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How to fix pronunciation issues with AI Voices
How to fix pronunciation issues with AI Voices

A step-by-step guide on how to fix pronunciation issues with AI voiceovers in your videos.

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Written by Mmekobong Silas
Updated over a week ago

At times, the AI voiceover may struggle with accurately pronouncing certain words, especially when dealing with non-standard English words, symbols, or mathematical notations.

If you've encountered situations where specific parts of your script were mispronounced by the AI voices, we have a solution to help you overcome this challenge. Please note that while this solution is not perfect, it serves as a practical workaround to ensure your script is narrated precisely as intended.

Here's a step-by-step guide:

  • Start your project, whether you've begun with "Script-to-video" or "Article-to-video", eventually, you'll reach the storyboard, as shown in the screenshot below.

  • Apply the AI voiceover and listen to how the script is narrated. If you notice any mispronounced words (as we assume in this scenario), proceed with the following steps.

  • Go to the scene containing the mispronounced word.

  • Next, go to the "Text" tab on the left-hand menu. You'll find three boxes called decor text boxes.

  • Click on the "Add a body text" box to add a text box to the scene.

    • Please keep in mind that the text entered in a decor text box is referred to as "decor text," while the text from your script is known as "story text." These distinctions are crucial for the next steps.

  • Copy the entire text from the scene with the incorrect mispronunciation into the decor text box. You can match the font style and text on the decor text to look like the story text.

  • On the story text box on the scene, retype the text, especially the mispronounced parts, exactly how you'd like the AI voiceovers to pronounce it.

    • For words, you can use phonetic pronunciation; for symbols, spell them out; for numbers, write them as you want them to be spoken; and for mathematical expressions, specify the desired pronunciation.

    • As an example, let's consider a mathematical equation from our script: 'E = 1/2*(m_e*v^2)'. Here is how we would put it on the story text for the AI voice to read.

      • E equals one-half times M sub E times V squared

  • When you are done, click the 'hide text' icon to conceal the story text on the scene, leaving only the decor text on the scene.

  • After completing these steps, you can reapply the voiceover from the audio tab to implement the changes. Alternatively, click 'Preview,' and the voiceover will be updated and applied before you preview the video.

  • By following these steps, the story text will be read aloud (remember that the AI always reads the story text), while the decor text (representing how you want the text to be displayed) will be displayed on the scene.

  • Feel free to follow these guidelines for any scenes where mispronunciation occurs to effectively address these issues.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any unique pronunciation requests, we’d be happy to look into it and help you out.

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