How to record a voice over for your videos

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Many of you have been sending us questions about sound recording and editing, so we’ve made a video on the subject. If you follow our advice, you’ll have improved sound in your videos.
How to choose a microphone

The best option for those who want to make videos professionally is a semi-professional studio microphone.

For a home video, you can easily use a cheap lavalier, desktop microphone for a computer, or even an ordinary Skype-type headset.

Just don't use the mic that’s built-in to your computer or laptop. While it might be fine for a Skype call, it would be a mistake to use one for a voiceover.

How to set up a microphone

Step 1. Connect the microphone to the computer.

Step 2. Open a project in the video editor and Click the 'Record Voice Over' icon in the tools section.

Step 3. Choose the mic you want to use for the voice over from the Audio Device tab and then select the Audio quality. We recommend recording a voice over in mono at no less than 44 kilohertz.

Step 4. Now that you’ve set up the mic, you are ready to record. Click 'Start Recording'. The countdown begins, and it’s time to start recording. The recording will stop automatically when the video finishes. Or you can stop it yourself at any time. Now, locate your voice over on the audio track timeline - you can edit it easily right in the program.

How to improve your voice over

Select the clip with the voice over. Click 'Audio properties' in the tools section and experiment with the normalizer and audio special effects.

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Author — Movavi Vlog


This guy sounds like King Julian from Madagascar

Author — Blonde TapperWare


As someone who's new to the YouTube world, I appreciate the tips as voice-overs are needed sometimes when recording in the gym. Thank you

Author — Warrior for Christ ATL


😴😪😪...oops sorry I fell asleep waiting for you to get to the point !!! 🙄😬

Author — Alan Ritchie


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"here's my dad, he doesn't want to sunbathe"😂

Author — Cristina Andaya


Can i use earphone?? Cause im broke :(

Author — mary de fatima


Got to 3:40 for the information you're looking for without the LONG useless intro.

Author — Keith Peters


I just report this guy

For being so informative 😂😂

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Tysm! I needed this for my stop-motion movie, i will add this video to my play list

Author — Racingcar 3


love the accent!! also this was pretty helpful thanks

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This is my dad, he doesn't want to some days. LOL

Author — Elias Garcia


thanks for the nice video....its big help for me

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Seriously, but I like it

Author — Ayoob M


Than k you for this, very helpful for a newbie like me.

Author — Richie Cordon


im just a 14 year old dude with a bad microphone XD

Author — Min - Kun


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Author — Andy MJ


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Author — Desi Goku


, I'm looking for a headset with mic that will allow to hear my voice when I actually speaking. Is there any of this can actually do that? I use a regular earphone with a little mic but it allow me to do that. Thank you

Author — Nagtrending


Good advice, I also think it is much more professional when the video has a voiceover, I can't think of anything more excruciating than having to watch a silent movie or something montage with some annoying music underlay...

Author — Janos Gal