Audio Recording then Syncing in Post?

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    • #40848
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I am planning on using my minidisc player and a microphone to do what it says in the issue of videomaker for april. record the audio and then sync it in post. does that work well? any tips?

    • #174376
      Avatarstonewall
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      it should work fine, but you will get a hissing sound in the higher frequencies.

    • #174377
      AvatarSDF
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      It all depends on the mic, mic preamp and MD recorder.
      For sure, if you plug a cheapo mic directly into a cheapo MD.. it will not sound good.
      In either case, your going to have to wild-sync it. But even cheap MDs will run stable for a few minutes.

    • #174378
      AvatarSteveMann
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      SDF Wrote:

      It all depends on the mic, mic preamp and MD recorder.
      For sure, if you plug a cheapo mic directly into a cheapo MD.. it will not sound good.
      In either case, your going to have to wild-sync it. But even cheap MDs will run stable for a few minutes.

      What are you guys using? Premiere or FCP?

      I use cheap MD’s with cheap stage microphones and I get some pretty awesome sound, no hiss and great dynamic range, and my audio is in perfect sync after an hour of shooting.

      Steve

    • #174379
      AvatarEndeavor
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      I’m looking into one of these:
      http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MicroTrack2496-main.html
      street price about $400 (maybe less). Seems to be designed with the professional in mind. Great alternative to wireless or minidisk.

    • #174380
      AvatarSteveMann
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      Endeavor Wrote:

      I’m looking into one of these:
      http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MicroTrack2496-main.html
      street price about $400 (maybe less). Seems to be designed with the professional in mind. Great alternative to wireless or minidisk.

      Go for it. If I could afford them, I would replace my MD’s with the M-Audio units right now.

    • #174381
      AvatarEndeavor
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      My only reservation is that I haven’t used them or heard from anyone who has. Dont want to find out that there is that one little problem…but from what I see and read, you can’t do much better for the price.

    • #174382
      AvatarRMHair
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      The iAUDEO U2 is kindof cool. I plan to use its on-board mic in for home video’s. Recordings sound good.

      It only has line-in for your other input option so the small size (pack of gum) would take a hit with the mic pre-amp circuit size.

    • #174383
      Avataralohrey
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      Syncing in post is a fairly easy task, my best advice for this is to turn audio waveforms on so that you can see what the audio is doing. That way, you can line up the peaks when there is a loud sound and the syncing is much more precise.

      Later
      ~Adam
      http://www.inmotionvideo.biz

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