What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

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A good place to start is choosing the right microphone for video. How do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best? There are hundreds of different microphones to choose from and multiple microphone types. Don’t want to buy any of these microphones?

My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

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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. Sometimes if I can’t get rid of the noise, I will play some music softly in the background–not Eminem, but something a little softer.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications.

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By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with. It was a form of music that was furiously loud, aggressively energetic and full of discordant anger. To release a record you didn't have to bow and scrape to the multi-national music publishers and labels.

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How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

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Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? Selecting The Right Music. Selecting the right music is often the toughest part of editing a video. Some people have soft voices that will not do well with overbearing musical scores.

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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Turn off in-game music. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because if you edit the video later, the music will sound like it’s jumping. Use music.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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If there was a need to add background music to the presentation in addition to narration, you would be in a bit of a pickle.   Note:  You can use the microphone built in to your computer for narration. by AJ George.

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective


A digital story is a short (typically 3-5 minutes long) audio-visual presentation, created with images (real or computer-generated), photographs, background music, some text and a distinctive narrative. Stories are a powerful way of communication.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


Let’s move on to microphones. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones. Desktop microphones are those, believe or not, that sit on your desktop.

Quick Take: Six Reasons to Record Your iPhone Screen

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For more advanced editing, such as adding callouts, text, or music, you can import your video into a video editor like Camtasia. For even more polish, use a microphone. If you’re going to narrate your video, your device’s built in microphone will capture your voice (and everything else going on in the room). A microphone can be a great way to better isolate your voice so you’re more clearly understood.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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Ideally, you should use an external microphone to record your audio, but if you’re using an external webcam , they might already have a great microphone built-in, test it out. Also, check your microphone settings under the recorder’s audio output setting. Music Licensing.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

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For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two. For the blog videos we create, we use background music exclusively. Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software.

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

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Blue Microphones - Blue Microphones is sending several different microphones for Campers to try out over the weekend. I love the option to hook up an external microphone for high quality audio. We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp.

Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1

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You might share them via text or social media, however, have you ever considered using Camtasia Studio to create holiday video cards to make your images come alive with music and your voice? Microphone. Add Music Track To Timeline. This post is the first in a 3-part series.

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Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

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For longer videos I've noticed that even if someone's mic'd up properly (we used a wired lavaliere microphone) that they become fatigued and their volume fades towards the end of a presentation. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre.

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To drastically improve the quality of the final video, you can choose any of the following techniques (starting with the most important): Use a lavalier microphone - Adding a simple lavalier microphone is the single most important thing you can do to drastically improve your video production.

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Use a high-quality microphone, positioned properly (normally 8-10″ away). End the segment with an interactive exercise that offers music, points, and feedback. Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth.

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


Take care not to disrupt the call with pressing wrong buttons or letting the annoying background music interrupt the call. Speakers should take care not to be too far away from the microphone when speaking.

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How to Record Your Desktop

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You can even include audio when you record your screen, as narration from your computer’s built-in microphone or an external mic, or you can record your system audio (that’s the sounds that comes out of your speakers).

iPad for eLearning


iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. As you can understand it has a microphone and speakers that can be used with Skype and Google Voice.

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Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

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Inexpensive wireless microphone. I also endeavor to use some aesthetic sensibilities; developed over the years regarding audio, music, visuals, cinematography, etc. based on who knows what (going to art museums, listening to music, playing music as a kid, observing the craft while watching videos, movies, TV, etc.). For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings.

Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning


Do you need to be listening to music, or a book on tape, no matter what you’re doing? Anyone with a microphone and a computer can create a podcast. Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember things better when you hear them?

Episode 1 of The Forge is in the Can!

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Chris McQueen also reviewed the Blue Yeti microphone and I talked with Matt about who is screencasting and what makes a great screencast. The screencasts I referenced were: "Again & Again" music video by the Bird and the Bee , the Lab Rats , Coding by the Sea from Red Gate Software and Google's " Parisian Love " screencast. Write this day down in history. Today we shot the first episode of The Forge ! In this episode, Matt Pierce talked with Jon Udell all about screencasting.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

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The ability to make a screencast video can also be used to showcase your creativity when playing games like Minecraft and recreating scenes from movies and/or filming music videos in simulation games like The Sims. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners.

Podcasts in eLearning


Podcasts are truly excellent when music and language are involved, but they may be difficult to produce if the subject is visual. Select music according to your audiences. Make voices clear and pleasant by investing in a good microphone.

How Can I Utilize a Picture-in-Picture Video to Create a Dynamic Walkthrough of My Course Material?

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Once you have set up the software you want to record, make the screen recording using Replay, being sure to utilize your webcam, microphone, and screen. Recently, one of my students asked me about using a picture-in-picture video to create a narrated walk-through of a particular topic.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher


The microphone setup will hook to most computers. Microphone. My microphone setup as the host. I use the ATR2100- USB Microphone. NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom – I attach this to the bookcase beside my desk. Royalty Free Music.

DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet

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It allows you to open a web page or document with chords and lyrics on your phone and record yourself with the camera or microphone as you play through the song. Jukey is an Android music player, designed to mimic a Jukebox. Jukey is an iOS music player, designed to mimic a Jukebox.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

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The two best things you can do are: Invest in a good microphone. I’m surprised that organizations will invest hundreds of dollars in software, pay someone thousands of dollars to build courses, and then only let them buy a cheap microphone for $20. Free Music Archive.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

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Even if you can’t hear anything, a sensitive microphone will pick up ventilation noise, computer fans, and more. Frequency smoothing: The default setting is setting is 3, settings lower than this tend to favor music and higher settings tend to favor spoken word. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music. Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments.

Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden


Think about getting a good microphone, excellent script writing, how to “do-it-yourself” and when to hire a voice-over professional. Consider sound effects and music.

The Power Of Online Training Podcasts: 9 Ways Online Training Podcasts Can Engage Remote Employees


In addition, consider investing in a microphone and pop filter that can produce crystal clear audio. You have the unique opportunity to speak directly to your employees and employ a variety of sound elements , such as background music and sound effects.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Gravity Works, Week 4

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So moving forward, I do not personally expect to invest time (in tutorials) or money (for a more-advanced microphone) until the software can run in my preferred environment, which includes USB-connected monitors.

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Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

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Explore steps for using Camtasia to record your PowerPoint presentation, add narration, music, images, and sound effects, then publish the video for your students to watch anytime. Continuing our series , we have two more educators to introduce!

TechSmith User from the Beginning

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I wrote a script, recorded my computer screen, and was very easily able to edit those together in Camtasia and then add a dash of music. Tim : I find the perfect combination for me to create videos is the iPhone or an inexpensive HD camera, a good microphone and Camtasia.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Loudpixel, Week 4

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Do you see yourself looking into screencasting tutorials, or maybe more advanced equipment like a nice microphone? She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre.

How to Create Screencasts You Can Be Proud Of

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Record the best audio you can by using a good microphone. You can get a decent microphone for less than $100. Here’s an example of two different microphones on the same laptop in the same room: $30 headset and $72 desktop (with no pop filter or any other type of adjustment).