High-Speed Voice Over Software Cuts Time and Costs in Developing Narrated E-Learning & Training Courses - Speech-Over 5.0

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Tuval Software Industries has announced the release of Version 5.0 of Speech-Over™, high-speed voice over software for PowerPoint ® that lets e-learning and training course developers add narration to slides and sync with animations in just seconds. The software uses text-to-speech voices (TTS) to cut course development time and costs. Speech-Over 5.0 features a breakthrough in producing human quality voice-over narration from text-to-speech voices.

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The rhetorical pause feature makes the voice sound so much more natural.

Tuval Software Industries has announced the release of Version 5.0 of Speech-Over™, high-speed voice over software for PowerPoint ® that lets e-learning and training course developers add narration to slides and sync with animations in just seconds. The software uses text-to-speech voices (TTS) to cut course development time and costs. Speech-Over 5.0 features a breakthrough in producing human quality voice-over narration from text-to-speech voices.

Replaces Human Voice-Over Recordings
For years, developers of e-learning and training material have wanted narration without costly and time-consuming human voice recordings. Speech-Over 5.0 achieves the consistent diction, inflection and phrasing of great motivational speakers to produce TTS voices that can replace human voice recordings.

Developers control and adjust the diction, inflection and phrasing beyond traditional TTS products by simply adding special pause punctuation in the text to be spoken. Says Geetesh Bajaj, PowerPoint Expert at Indezine: "We did use the rhetorical pause feature – that feature makes the voice sound so much more natural."

Learn more about this breakthrough feature in Speech-Over 5.0 and hear the results on the accompanying video "Getting Eloquent with Speech-Over" (link to video).

Voice-Over Narration with the Learning Impact of a Live Presenter
Ordinary text-to-speech applications can only read the text on the PowerPoint slide; Speech-Over does a lot more. The user enters narration texts, like a presenter’s lecture notes, that describe and explain individual text bullets and graphics on the slide.

The texts are stored off-screen, and as each bullet and graphic object is animated in the slide show or video, Speech-Over generates and speaks the narration for the object from its text. The result has the impact of a live presentation. Clear and consistent audio ensures understanding and retention of the subject matter.

Ease-of-Use and Creativity
Because Speech-Over is an add-in to well-known Microsoft PowerPoint® it is easy to learn and easy to use. It has a full set of management and editing controls for handling narration clips. Cathy Hurley, Training Developer at Motorola says: "The tool is so easy to use and has features that allow you to be as creative as you want."

Speech-Over for Any User
Speech-Over 5.0 adds new products to cater to all users.

  • Speech-Over Professional – our flagship product comes with a commercial voice license for internal use in a company, for example: audio presentations and videos for employee training and product tutorials.
  • Speech-Over Personal – a new product for making audio presentations and videos for personal, family, and community use.
  • Speech-Over Supreme – a new product with a commercial license for producing audio presentations for sale.

Speech-Over produces training material in any language and comes bundled with two premium text-to-speech voices.

And last but not least:

  • Speech-Over Cool – an inexpensive, general purpose new product that uses MS TTS voices.

To learn more about this truly remarkable product and for pricing information and requirements, visit the company website and download a free trial.

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