Sunday, March 29, 2015

New tutorial: How to create a talking video with SlideTalk

A brand new tutorial for SlideTalk is now available, showing how to convert a PowerPoint presentation or any slide show into an engaging talking video, using an automatic voice over generated from your script using high-quality and multilingual text-to-speech.



To start creating your talking video get started with SlideTalk today. The BASIC publishing option will allow you to create talking videos for free.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

8 new background tracks now on SlideTalk

We just added 8 new background tracks.

Discover them here and let them inspire you to your next talking video.
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Editing tips: Alternative rendering of words in SlideTalk

The Text-to-speech always select the acoustic rendering of a word that is most likely to be correct, given a particular sentence. However we might in some case want to get an alternative rendering of a word, maybe to give more or less prominence to a word, or to correct some acoustic issue.

Now it is possible to get alternative rendering of word simply by typing @alt1, @alt2 or @alt3 before the word in question. Like this example:

What a @alt1 strange world.

In this case we are intructing the text-to-speech to use an alternative rendering for the word 'strange'

The effects of the alternative rendering are often subtle and are difficult to predict in advance, so you need to use a trial and error method.

Watch this tutorial video for an example of how to use alternative renderings of words:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Let our new voice SHARON inspire you

We have added to SlideTalk a new American English voice named Sharon, from the next generation text-to-speech. Listen to a sample with Sharon here:


Inspire your audience! 

Let Sharon be your voice in your next video creation at slidetalk.net.


Sharon in action

Check our new SlideTalk presentation video and listen to Sharon doing some voiceover:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Republish a SlideTalk video with a different publishing option

SlideTalk offers 3 publishing option: BASIC is free and makes videos available on the SlideTalk website, PRO makes videos publicly available on YouTube (and therefore embeddable), and DOWNLOAD makes videos available only for private use, as the videos are not posted anywhere but made available for download as MP4 videos.
Now suppose you have used the BASIC or PRO option, but now you want to remove the video from public websites and republish it as DOWNLOAD, for your own private use, maybe on your intranet, behind a paywall or on your own YouTube or Vimeo channel. Can you do that? The anser is Yes!

How?

Go to your home page and find the video that you published as BASIC or PRO, click "Manage" next to the video preview, and in the following page select "Delete Video".
The "Delete Video" command will remove the video from the public channel and make the SlideTalk editable again. At this point you just go to the corresponding edit page and now you can select to publish the video again as DOWNLOAD.