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Make a Presentation and add a voiceover to it on your iPad

Let’s say you need to create a slideshow, then add some audio that plays with the slides, and output it as a Movie.

Here’s one way to do that.

Create the slides using Google Slides or Keynote

Record your screen.

Call up the slides. Start the presentation. Record your audio while advancing the slides at the right time.

Once done, press the record button on the top right [or call up Control Center and stop the recording there].

Then you can edit your creation in iMovie – don’t forget to make the audio louder!

Record your screen

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then tap  next to Screen Recording. [That’s to make sure the button in step 2 is there]
  2. Swipe down from the top right edge
  3. Press and hold on  and tap Microphone. Make sure the microphone is set to ON.
  4. Tap Start Recording, then wait for the three-second countdown. 
  5. Open Control Center and tap . Or tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and tap Stop.

The file is stashed in your Photos.

Another explanation of the same thing [but more pictures]:

VRP 7 iPad app – record/edit/export audio

  1. SFX = “Sound Effects”
    1. LISTEN – REAL closely. Close your eyes to see if that’s a sound you can use.
    2. Close vs Far – Putting mic close to the sound results in a recording that is very different than when it is far away. A difference of a few inches can be huge.
    3. Levels – AVOID DISTORTION. -6 on the VU meter is a good target.
    4. Use highest quality gear you can get. Lower quality equipmnet does not reproduce everything – you might not be hearing everything that’s in the recording. iPad earbuds are NOT that good. 
    5. Multiple takes are a good idea. Don’t record ONE handclap – record 6 or 7, and pick the best one.
  2. PROCESS: Record –> Edit–> Export
    1. Settings – advanced
      1. Format – always a tradeoff!
        1. MP3 –> smaller file, but lossy compression = not as good audio [but is it good enough?]
        2. WAV –> better quality, bigger files
      2. Sample Rate –>bigger number  = better sound quality
      3. Bit Depth –> bigger number  = better sound quality
      4. Bit Rate [MP3 only] –> bigger number  = better sound quality
      5. CD quality = 16 bits @ 44100 sample rate WAV
      6. Channels = built-in mic is MONO
    2. I suggest after recording you change the filename AND change the title to something that makes sense.
      1. if recording several SFX, start with a number.
        1 snap
        2 crackle
        3 pop
        ………………Makes it easier to access in order on playback.
  4. EDIT
    1. Trim unneeded material at beginning and end – see picts below
    2. Change filename, title, add tags if needed.
    3. Can also duplicate a file
      [ALWAYS WORK ON A DUPLICATE in case something goes awry]
    4. Can also combine files
  5. EXPORT – where do you want it to go?
    1. email – not possible with very large files, though.
    2. photo album
    3. Google Drive
    4. WiFi Download – screen gives an IP address. On the other device you surf to that address, and can download the file.
    5. open w/ other apps
    6. Bluetooth – can send directly to another Bluetooth device if it’s appropriate
    7. Several other options as well


editing VRP7