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How to Record & Add Voiceover to Videos

Aug 31, 2020• Proven solutions

Have you ever wanna add your own voice to video , make a voice over demo for uploading and sharing on social network sites or create a documentary for some important stuff? You can do this as long as you have nice video editing software like Wondershare Filmora9 Video Editor.

The voiceover function in Filmora9 video editing software allows you to record your own voice or add voice over file to video easily. You can custom the pitch, speed, and volume of the recorded voiceover, apply fade in and fade out effects as well. In this post, I’ll share how to record and add voiceover to a video with Filmora9 on your computer.

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In Filmora9, you can edit your video first and then record the voiceover after. Or, you can record the voiceover first and then edit the video around. In either way, you may need to prepare the script or an outline for smother recording.

Check the tutorial about How to Edit Audio in Filmora9

Part 1: Record Voiceover and Add it to Video

In most cases, we recommend you to record the voiceover first so the sound will be more natural. In the following part, I'll show you how to record Voiceover in Filmora9.

1. Connect Microphone to Computer

Plug the microphone into your computer when you’re ready to get started. It's better to use some professional external microphones to capture high quality sound.

2. Record voiceover

Installing Filmora9 on your computer, click the Wondershare Filmora9 icon to launch it. In the starting interface, click New Project to create a new one. Go to the Record tab, and then click “Record a Voiceover ” option to arouse the Record Audio windows.

Installing Filmora9 on your computer, click the Wondershare Filmora9 icon to launch it. In the starting interface, click New Project to create a new one. Go to the Record tab, and then click “Record a Voiceover ” option to arouse the Record Audio windows.

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Or simply click the microphone icon and you will have 3 seconds of countdown to start speaking. When finished, click the microphone icon again. Then you will see a new Record file appearing on the audio track automatically.

3. Edit Recorded Voiceover to Video

To edit the recorded voiceover, click the it in the audio track and a new window will pop up for you to adjust audio settings, such as change the Speed, Volume, Pitch, etc. of the voiceover.

audio editing interface in Filmora9

You can trim, cut out unwanted sound section from the recorded voiceover, or apply the fade in and fade out effect to the voiceover for smother transition.

Creative Audio Editing: How to Change the Recorded Voice

4. Sync Voiceover to Video

Now, it’s time to sync the recorded voiceover to video to make a video. Since Filmora9 supports up to 100 audio tracks, you can now add some background music to the voiceover as well.

Then import and drag-n-drop the video footage to the video track, drag and drop the sound track to the right position to fit your video. You can keep the audio and video track in the same length if needed.

Sync Recorded Voiceover to Video

Note: If you’ve recorded the voiceover on your iPhone or other device already, and want to add it to the video, you can import it in the Project Library and then sync it to video.

To attract viewer’s attention, sometimes, you may need to add some titles or subtitles to emphasis the key points. Here is the detailed steps about how to add titles to video.

Sync Recorded Voiceover to Video

5. Export and save the new file

Check your video in the right previewing window. If you're satisfied, click "Export" to export your new video file. You can either save the video to various formats or directly share it on YouTube and other social media platform. Moreover, you can even burn a DVD disk in minutes to watch it on TV.

Filmora Export - Add voiceover

You see, with Wondershare Filmora9 video editor, it’s that easy to add a custom voiceover to video. Now master this feature and open a world of new possibilities for your video making!

Part 2: How to Record and Add Voiceover File during Video editing in Filmora9

If you’ve recorded the voiceover on your iPhone or other device already, and want to add it to the video, you can follow the steps below:

1. Import the video to Filmora9

After entering the Filmora9 main editing interface, click "Import" or drag and drop your video and voiceover file to the project library.

import video footage to Filmora9

Filmora9 video editing software supports a vast range of formats, so you do not have to convert the files before importing. When all the files are imported, drag and drop them to the Video Timeline.

2. Record Voiceover in Video Editing

If you're editng video and want to record voiceover in real time, you can also click the Record icon to start the recording.

Place the Playhead to the position where you need a voiceover, and then click the Microphone icon in the toolbar to start.

As before, the recorded voiceover will be added to the audio track automatically.

Note: To start a new record on the Timeline, you don't need to close the dialog, just move the Time Indicator to another position and record a new voiceover.

3. Edit voiceover and Export

Just like what we said before, you can then edit the recorded voiceover to fit the video perfectly and then export it to your computer or upload to YouTube directly.

Filmora9 features more audio editing tools for improving the sound. Below is a video tutorial for applying fade in and out transition in Filmora9. Download the trial version to test yourself.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.