see how to upload a logo into your video.

Click on the Upload section that is available on the bottom left of the library. Now upload the video/image which you want to insert.

jobaid

Once the file is uploaded, click on the uploaded file in the library to load it into the workspace.

job aid definition

 

Step 7: Add music tracks to your text animation. 

Go to the music section of the library, here you can find 30000+ music tracks. To have a preview of a music track, just hover over it. Then, click on the music track of your choice to apply it to the video.

job aid definition

You can see the music track in the video and audio timeline, and if you further click on the music track, you will get a bunch of different options. 

Here, you can preview the music track, control the volume of the music track, duplicate it, and delete it.

That’s it, your first video job aid is ready in seven easy steps.

Yes, you are most welcome to put your imagination into a real video and customize it further!

And here’s our final video:😎

what is a job aid

Want to utilize this template for your company? Click here to talk to an Animaker Expert.

To download your video, go to the Publish option at the right top of your window. Click the ‘Download Video’ option and then download.

job aid means

Conclusion

Video job aids are an essential tool to boost the productivity of your employees. The steps used in this article are just the beginning. The world of video job aids has hundreds of other applications that will help you skyrocket your employee performance.

 

How to post YouTube videos on Instagram [Easiest way – 2021]

Are you thinking of repurposing a YouTube video on Instagram? Well, YouTube videos can be repurposed directly to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and a few other major social media networks. However, YouTube doesn’t provide an option of repurposing the videos to Instagram directly.

In this article, you will learn how to repurpose YouTube videos on Instagram in three simple steps

 

STEP 1: Downloading the YouTube video

There are several ways to download YouTube videos. The simplest way is to use a third-party website like savefrom.net or ytmp3

Copy and paste the YouTube video link in either of the above websites and download

STEP 2: Customizing the video for Instagram

Instagram allows us to share videos as Reels, Story, IGTV, and Post. Each one of these content types has requirements that have to be met before you can successfully upload it to your Instagram account. 

The requirements are as below


For IGTV: 

  1. Video duration has to be at least 1 minute long
  2. The maximum length can be 15 mins (when uploading from a mobile device) or 60 mins (when uploading from the web)
  3. You can upload in 9:16 aspect ratio (1080 pixels x 1920 pixels) (Vertical video) or You can upload in 16:9 aspect ratio (1920 x 1080 pixels) (Horizontal video). We recommend uploading in the vertical format as most of the content on Instagram will be consumed from a mobile phone
  4. And in terms of output quality, the video has to be at least 720p

For Reels:

  1. Video duration can be from 15 – 60 seconds
  2. The aspect ratio should be 9:16 (1080 pixels x 1920 pixels)

For Story:

  1. Video duration can be up to 15 seconds
  2. The aspect ratio should be 9:16 (1080 pixels x 1920 pixels)

For Posts:

  1. Video duration can be up to 60 seconds
  2. Aspect ratio should be 1:1 (1080 pixels x 1080 pixels) or 4:5 (1080 pixels x 1350 pixels)

As you can see, a 9:16 vertical video is the best-suited video type to be posted for Reels, Story, IGTV and a 1:1 square video is the best-suited video type for Instagram posts.

So now, we’ll show how to customize your horizontal YouTube video for both aspect ratios.


Customizing the video for Instagram Reels, Story, and IGTV

This is the sample YouTube video that we are going to repurpose on Instagram and I have downloaded the video to my PC using

In this instance, we aim to generate traffic back to the YouTube channel using an Instagram Story.

Let’s see how we can customize the video for Instagram Story

1. Head over to the Instagram Video Maker from Animaker and sign up for a free account.

2. After logging in, you will be redirected to the application’s Dashboard. Under the section Create Project, you can see the different types of projects that can be created using Animaker.

3. To create an Instagram Story, IGTV, or Reels, click on the Vertical video. You will be prompted to choose between a blank canvas and templates to create your video. Since we are planning to customize our YouTube video into an Instagram Story video, click on the Blank option.

4. On choosing the Blank option, a new blank project will open in the application. This is the interface of the Animaker app where you can edit and repurpose your videos.

5. Towards the left-hand side, is the Library section. You will find the Upload option at the bottom of it. Once you click on it, you can select and upload the YouTube video you want from your PC.Note: YouTube videos are of horizontal video format with 16:9 ratio.

6. After uploading, clicking on the video will automatically convert it into a vertical video and fit inside the workspace. Once you click on the video in the workspace, you will notice a set of options. This is called the Item menu and it gives us the options to edit the video.

7. While the video changes from horizontal to vertical video format, certain parts of the video may get cropped because of the change in the aspect ratio. But do not worry. You can always use the Resize feature from the Item Menu and adjust the specific part of the video that has to be visible. Click on the Resize option and you will be able to control the part of the video that will appear within the workspace. But if you want to totally avoid the video getting cropped, use the Resize option to reduce the size of the video and keep it at the center of the workspace and then click apply. Now you can use the space above and below the video to add a Title text or a call to action text. But before adding text, let’s change the background color to make the video look better. To change the color of the background, click anywhere on the white region of the workspace and you can see a new color palette option appearing at the bottom. Click on the edit option over it, and choose the new color that you want to add to the background. Click the green tick icon to apply. In our case, we are choosing the Black color for the background.

8. To add text, click the Text section on the library. From this section, you can choose a blank text box or pick from a list of pre-built text designs that come with pre-applied animation effects.


Let’s see how to use one of the
text boxes to add text to the video. Just click on one of the plain text boxes you like, and it will appear in the center of the workspace. To edit the text, click over it again and type in the new text. Since we want to drive traffic to our YouTube video from our Instagram story, let’s useSWIPE UP” as the call to action text to this video. Once you have typed “Swipe Up” in the text box, click on the settings option that appears on the right side. Using the options available in the settings menu, you can change the font style, color, spacing, and even the transparency of the text. Let’s change the font style and font color for better visibility and keep it at the bottom of the workspace. You will also notice a purple bar in the timeline. You can just drag and adjust its length to control the duration for which the text will appear on this story video. For example, If I want the text to appear after the first two seconds, I have to drag the left edge of the purple bar and move it to the 2s mark on the timeline. Likewise, you can control the entry time and exit time of any text using the edges that are available at both ends of the purple bar.

The next step after this is to add entry and exit effects for the “Swipe Up” text we just added to our project. To do this, head over to the bottom section of the settings menu. The two options ‘Enter effect’ and ‘Exit effect’ let you add enter and exit animation effects to your text. Click on the enter effect option and you can find more than 50+ different text animation effects that can be applied to this text. Here we are selecting “Pop left” as the Enter effect for the text.

After applying the enter effect, you will notice a new pink-colored part within the purple bar in the timeline. This will let you control the duration of the text’s Enter effect. In the same way, we can apply an Exit animation effect for the text. But for this text, we don’t want any exit animation effect so we are not choosing any effect.

Now let’s add an icon to compliment the “Swipe Up” CTA text. We can use the properties option from the library section to add an arrow icon. Also, let’s apply a suitable Enter effect like “Pop Top”, to the arrow, to make it more engaging for the audience.


Similar to how we adjusted the time of entry for the swipe-up text, you can use the purple bar in the timeline to adjust the duration at which the arrow will appear in the video. And similar to the Swipe up text, use the right edge of the pink bar to adjust the Enter effect duration of the arrow.

Now let’s also add a Title for this Instagram story. Let’s type the YouTube video’s title 5 Most Scenic Sunsets on the West Coast “ and place the text box at the top of the video. Use the settings menu that appears on the right side to modify the text color, font style, etc. Adjust the purple bar in the timeline to set the duration at which the text will be seen on the video.

9. Use the Trim feature in the Item Menu to customize the overall duration of the video. Once you click on the trim feature, you can see a pop-up of the video with options to trim it. Drag the purple edges in the timeline to trim the video. Since we are creating an Instagram Story video, set the duration to less than 15 seconds (the max duration for Instagram Story is 15 seconds). Then click on the Green tick icon to apply the changes.

10. Now let’s preview what we have made. Using the Preview button in the menu bar, we can see how the scene looks.

11. Once everything is done, click on the Publish button in the top right corner. From the options shown, select the Download Video option to download the video.

12. Clicking on Download Video, the project will be redirected to the export page. Click on the Download button to save the video directly to your PC.

Now that you know everything you need to customize the video to suit an Instagram story, let’s look at how to customize a video to fit an Instagram post.

 

Customizing the video for Instagram Posts

In this instance, we are going to repurpose a YouTube video on Instagram. We aim to generate traffic back to the YouTube channel using an Instagram Post. Let’s see how to customize the YouTube video (of 16:9 aspect ratio) into an Instagram square video of 1:1 ratio,

1. Head over to the Instagram Video Maker from Animaker and sign up for a free account

2. In the Animaker application’s Dashboard, under the section Create Project, select the Square video format.

3. You will be prompted to choose between a blank canvas and templates to create your video. Since we are planning to customize our YouTube video into an Instagram video, click on the Blank option.

4. On choosing the Blank option, a new project window will appear. This is the interface of the Animaker app where you can edit your videos.

5. Towards the left-hand side, is the Library section. You will find the Upload option at the bottom of it. Once you click on it, you can select and upload the YouTube video you want from your PC.

6. After uploading, clicking on the video will automatically convert it into a square video and fit inside the workspace. Also, an  Item Menu will now be visible in the workspace which lets us edit the uploaded video.

7. While the video changes from horizontal to Square video format, certain parts of the video may get cropped because of the change in the aspect ratio. But do not worry. You can always use the Resize feature from the Item Menu and adjust the specific part of the video that has to be visible.
But if you want to avoid the video getting cropped at all, use the Resize option to reduce the size of the video and keep it at the center of the workspace and then click apply.



In our case, we have Resized the video to the center of the workspace and then clicked Apply.

8. Click in the empty white region of the workspace and an option for editing the background color will be available at the bottom of the screen. Select the suitable color and click the green tick button to confirm. In our case, let’s stick with the default white background color.

9. You can also add text over the video by using the Text section from the library. Once you click on the text section you will have two more options to add text. On the bottom, you can find the pre-built text designs that come with pre-applied animation effects. And plain text at the top that can be customized according to our needs. By clicking on the plain text, a new text box will be added to the workspace. Click on it further and you would be able to type the text that you want to add. We can also drag and move it anywhere within the workspace.

The settings tab appears on the right side. Using these options you can change the font style, color, spacing, and even the transparency of the text.

And at the bottom of the settings, the two options ‘Enter effect’ and ‘Exit effect’ let you add enter and exit animation effects to the text. You will also notice a purple bar in the timeline. You can just drag and adjust its length to control the duration of the text.

In this instance, for our Instagram Square video post, let’s type the title “ Make your breakfast in under a minute ” at the top of the video and add the YouTube channel name ” @YT_YourHomeChef” as the watermark and place it in the bottom space of the video.

10. Use the Trim feature in the Item Menu to customize the duration of the video. According to the Instagram duration requirements (Instagram Square Video Posts can be 60 secs long), drag the edges to trim the duration and click on the Green tick button.
Using the Preview button in the top menu, we can view the changes made to the scene.

11. Once everything is done, click on the Publish button in the top right corner. From the options shown, select the Download Video option to download the video.

STEP 3: Uploading the video to your Instagram account

There are two different ways to upload videos onto Instagram. Let’s see how to publish your videos using both methods.

  1. Using a PC or Mac
  2. Using a Smartphone

1. Using PC or Mac

Only IGTV videos can be uploaded from PC. Follow the instructions below,

    • Visit www.instagram.com on your PC or Mac browser and log in to your Instagram account

    • In the profile page, under the IGTV section, click on the Upload button

    • You will be redirected to the Add new IGTV video section

    • Upload the video either by drag and drop or click on the add button and browse for the video on your PC.
    • Choose a Cover photo and Enter other details – Title and description once everything is completed, click on the Post button.

2. Using a smartphone

Instagram mobile application (Android & iOS) allows uploading the videos to your Instagram account as Reels, Story, IGTV, and Posts. Follow the instructions below

    • Transfer the edited video onto your smartphone from your PC.
    • Login in to your Instagram account, click on the add button at the top right corner in the profile page as shown below

    • This will pop up the different create options from the bottom of the screen. Choose the one according to your requirement. Here, for instance, we have chosen “Story” under the Create option.

  • Now choose the required video from the Gallery section. And click on the “Your Story” option to publish the video as Instagram Story.

The video will be uploaded successfully and will be visible in your profile now.

Kudos! You have learned to post your YouTube videos on Instagram. So why wait? Up your IG game with Animaker.

Top 10 Zoom marketplace tools for startups

The ZoomBoom

Undeniably, online meetings have become indispensable during this pandemic. Virtual Team collaboration applications are now at the heart of all businesses. They enable business owners to ensure that their workforce remains productive and thrive through video, file sharing, chat, in any environment. Videos keep alluring the masses and classes- globally. Moreover, Video has been there far too long. It’s one of the few benefits of this pathetic pandemic. This acceptance has caused Zoom and other video providers to pop and rise their fortune in recent times. Essentially, the market is growing. Remote work may be here to stay!

With the current situation posing challenges to businesses everyday Zoom has gone the extra mile to solve them more effectively with its ease of use.

10 Cool tools to enhance zoom experience:

Zoom shows off new ways to its consumers to take their Zoom experience to the next level through its long list of apps available to download in the Zoom App Marketplace. If you’re looking to make Zoom an indispensable part of your day-to-day remote work life, then one or more of these apps will be useful.

Similar to browser extensions, these apps are available to users without having to leave and open them elsewhere. Most of these apps are free. So, you can work from home without missing a beat.

Here are 10 of those cool Zoom apps.

1. Animaker:

Animaker is an all-in-one drag-and-drop video maker that lets anyone create animations and live-action videos without any video making experience. Now, you can access all your Zoom video recordings right within Animaker! Animaker brings you a super quick way to add your Zoom video recordings directly to Animaker’s library. No more downloading and uploading! 

Once you’ve imported the video recordings, they’re readily available for you to edit and enhance for various use cases.

With Animaker, you can trim, crop, rotate, flip, and adjust your video recordings. Also, with just a simple click, you can apply beautiful readymade transitions, character actions and expressions, and eye-popping text animations.

Connect your Zoom account to Animaker in as few as two clicks!

https://bit.ly/3gMXsmr

With Animaker’s Zoom app, you can:

  • Search and import just the right video recordings from your Zoom account.
  • Seamlessly manage and organize your video recordings.
  • Easily switch between and import from different Zoom accounts.

2. Salesforce:

The Zoom app for Salesforce is filled with features that make meeting with teammates, clients, and leads only a few clicks away. Some of those great features include automatic logging of Zoom activity in a user’s Salesforce history, integration with Zoom Phone, meeting recording that stores in Salesforce, automatic campaign creation, and more.

Close business faster with Salesforce by seamlessly meeting with your customers and efficiently managing your sales calls.

Supercharge your productivity by leveraging Zoom Meetings and Zoom Phone from your Salesforce environment.

With a few clicks, you can seamlessly start a Zoom Meeting with your contacts and record your conversation in your Salesforce activity history. Schedule or start a Zoom Webinar, add leads and contacts as registrants, and track participation as a part of that contact’s details.

Additionally, use the Zoom Phone dialer to easily manage your inbound and outbound sales calls, automatically log call activity, and pop contacts directly from the Salesforce interface into Zoom Phone.

  • Automatically create Salesforce campaigns when Zoom Webinars are created.
  • Automate syncing Zoom Webinar attendee information and webinar participation to contacts.
  • Approve, deny, and cancel webinar registrations natively through Salesforce.

https://bit.ly/2Sfd6i9

3. Gong.io:

Gong’s Revenue Intelligence Platform captures your customer interactions, understands these interactions, and delivers insights.

Gong for Zoom Phone enables you to leverage Gong’s Revenue Intelligence platform with your Zoom cloud phone system. Any meeting scheduled within G Suite or Office 365 is captured by Gong to provide you better visibility and insights into how deals are progressing to enable you to improve your sales performance.

Gong helps your team collaborate, provide feedback, and work together as a lean mean selling machine. Gong uses your team stats and industry benchmarks coupled with AI and shows you what works.

https://bit.ly/3iUTZVx

4. Hubspot:

You can integrate with HubSpot meetings to build stronger relationships with your prospects and leads.You can automatically send dial-in and conference call details to your HubSpot prospects and turn every meeting booked in your HubSpot CRM into a Zoom meeting.

When someone registers for a Zoom webinar, they’re created as a contact in HubSpot.

You can also promote your Zoom webinars with HubSpot workflows to send them automated event reminders, follow-up emails, and more.

Track Zoom webinar attendance and Recordings in HubSpot CRM.

Create lists and views in the HubSpot CRM based on Zoom webinar activities. Use contact properties to see when contacts register and attend webinars and how long they typically stay. View zoom recordings directly on the contact timeline.

https://bit.ly/3vIuuJP

5. Domo:

Domo is the Business Cloud, empowering organizations of all sizes with BI leverage at cloud scale, in record time. With Domo, BI-critical processes that took weeks, months or more can now be done on-the-fly, in minutes, at unbelievable scale. 

Domo’s Zoom App enables organizations to understand productivity, collaboration and service utilization to better enable organizations to maximize their investment in Zoom. Through the Domo platform, users can get detailed insights through intuitive dashboards and visualizations to understand in real-time their company’s current Zoom activity. Instantly see how many meetings are taking place, how long meetings are lasting and how many people are participating. Find detailed metrics to understand productivity and collaboration patterns, understand service usage and from an IT perspective support the organization’s use of Zoom with deep insights. 

https://bit.ly/2SScUFH

6. Google Calendar or Calendly:

Zoom also has a Google Calendar app that adds the option to schedule, start, and join Zoom meetings right from Google Calendar. Zoom can be added to a Google Calendar event by choosing it as the conferencing option, so there’s no need to open the Zoom app in order to meet remotely with Zoom.

With Calendly you can automatically schedule meetings for you and include unique Zoom video conference details for each team member and thereby, shave off your team’ s time.

Connect Calendly + Zoom to automatically add video conferencing details to your calendar events and meeting reminders so everyone is prepared and on time.

  • Automatically generate unique Zoom conference details for every meeting you schedule.
  • Eliminate the need to manually enter or remember conferencing details for all your meetings.
  • Update meeting details in real time when rescheduling or canceling.

https://bit.ly/3qbTyYz

7. Slack:

Zoom integrates with Slack in a similar way to Gmail and helps to streamline your workflow and communications . It lets Slack users schedule, start, record, join, and do many of the functions of the Zoom app from right inside Slack.

  • Start or join Zoom Meetings with one click
  • See real-time how long the Zoom Meeting has been running
  • Keep an eye on who joins or leaves your Zoom Meeting
  • See the duration and participant summary for your Zoom Meeting after it ends
  • Share Zoom Meeting recordings from any Slack channel or group direct message
  • Make a Zoom Phone call from any Slack channel or group direct message

The Zoom integration for Slack can be installed individually by the Slack user with a Zoom account or be deployed by the Zoom account admin to the whole organization with a few simple steps.

https://bit.ly/3cZGobw

8. Zapier:

Online automation tool Zapier can integrate with Zoom in countless ways. It can automate tasks like sending invitations when creating a meeting, automatic webinar registration upon customer payment, and more. Zapier said it has over 1,500 app integrations that can connect to Zoom through its platform, so it could be worth a try if you need to find ways to save time.

https://bit.ly/3vDxPtC

9. Otter.ai:

Otter.ai integrates with Zoom to provide interactive transcripts in real time and post meetings. Participants can view, highlight, comment, and add photos to create shared meeting notes collaboratively.

At a time when most meetings, events, and classes have gone virtual, remote workers and students struggle to listen and pay attention while taking notes. Businesses and schools need help capturing information accurately and making it accessible instantly.

This integration includes two capabilities:

  1. Live Notes: All meeting participants can open the Otter.ai Live Transcript in the LIVE menu at the top of the Zoom window. Log into Otter.ai to highlight, comment, and add photos to the live meeting notes. Available to Otter for Teams subscribers only.
  2. Post-Meeting Transcription: Otter.ai will automatically download Zoom cloud recordings for transcription. Available to all Otter.ai users.

To set up, please follow the instructions at https://blog.otter.ai/zoom

https://bit.ly/3xD6R6Q

10. Eventbrite:

Sell registrations to your Meetings and Webinars and automatically sync participants with the Eventbrite integration

Monetize your Meetings and Webinars by selling tickets and accepting donations with the Eventbrite app. Easily create an Eventbrite event that pulls in details from your Zoom Meeting/Webinar and syncs registrant information from Eventbrite back into Zoom.

  • Learn more about your registrants
  • Sync attendee information with your Zoom account
  • Customize your event
  • Use the Online Events Page to create a custom experience for your attendees
  • Customize when attendees can access links and assets
  • Monetize your content
  • Create multiple ticket types and offer different price points for a single event
  • Collect donations  
  • Simplify the attendee experience
  • Easily set a limit for the number of registrants allowed
  • Attendees automatically receive unique links to access your Zoom Meeting/Webinar
  • Automated emails are sent to attendees 2 days, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before your event
  • Communicate with registrants before and after your events

https://bit.ly/3zFbdw3

Thus, demonstrating just how imperative these apps are to today’s business workflows.  Incredibly, these cool apps are a great boon to the modern workforce.

Comment to let us know how you leveraged one or more of these apps in your day-to-day work life.

How to Add a Voiceover on Google Slides: A Quick Guide

Adding a voiceover to Google Slides presentations is straightforward if you’ve already created a voiceover, and you’re looking to add the audio file to a slide in your presentation.

If you haven’t created a voiceover, and you’re looking to use Google Slides to record a voiceover, well, Google Slides doesn’t have built-in functionality to record voiceovers.

You can only insert audio files into your presentations on Google Slides. You’ll have to create the voiceover separately and then add it to your presentation on Google Slides.

We’ll first show you how to record or generate a voiceover using free tools online and then give you step-by-step instructions on how to add a voiceover in Google Slides.  

Here’s what we’ll cover in this article, feel free to jump to a section that’s relevant to you:

How to quickly create voiceovers for your Google Slides presentations for free

How to add a voiceover to Google Slides presentations

 

How to Create Voiceovers for Your Google Slides Presentations for Free

You can either record your own voiceover using a voice recording tool or generate a voiceover using text-to-speech software.

Let’s see how you can record a voiceover. We’ll be using Rev’s free online voice recording tool to record your voiceover.

You can also use offline voice recording software such as Apple’s GarageBand or Audacity.

Record a Voiceover for Your Google Slides Presentations in 3 Simple Steps using a Free Voice Recorder App

  1. Open the tool and click on the Record button to start recording your voiceover.
  2. You can now pause the recording by clicking on the Pause button.
  3. You can then resume recording by clicking on the Resume button or preview what you’ve recorded by clicking on the Preview button.

    Clicking on the preview button will take you to a window where you can preview, transcribe, or download the recording. Click on the download icon right next to the transcribe button to download the recording.

If you’d rather generate a voiceover using text-to-speech software, you can use Animaker’s free text-to-speech tool.

Animaker uses the NTTS (Neural Text To Speech) model to generate ultra-realistic, crystal-clear audio narrations!

Generate a Human-like Natural-sounding Voice with Text  in 3 Simple Steps using Animaker

Step 1: First, sign up or sign in to Animaker. Then from the Create project section in your dashboard, click on the yellow, Voiceover/TTS button.

Step 2: Now start entering the text in the window that appears next.

You can then pick a Gender, Language, or Voice for your voiceover.

Click on the round button in the top left corner of the window to adjust your voiceover’s Speed, Pitch, and Volume.

If you made changes to the speed, pitch, or volume, you can undo these changes by clicking on the Reset button. 

Also, you can add a breath or break effect between each word and adjust how long it should last. Simply click on the dot between any two words to add a Breath or Break between them. 

You can also let AI take care of making your voiceover sound good by using the auto-enhance functionality. This feature automatically adds the breath effect, speed, pitch, volume, etc., based on the text you’ve entered. Tick the Auto enhance checkbox to auto-enhance your voiceovers. 

Step 3: Click the Preview button to play and preview the voiceover.

And then click on the Download button in the top right corner of the window to instantly download your voiceover to your local computer in MP3 format.

One thing to keep in mind is that in order for you to be able to add an audio file to your Google Slides presentations, it must be in MP3 or WAV audio format.

How to Add a Voiceover to Google Slides Presentations

Now that you have the voiceover file with you, you can go ahead and add it to your Google Slides presentations. Here are the steps to add a voiceover on Google Slides:

Step 1: Upload the Audio File to Google Drive

To upload an audio file, you can open google drive on your browser and simply drag and drop the audio file onto the browser window.

You can also upload the audio file by clicking on the New button in the top right corner of the window and selecting the File upload option from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Customize the Audio File’s Accessibility Settings

You can now change the accessibility settings of your audio file depending on who you want to hear it.

Click on the audio file to select it and then click on the Get link button in the top right corner of the window. 

Then in the popup window that appears next, click on the Restricted dropdown button and select Anyone with the link to set the access level to “Viewer”. Once you’re done, click the Done button in the bottom right corner of the popup window.

Step 3: Embed or Insert the Audio File

Open Google Slides on your browser, open the presentation, and navigate to the slide to which you want to add this voiceover. Then click on the Insert menu from the menu bar and select the Audio option from the dropdown menu.

In the Insert audio window that opens next, click on the relevant audio file and hit the Select button in the bottom left corner of the window to embed that audio file into the slide.

You’ll now notice that an audio icon appears on your slide.

If you’d like to create and add voiceovers to videos, check out our free video voiceover tool.

Got any questions about adding a voiceover to a presentation on Google Slides? Any interesting tips or tools to create and add voiceovers to your presentations on Google Slides that we haven’t covered? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

How to Add a Voiceover in iMovie on iPhone and Mac

Looking to record and add a voiceover in iMovie on iPhone or Mac?

In this article, we show you how to add a voiceover to your video using iMovie on both iOS and Mac, step-by-step, with pictures.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this article, jump to the section that’s relevant to you:

How to add a voiceover to a video in iMovie on iPhone and iPad

How to add a voiceover to your video in iMovie on Mac

Adding a Voiceover to a Video using the Best iMovie Alternative

 

How to Add a Voiceover to a Video in iMovie app on iPhone and iPad

You can use the iMovie app on your iPhone or iPad to add voiceovers to your videos. If you don’t have the iMovie app installed on your iPhone or iPad, you can download and install iMovie for iOS.

Once you’ve installed the iMovie app, follow the steps below to add voiceover to imovie on iPhone and iPad: 

  1. First, create a new project. Open the iMovie app and tap the Create Project button.
    tap create project button

  2. Select Movie from the popup window.
    select movie
  3. Then tap Create Movie at the bottom of the app screen.
    tap create movie text button
  4. Now tap on the area that says Tap + to add videos, photos, or audio to import your videos.
    tap to add video

  5. Now tap Video under the VIDEOS & PHOTOS category.
    tap video
  6. Then tap All, tap on the video you’d like to import, and tap the blue round button with the tick mark on it.
    tap all
  7. Once you’re done adding the video clip, tap Create Movie at the bottom of the app screen.
  8. Now that you’ve imported the video(s), you can now start recording the voiceover. Before you start recording your voiceover, choose where you want your voiceover to start. From the timeline, tap and drag the video(s) to your left to place the playhead where you want your voiceover to start.

  9. Then tap the plus icon and select Voiceover from the menu.


  10. Tap Record in the top right corner of the Ready to Record popup window. Before the app starts recording, you’ll be given a 3-second countdown.

  11. Once you’re done recording the voiceover, tap Stop from the same location as the Record button.

  12. Once you stop recording the voiceover, you’ll be given the options to Cancel, Retake, Review, or Accept your recording. Tap Accept if you’re happy with how it’s come out. Or tap Retake to have another go at it.

  13. Once you’re done recording and adding a voiceover to your video, tap the Done text button in the top left corner of the app window.

How to Add a Voiceover to Your Video in iMovie on Mac

iMovie is a free tool that comes preinstalled on Mac OS.

Here are the steps to adding a voiceover to iMovie on Mac:

  1. Open iMovie and click on the Create New button.
    click create project button

  2. Now select Movie from the dropdown menu.
    pick movie from the dropdown
  3. Click on the Import Media button and select the video that you want to import.
    click on the import media button
  4. Once you’ve imported the video, drag and drop it onto the timeline.

  5. Now let’s record and add a voiceover to this video. First, from the timeline, place the playhead where you want to add the voiceover. 
    Determine where you want to place the playhead in the timeline, hover in that position to reveal a white line, and then simply click there. This will move the playhead to that location.

  6. To record the voiceover, either click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the viewer window or click on the Window menu from the menu bar and select Record Voiceover from the drop-down menu.


  7. Click the slider-bars icon next to the recording button to adjust the voiceover settings such as the input source (available microphones) and volume.

  8. Click the red, round record button to start recording the voiceover.

    You’ll see a 3-second countdown just like on iOS.
  9. To stop recording the voiceover, click on the same record button again. You can also stop recording the voiceover by hitting the space key.

  10. You’ll now see that a new audio clip has been added to the timeline.

    Finally, click Done in the bottom right corner of the viewer window to exit the voiceover mode.

Adding a Voiceover to a Video using the Best iMovie Alternative

If you’re looking for an online tool to add a voiceover to a video, you can use Animaker.

For those who are unaware of Animaker, it is an all-in-one DIY video-making app designed to help non-designers make professional-quality videos from the comfort of their browser.

It just takes 3 simple steps to add a voiceover to your video and download it using our super-simple, free tool.

It works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., and if you use one of these browsers, you can easily add audio files to your videos on your Mac computer.

Here’s how to add a voiceover to a video using Animaker:

Add Voiceovers to Videos in 3 Simple Steps using Animaker

Step 1: Sign up / Log in and Pick the Dimensions

Sign in to your account or create a free account. Then choose the dimensions for your output video depending on which social media platform you’d be posting it on.

You could want your video to be Horizontal, Square, or Vertical in size. Pick one of the premade dimensions from the Create Project section in your dashboard.

You can also pick your own custom height and width for your video. Simply click on the Custom Size Video button from the same section above. Then enter your desired width and height and hit Create Video.

Step 2: Upload Your Video and Add a Voiceover to It

Now upload your video(s). You can upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Navigate to the Upload tab in the menu bar and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.

go to uploads tab and click upload button

Once the video has been uploaded, click on the video to set it onto the canvas.

There are two ways you can create and add a voiceover in Animaker. You can either record your own voice or generate natural-sounding audio narrations using text. 

We’ll show you how to create a voiceover using both the former and latter methods.

To record your own voiceover, first, click on the video you just set onto the canvas or click on the Video Timeline button right below the canvas. Then click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the app window and select Record Voiceover option from the dropdown menu.

You’ll now see a simple popup window with a button to record your voice. Click on the blue, round button with a microphone icon on it to start recording your voice. Then click on the red button to stop recording.

You’ll then be shown options to Preview, Re-record, and enter a name for your voiceover. Click on the Preview button to listen and check if it’s turned out the way you wanted it to. Click on the Re-record button to record the voiceover again and have another shot at it.

If you’re satisfied or happy with the voiceover, click on the Apply button to add the voiceover to your video or scene. You’ll now see that the voiceover appears right underneath the video layer in the timeline. We’ll show you how to edit the voiceover later in the article.

To generate voiceover using text, click on the same microphone icon from the same location but select Text to Speech from the dropdown menu this time around.

Start entering the text in the popup window that appears next. You can enter a name for your voiceover and pick a Gender, Language, or Voice

Click on the round button in the top left corner of the popup window to adjust the Speed, Pitch, and Volume of your voiceover. 

If you’d like to undo all the changes you made, click on the Reset button.

Between each word that’s pronounced, you can add a Breath or Break and determine how long it should last. Simply click on the dot between any two words to add a breath or break between them. 

You can also, however, choose not to make any changes yourself and let AI take care of it by using the Auto enhance feature. The auto-enhance feature automatically adds the breath effect, speed, pitch, etc. Tick the Auto enhance checkbox to auto-enhance your voiceovers.

Click the Play button to play and preview the voiceover. And then click on the Sync button to add it to the scene or video.

You can also upload your own voiceover (or audio) file to your video. You can upload it just like how you’d upload any other file to Animaker. 

Or you can click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the app window and select the Upload Voiceover option from the dropdown menu.

To edit the voiceover, simply click on it from the timeline. This will reveal a tooltip with options to play the voiceover, adjust its volume, duplicate and delete it.

Step 3: Preview and Download the Video

You can now preview your video by clicking on the play button beside the Share button. 

To download the video as an MP4 file, click on the Publish button and select Download Video from the dropdown menu.

You can also share the video directly to various social media platforms from right within the app.

Apart from letting you easily add voiceovers to your videos, Animaker offers all the video editing tools you’d need to edit and fine-tune your video footage.

You might want to explore some related video editing tools that our video editor offers:

And the list goes on… feel free to check out all our video editing software tools and learn why they’re the go-to tools for marketers, content creators, and people with no video editing experience.

Got any questions about adding a voiceover to a video in iMovie or on your Mac computer? Any interesting tips or tools to add voiceovers to your videos on your iPhone or Mac computer that we haven’t covered? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

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How to Add Audio to a Video: 6 Easy Ways in 2021

Looking to add audio to a video on your mobile phone or computer?

Whether you want to add audio in a video on iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we’ll show you how to add an audio file to a video on iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows, step-by-step, with pictures.

Here’s everything we’ll cover, please feel free to jump around:

How to add audio to a video on iPhone and Android using InShot

How to add audio to a video in VLC on Windows and Mac

How to add audio to a video in Windows Movie Maker

How to add audio to a video in iMovie on Mac

How to add audio to a video in Adobe Premiere Pro

How to add audio to a video online using Animaker

How to Add Audio to a Video on iPhone and Android using InShot

If you’re on Android or iOS, you can use InShot to add an audio file or music track to a video. The app is available on both iOS and Android. It’s ideal for adding music to a video and posting it on social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, or Twitter.

Here’s how to add audio or music to a video on iPhone or Android using InShot: 

  1. Open InShot and tap Video to import the video.
    tap video

  2. Once the video has been imported, head to the Music tab.
    go to music tab
  3. You’ll now see that there are three buttons: Tracks, Effects, and Record. If you want to add a background music track to your video, tap Tracks.
    tap tracks
    Now under the Featured tab, you’ll see several groups of tracks. Tap one of the groups, then tap a track.
    go to featured tab
    This will start playing the audio track and reveal a red Download button.
    tap download button
    If you like the track and would want to use it in your video, tap the download button. Once the video is downloaded, you’ll see a Use button in its place. Tap the Use button to use it in your video.
    tap use to use the background music track
  4. InShot allows you to extract and use the audio or music from a video that you have on your phone. To extract audio from a video, use the button that says Extract audio from video under the same Featured tab.
    tap extract audio from video

  5. If you have an audio track on your phone and would like to import and add it to your video, switch to the My Music tab beside the Featured tab.
    go to my music tab
  6. To add sound effects, switch to the Effects tab next to the My Music tab.
    go to effects tab to add sound effects
    If you’d like to add the sound of applause to your video, tap the Applause category, tap an effect from the list, and tap Use to add that effect to your video.
    tap use to use the sound effect in video
  7. You can also record your voice using InShot. Tap the Record button to start recording the audio.
    tap record to record audio
  8. Once you’re done adding the audio track(s) to your video, tap the tick icon.
    tap the tick mark icon to finish adding audio to video
  9. Finally, tap the Save button in the top right corner of the screen to save the video on your phone.
    tap save

How to Add Audio to a Video in VLC on Windows and Mac

VLC media player is a free tool available on both Windows and Mac. If you don’t have it installed, you can download VLC for Windows or VLC for Mac.

Once you’ve installed VLC on your computer, follow the steps below to add audio to a video file on Windows 10 or Mac using VLC media player:

  1. First, open VLC. Then go to Media > Open Multiple Files.
    go to media and open multiple files

  2. In the Open Media window, click Add to import the video.
    click add to import video
  3. Once you’ve imported the video, you can now go ahead and add the audio file to it. In the Open Media window, tick the Show more options checkbox.
    tick the show more options checkbox

  4. Now tick the Play another media synchronously checkbox.
    tick the play another media synchronously checkbox
  5. Then click on the Browse button.
    click browse to find and import audio
  6. In the Open Media window that appears next, click on the Add button and then the Select button in the bottom right corner of the same window to add the audio file.
    click add and then select audio

  7. Then click on the Convert/ Save dropdown button in the bottom right corner and select Convert from the dropdown menu.
    select convert

  8. Now pick a location to save your video. In the Convert window, click on the Browse button under the Destination section.
    click browse

  9. Finally, click Start to save the video.
    click start

How to Add Music to a Video in Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7/8/10

Windows Movie Maker comes with the Windows Essentials suite and Microsoft has ended the support for this suite. You can, however, download the official installer using this download link. We retrieved that link using a web archiving service.

Here are the steps to install and add audio to a video using Windows Movie Maker:

  1. First, install Windows Movie Maker on your Windows computer. Double-click the installer file and pick Choose the programs you want to install option from the window that appears next.
    select choose the programs you want to install

  2. You wouldn’t need most of the tools that come with this suite. If you don’t want to install a tool, untick the checkbox beside that tool. But make sure to leave the Photo Gallery and Movie Maker checkbox ticked. Click on the Install button to begin the installation process.
    select movie maker checkbox and click install

  3. Once Movie Maker is installed, open it and import the videos or photos to it.

    Simply drag and drop the video or audio files onto the software window. Or you can import the videos (or photos) by heading to the Home tab and clicking on the Add Photos and Videos button.
    click add videos and photos

  4. Now let’s add the music or audio to the video. Head to the Home tab and click on the Add music button to import and add the audio file(s) to your video clips. The add music button is right beside the Add Photos and Videos button in the Add section.
    click add music
    Windows Movie Maker supports WMA, MP3, WAV, M4A, AIFF, and  AIF audio formats.
  5. Finally, save the video. To save the video, go to the File tab, select Save movie, and then select Recommended for this project.
    select save movie and recommended for this project

How to Add Audio to a Video on iMovie

iMovie is a free tool that comes preinstalled on Mac OS. Here’s how to add an audio file to a video on Mac using the iMovie desktop software:

  1. Open iMovie and click on the Create New button.
    click create project button

  2. Select Movie from the resulting dropdown menu.
    pick movie from the dropdown
  3. Click on the Import Media button to import the video(s).
    click on the import media button
  4. Once you’ve imported the video, drag and drop it onto the timeline.
    drag and drop the video onto the timeline
  5. Now let’s import the audio track that we want to add to the video. To import an audio file or a video, click on the File menu in the main menu bar and select Import media… from the dropdown menu.
    click file and select import media
  6. Once you’ve imported the audio file, drag and drop it onto the timeline panel. Make sure to not drop it over a video clip. Release the mouse button when you see the green plus button. This will add the audio to the video.
    drag and drop the audio track

How to Add Audio or Music to a Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a paid, professional video editing software designed to be used by professionals. If you already have it installed on your computer, you can use it to add music or audio to a video. 

Here are the steps to add an audio or music file to a video in Premiere Pro:

  1. Go to File > New to create a new video project.
    click file and new

  2. Go to File > Import to import the video(s).
    click file and import
  3. Now drag and drop the imported video from the Project panel onto the timeline.
    find the imported video to crop in the project panel
  4. Now import the audio file that you want to add to the video. Go to File > Import to import the audio file.
    click file and import
  5. The imported audio file will now appear in the Project panel. Simply drag and drop it onto the timeline to add it to the video file. You can trim an audio track and adjust its volume just like you can with a video clip.
    drag and drop the audio track onto the timeline

How to Add and Edit Audio in a Video Online using Animaker

If you’re looking for an online tool to add audio to video, you can use Animaker.

For those who are unaware of Animaker, it is an all-in-one DIY video-making app designed to help non-designers make professional-quality videos from the comfort of their browser.

It just takes 3 simple steps to add audio or music to a video and download it using our super-simple, free tool.

It works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., and if you use one of these browsers, you can easily add audio files to your videos on your Windows or Mac computer.

Moreover, you can upload and combine your audio files and videos in multiple formats such as MP4, MPG, WebM, MOV, and more formats. 

Here’s how to add an audio file to a video using Animaker:

Add Audio (or Music) to Your Videos in 3 Simple Steps using Animaker

Step 1: Sign up / Sign in and Pick the Dimensions

First, sign in to your account or create a free account. Now pick the dimensions for your output video depending on the social media platform you’d be posting it on.

Want your video to be Horizontal, Square, or Vertical in size? Pick one of the premade dimensions from the Create a video section in your dashboard.

pick the dimensions

If you want to pick your own height and width for your video, simply click on the Custom Size Video button from the same section above. Then enter your desired width and height and hit Create Video.

enter the custom width and height

Step 2: Upload the Video and Add Audio to It

Now upload the video and audio file(s). You can upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Head to the Upload tab in the main menu bar and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.

go to uploads tab and click upload button

Once the video has been uploaded, click on the video to set it onto the canvas.

video set onto the canvas

Now click on the music or audio file to add it to your video project. Once you add the audio file to your video, it will appear right underneath the video layer in the timeline.

audio appears under video layer

To edit your audio file, simply click on the audio file from the timeline. This will reveal a tooltip with options to preview or play the audio track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, etc.

click on the audio track to reveal options to edit audio

To adjust when the audio should start or stop playing, simply click and drag the audio file to the left or right and/or drag one of the handles (black in color) on either side.

drag the handles to trim the audio

You can also add an audio track from our library. Animaker’s music library features a wide variety of royalty-free background music tracks. Head to the Music tab to access our music library.

go to music tab

Moreover, Animaker also lets you add a voiceover to your video. You can record your voice or generate natural-sounding, crystal clear audio narrations simply using text.

Click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the app window to record (or generate) voice for your video.

click on microphone icon

Step 3: Preview and Download the Video

You can preview the video by clicking on the play button beside the Publish button. 

click preview to preview video

To download the video, click on the Publish button and select Download video from the dropdown menu.

click publish and select download video

You can also share the video directly to various social media platforms from right within the app.

share it on popular social media channels

Apart from letting you easily add music to your videos, Animaker offers all the video editing tools you’d need to edit and fine-tune your video footage.

You can use Animaker’s video editor to:

And the list goes on… feel free to check out all our video editing software tools and learn why they’re the go-to tools for marketers, content creators, and people with no video editing experience.

Got any questions about adding audio to a video on Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS? Any interesting tips or tools to add background music to your videos on your phone or computer that we haven’t covered? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

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