Text-to-speech feature

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Does Camtasia Studio does not have text-to-speech feature? Like creating narration using captions etc? I do not want human voice for narration to maintain consistency across product videos. Please help!!!
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Namita

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bobjonespilot

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no [aka Kayakman]

no idea why this post got assigned this way?
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docsope

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Adobe Captivate can do that for you, but it's 4 times the price, is awkward to use and does not create captivating videos (in my opinion) plus it has less expression than a Sat Nav.  You can rent it now off the 'cloud' and test it out but it's not straight forward and takes most people a long time to learn.  Good luck
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Hmm, thanks for sharing. I have extensively used Captivate, and I know it's horribly expensive. :( But I found it easier to use, but then again I am using Cam only since 2-3 days now. 
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although not a built-in function, you can use CS captions to create text-to-speech narrations

see this tutorial ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/D06jy0hwE

technique uses CS8 captions, Notepad, Win 10's Narrator [text-to-speech], and Audacity

I believe Win 8 has the Narrator; not sure re Win 7

example production with original narration replaced by captions-derived text-to-speech ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/ZYTrtvOC6Ko 
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I tried the link, and it doesn't seem to be working anymore.  Could you please help?
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kayakman, Champion

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How To Use Windows Narrator To Do Text To Speech For Camtasia Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/yEcpX7pGJ2xm

please let me know if this is not what you're looking for
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Thanks, Kayakman! I kind of did a similar workaround. I copied my script to Microsoft PowerPoint. I then used PowerTalk (automatic narrator for powerpoint that uses TTS feature of Windows 7) and recorded the narration using Camtasia Recorder. I then imported the recording in Camtasia Studio, deleted the Video, and kept the audio narration. Next, I converted my PPT to WMV and imported that into Camtasia Studio. I then matched the narration with my PPT video. Sounds very tedious and lengthy, but it is not! :) Maybe there might have been an easier way to do it, but am just a 3-day-old user with Camtasia, but with extensive Captivate experience. My final video actual has narration with PPT slides.
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Hi Namita,

While consistency across videos is important, I believe using a human voice provides a certain connection to viewers in a way that automated narration won't achieve.  Please add your voice to your videos!   :)

But, here's another online translator if you're interested http://ttsreader.com/

Regards,

Aaron
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Hi! I'm working on a tool that uses AI to generate lifelike speech instantly. Feel free to shoot me a message if you'd like a free demo: stewartfortier@gmail.com