How to bypass the 10-minute limit for Clipchamp AI voices

When using the text-to-speech AI voices of Clipchamp, you way run into the following error message:

Try shortening your text to stay under the 10-minute limit.

To see how you can bypass this limit, you can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech.

First Method

For the first potential fix, you can try speeding up the AI voice to see if you can get the output to fit in under 10 minutes.

You can do so by using the Pace slider in the Advance Settings section. You will be able to increase the cadence by as much as two times the normal speed.

Second Method

If you don’t like how the speed-up version of the AI voice sounds, then the second method is to break your text into multiple parts. In order to do so, cut a portion of the text and, then save the remaining one to the timeline.

Next, you should create a new text-to-speech session. Paste the remaining text, and then save it to the same timeline as before. Afterwards, combine the two audio files in the timeline to bypass the 10-minute limit.

How to add emotion to Clipchamp AI text-to-speech voices

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to add emotion to the AI text-to-speech voices of Clipchamp.

In order to find this feature, you need to click on the Advanced Settings section in the Text-to Speech box.

Keep in mind that emotions are only supported for selected voices. Currently you can pick between the following:

  • Aria
  • Davis
  • Guy
  • Jane
  • Jason
  • Jenny
  • Nancy
  • Sara
  • Tony

If you try using another voice, then the Emotion option will be completely greyed out.

Depending on the compatible voice selected, the available Emotions may differ slightly as well.

Once you are done selecting an Emotion, preview the text-to-speech output. If you are satisfied with the results, you can save it to the timeline and then export the file.

How to fix pronunciation errors when using Clipchamp AI voices

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to fix pronunciation errors when using Clipchamp AI text-to-speech voices.

Phonetic Spellings

For the first potential fix, you can try intentionally misspelling the word to get the AI to output the sound you want. This can be especially helpful if you try to get it to pronounce an unusual name.

For example, you can spell “Xenogears” as “Zeeno-gears.”

If you want the AI to say a number the way you want, then you need to spell it out completely instead of just typing in a number.

Instead of “2024,” you should use “Twenty Twenty-Four.”

Changing The Text

You can also try changing the text input. To do so, you can replace the mispronounced word with a synonym.

You can also try keeping the word and, instead, rewrite the rest of the sentence to give it proper context. This may help the AI understand the proper pronunciations for heteronyms words such as content, close, lead, read, wound and more.

Using a Different Voice

Some AI voices in Clipchamp may be better at pronouncing certain words when compared to others. Therefore, you can try using a different voice type.

How to change Clipchamp AI voice speed and remove pauses

This Seeking Tech guide will explain how you can change the speed of the Clipchamp AI speech output, in addition to teaching you how you can remove any long awkward pauses.

Changing Speeds

The easiest way to change how fast the AI talks is by using the Pace slider. You can find it in the Advance settings section in the Text-to-Speech box.

You can use the slider to slow down the cadence of the speech output. You can also use it to make the AI talk faster.

Removing Pauses

If the speech output has a lot of awkward pauses, then you can try replacing a period with a comma. This is because a comma should result is a shorter pause when compared to using a period, which tells the AI to do a full stop.

If you find the comma pauses to be still too long, then you can manually trim the audio with the timeline. To do so, you need to do the following:

  1. Save the audio to the timeline.
  2. Use the trim tool to split the audio into different parts, isolating the pauses.
  3. Delete the long pauses.
  4. Combine the rest of the audio.

If you have a long sentence, then you can try rewriting it into multiple shorter sentences as well. The AI voices in Clipchamp can struggle with pacing if a sentence gets too long. So, you can try simplifying longer sentences.

5 reasons why Clipchamp is the best free alternative to ElevenLabs

If you are looking for the best free alternative to the text-to-speech AI voices of ElevenLabs, then this article will give you five reasons why you should check out the Clipchamp video editor.

5. Multiple Supported Languages

One of the best features of using the Clipchamp editor for text-to-speech is that it supports a wide array of languages. In addition to English, this program is also capable of outputting in Arabic, Chinese, France, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and many more.

Not to mention that there are multiple variants of the same language options available. Using the English language as an example, you will be able to pick between American, British, South African and Tanzania.

4. Multiple Voices/Accents

Another strength of Clipchamp is the number of voices and accents it offers.

As of the making of this video, there are over 20 multilingual voices that are capable of speaking multiple languages. There are also over 30 English-only voices to choose from.

With that many options, you should be able to find several that fit what you are looking for.

3. Changing Pace

When it comes to text-to-speech, some A.I. voices can sometimes talk too fast, while they talk too slow in other instances. Thankfully, Clipchamp lets you control the cadence of the speech by using the Pace slider.

You will be able to slow down the voice by as much as half the normal speed. You will also be able to speed up the speech by as much as two times the normal speed.

2. Adding Emotion

Another neat feature of Clipchamp is the ability to add emotion. While not all voices have this feature, the ones that do can really give the speech output some extra nuance, especially if you are using text-to-speech to tell a story or state an opinion.

For instance, with the Tony voice, you will be able to make it so that the A.I. sound Angry, Cheerful, Excited, Friendly, Helpful, Sad, Shout, Terrified, Unfriendly or Whisper.

1. Unlimited Regeneration

The best part about Clipchamp is that it is completely free to use with no strings attached. With most other free text-to-speech AI, as well as paid ones like Elevenlabs, there is usually a limit or quota when it comes to voice generation.

With Clipchamp, there aren’t any limits. You can generate as much A.I. voice as you need. There is a maximum duration of 10 minutes per generation. However, you can easily circumvent this by splitting your scripts into parts and then combining them in the timeline.

If you want to learn how you can use the text-to-speech feature of Clipchamp, then you can check out the video on the screen.

How to create human like text-to-speech for free

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to use the robust text-to-speech features in the Clipchamp video editor.

1. For the first step, open up Clipchamp.

You can do so by either using the website or downloading the software to your PC.

2. In the editor, you need to open a project.

3. You should then click on Record and Create on the left side.

4. Afterwards, click on Text-To-Speech.

5. In the Text-To-Speech section on the right, select your Language.

6. Next, select a Voice. You can click on the “Hear this voice” link below a voice to hear a short audio preview to hear what it sounds like.

7. Click the Advanced Settings section. Here, you will be able to adjust the Vocal Pitch and Pace of the A.I. voice. For some of the options, you can also change the Emotion.

8. In the text box below, you can type or paste the text that you want to convert over to speech. A Preview button is available if you want to hear the voice over.

If the A.I. voice does not sound right, then you can change any of the aforementioned Text-To-Speech settings, and then click on Preview again.

Keep tweaking until it sounds natural.

9. Once you are satisfied with the output, click on the Save button. The Text-To-Speech audio should then be saved to your timeline.

10. You can then click the Export option.

11. Clipchamp will turn the Text-To-Speech audio into a MP4 video.

12. If you want convert the MP4 video into a MP3 audio file, then you should go to the MP4-to-MP3 page on the Cloud Convert website.

13. From there, select the MP4 file to upload it to the site.

14. Afterwards, click Convert.

15. Finally, click the Download button to download the MP3 audio file.