Re: Improving Audio Quality in Captivate

Subject: Re: Improving Audio Quality in Captivate
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:00:37 -0400

Hmm. I've never found importing the files from Audacity all that laborious.
I've always found I get the most professional results by recording all of
my voice-overs first and then capturing screens while listenting to the
recording play back. It makes the timings so much more seemless. I also
really like being able to add true silence to the audio track in Audacity
for pauses in the audio, etc.

But in reference to your question, what audio settings are you using in
Captivate vs Audacity?


techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
03/26/2009 11:27:37 AM:

> Hiya folks...
> We're creating some elearning materials in Captivate, and even
> bought a snazzy new professional USB microphone to do it.
> I've been playing with different settings, but no matter what I do,
> Captivate's native audio recorder produces relatively poor sounding
> stuff. If I record with the same mic, in the same room, with
> Audacity (a free recording software), the quality is a hundred times
> I'm now in a debate about how to proceed. Do we record audio in
> Audacity and go through a fairly tedious process of converting files
> and importing them into Captivate...or are there other ways we can
> improve Captivate's native recording facility?
> BTW, I'm using Captivate 4.0.
> Any useful advice would be great!
> Cheers,
> Kevin

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