Need a goofy sidekick? What about a recorded warning message? Or, maybe you just aren’t comfortable with using your own voice in videos…
Well maybe Alex can help! Or Victoria, Vicky, Bruce, Fred and Kathy! Who are these helpful people? They are our friends built into ScreenFlow!
Insert Speech Clip
Under the Insert menu in ScreenFlow there is an often unknown and overlooked option to add a speech clip to your ScreenFlow project. Type a phrase or two into the resulting box, choose your character, and ScreenFlow will turn your text into speech! Now before we get real deep into this, I want to point out that the human voice is incredibly complex. The ability of a computer generated voice to mimic such an intricate process is far from perfect. That being said, this is an awesome feature! I like the “Alex” voice, but that is just my preference.
Here is a little background info on some of the characters built into ScreenFlow!
From a logistical and rational standpoint, using this feature can be quite helpful. I often like to create recordings in places where I don’t feel comfortable using my own voice. It is always awkward sitting at a café and speaking crisply and clearly to your computer! It can also help when you don’t have access to a microphone, or the location you are recording in is not suited to audio recordings…like Guitar Center.
While this can be an acceptable substitute for a human voice, I would much rather use it for flavor! Adding in some goofy, robotic voice tracks over your video can really help to spice things up.
Have you ever used this feature? Will you ever use it? It is definitely tons of fun. Experiment, and show us what you can come up with!