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: