In this installment of our blog series on Basic Audio Techniques for Video, we’ll explain how to use a boompole.
Great sounding audio is key when producing a high quality video.
Hands down the most over-looked element of any television production is the audio.
A few months ago, I was watching an episode of Family Guy.
Documentary work requires not only great video, but great sound too. Here are nine tricks that will help capture the best audio.
Recording in the field is like camping: you only have the supplies you take with you!
Whether you are producing a commercial, infomercial, corporate video or even episodic television, you’re going to need to know how to record the human voice.
One of the most common questions we get from beginning video producers is “how do I get my video to be more like what I see in movies and TV?”
There is obviously a need to use external audio recorders when you need to record more than two channels or when you need the absolute highest quality sound.
Has the selection of microphones offered by your favorite electronics store ever overwhelmed you? Have you stared in awe at the vast array of silver or black, big or small, expensive or cheap microphones available to you?
Impedance is very important because selecting the wrong impedance mic can cause immediate and sometimes serious problems.
It's time to record the narration for your next video production. You want to produce the best audio quality possible, keeping your narration free of plosives, but can't bring yourself to part with $30 to purchase a hoop-style windscreen like the pros use.
A good wired microphone is perfect for reliable high quality audio, but sometimes the wires get in the way.
If you gather ten sound engineers in a room and ask them what’s the best way to record something, don’t be surprised when you get ten different answers.
The miracle of film and television is a result of a perceptual phenomenon known as "persistence of vision."
So, you've bought a shiny new digital video camera and you're blown away by the image quality. But what about the audio?
Learn the attributes of sound, how we hear, measure and record sound.
So, you've got a small budget and you finally believe that the audio you capture for your project is just as important as the video, (we told you so!) but you can only purchase one mic.
Visuals aren’t the only thing to consider when you’re scouting locations. Audio is just as important. Just because a location looks good doesn’t mean it sounds good.