I’m going to show you how to generate text-to-speech videos for free that you can share on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and other video platforms. I’ll show you how to make your video sound like the human manifestation of text to speech.
For text-to-speech, we are going to use a free video editing service called Clipchamp and which also happens to be owned by Microsoft.
How to Use Clipchamp Video Editor
Once you land on the home page click the Try for Free button in the top right corner. You’ll need to create an account. You could use a Microsoft account, or a Google account or you could simply use your email address. This takes us to the Clipchamp home page, and in case you’re wondering Clipchamp is a very easy-to-use video editing program. We’re simply going to look at how you can use text to speech using Clipchamp. Let’s click on create a video.
This drops us into the main editing interface over on the left-hand side let’s click on the button that says record and create as a quick aside you can create all types of things within Clipchamp. You can record your screen and camera at the same time or adjust your camera or just your screen at the very bottom.
Clipchamp Text to Speech Feature
We have the text to speech option. Let’s click on it. This opens up the main text to speech interface in the top left-hand corner. You can choose your language and you have 70 different options here. You can choose from 170 different voices. There are male and female voices. You can choose different ages and even different accents. You can even mix and match the different languages with the different voices so as an example you can choose French as your language and then you can still enter in English text so it’ll sound like a French person is trying to say your text. Down below you can also set the speed for your text. Here you can enter your text and then down below you can click on the preview button. You can insert a period after the text and that’ll result in a long pause. You can also insert a comma if you want to introduce a pause. Another way to introduce a pause is to insert an ellipsis and that too will also cause it to pause. Lastly, you can also insert a question mark and that’ll cause the pitch to rise on the last syllable of the sentence. Once you’re all done customizing your text to speech let’s click on the button that says Save to Media and here now you’ll see it in your media bin.
Simply hover over the text-to-speech and it will play a preview. There are two different ways that you can add this to your timeline. If you hover over you can click on this plus icon or alternatively you could simply drag and drop it onto your timeline. Now that you have your audio on the timeline you could use Clipchamp as a full video editing program. You could add other videos, other pictures, you could add in music and you could do whatever you want here or alternatively, you could just take this audio file on its own and you could bring it into other editing software. You could really do whatever you prefer.
Exporting and saving a video in Clipchamp
In the top right-hand corner let’s click on the button that says export, then select 1080p, and here now it’ll render your video as an mp4. This will include both video and audio. Once that’s all done it’ll download the file to your computer as an mp4. The file will contain both video and audio but you could also very easily strip out the video. You can go to a website like Cloud Convert. Simply drag and drop the mp4 onto the page. In this drop-down, you can then choose what format you want to convert this to. Here you’ll click on the audio and then you’ll select wave. Next, you can click on convert and once it finishes converting you can then click on download and now you’ll just have the audio output from Clipchamp. That’s how you can make your own text-to-speech video.
Is Clipchamp copyright free?
Now, I’m sure one of the most frequently asked questions is who owns the rights to the outputted text-to-speech and whether or not it may be used commercially. I checked the terms of service and they don’t mention it at all because this is a feature within video editing software and you could use your outputted video for commercial projects. It appears to be clearly implied that you have complete rights and authorization to use the outputted text-to-speech wherever you want.