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The professional way Professionally done, all cameras and audio recorders will have a running (SMPTE) time code, which can be configured in 'free run' mode - meaning the time counter runs regardless whether we record or not (ie, STOP mode). At the beginning of the shooting day, all recordists (cameras, audio) will sync their clocks. This is done either to ...


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Using one of these solutions will be more efficient. That's what you've asked for. It saves you time, because there's no more need to manually sync the presentation and the voiceover. Free Solution Keynote can record a running presentation with the mic-audio. QuickTime X has also a screenrecord-feature incl. audio. Low Cost Solution Specialized ...


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Start by throwing all the technical questions out the window. ALL of them. Don't ask about what cameras to use, which software works, or techniques. Change your mindset and think about your story. What is it that you're going to tell us about? Find a story that's based on solid collective-consciousness archetypes (read Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's ...


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The following video was made entirely on a Nokia N8 mobile phone. It is the winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011 and was just posted this week in the short list for the Vimeo 2012 Awards under the 'Advertising' catagory. Time Magazine says it's the 9th Most Creative Internet Film 2011. http://vimeo.com/25451551 As you can see by the credits there is ...


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Speech Detection You havent mentioned what NLE you use to edit, however here is a method you can use to transcribe if you are using Adobe CS4 or later. This method uses speech detection to automatically transcribe videos - a feature brought in with CS4. It then adds the the text into the metadata of the file. Analyze speech to create text metadata ...


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Regarding @rich's suggestion... if you don't have Quicktime, will iMovie work instead? Or some other program? Create your Keynote presentation. Record your speaking part (separately) with an audio recording program. I recommend Audacity. It's a great free application. You can download Audacity from www.sorceforge.com among other places. You'll also want to ...


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For videography, the best bang for your buck is, hands down, going to be an entry level DSLR and a decent lens. For audio, if your budget can allow for it, I suggest getting a stand alone multi-track recorder. The Zoom H4n is a particularly popular model with videographers for its low price and decent (though not superb) audio quality. There are far ...


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A clapper is the easy approach for your budget since it will provide a synced audio/video event that can be heard on the audio and seen on the video. The main problem you might run in to however is that many cellphone video cameras are not fixed frame rate. If they do not capture with a reliable and accurate timecode then syncing up after the fact will ...


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The focus issue is a side effect of contrast based autofocus. The camera basically is guessing at what "in focus" means by analyzing the lines in the image and if the overall sharpness is better or worse than it was at the previous focus setting. This process ends up meaning it will move through the focal point and out of focus again as many as a few times ...


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In general, the recommendation when working with a DSLR for video is to buy a separate external recorder for audio. Personally, I use a Zoom H4N for recording audio when doing recordings with my DSLR. For a non-moving subject that is the only audio source, a LAV is hands down the way to go, particularly if you can conceal the mic and not control external ...


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Image quality and audio quality are really two separate beasts, so address each solution independently. Camcorder: Aside from video-related differences, how do video DSLRs or otherwise consumer-grade camcorders compare to professional (big 3-CCD) camcorders in terms of working with external mics? Blockquote "Big CCD" cameras are great at avoiding ...


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Well, no need to worry about. Transcribing footage is something very easy now-these-days. What you have to make sure is that just write down all your audio in chronological order and he time codes of when each section begins and ends. Try to include punctuation and how phrases are expressed, so your are as close to the video as possible. If you are seriously ...


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As @DoktorHauser mentioned. Using one of the tools he mentioned would actually solve your problem. I don't really understand why you recorded your voice separately, if the point was to bring the video together with the audio. In that case it would have been much easier to record the audio with the video. (ScreenFlow, Camtasia and any of the tools mentioned ...



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