Adobe Captivate 5 contains number of new workflows which will enhance your productivity of using Captivate and make the integration between different ELS applications much better. One of such enhancement is “Edit With Soundbooth” in which author can take audio content from Captivate to Soundbooth, modify audio by applying filters and get the changes into Captivate with a single click.
“Edit With Soundbooth” feature is available for slide audio, object audio or audio present in library. It is most useful for project level audio. Hence let us see how the workflow works when one needs to apply filters on complete project audio.
Let’s say you have a Captivate project of few slides and have already recorded / imported audio on all the required slides. Now you need to modify the audio, add few filters to the entire project audio.
To achieve this you must open the Project Audio dialog by going to menu Audio > Edit > Project
This opens the entire project audio dialog in Edit Tab. Look at the option at the bottom Edit With Adobe Soundbooth. Please note that this option is available only for users of e-Learning Suite 2.0 Click on the button Edit with Adobe Soundbooth. Following dialog should be seen –
Do not press the OK button until the audio is modified in Soundbooth. Adobe Soundbooth should launch and come in focus. Complete project audio is opened in Soundbooth. You can now modify audio by adding filters or changing the sound levels. Observe that slide markers from Captivate are also shown in Soundbooth. These are helpful in indicating the boundaries of slide audios.
Note: It is recommended that users do not change the duration of audio in Soundbooth. Even if it is modified, Captivate takes care and imports the audio correctly
Once the modifications are done, save the audio file in Soundbooth by clicking menu File > Save
Now return to Captivate and click OK on the available modal dialog. Once clicked, changes done in Soundbooth are reflected in Captivate’s project audio dialog.
Now you can SAVE the changes and click CLOSE to close the dialog.
Thus with these simple steps audio can be modified by applying filters to the entire project audio. I hope this enhancement is useful to your daily Captivate activities and help you work effectively with Captivate.