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Problems with narration recording

775 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2013 3:54 PM by Robert Schwenkler RSS
russellcorrie Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Mar 29, 2011 10:27 PM
I am creating a Keynote presentation with narration. When I create the recording, everything looks just like it's supposed to. The problem is during playback. When I play the recorded presentation, the builds and transitions speed up a lot faster than I recorded them. This causes my narration to lag behind. It becomes a major distraction when I am discussing the bullet points on the screen. My recording will start 10 seconds after a bullet appeared. When I recorded, however, I had the bullet enter at exactly the right time.

Any thoughts or suggestions on this?
24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Cleveland Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 20, 2011 5:59 PM (in response to russellcorrie)

    And my narration has an echo after I Record Slideshow and play it back.  Very disturbing.

  • Robert Schwenkler Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 7:48 AM (in response to russellcorrie)

    I have similar problem.... echo/distortion came in/out on some slides.  animations on some slides not responding properly

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to Robert Schwenkler)

    The record narration function does not accomplish the desired result due to Keynotes inability to sync the sound file with the play function.


    My workflow is to record individual  pieces in Quicktime Pro, then place each sound file on on the relevant slide, other recording applications work equally well. This way there are never any timing issues or poor quality recordings created.

  • Robert Schwenkler Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to Gary Scotland)

    Followup on this... I moved the presentation to another imac and the recording went well- absolutely no problems and export to quicktime was great. No need to mess with recording individual pcs. That was a week ago...   Apple support peepshas  emailed me to try to sort this out...  so I am doing more tests.. So here is what I think is happening...


    What I find is the key difference is that the problem on original computer had the file in icloud.  We've been having trouble with the internet- it has been going to zero transmission intermittently and then starting up again a minute or two later. I've had CenturyLink out looking at this.


    When I took the file to the other computer it was now local- no icloud... all was good...  So today, I retry a test with the same file and recording on the original computer and it is good now too BUT internet is doing good today...   So I think the faulty interent is not being addressed by icloud back and forth causing the problems...   or keep the record file local, not on icloud, to have best assurance


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