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- November 5, 2018 at 9:24 AM #72002990
Will a 16 GB memory card be large enough to record a 2 hour workshop video to be recorded inside a room?
My Canon lacks a sound mic connection.
Is there a cheap workaround to capture good audio for this camera?
Thanks so much.
- November 5, 2018 at 10:18 AM #72003014Mike WilhelmKeymaster
I can’t find any info about the bitrate of your camera.
How big is a typical 1 minute video file from your camera? Multiply that by 120 to see if it’ll fit on your card.
For recording good audio, I recommend either a Zoom H1n or Tascam DR-05.
- November 5, 2018 at 10:37 AM #72003016
1. According to the EOS 5 manual, in HD (1920×1080 or 1280×720) a 16GB card will only hold 44 minutes of video. So you will have to change cards wile shooting.
2. Use an external recorder like the small zoom recorders or what I use, the Zoom R16 multitrack rcorder and a condenser mic and mic stand. You can sync the audio from the external recorders to the audio from the video camera in the editor, then mute the video camera audio in the editor.
- November 5, 2018 at 10:41 AM #72003018
Can I still record good quality video setting the Canon to another setting other than 1920×1080 or 1280×720?
Thank you so much for your sound recording suggestions.
- November 5, 2018 at 10:48 AM #72003021
The only option to fit two hours on a 16GB card is 640×480 resolution which is standard definition (SD) rather than high definition (HD). You can shoot a few test scenes in both HD and SD and render them in your editor to determine if it makes a difference to you while viewing the scenes in different resolutions.
- November 5, 2018 at 11:09 AM #72003025
I’ll give both a try.
Any suggestions re: how I might use a small Olympus digital voice recorder to sync the sound?
I may not have access to a Zoom.
Thank you again.
- November 5, 2018 at 11:42 AM #72003028
If I did decide I need HD, to record 2 hours how much memory card would I need?
Would 32GB be enough?
Or Would I need 64 GB or 128 GB?
Thanks so much.
- November 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM #72003031
If the 16GB card gives you 44 mins of HD, then the 32GB card only gives you 88 minutes, so that is still not 2 hours. The 64GB card would give you almost 3 hours so that should work.
- November 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM #72003029
You record the voice on your Olympus digital voice recorder. You put the voice track on your video editor time line, move it until it lines up exactly with your camera audio. If it lines up with your camera audio it also lines up with your camera video, because your camera audio and video are in sync.
If you have cuts in your video you need to cut the recorder audio track too to align it with the camera audio and video again. I don’t know what the quality will be like on your Olympus recorder. I don’t know if you can record two continuous hours of audio on it. You ought to test the audio as well. You might decide the camera audio is better, or the Olympus is better, or you might use both tracks and blend them together.
- November 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM #72003032
Thanks for your thoughts re: using my Olympus.
Do you use or have you liked using Adobe Premiere Elements to video edit?
Have you found a video editor you prefer over Adobe?
If so, what do you like about your preferred editor?
Thank you again so much!
- November 5, 2018 at 12:13 PM #72003036
I have been using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for video editing and Adobe Audition CS6 for audio editing for several years (I haven’t used Premiere Pro Elements). A big advantage is Premiere Pro and Audition work together seemlessly so you can edit an audio sequence with Adobe Audition right on the Premiere Pro video timeline, and it saves the audio sequence edits immediately to the Premiere Pro time line. You can do some basic audio editing and mixing two audio tracks in Elements as well.
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