Papagayo is a lightweight Windows application designed specifically for helping you perform lip synchronization operations in order to line up phonemes with the recorded sound of animated characters.
The utility was designed to work with Moho, a software program specialized in creating 2D animations, so you can easily export the timing data in a format that can be read by Moho. This way, you can animate the mouth of a character.
It is important to mention that the app doesn’t offer support for automatic lip synchronization options, so it only provides some tools for helping you manually line up mouth shapes with audio streams.
Papagayo boasts a clean and intuitive layout that allows you to carry out most operations with minimum effort.
The program gives you the possibility to upload the audio files into the working environment using the built-in browse function, so you cannot rely on “drag and drop” operations.
The synchronization process can be carried out by selecting the audio file that you want to use, and typing in the words that are spoken in the file directly into the primary panel or paste it from other third-party utilities.
What’s more, the program is able to break down the specified words into phonemes and represent them on a waveform. You can align the words and phonemes in the audio files so they are synchronized with the sounds that you hear.
Papagayo lets you specify the FPS, select from different preset mouse shapes, play or stop the audio streams, and zoom in or out. Last but not least, you can save the project to PGO file format, use hotkeys for a better control over the entire process (they cannot be reassigned), undo your actions, and perform basic editing operations (cut, copy, paste).
During our testing we have noticed that Papagayo accomplishes a task quickly and provides very good audio quality. It is quite friendly with system resources, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
All in all, Papagayo offers a handy set of parameters for helping you carry out lip synchronization operations.
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