I have beenproducing high quality 2 mic audio recordings for many years, including recordings of mainly classical and choral concerts. A number of years ago I was asked to also make a video of some of these concerts. Most camcorders do not have audio that is good for music concerts because even if they record using 48kHz/16 bit sampling, they have AGC circuits (automaic gain control) which basically eliminate almost all of the dynamics, which are especially important for music.
Greg Olson - July 09th, 2012
mikerosen - June 28th, 2012
Time and again, we've warned readers about the importance of audio in video. Audiences will tolerate -- some may even expect -- imperfections in a video's visuals, but they absolutely will not stand for poor quality audio. Tinny or muffled sound instantly breaks our suspension of disbelief; it can make it difficult to follow the storyline or really connect with the characters.
Does anyone know if the Canon 600d records in 44khz or 48khz?
Cheers in advance
I have seen a lot of people asking about what to look for in speakers and how to get the most bang for the buck. So I thought I would post this article I wrote on the topic of choosing the best speakers as well as getting a mix that sounds good on anything from a mono tv to a high dollar surround sound system.
I am still quite new to this forum but I am here to help you concerning audio. You are welcome to ask me:
* what kind of mic in which situation
* Where to get great music for your videos
* How to use recording software and equipment in general
* Other things in the category of audio production
Hope to hear from you soon!
Although I never had complaints by clients about audio, I always wondered about this...
Volume levels are to easy to determine, since you can see the peak levels. So it's easy to make sure that your whole DVD has a uniformed volume level so the client won't have to keep raising and lowering the audio volume during playback.
Greg Olson - May 14th, 2012
I'm using vg20 and a VG10 for interviews. I bought a Tascam DR-40 to get a better quality (less affected by ambient noise) audio track. I'm using Premiere Pro CS5.5. I can synchronize the files accurately from a sighted clap but by the end of the interview (say 40 minutes) there's a lag between the video and the DR-40 even though all was well to begin with. I'm importing four .mts files directly to the timeline. Is it possible they are not entirely seamlessly joined and that the lag is due to small discontinuities in assembling the clips?
I am trying to spec out a video studio set-up in a few different price ranges ($1,000, $2,000 and $3,000) for something that would be capable of filming 2 people interviewing. I will have a backdrop and have two people sitting at a table interacting. I would like to get a set-up (cameras, mics, software that would allow me to mix the audio post). I would like to have 2 clip-on mics and two cameras. But want to find a few different options when it comes to syncing all the audio and video together.