Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options. Not all microphones are alike. USB Microphones.

My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

While I’ve covered audio recording tips and tricks in the past, one of the most frequent questions I’m still asked is about microphones. Microphone Recommendations. There are a lot of good microphones out there and they’re not that expensive.

What is the Best Microphone?

TechSmith Camtasia

Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. So, I thought I’d round up a bunch of different microphones at work and compare them for you. Matt Pierce, the Training Manager, and I headed to our soundbooth and tested 6 different microphones. We tried to have as much consistency as possible, but we had to adjust the audio levels on each microphone. What microphones have you tried that you like?

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options. But the microphone is the heart of audio recording, so you need to make a good decision. Not all microphones are alike. If you buy a microphone in a shop, rather than from an online retailer, take some time to try out different models.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

a microphone, which is built into most. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. the effectiveness with which different. distributing effective, innovative learning.

Microphone Round-up!

TechSmith Camtasia

Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. So, I thought I'd round up a bunch of different microphones at work and compare them for you. Matt Pierce, the Training Manager, and I headed to our soundbooth and tested 6 different microphones. We tried to have as much consistency as possible, but we had to adjust the audio levels on each microphone. What microphones have you tried that you like?

The 7th Habit of Highly Effective eLearning Designers & Developers

Adobe Captivate

In Stephen Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the seventh habit is to sharpen the saw. We have a bunch of tools as eLearning designers and developers at our disposal such as a computer, microphones, video cameras, eLearning authoring tools and so on.

Creating The Desired Impact From Audio-Conferencing: Some Tips To Increase Effectiveness

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But it seldom attains an effective impact of not supplemented by visual or vocal re-enforcement. It pays to be prepared as a Presenter: Conference calls will be more effective if you take extra effort in planning and preparing for your conference call.

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Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Automatic chroma key effects

Adobe Captivate

Steps: Adobe Captivate 2019 now supports webcam capture and automatic chroma key effects to clip your background out entirely, or to replace the background with any image that you desire. The post Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Automatic chroma key effects appeared first on eLearning.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone. In LearnUpon, we use blue yeti microphones. And if you’re recording in a noisy environment use dynamic microphones. here’s usually a dial on the microphone itself.

Steps for Using Video in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Camera, editing software, microphones , lighting, backdrops, etc. Online Training Software Tips and Tricks Effective eLearning eLearning Checklists Video Training

How to Use Video to Enhance Your Online Course

LearnDash

Scenario-based learning is an incredibly effective learning tool that helps learners identify with course material in a way that helps them apply it to their own lives. Get a microphone. Not only is the microphone on your camera or computer pretty low quality, it also picks up more background noise than a dedicated audio source. Prove the value of your course to learners by including video content.

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About

eLearning Brothers

But when you listen to someone talk into a microphone for a long period of time, especially one that is being limited digitally, the frequencies of their voice can begin to cause ear fatigue. The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music.

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Webcam suggestions for Instructional Videos?

Adobe Captivate

Now I use: -a lavalier microphone. – an intro animation created in Adobe After Effects. Hello eLearning Community! I have been creating video tutorials for years, but I have been trying to step up my game a bit!

How To Make A DIY Recording Studio

TechSmith Camtasia

Microphones. Audio is critical to your video, therefore it’s important to choose a microphone that’s going to deliver the best quality for you. However, taking the time to find the right microphone will go a long way in helping you create better videos.

Using A Webcam

TechSmith Camtasia

If you intend to have a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect in your screencast, you have a few things to consider: Can’t see the video? Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording.

Using A Webcam

TechSmith Camtasia

If you intend to have a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect in your screencast, you have a few things to consider: Can’t see the video? Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording.

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

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Transition effects can be utilized to increase the visual impact. Multiple effects can be used to create drama within the digital story – all the while making sure that it does not overshadow the main focus – the story itself. Stories are a powerful way of communication.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Note:  You can use the microphone built in to your computer for narration. However, if you are looking for better sound quality it is usually better to use an external microphone. by AJ George.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Audio: Microphones. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. Beyond having a great microphone, it’s important to make sure you are considering the factors that will affect your recording negatively.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen? If you agree that combining voiceover audio, text, and images leads to the most effective eLearning, why is it that people don’t include voiceover audio? by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

And remember, pacing also includes things like pausing occasionally for effect or just to give them listener a break to process important information. Most decent microphones pick up even faint ambient sounds, and those sounds will ultimately make it into your recording.

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4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment. Invest in a good quality microphone. When it comes to microphones, you typically get what you pay for. This isn’t to say that you can’t make do with an inexpensive microphone.

E-learning tools and technologies used in online training

Your Training Edge

For instance, you can add a whiteboard on your video conferencing tool, or you can do screen-sharing while still using a microphone and making some comments. Actually, Harvard researches find this tool more effective and engaging than PowerPoint.

Adobe Character Animator and eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Enter Adobe Character Animator, a fairly recent addition to Adobe After Effects. Using your camera and microphone, you can control the animation. Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning.

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10 Technological Advances That Will Impact The Future Of Mobile Learning At Workplace

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Looking towards the future, it seems quite clear that the scope of mobile learning lies in a world where technology is cost-effective, robust and more connected than it is today. For instance, sound is sensed through microphone, location through GPS and speed through an accelerometer.

Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

TechSmith Camtasia

For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). How to use the Amplify effect in Audacity. How to repeat an effect.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Even if you can’t hear anything, a sensitive microphone will pick up ventilation noise, computer fans, and more. Select Noise Reduction Under the Effect menu select Noise Reduction Get your Noise Profile Click “Get Noise Profile” and the box will disappear.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

One of the quickest and most effective ways to deliver online training is with video. I don’t want to dismiss the effectiveness of interactive eLearning completely - I have delivered several successful projects with these tools.

How to Use a Webcam Recorder to Add Personality to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

To create that cool picture-in-picture effect, start by dragging the video to the timeline. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording. Learn about Animations & Effects.

Reformat your training sessions to increase their impact

LearnUpon

You’ll need a camera, tripod and a microphone. My advice is to avoid using the laptop’s inbuilt microphone. Instead you could buy a decent microphone, at a cheap cost, for best results.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need

LearnDash

If you plan to appear in your course videos, invest in some good lighting, and use a lavalier microphone to make sure you get good audio for your video. You will still need a good microphone and some basic sound editing skills, but the results are easier to control. However, the more comfortable you are with the technological tools available to you, the more likely you will be able to incorporate them effectively into your course.

Top 3 tips for creating professional looking videos for training

Matrix

Granted that many films are based on literature but it it’s still the glamour of the big screen (and quite often of the 3D, 4D and iMax effects) that makes stories memorable. When doing a film outside a state of the art studio, one doesn’t necessarily need expensive microphones or mixers.

How to Turn PowerPoint Slides into Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Turning your presentations into videos helps keep your audience engaged, giving it more personality and they can learn from you content more effectively. Be aware of the microphone.

Eight Can’t Miss Tips for Implementing Corporate Learning Webinars

JCA Solutions

They are, however, a good solution for those infrequent occasions where you need to disseminate short bursts of timely information quickly and effectively. Microphone. Whatever you do, using the built-in microphone on your laptop (or tablet) is a big mistake.

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Video Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

Sound is crucial to the success of your video, so invest in a good microphone. Even an inexpensive external microphone is a better option than the one built into your computer. Video is enhancing almost everything in our lives.

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