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How to use legacy voiceover recording

This guide goes over our legacy voiceover feature that requires you to record your voiceover inside Lumen5. This option will only be available through the end of 2023 for users that have previously accessed it. To upload a voiceover, use AI voiceover, or use the new and improved recording experience, check out more information about the new & improved version of voiceover here! Questions about the difference? We've got an FAQ about that as well.

To access the legacy voiceover recording experience, go to your Account settings and make sure the Voiceover beta toggle is in "off" position (shown below):

Step 1: Click Record a voiceover.

Note: We recommend that you record your voiceover as the final step in creating your video. That way you can match the voice to each scene that you've created.

At the top of the creator, click on Record a voiceover:

Step 2: Grant Permission

We will need to access your microphone in order for you to record your voice, so when prompted, click Accept. If you're using Firefox, you'll have to allow permission each time you use a new microphone or audio input.

Step 3: Record your voice

When you're ready, click the record button. We'll count down from 3 to give you a few seconds to get ready.

Your video will play as you're recording. There is a progress bar at the bottom of the window that will show when each scene ends, so you'll be able to time your voiceover to your video.

The recording will end automatically at the end of the video. Click Save and Insert to add the recording to your video, Remove voiceover to delete it entirely, or use the Retake Recording button to try again:

How can I slow down my video?

It can be tricky to get in everything you want to say before the scene changes! For square and landscape videos, you can set the speed to Slow, which will extend each scene by a second or so.

I made a mistake! What do I do?

It happens! The good news is you can do as many takes as you need. If you haven't finished your take but you want to start over, click Stop Recording and then click Retake Recording.

What happens if I change the length of the video after I record my voiceover?

If you remove scenes or otherwise make your video shorter, then the voiceover may cut off abruptly. If you make the video longer, then the voiceover will end before your video has concluded.

We recommend doing the voiceover as the final step in creating your video.

Can I have both voiceover and music?

Absolutely! You can choose any music track from the Music tab. If you have a voiceover in your video, we'll make the music quieter so that you can hear it.

Can I remove the voiceover entirely?

Yes! If you're not currently in the voiceover window, click Edit recorded voiceover, then click Remove voiceover.

Updated on: 23/10/2023

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