How to Add a Voiceover to Your Video Guide with Guidde

Learn how to add voiceovers to your how-to videos effortlessly with Guidde. Record your own voice or use our Text to Voice feature with natural voice

May 20, 2024
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Adding voiceovers to your how-to video guides can be a game-changer when it comes to engaging your audience and effectively delivering your message. However, the process of recording audio simultaneously while capturing your video can be daunting and time-consuming. 

Luckily, Guidde provides a hassle-free solution that enables you to add audio voiceovers with ease during the editing process. With Guidde's Text to Voice feature and the option to record your own voice, you can easily create high-quality videos that are sure to impress your audience. 

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to add voiceovers to your video guide with Guidde.

Why Voiceovers are Important for Video Guides

Adding a voiceover to your video guide is essential for improving the user experience and understanding of the content. It provides a more engaging and interactive experience, making it easier for viewers to follow along and retain the information. Voiceovers also allow for a personal touch and can help establish trust and credibility with your audience. Additionally, it provides accessibility for those who may have difficulty reading or understanding written text. 

Text to Voice in Video Guides

Text to voice technology is useful for those who want to create high-quality voiceovers quickly and easily without having to record their own audio. It allows for customization of the voice, accent, and language used in the voiceover, and can even be used to generate voiceovers in multiple languages. Text to voice is also useful for those who are not comfortable with recording their own voice or who do not have access to professional recording equipment. 

What’s the Difference Between Voiceovers and Text to Voice? 

Voiceovers and text to voice are two methods of adding audio to video guides. Voiceovers involve recording a human voice to provide narration or instructions for the video content. This approach is ideal when you want to add a personal touch to your video and create a more engaging experience for your viewers. 

On the other hand, text to voice involves using a computer-generated voice to provide audio for the video content. This method is useful when you need to quickly create a voiceover without having to record a human voice. While both methods have their advantages, it ultimately comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your video content.

Step by Step Guide for Adding a Voiceover to Your Video 

Create Your Video with Guidde

To create a how-to video guide with Guidde, follow these steps: 

  1. Sign up to Guidde (it’s free)
  2. Sign in to your account 
  3. Download the Guidde Browser Extension
  4. Click on the red "G" icon to record a step-by-step video.
  5. Select the tab from which you want the recording to start and click "Capture Workflow".
  6. Go through the workflow you would like to capture. Guidde identifies your clicks, typed inputs, and URL changes.
  7. Once you have completed recording the workflow, hover over the red "G" icon in the right corner of the screen and click the "Stop" button.
  8. Within a few seconds, a new tab with the automated step-by-step video will be displayed.

Adding a Voiceover to Your Video

Once you’ve made your video guide, click on the video to edit it. Then follow these steps to add a voiceover to your video: 

  1. To add a voiceover to a step, click on the "Voiceover" button while editing the step.
  2. Select the relevant language, and we'll auto-transcribe the recording based on the language selected.
  3. Choose the microphone device you want to use for recording.
  4. Click on the red "Record" button to start recording.
  5. Click "Stop" when you are done recording or "Restart" if you want to record it again.
  6. Once stopped, you can play, restart, or delete the recording.
  7. Click "Add Recording" to add it to the step.
  8. Once added, we'll automatically transcribe the recording, and an avatar element with your picture will be added to the step. You can edit the transcript, move or resize the avatar, or delete it if you prefer.

Adding Text to Voice 

Guidde offers a Text to Voice feature with over 100 natural-sounding voices in 13 languages, allowing you to choose the perfect voice that suits your needs based on gender and accent. Here's how to add text to voice to your video guide with Guidde:

  1. Click on the "Voiceover" button while editing a step.
  2. Select the "Text to Voice" tab.
  3. Choose your preferred language.
  4. Select a speaker voice - preview by clicking the play button next to the name.
  5. Type your text in the "Transcript" text box.
  6. Click "Add Voiceover" to generate the voiceover.
  7. Preview the audio by clicking "Play" or edit/delete the voiceover as necessary.
  8. An avatar with the selected voice's photo will be added and can be resized, moved, or deleted.

Final thoughts 

In conclusion, adding voiceovers and text to voice in your how-to videos is an effective way to make your content more engaging and accessible to your audience. With Guidde's easy-to-use platform, you can add voiceovers in a variety of languages and natural-sounding voices, as well as create automated voiceovers with the text to voice feature. 

By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can create high-quality, personalized videos that will help your audience understand your content better. If you’re ready to get started, sign up to Guidde to start making your own video guides today.

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