Maybe I'm not understanding what exactly it is you're saying here, but I do VOs on occasion that need to precisely follow the video. I've had no trouble with Premiere's ability to playback a sequence and record the VO to that same sequence.
I also dont fully understand what you are suggesting but maybe an autocue like 'Prompt
Dog' would help you .
BTW - I do endorse PromptDog as an excellent, effective and cheap autocue. software. It is feature laden and simple.
Hi - and thanks a lot for the response -
The tool is meant to be used for writing / authoring the text for the Voice Over - not recording the voice and rendering the final video. What I need is a tool for being able to create/write a text matching the the shifting scenes in the video-stream (seing the (single) video-pictures as they progres along with my writing along) .
This text has afterwards to be read ("telepromted") into the video-stream (here I have no problem with the present functionality).
Hence - it is in the "authoring" phase the tool is needed - when you are going to create a text to a given (edited) video-sequence - a text which - read form the manuscript ("telepromt") will match the pace and progression in the sequence of scenes - the single phrases not being too long - not too short. As it is described in my outline, one has amongst other things - to feed in as a parameter to the tool, the (very) average "number of characters pr. second" one is able to read when recording the soundtrack (depends on language and person) - to make the "telepromt-text" scroll along in the right speed during recording - presenting the proper text upon the proper scene at the right time.
Hope this explain things a little more - (please give feedback) - I really see this as avery helpful tool in the authoring phase of Voice Over - but - stlll, to se the full picture - I think its a good idea to get my .pdf intoduction.
Hi - thanks a lot for the reply - please see my answer to Jim Simon
The tool is meant to be used for writing / authoring the text for the Voice Over
I'm still not getting it. In those situations, Word or even Notepad seem more than sufficient.
one has amongst other things - to feed in as a parameter to the tool, the (very) average "number of characters pr. second" one is able to read when recording the soundtrack
Man, that sounds like a lot of work. You're at best going to come up with a very rough average with a pretty significant spread. At worst the reader will vary so much as to make such a calculation impossible.
I'd rather just tweak the VO after recording if need be.
to make the "telepromt-text" scroll along in the right speed during recording
VOs are usually read from a printed script. If you need a teleprompter, that means the speaker is on camera, not doing a VO to an underlying video segment.
Most Premiere users doing VOs are not looking for the degree of precision you are interested in. Yes, it would be an interesting extension of Story, but I wonder if it will make prime time.
One issue for any non-adobe-integrated option is that Premiere is not going to keep playing/recording if you do anything else on that computer. And running a second computer (to run the "tool") might be tricky for sync?
A workaround of sorts would be to a) write the script and b) time it the way some users do music sync: tap the asterisk key to put a sequence marker in for key timing locations. I'm just keying up to speed on CS5, but I don't think they have added a "move sequence markers with ripple edits" feature yet. So that wouldn't work without having the timeline pretty complete.