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      Avatardel thomas
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      Hi everyone.

      I’m new to video making and just signed up to this forum to try to glean as much info as possible from those more knowledgeable than myself.

      I recently bought a Canon 200D, a couple of lenses and a Rode Stereo Videomic. My original intention was to use these to put together basic videos of myself playing my original songs and create a YouTube channel to help promote my music. So far this has worked ok. I’ve been using IMovie on my ipad which is fine, although obviously basic.

      However, I also have a GoPro hero 4 and a Zoom H4 recorder and was wondering whether it was possible to combine footage from the Canon with footage from the GoPro without losing continuity of the audio from the Canon recording.

      Do I need to get a more complicated editing programme to allow this to work? And, would it be easier to record the audio with the Zoom recorder so that audio and video are separated?

      Yes, I guess this is probably all basic stuff but, being new to all of this I’m not sure where to start so any advice will be gratefully received.

      Cheers
      Del

    • #72025385
      RockyRocky
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      On any multi camera shoot all that is necessary to sync the audio and video occurs at the start of a recording use a “clapper board” or a loud hand clap.

      Then when editing align the clap noise from each camera/recorder on the timelines and that will ensure your video and audio will be in sync. If IMovie does not allow you to work with multiple timelines then perhaps an economical option is to look at Adobe Premiere Elements as a start to edit your music. My first TV documentary in 2005 was edited with Elements. This YouTube video may help you, link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_vRTbLn4lk

      You can then delete the audio from the Zoom H4 recorder and select whatever video you want.

      If you an amplifier to record your music best quality audio will come via a direct feed from your amplifier. If IMovie does not allow you to work with multiple timelines then perhaps an economical option is to look at Adobe Premiere Elements as a start to edit your music. My first TV documentary in 2005 was edited with Elements.

    • #72025667
      Avatardel thomas
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      Thanks for that. I don’t think iMovie allows multiple timelines but I’ll have a closer look and do some more research.

      Cheers

    • #72025779
      Avatarbobspez
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      I make my own amateur music videos and I use the Zoom R16 multitrack recorder. This allows me to play and sing along with my other tracks (up to 8 tracks for input and playback), like a drum track or add myself playing a second instrument or play along with a friend’s video and audio recording.

      I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for video editing and Adobe Audition for audio editing. They work together on the Premiere Pro timeline, which lets me edit the audio, line up audio tracks, etc., on the Premiere Pro video timeline.
      I generally use the camera audio as a means to line up the video with the Zoom audio, then mute the camera audio in the edit. Camera audio is not as good as the Zoom audio.

      Premiere Pro also lets you zoom into a frame to simulate close up shots in the editor. Here’s an example of me recording audio plugged directly into the Zoom R16 recorder (no amplifiers needed) with a vocal mic and keyboard. Then playing along with the first audio on guitar plugged into the Zoom, shown on a split screen.

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      AvatarDekeBrown
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      I movie allows 1 timeline and 1 cutaway track plus multiple soundtracks (6 I think).

      Be careful when using the clap-sync method because I have had serious problems with audio drift on very long shots (like if recording a 1-hour lecture) – audio can be off by as much as 5 seconds after an hour depending on the recording systems (camera vs standalone recorder).

    • #72028074
      Avatarbobspez
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      You are very welcome. Share your youtube links here, if you would like to.

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