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Recent Blog Posts

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Why do software how-to videos take so long to make?

What is the most precious resource? Is it data? Money? Technology? Nope-- it's time.

In the 2022 State of SaaS Video...

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3 Reasons Why Companies Struggle Making Videos in Multiple Languages

In our 2022 State of SaaS Video Report, we found that globalizing video is way behind where companies (global...

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Top 5 Benefits of Video for SaaS Companies

 

We recently conducted a comprehensive survey to better understand SaaS companies’ attitudes, methods, investments,...

Text to speech

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7 Best Practices: Writing for Text To Speech Voices

Writing text to speech scripts is a skill. One that requires practice, but also a clear understanding of the medium. What are the benefits and limitations of text to speech? What makes it different from other kinds of informational scripts and documents?

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Picking the right TTS voice: Why this is critical for your brand

“This is CNN.”

“AFFLACK!”

There are some slogans we just automatically hear in our heads even while reading. Like the above with the voices of James Earl Jones and Gilbert Godfrey, respectively. That's how strong the right voice for your brand can be. 

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6 Text To Speech Companies Leading The Industry

Can you tell the difference between a human voice actor and a synthetic voice using text-to-speech technology? Before you answer, you’ll want to listen to some of the samples we’ve included and see what you think. 

Hint: It’s harder than you think.

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Are Branded Text To Speech Voices Ethical?

The new Netflix documentary profiling Andy Warhol features an AI voice reading his diary. It’s almost spooky how life-like and realistic the synthetic voice sounds.

Another documentary film, RoadRunner, faced ethics complaints in its telling of the life...

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How Businesses Can Use Text to Speech As A Competitive Advantage

A few short years ago, text to speech in B2B was more of a novelty. It has now become a necessity. In keeping pace with generating training and business videos, text to speech is a crucial component to scale production and automate content delivery.

How...

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How we made a high quality, personalized text to speech voice

Our big bet when we started Videate was that text to speech (TTS) would keep getting better, eventually becoming indistinguishable from human speech. 

This founding principle drove us to keep chipping away at other aspects of the problem: like making an...

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Neural Voices are the Game Changer

As we have said many times, the “space race” for text to speech (TTS) technology keeps accelerating. One of the primary advancements is the introduction of neural voices, which has replaced the original generation of voices that many people felt were too...

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Generated Speech Has Come of Age

Our big bet in launching Videate was that text-to-speech engines would improve rapidly. In the short time since we started the company, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have improved the quality of text to speech by several orders of magnitude. Many...

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