Narration or "Track"
Insert and link to a typical narration clip from Microburst Alert – footage w/ narration audio, no music.
Digitize from DVE Tape A as follows:
If you write a script* (Link to the text of the narration on a separate frame or linked page*) for your video production that drives the storyline, you’ll need to record this separately as a "voice-over" or "track."
*Corresponding script text is:
PERFECTING THE NUMERICAL MODELS
DEMANDS THAT THEY BE COMPARED
AGAINST THE REAL THING. WITHIN MINUTES THE MODEL PREDICTIONS ARE FAXED BACK TO ORLANDO, TO RESEARCHERS AT AN EXPERIMENTAL RADAR SYSTEM SET UP NEAR THE AIPORT. KNOWN AS TERMINAL DOPPER WEATHER RADAR, OR TDWR, THE SYSTEM PROBES THE CLOUDS FOR MICROBURST ACTIVITY.
What’s being "voiced-over" here is the footage that goes into the final piece. The narration is written specifically to draw the attention of the viewer to what they’re seeing in the video. As you might expect, narration plays a very important role in a lot of educational programs and some types of documentaries. Try watching a typical science documentary (e.g. NOVA) with the sound turned off. Quickly you’ll lose the thread of the program.