I am recording narration for a number of presentations. I have a slight stutter so I often have to stop a recording and begin again at a slide in the middle. I have found that if I am not careful, I end up having the end of narration on slide say 10 chopped off when I stop recording in the middle of slide 11 and start over. It is as though PowerPoint is slow to clear a buffer and write the sound to the slide so say stopping two seconds into slide 11 stops the write of the last six seconds.
The only way I have figured out to minimize (but not eliminate) this is to pause for a few seconds at the end of each slide before advancing to the next one. However, I am sure this is annoying to someone listening to the slides; although, PowerPoint seems to reduce those few seconds somewhat.
Is there a better way to deal with this issue?
On a separate note, I have a hint. I tried several inexpensive mics and got really crappy sound out of all of them, both audio in and USB in. Then, I tried a $100 professional mic and the sound was fantastic. Anyone recording narration would do really well to break down and buy the best mic they can afford. I just love my Audio-Technica AT2020 USB but I'm sure any professional mic would be just as good.