Is There a Tutorial or Documentation on Text To Speech Feature?

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I came across Cam 8 Text To Speech feature but I can't find documentation on how to use it.  Plenty of Speech To Text here but nothing on TTS.

I have a lot of ambient noise that is picked up by microphone and noise cancellation is an iffy thing.  I wanted to try out the TTS feature.

Anyone know where to get info on this?  TIA
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kayakman, Champion

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I believe TTS is a Windows Accessibility function; check Windows Help or look around Control Panel 
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Richard, 

Kayakman is correct. Camtasia Studio has a Speech to Text feature, which is used to generate video captions based on the narration, but no Text to Speech.

Can you tell me where you found something about Camtasia Studio having Text to Speech? It may be an error in a tutorial or help article.

-Josh
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In Cam 8, it is under the Speech Tab and is TTS with 3 different voices and speed options.  I typed in my own sentences and it read them back to me.  1 American male, 1 British female, and 1 American female.
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Thanks for clarifying.

Like Kayakman said, that is a Windows utility, not a feature in Camtasia Studio. Here is a YouTube video I found that explains a little more about Text to Speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNLygOujiW4

Now, you may want to use the audio from that utility in a way that you can include it in a Camtasia Studio video. That's possible, of course. What you can do is:

1. Use Camtasia to record your screen (including system audio) as you get the Windows voice to read your text. Before recording, set the recorder to only record system audio, but not microphone audio:



2. Use and edit the system audio track from that recording however you see fit in your video, just like you would with recorded narration from your microphone.

Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, please let us know.

-Josh 

   
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I does seem to be a Windows utility but it is included in Cam 8.  I'll check out the video.

I just think it would be pretty cool to have a British female voice to give an "authentic air" to the narration. Thanks.
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Maybe there will be an option to sound like Eminem, Antonio Banderas, Ian McKellen, or George W. Bush.  ;-)
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I was able to switch the Windows utility voice to the professional voices I demonstrated in the video below this response.



So if you want to pony up a few dollars and get a quality voice for windows you can get them at this website.  http://www.ivona.com/us/about-us/voice-portfolio/

Regards, Joe
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If your interested in Text to speech to overcome ambient background noise when using a microphone.
Take a peek at this brief video.

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Thanks for posting this, Joe. I saw another video on a separate thread where the Text to Speech was also pretty well done. I wonder if they used the same tool you did here.
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Hi,

This looks like a cool and useful thread!  I will have another read tomorrow.

Being British, I think that the USA FEMALE VOICE sounds amazing!

Ta,

Paul

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