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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.

Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals

Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals
I had the pleasure of auditing a portion of the videomaker basics of video production workshop a couple weeks ago. There are many basic rules when it comes to video, and there is a wealth of basic knowledge that continues to be the foundation for great production. Though I had been exposed to all of this before, it had been years since I had seen the fundamentals of good video production laid out so methodically. It caused me to really think about the basics again.
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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?

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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.

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Joined: 04/29/2012 - 1:40am


Hi there!

Sorry that I post a little introduction thread about me to let you know who I am and why I am here.

Originally I come from producing music and audio in general but I have always been interested in moving pictures and how to produce them the best as as possible. In this forum I hope to find information about equipment, software and techniques in general and I am looking forward to talking to you soon!

If there are any questions concerning recording good audio I can probably help. So don't hesitate to message me any questions.


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Joined: 02/15/2012 - 5:33pm


Alright guys, I'm getting prepared for my first wedding gig and I know what I'm getting myself into. I luckily am getting some sony wireless mics loaned to me from a buddy of mine. I have a rode shotgun mic as well for back up. My main question is for the interviews. Should I mic up the interviewee or just use my shotgun mic? I want this to be as professional as possible with what I am working with. I am very aware that most weddings are shot with AT LEAST two cameras, unfortunately I am only working with one. I know this is going to be very challenging for me.

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Joined: 03/09/2012 - 2:39pm


I've been lurking for a bit, but this is my First time posting here -

I make some real simple videos which I put on youtube, facebook, etc..., and up until this point, Windows Live Movie Maker has worked just fine for me

I wanted to improve my audio, so I upgraded my camera, and went to a wireless mic.

After shooting a few hours of video, I realized my camera's mic input (Canon T2 Rebel 550D) has a hiss. I have to send the camera for warranty repair, but in the mean time, I need to clean the hiss to use the footage already shot.

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Joined: 10/25/2010 - 2:31am


Hello Chaps; QMC, Quick Media Converter has just release a new (Always FREE) version of its software, what does this application do? More like what does it not do? It converts from and to and to and fro any video and audio format, and does so quickly. So if your budget is like mine then this is an awesome application to have.

Why the update IT WORKS WITH WINDOWS 7!!! bout time, crashes were driving me nuts.

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In one of my videos i tried using adobe premiere to get audio gain on my sound filr

now the mic delievers decent qualty but with the audio gain feature it was pretty terrible

now i really want to know howdo i get good quality after adding audio gain and make sure it doesnt get ruined

Just for refrence the audio was something like this

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Video in Question

I own the distribution and reprint rights to this video. It was produced in the mid 90's using analog technology. When I posted it to youtube they just sent me an email saying that the music was owned etc, but not to worry. The owner of the music has now escalated it to yellow, red being next where Youtube limits my account. At yellow I have the chance to alter it or remove it. At red I have to remove it or put up with a limited account.


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