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How to create voiceovers for video

Updated December 18, 2022
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Want to create a lifelike voiceover for your video? Whether you’re creating social media videos, gaming highlights, corporate and training videos, or presentations, add an inclusive voiceover to improve accessibility and engagement. 

If you don’t want to record your own voice, don’t worry! Create a free voiceover from a diverse range of voices in various languages and accents with Clipchamp’s AI voice generator

What is a voiceover?

A voiceover is a production technique that lets creators, businesses, and educators narrate a story without being seen. A voiceover usually features your own voice reading a script, then edited onto videos like gaming, training, and virtual learning videos.

What is a text-to-voice generator?

If you don’t want to use your own voice for a voiceover or looking to save time, create voiceovers using a voice synthesizer instead. Clipchamp’s text-to-speech generator lets you create voiceovers using AI technology. Choose from a unique range of over 170 voices in different accents, ages, and tones, and select from over 70 diverse languages. Just write your text, choose a voice, and set the speed of your narration.

How to use our free voiceover generator

To create a free voiceover, head to Clipchamp’s online video editor. 

Step 1. Click on the record & create tab 

On the left sidebar, click on the record & create tab. A pull-out tab will appear. Click on the text to speech button.

A user clicking on the record and create than, then the text to speech button.

Step 2. Pick a language, voice, and speed

Write your text in the text box, then choose from a wide range of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Hindi, Arabic, German, French, and more. Select a voice from various styles, ages, pitches, accents, feminine, masculine, and natural tones. The speed slider can also find the right speed for your video narration. Select between slow, regular, and fast speech speeds.

Click on the preview play button to listen to your voice synthesizer preview. Click on save to media to return to the video editor.

An image of a user creating an AI voiceover.

Your voiceover will appear in the your media tab. Just drag and drop the ai text to speech onto the timeline below your video clip.

An image of a user adding their text to speech to the timeline.

AI voice generator examples 

1. Perfect for creators

Adding a voice synthesizer to your video can capture the attention of your audience, make videos easier to follow, highlight funny moments, and read on-screen text out loud. AI voices are even a great addition to blog content as they talk through the footage, giving blogs extra context and explanations.

2. Perfect for businesses

Using a text-to-voice generator is one of the fastest ways to make your business videos accessible to more employees and customers. AI voices can create consistent corporate videos, reimagine culture videos with narration, and refine training videos and screen recordings.

3. Perfect for eLearning

Polish your education presentations, make virtual learning content more engaging and entertaining and highlight valuable lesson plans with the help of our voiceover maker.

Writing tips for your voiceover

Use punctuation to make impactful speed changes to your text-to-speech voiceover: 

  • Full stops add a moderate pause to your text-to-speech.

  • Commas add a short pause to your text-to-speech.

  • Ellipses (“ …”) add a long pause in your voiceover. 

  • Question marks change the intonation of your voiceover. 

  • Exclamation marks will not change the delivery of your text to speech.

  • Typing in all caps will not change the delivery of your voiceover.

Frequently asked questions

What languages are available in Clipchamp’s AI voice generator?

Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh.

How do I fix incorrect pronunciation on the voice generator?

If your text to speech isn’t pronouncing a word correctly, try intentionally misspelling the word (spelling it as it sounds). For numbers, write them out in full for example, 2022 becomes “two thousand and twenty-two.”

Can I add subtitles to my video with AI text-to-speech?

Yes. We recommend adding subtitles on videos with a voiceover to increase your video's accessibility and reach.

Turn your text into a lifelike voiceover today

Create realistic text-to-speech voiceovers for any video genre or TikTok sound with Clipchamp’s free online video editor.

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