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development:guidelines:video [2018/10/21 15:15]
42.49.180.224 [Audio Equipment]
development:guidelines:video [2018/01/31 13:17] (current)
robert [Archiving]
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 It is also possible to use another (external) microphone record with the Zoom H2, such as a headset or [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Lavalier_microphone|lavalier microphone]]. Both microphones can also be found in the box of gadgets in Robert'​s office. The quality of these microphones seems OK, not great, but they do get rid of some environmental noise, echoes and reverberations. However, with the headset the recording can sound like the person is talking straight into your ear which is really not comfortable to listen to.  It is also possible to use another (external) microphone record with the Zoom H2, such as a headset or [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Lavalier_microphone|lavalier microphone]]. Both microphones can also be found in the box of gadgets in Robert'​s office. The quality of these microphones seems OK, not great, but they do get rid of some environmental noise, echoes and reverberations. However, with the headset the recording can sound like the person is talking straight into your ear which is really not comfortable to listen to. 
  
-Although it is possible to record audio with the build-in microphone of a camcorder, the audio quality is typically insufficient,​ so you also need to record audio separately. As many camcorders are not able to record from external microphones,​ this means you would do a so-called dual-system recording, e.g. by using the Zoom H2 to record on SD card, and then synchronizing the two audio channels to the video during editing. Although the [[http://​help.adobe.com/​en_US/​premierepro/​cs/​using/​WS2bacbdf8d487e582-73725e6a12e5a6165d0-7fff.html|Merge Clips]] feature in Adobe Premiere Pro does this automatically,​ we have no experience using it. Manual alignment of the audio with the video+audio is quite easy if you use an (improvised) [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Clapperboard|clapperboard]]. Simply clap your hands in front of the microphone and camera immediately after starting recording on both. The clap is easy to identify in the two audio channels.+Although it is possible to record audio with the build-in microphone of a camcorder, the audio quality is typically insufficient,​ so you also need to record audio separately. As many camcorders are not able to record from external microphones,​ this means you would do a so-called dual-system recording, e.g. by using the Zoom H2 to record on SD card, and then synchronizing the two audio channels to the video during editing. Although the [[http://​help.adobe.com/​en_US/​premierepro/​cs/​using/​WS2bacbdf8d487e582-73725e6a12e5a6165d0-7fff.html|Merge Clips]] feature in Adobe Premiere Pro does this automatically,​ we have no experience using it. Manual alignment of the audio with the video+audio is quite easy if you use an (improvised) [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Clapperboard|clapperboard]]. Simply clap your hands in front of the microphone and camera immediately after starting recording on both. The clap is easy to identify in the two audio channels. ​ 
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 Note that the drive letter is Q. Always map the QNAP folder to Q, so that the links are not broken. Note that the drive letter is Q. Always map the QNAP folder to Q, so that the links are not broken.
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