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Adding In Voiceover After Screen Recording

Hi Guys,

Jared here.  I had a question (which may have been asked before but couldnt find the answer) and i'm hoping I could get some insight from some of you more experienced users.  I am trying to screencast a tutorial, and i've been told that the best way to do this would be to record the audio from a script first, and then "marry" the audio to the recorded slideshow from Screenflow afterwards.

 

Is this still an "ideal" way of doing things? If so, are there any tips that you could offer to help a first timer out?
 

Thanks

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Some people record the video and audio at the same time. Others record the video first. Still others record the audio first. It really depends which you are best at doing. 

    Interesting your title says adding the voiceover after the screen recording but your description is recording the script first. Either is OK depending on what you find easier.

    Some record the audio. Then the record the video while playing the audio recording. 
    Some record the video, Then they play the video while they talk over the video.
    Note that one of the neat features of ScreenFlow is that you can pause the recording if you have to.
    Also if you have audio or video already recorded in your timeline and are trying to do the other, if you make a mistake you can stop, discard and do over.

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  • Craig,

    Thanks for the quick response! Yes, I wish I could've edited the post to edit the title, but it would seem that isnt possible, so i'll just have to run with it lol.  Moving forward, Ideally I would like to be able to record my audio first (in screenflow).  I have a script that corresponds with different slides in my Keynote presentation, but I'd feel more comfortable recording the audio first because I believe it'll make editing and cleanup afterwards easy.

    Once the audio recording is complete, I would like to then do the Keynote presentation and record my screen (same project file as the audio track with Screenflow) to bring the audio and video from the keynote slide together.

    I'm not sure if alot of the material that i'm reading is old, because yesterday I noticed there is an "Add To Recording" option in Screenflow, so it would seem that I could record whichever point I wanted to record first, and then add to it afterwards, which would be perfect.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    If you need ScreenFlow 6 documentation the User Guide is on the product download page just below the product download. Screen does have File > Add Additional Recording...

    With audio recorded first you could play through and record the Keynote in time to the audio or you could record individual sections and cut to length. If a slide is too short you can add a freeze frame.

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  • As Craig says, ScreenFlow works with whatever workflow you are most comfortable. Since you  are working with Keynote and a script, you might also consider using speaker notes (script) with a second monitor. This enables recording the slides on one display and in sync with your narration which benefits from the speaker notes being visible on the other display. In Keynote you get add'l help via the timers and next slide preview (all configurable in Keynote). 

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