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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.