Friday, March 13, 2015

Tips on how to get good sound when recording a video:

Every since sound has been implemented in film it has been a success. The ability to hear what is going on while watching, adds that much needed ingredient to a piece of motion magic. Here are a few tips on how to get good quality sound when you put on a production:
  1. Use portable audio recorders.
  2. Attach a portable audio recorder to a monopod (single legged camera stand) and you have  a custom boom mic.
  3. Use lavalier microphones that plug into portable audio recorders, and attached them to the subjects speaking. (Make sure the microphone is not visible if it is a film)
  4. Use the camera audio.
  5.  If you don't have access to wireless equipment you can use microphones with high sensors and hook them up to audio inputs that record to a computer.
  6. You can also use microphones with high sensors and hook them up to a mixer and control the audio levels as they come in. This is usually the recommendation for a professional setup. In this case you may need an amplifier or compressor to adjust the input levels. This assures good clean sound levels.
Well these are a few ways to record audio, it's also good to have quality audio software. It's important to know the terminology when dealing with audio, this eliminates confusion. When you get in the audio field, it can get pretty pricey, so make sure you do your research first hand and make sure you know what you're doing.

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