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How to Make a Voice-Over Video

Voice-over is a powerful cinematic tool, used not only by amateur video creators but also by professional directors. It allows you to narrate any story, comment on anything you want to clarify, and add your personal touch to any video. Adding voice-over to a video may sound challenging, but it’s worth trying!

If you’re looking for software that’s a video maker with a voice-over recording capability, try Movavi Video Editor. Both Mac and Windows versions of the app are easy-to-use, powerful video editing tools.

If you prefer to watch video guides, here’s the Movavi voice-over video editing YouTube tutorial:

Or you can follow this guide on how to do a voice-over on a video.

Install the Voice-Over Maker

Launch the installation file and follow the software instructions to complete the process.

Open the Video in the Program

Launch the Video Editor and choose Create a project in full-feature mode. Then click the Add Media Files button and select the video you want to add a voice-over to. The selected file(s) will appear on the Timeline at the bottom of the program window.

Add Voice-Over to the Video

Click the Record Audio button above the timeline to see the audio recording options. Select your recording device from the Audio device list and choose the Audio quality for the recording. We recommend you record the voice-over in mono at not less than 44.1 kHz. If you want to keep track of the video while you’re recording your voice-over, check Enable voice-over mode.

Now it’s time to add voice to the video! Place the red marker at the point on the timeline where you want to start the voice-over and click Start Recording. Press Stop Recording to finish the sound capture.

Edit the Level of Background Sound

If the source video has its own sound track, it will play alongside the voice-over. If the sound interferes with your commentary, you can make the existing soundtrack sound quieter so you can use it as background music, or even turn it off.

Select the source sound track. It should be right below the video track. Then click the Audio Properties button to open the Tools section. Drag the Volume slider left to lower the soundtrack volume. We recommend a volume of around 20% of the original.

To disable the source audio completely, click the Mute track button to the left of the track. If you decide to turn the background sound back on, click the same icon again to unmute the video.

Add Effects to the Voice-Over (Optional)

If you want to change the way your voice sounds on the recording, select the voice audio track on the Timeline. Open the Tools section again, scroll it down and click Audio Effects, then choose an effect from the drop-down list. You can listen to examples of some of these effects in our YouTube tutorial on how to voice-over a video, linked at the top of this page.

Save the Result

Click the Export button and choose the format in which you want to save the video. You can choose any of the available formats or a preset specifically made for your smartphone, tablet or even TV. Now click Start to save the result to your PC or Mac.

Now you know how to make a voice-over video using Movavi Video Editor.


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