To narrate the timeline
- Add any video clips, pictures, titles, or credits that you want to display in your project to the storyboard/timeline.
- On the View menu, click Timeline.
- Move the playback indicator on the timeline, which appears as a square with a vertical line, to a point on the timeline where the Audio/Music track is empty and where you want to begin your audio narration.
- To see more options, click Show more options, and do the following:
- If you have added other audio clips to the Audio/Music track and you do not want the other clips to shift on the timeline, select the Limit narration to available free space on Audio/Music track check box.
- In the Audio device list, click the audio capture device you want to use. Then, in Audio input source, click the line that you want to use.
- To adjust the volume of your captured audio, move the Input level slider to the level you want to use.
- Select the Mute speakers check box to prevent the audio from a video clip on the timeline from playing back over your speakers while you are narrating the timeline. This prevents unwanted audio from being captured in your narration.
- Click Start Narration and begin narrating the content on the timeline.
- Do one of the following:
- If the Limit narration to available free space on Audio/Music track check box is selected, narrate the timeline until the time limit expires.
- If the Limit narration to available free space on Audio/Music track check box is cleared, click Stop Narration after you have finished narrating the contents on the timeline.
- In the File name box, type a name for your captured audio narration, and then click Save.
The audio narration you captured is imported automatically into the current collection and the narration is added automatically to the point on the Audio/Music track where the narration was first started.
- To prevent unwanted audio from being captured in your narration when you are narrating video on the timeline, consider using headphones when adding and capturing your audio narration. This lets you hear the audio of a video clip you might be narrating while you are capturing your audio narration, while simultaneously preventing the audio of the video clip from being captured unintentionally in the narration.
- If you are capturing an audio narration and the volume of the captured audio is too low, verify that Microphone Boost is enabled (if your specific audio card supports Microphone Boost). For complete information, see the documentation provided with your sound card.