Our platform provides a client with the ability to transcribe and translate content to/from a
number of languages, as discussed here. Recently, we added a number of additional languages specific to
Text-To-Speech transcription. These are, (a)
French (Canadian), (b)
Portuguese (Brazilian), (c)
Swedish, and (e)
Text-To-Speech transcription now has the below set of languages available. Please note each language has multiple dialects, and gender specific voices are available.
In the below description, we show you how to use the additional languages, by
overlaying audio into a video. It should be noted, transcription can be used in two ways, (a) Speech-To-Text, and (b) Text-To-Speech. This post is focused on the second option,
Please direct your browser to www.qbl-media.com, and then click on the
Loginbutton. On successfully logging into the application, you should see an interface similar to the below.
Select Template, and using the highlighted button,
Edit Template: myTemplate.
myTemplatehas only one
component. This is the video component. We are going to
Add Audiocomponent. On addition, you can see the Template with
both Video and Audiocomponents. The point is to have somewhere to use our
To recap, we
edited the templateto have
both video and audiocomponents.
Exitto the file system.
Click on our now
modified myTemplate, and create a new item,
big_bunny_2. The next step is to upload our old friend, the sample video.
But what about our
Audio Overlay, at this point we create it and are just going to add it in shortly. Scroll down to the Audio component, and instead of uploading a
*.mp3, we instead add some text (
Hello! My name is Big Bunny!) and click
Add Caption. We are going to get the AI to say, 'Hello! My name is Big Bunny!'
Now we have some text, (a)
Speech-To-Texttranscribe, and (b) add an
Audio Overlay. As shown below, we transcribe, but only the second component as this is where we need the voices - the plan is to use a British sounding AI voice.
Once complete, in the video component (a)
Mute Originalaudio, (b) add in the
Audio Overlay. Please note, we have set it to play between
2 -> 5 seconds, and used the
This gives us the final product. Please note (a)
original audiohas been
new audiohas been added, in this case the
robotic voiceof the AI. Please note, there is no requirement to use the AI, a human recorded audio codec is often preferable, depending on the target audience -
click play below to have a listen.
In this blog post we have covered how to add an audio overlay into your underlying content. Specifically, (a) we used an AI voice to simulate a person speaking UK English, (b) muted the original audio, (c) added the new audio onto the video to produce a new piece of video content.
This ability to add content can be across any of the above languages. We have used the example of English to keep it simple.
Should you have any questions, or just want to drop us a note saying hello, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.