Posts tagged "audio"

October 16, 2013

Drag and Drop Interaction with Audio Feedback for Incorrect Responses

Incorrect feedbackI’m busy prepping for my concurrent session at Adobe Learning Summit on Monday, 21st October. During this session, I’ll be sharing some cool tips on how to use the drag and drop interaction in Adobe Captivate 7. And guess what… It’s becoming really difficult to wait until Monday to share all these amazing tips, so here’s one of them, just for you! :)

When you add a Drag and Drop interaction, you get the ability to add a generic audio feedback for correct and incorrect answers. This audio feedback gives an indication to the learner if the response was correct or incorrect, but they don’t get to know why the option was correct or incorrect. In these interactions, it will be beneficial for the learners to receive Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:24 PM Permalink
January 12, 2013

eSeminar: Listen Up: Understanding eLearning Audio in Adobe Captivate 6

Scenario-based Learning

Learn how to make the most of audio in your Adobe Captivate 6 course modules. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in adding audio to your eLearning courses. We’ll explore the basics of the audio interface and discuss how best to use audio in various contexts in your course modules.

Join us for this session on Audio on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 10:00 AM US Pacific.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128312&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:41 AM Permalink
May 25, 2012

Training: Simulations made easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5: Best practices – Part 2

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description:

Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh with Leslie Bivens in this second part of the simulations series to learn the basics of Full Motion Recording, Recording with Narration and Panning in Adobe Captivate 5.5. We will also discuss the best practices while modifying the simulations in Adobe Captivate.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the suitable settings to be done before capturing an FMR
  • Understand the best practices of doing Narration and editing the narration
  • Understand the best practices of using Panning
  • Publishing the captured projects to final output

To Registerhttp://adobe.ly/KT7gUv

Posted by Vish3:50 PM Permalink
May 18, 2012

Controlling Audio with Advanced Actions and Variables

In my last blog post, where I had shared a scenario-based course, I got a lot of requests from Captivate users to share the workflow to play audio on the decision screen only the first time learner visits the screen. So on popular demand, here’s a short demonstration, Enjoy! :)

Posted by poojajaisingh11:40 PM Permalink
April 23, 2012

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of  Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and then reusing that audio in a different project. Leslie Bivens, an Adobe Captivate Expert, has added her comments with a solution and I thought of creating a tutorial based on that… Thank you Leslie :)

Watch this video to understand more about how to create Text-to-Speech and reuse it in Adobe Captivate.

Posted by Vish8:53 PM Permalink
February 11, 2012

Let the image dance for your tunes… Image Slideshows with audio using Adobe Captivate 5.5

One of my favorite feature in Audio Editing dialog is, starting the next slide at a specific location at the audio waveform… just have to click ‘Select next slide at the cursor position’ button or simply press Ctrl+S or Cmd+S. Are you wondering what’s the fun? The fun begins when you want to play the pictures of an Image Slideshow according to the beats of an audio. What am I talking about? Watch the video below and see how the images change according to the music.

Continue reading…

Posted by Vish11:58 PM Permalink
August 14, 2011

Power of Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

As we are aware, Closed Captions makes the content more interesting for the learners. Generally, they are associated with Audio in a Slide but what if we need the Closed Captions but with a Video? We have the perfect solution for that using Slide Video’s Closed Captions Feature. View the following demonstration to know what I’m talking about.

Let’s see how to achieve this using the Slide Video feature. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish2:58 PM Permalink
July 13, 2011

Captivate Hands-on Training: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio

Topic: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on using audio in Adobe Captivate. They will take you through different options to add, edit, and record audio to either slides or to the entire project. They will also show you how to add Text to Speech voices.

What’s in it for you? Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh12:22 PM Permalink
June 17, 2011

Reducing Noise and Normalizing Audio with Adobe Audition 5.5

You have created a Full Motion Recording project with narration using Adobe Captivate. While previewing, you notice that there’s some background noise that was captured along with the audio, and some parts of the audio have peaks. You don’t want to record the entire demonstration again, as the screen capture has come out really well and you don’t want to repeat the steps.

Isn’t that a common scenario while working on eLearning courses, whether it’s a simulation with narration or audio-based courses… Don’t worry! You can resolve this issue by following some simple steps.

Let’s see Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh8:17 PM Permalink
February 15, 2011

Fix for Audio cut issue in Captivate 5

 

Over the last few months, a few users have reported that they have observed an audio cut in the published output of their Captivate projects. This can happen when a continuous audio* is present on all slides of the project and also in the case of discontinuous audio^. If you have observed this issue in your published projects and this is happening even after installing the patch, don’t worry, here are three simple steps you have to follow to get rid of this problem.

Step1:

Install Adobe Captivate patch from here: http://www.adobe.com/support/captivate/downloads.html

You can also initiate the update process from the application by navigating to Help >> Updates. This will bring up the Adobe Update manager and list the updates available for Captivate.

Read the release notes for the patch here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/881/cpsid_88142.html. Follow the instructions mentioned in the “Using the AudioOptions.ini file to obtain the fix for the audio issue” section in the release notes to place the “AudioOptions.ini” file in the Installed folder of Captivate.

Step1 can be skipped if you have already installed the patch. Captivate build number after installing the patch should be 5.0.1.624

Step 2:

Now launch Captivate and open the project which has Audio cut issue. Select all the slides in the project. (Select the first slide and Shift+Select the last slide). In the Slide PI change the “Slide Exit” action from “Go to Next slide” to “No Action

Step3:

In the “Publish dialog” tick in the check box “Force re-publish all the slides” and then Publish.

Now the published output should play entire audio present on slides and no audio cut issues should be seen.

* Continuous audio – Audio, with duration equal to slide timing, present on all the slides of the project

^ Discontinuous audio – Audio present only on certain slides of the project

Posted by Ashwin Bharghav3:26 PM Permalink
August 19, 2010

Manual audio calibration in Captivate 5

Prior to Adobe Captivate 5, content developers or authors had very little control over the volume of audio while recording narration in a project. Adobe Captivate used to calibrate your audio input automatically — you would not know how the audio sounds until completing the recording and listening to it.

Manual calibration in Adobe Captivate 5 lets you decide the audio input levels before recording. Using this feature, you can record a sample voice, listen to the recorded voice, and tweak the settings as required. You can repeat the process till you achieve the desired audio quality and then, record the narration to your project.

To manually calibrate your audio input:

1. Connect an appropriate audio recording device to your computer.

2. Open Adobe Captivate 5 and click Audio > Audio Settings.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio Menu

Audio Menu

The ‘Audio Settings’ dialog box appears.


 

3. Select the recording device in the Audio Input Devices section and then, click ‘Calibrate Input’. The Calibrate Audio Input dialog box appears.

 

Sound Calibration

Sound Calibration

4. Click ‘Record’ to record a sample narration..

5. Speak in your audio input device and click ‘Stop’ to stop the recording.

6. Click ‘Play’ to listen to the recorded sample audio file.

7. To modify the audio levels, click the pre-amplifier value and type a new value. The following illustration shows the range of values you can specify and the effect of the value on the audio volume:

Volume levels

Volume levels

After you achieve the required audio quality, click OK. You can now start recording the narration for your project.

Adobe Captivate 5 provides automatic calibration of audio too. To calibrate audio automatically:

  1. Connect an appropriate audio recording device to your computer.
  2. Open Adobe Captivate 5 and click Audio > Audio Settings. The Audio Settings’ dialog box appears.
  3. Select the recording device in the Audio Input Devices section and then, click ‘Calibrate Input’. The Calibrate Audio Input dialog box appears.
  4. Click ‘Auto Calibrate’ and start speaking into the microphone.  The following message appears: ‘Checking Input Level

After a while, when Adobe Captivate completes analyzing the audio input levels, calibration stops . The message, ‘Input Level OK’  appears.

Posted by Mukul Vinay Lele6:44 PM Permalink
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