Questions tagged [audio-recording]

Audio Recording is the process of capturing audio signals for the purpose of archiving, manipulation, or reproduction.

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What's the benefit of using an external audio recorder compared to an internal one?

Lately, my friends have been prompting me to buy an external audio recorder. They said that the quality of the sound is way better. I have always been using the internal audio recorder of my DSLR. As ...
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How to record a slide presentation efficiently with video/audio

I am making some video slide presentations (~15-30 minutes) which consists of a lot of animated slides and my voice. I made a test video to see where problems occur when doing such a project. It was a ...
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Transcription Methods/Times

I figured I'd leave a question here while I did the manual labor, but what do you find is the best way to transcribe footage? I'm an editor and the first thing I like to do is create a script of ...
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How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time

My buddy and I are contemplating putting a project up on Kickstarter. Most projects have a video (nice quality for the most part) that users can view to get a gist of the project and decide whether or ...
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Transcription Methods/Times

I figured I'd leave a question here while I did the manual labor, but what do you find is the best way to transcribe footage? I'm an editor and the first thing I like to do is create a script of ...
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What equipment should I get for starting out making professional quality films?

I want to start two short film projects but I don't know what equipment I need to get a good professional quality result. I've been saving some money so I hope budget is not a problem. Also, what's ...
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How can I record audio & video synced with another audio file?

I want to record a drum cover. I have three input sources: a camera, the output of my electronic drum kit (computer registers it as a microphone), and an existing audio file (the song). I want to ...
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Recording Audio for Stand-Up Comedy

I have recently come into producing professional recording of stand-up comedy. When it comes to capturing audio, I use two sources. 1) a line directly off the mic to get the performer 2) a mic in ...
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Techniques and technologies for synchronizing multiple audio and video streams

I'm hoping to produce an amateur movie. I may be renting some equipment: (professional camera, microphone and digital recorder) but I hope to primarily use my own equipment: camera phones, ...
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How do youtube professionals record audio for their video?

If some professional has a video, and they want to do a voiceover for it, how do they do it? Do they first remove unwanted clips from video and then record audio using audacity while seeing the ...
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Decreasing levels of other channels when voice channel comes in

I'm recording commentary over a video, and when I'm talking in the commentary I'd like the other channel's audio to get quieter to compensate for my voice. If anyone is familiar with discord, I know ...
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Garage Band alternative for windows

Is there any software for windows which can perform live audio modification during recording. I have a samson go usb mic but still records are a bit lacking in terms of the professional audio quality ...
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What is the best way to combine two audio sources into a single audio output?

A friend and I are looking to start a podcast, yea, just like everyone else on the Internet. We are trying to determine the most practical way to combine two audio sources into a single audio output ...
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Best way to dub the voice in a very low budget or no budget film

I am in the middle of making of a short movie. I have tried dubbing in ordinary mike and later clearing the noise in adobe auditions. But it is not working for me. Can I know the best trick to dub ...
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Equipment/setup recommendations (1 camcorder, 1 mic)

What are some of the best options for setting up an indoor, stationary scene? The project is an instructional video with one human subject speaking. The final end product will be interspersed with ...
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How do you reduce wind gust sounds from video?

So I've looked at a bunch of videos and all they describe is how to remove ambient wind sounds so that you can hear someone talk. Or how to remove the low hum of wind. And if it's the wind sound is ...
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What type of equipment can I use to record a live rock performance as a member of the audience?

I've been attending some friend's concerts and using my phone or my DSLR or my high end point and shoot the audio quality is extremely poor. I assume if I wanted the best quality I'd need to plug in ...
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Remove echo when recording in say, a hallway

Sorry if this is the wrong site to ask this question, with it not being strictly about video. Say I’m conducting an interview in a hallway or similar environment. There are a lot of flat surfaces, ...
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Lavalier vs. cardioid mic for low-budget amateur DSLR video recording?

I have a Canon T5i DSLR, and I take occasional videos in parties, family gatherings, kids playing, birthday parties, etc. The internal mic is really bad, especially in noisy environments. I am ...
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Can i do audio monitoring with wireless headphones with a field recorder?

I am new to audio. I was wondering if I can plug in a wireless headphone system, like a cheap bluetooth audio transmiter, to the audio-out jack of a field recorder such as Tascam DR-05 or Zoom H1 when ...
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Can I split audio before it gets to my sound recorder?

In the past I have been using a wireless lav for interviews recorded directly to my DSLR (Canon 60D). I recently switched to a double audio system using my Zoom H4. One suggested setup was to ...
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how to detect empty wav files

There are some wav files that are empty (though their size is not 0 bytes). Their duration is also 00:00. When you open these files, nothing happens even if you hit the play button again and again. ...
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What cable type (TRS or TRRS) is appropriate for connecting my Zoom H5 to my Sony A6400?

So, I have a Sony A6400 camera that I want to connect directly to my Zoom H5 audio recorder in order to record my sound directly onto the camera video without bothering to sync it up in my post ...
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Power for lav mic plugged into a Zoom H5?

I have a handheld Zoom H5 recorder and just ordered a lav mic (Voice Technologies VT4001). The Zoom's spec sheet lists its inputs as 2 "XLR/TRS combo jacks" capable of providing phantom power at +12V,...
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HyperCam2 video out of sync, ffmpeg throws video out of bounds

I've recorded my over 2h presentation using HyperCam2 but output video is totally out of sync with audio. It looks like video is 2x faster than audio so I have 'Thanks for watching' slide in the ...
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"Opus cuts audio above 20kHz" - Is this normal for lossey audio codecs?

Summary: 1. Is it normal among lossey codecs? 2. what are the effects of this specifically when handling this 'cutoff' audio file? 3. Why is it still saving the file as 48khz if it doesn't contain ...
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Syncing audio and video from different sources

We recorded a video of a talk and its audio on separate devices (camcorder and phone). Both are relatively new an the camera indeed does nice full HD video. My problem is that they both seem out of ...
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Record two audio sources as separate tracks?

I wrote a script to record my computer screen, my computer audio (The audio coming out of my speakers), and my microphone using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -video_size 1920x1080 -framerate 60 -f x11grab -i :0.0 -...
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What equipment do I needed for filming dance instruction?

I'm gathering equipment for a "mobile recording studio" focusing on dance instruction. I'm pretty much a novice at this and my budget, while not shoestring, is pretty small. I'm not aiming for very ...
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Voice Over Record doesn't record, displays "Finishing" then stops

I've been consistently getting this behavior, it's not clear to me what is causing it. If I switch to another clip, often I am able to record. I am using an external ASIO recording interface to do ...
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How is the audio for a TV broadcasted football match recorded?

I am watching a TV broadcast from UEFA_Euro_2016. What surprises me is that I so a clearly hear the bouncing sound from the football when it is being kicked. What techniques are used to record the ...
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what are the elements of a lavaliere mic system?

I'd like to buy 4 lavaliere mics for my video recording, and I need some education about lav setups. I imagine that wireless mics would be easier to manage, but they probably cost more. I imagine I ...
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How do I record decent sound during an interview?

I’d like to get a decent sound while recording a video interview (two people). What I have: Panasonic GH3 camera Tascam DR-40 Mk II sound recorder What I’d like: Get as close as possible and keep ...
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Recording video and audio with external input to computer with Canon 600D

I like to do drum covers, but the process always takes ages. I have to record my sounds from my electronic drumset (TD-9KX) to Cubase via a Tascam US122-MKii interface. Video is captured with a Canon ...
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How to automatedly synchronize video recording with pre-recorded music track?

When they film music videos ---ones that require the artist to lip sync in cooordination with a pre-recorded song--- do they synchronize the moment that the cameraman hits the record button on the ...
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Does recording desktop audio reduce quality?

If I record audio (say, a 320 kbps mp3) that's playing through my desktop audio (in, for example, Audacity with loopback, or OBS) is the quality going to be reduced if I compare the recording to the ...
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What is the meaning of "channels" in an audio recorder program?

I compiled and ran this audio recorder program derived from JUCE: https://gitlab.com/DamienAuvray/simpleaudiorecorder I can see that it has the options of selecting channels. I am a newbie in this ...
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How to record with low file size in OBS

I downloaded OBS to try to record some online lectures with low size. I tried some other software already, but the file sizes and quality were too high. I'm trying to keep the file size as low as ...
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How to automate sync of 80-120 audio clips recorded at home on mobile phones?

I want to produce a virtual choir recording of an amateur choir. I want to give 80-120 members of the choir an accompaniment/click track of some kind. They will record themselves, on their mobile ...
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A/V Crash Course for Church

With COVID-19 shutting down the whole world, our church is now broadcasting our services on YouTube. Last Sunday we used a WebCam because we only had 48 hours notice, and it just worked. Given that ...
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How to create YouTube home guitar demos from parallel taken phone video and professional recorded PC audio?

(please consider, I have zero video recording skills, neither know video editing software. What I know is no more than there are video/audio codecs, container formats, streams, and I also aware that ...
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How to mute monitors automatically

When on the radio I want the studio monitors to mute automatically when I open the mic (normal radio station stuff) so there is no feedback. I have read that some boards do and some don't but I can ...
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Recording Presentations with OBS and a Bluetooth Mic

I want to use OBS to record meetup presentations. I can grab the laptop screen for the video and am looking for an inexpensive wireless Bluetooth microphone for the audio. I managed to use OBS to ...
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Best way to capture audio at an event

I am getting starting with video and I have a question about audio. I am going to be doing my first event (wedding) where audio is going to be critical. I have done other shoots, where the audio was ...
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How to reduce background noise in the video

I am creating a video tutorial to upload into youtube , but after recording with the help of camtasia i am unable to remove the noise form the video. Note : I am able to remove the system noise like ...
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What hardware do I need? Multiple audio input devices + BMCC video to Media Express

I'm a non-professional user with a Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5k (BMCC). I have a number of separate audio outputs that I want to record with the video in Black Magic Media Express so I use multiple ...
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Are the voice and background tracks merged together when filming hollwood movies?

When we watch a movie we can hear background music and voices of actors. We also hear sound effects. When we watch a DVD movie the voice and background music merged inside a language track such as ...
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audio recording and video editing software

I've got a canon powershot. It has an inbuilt mic. I usually take interview-type videos, mostly indoors. The audio quality is poor as far as the purpose is concerned. I use pitvi as my editing ...
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Mix Voice to Video without losing video quality

I have recorded video from Canon HFR 36 camera and recorded voice separately to computer using a clip on mic. (The video camera does not have mic input) Now I want a simple software to remove original ...
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Connecting threaded 3.5mm jack plug to non-threaded socket?

I have a lav mic with a threaded jack at the end. It came with a Sennheiser Transmitter/Receiver pair and has a threaded jack to connect into the Transmitter which has a threaded socket to match. ...