The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

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Dive into the details of the audio signal chain as we define the different components needed when recording on set for digital video.

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  1. Very interesting video and preferring Rode equipment as I do there is one particular question that needs answering, when discussing the way in which a Rode shotgun works you describe the slots on either side of the tube, – but there is only one side with sots on with the Rode NTG8 – looking forward to your reply, regards

  2. Brilliant video… I learned SO much. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. Really amazing.

  3. Thanks very informative. However your audio level is low. I had to turn my speaker volume very high to hear you. Please adjust in future recordings,

  4. Watching this in 2018 be advised that wireless has come a REALLY long way and is much cheaper and have plenty of quality for any indie filmmaker….
    If you are a pro, you can afford the good stuff.
    For those on a tight budget, you have numerous options available, just do your research.
    Ben R4m-Z

  5. How can you avoid non-compressed sampling – especially for internet use? For example, even though the sampling rates for You Tube are between 128 and 192 kbps depending on video quality, compression algorithms are used everywhere now. Even though FLAC (high-def MP3) that’s referred to as a "lossless" codec, still uses compression! I agree that compression saps sound, but few of us will ever have the funding for big screen productions. I encounter this every time I make a music video that I know will eventually be uploaded for streaming and the sound quality is always sacrificed. It seems to me that compression is pretty much unavoidable any more.

  6. This video was amazing, thank you. I did have a question about the debate between wireless/wired lav mics. Can you recommend a good wired lav mic setup for a filmed interview for example?

  7. This might be an amateur question but if I have a mono shotgun mic with a single XLR input going into a recorder plugged into channel 1/L, how to I get the mono audio to sound normal and panned middle instead of coming out of only the left speaker? What is the best way to go about this, panning the sound to the middle or doubling the track and putting one to the right. How do Films record their sound and mix it?

  8. Jon please give the best advise on using shotgun mic tied into a Sony fs7 via shotgun mic which would be used traditionally as normal shotgun mic,plugged into channel left xlr and run a parallel mic to run the on-board camera mikes for ambient audio. With that set up work well in obtaining B-Roll and keeping ourselves available for a man on the street interview. finally should i keep the shotgun mic on a portable audio recorder and deal whit them in post?

  9. Brilliant!! This is so incredibly helpful and digestible for a non-technical person. I would say exactly what Brian Straight said (in the comments below). Thank you so much for this video and others!

  10. Is it necessary to get a preamp for run gun indie filmmaking…or having a zoom h1 recorder with rode video mic pro should be fine

  11. Awesome words… I am really glad you give us some knowledge that is so difficult to get… I was wondering what would be better to upgrade my mics and make my audio better and I’m starting to form a better idea on what to buy! Thank you bro!!!

  12. I have a question. What video editing application are you using? I am curious about the CHALK BOARD TYPE OF WRITING IN YOUR VIDEO. And about the microphone, what are you using?

  13. Basics of all sound recording and using of various microphones brilliantly explained in this nicely packed teaching-video. Hey thanks man, you’re super !

  14. Great video. I struggled with my H4n in post, I think I may have the wrong audio setting.

  15. What is the best microphone for zoom f4 for filmmaking ??
    And what are the best settings for zoom f4 ??

  16. Talking about sound and yours is to low. I had to up the speakers to hear this compared to several other videos before this one. Also, there is the sound of chalk in the background when you are not even doing chalk on a blackboard. Very distracting.

  17. Why so concerned for size of audio?
    In my experience, it’s the video
    which really takes up all the room!
    The audio is like nothing, compared to that!

  18. Amazing documentary. It summarizes all of I what to know about microphones and how they work. Amazing.

  19. Any ideas on a wired lavalier mic setup on a DSLR camera? It seems really difficult to find extension cables for the lav mics.

  20. I did not expect to learn as much as I did. This was a great video. I even learned my recorder is much better than I realized thanks to your explanation of frequency and bit depth. Thanks so much.

  21. sir what software you should use for create video or edit video for youtube please tell me

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