eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51.

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate.   In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone

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.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

Visual Lounge

Choosing the best microphone for recording video is crucial. If the audio in your video is poor quality, viewers will drop off. Having the right microphone for recording video is good place to start. We wanted to test our microphones is a fair and consistent way.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

How do you ensure that you capture the best quality? 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.

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. I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers.

What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

One of the most difficult parts of a video is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience’s perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. 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.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? I would prefer the versatility of a standalone microphone on a stand that could sit on my desk rather than a microphone built into a headset. I've had wonderful luck using the microphone built into my MacBook Pro.

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.

Neumann BCM 705 microphone for your e-learning

Adobe Captivate

Check out the Neumann BCM 705 Dynamic Microphone for your E-Learning Projects. The post Neumann BCM 705 microphone for your e-learning appeared first on eLearning. Audio Media Videos add_audio Adobe Audition audio Audio Recording media quality work Recording Process videos

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone.

Microphone Round-up!

Visual Lounge

One of the most difficult parts of a screencast is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience's perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. 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.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. There’s also a perception that creating top-quality audio yourself is equally costly. Here are five tips for recording your own high quality audio for e-learning. Choose a high-quality microphone.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time. Use an External Microphone. Phone microphones have improved in quality but an external microphone will still make your video sound more professional.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

Visual Lounge

Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. As you might imagine, sound bouncing back and forth across a room doesn’t make for the highest quality audio.

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Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording

DigitalChalk eLearning

Want to record quality audio without breaking the bank? Don’t worry – there are affordable microphones out there that can give you a high quality recording that won’t leave a massive dent in your wallet. Do you want tips on how to get quality recordings?

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

It’s also frustrating from a quality assurance perspective. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. They’re built for basic functionality, not quality.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time. Use an External Microphone. Phone microphones have improved in quality but an external microphone will still make your video sound more professional. If you are unable to access an external microphone, physically move your device closer to the person so she is nearer the microphone.

4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. 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.

How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning

Mindflash

For example, there are free audio recording software application out there and most computers come with built in microphones. Look for the microphone icon at the bottom of each tab. Audio quality is the most important element of any multimedia content.

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Audio quality does matter

Clive on Learning

and in which communication is more rapid and spontaneous, we might be tempted to put out any old thing, recorded using poor quality equipment and with little care.

How to Use Video to Enhance Your Online Course

LearnDash

Video content is one such indicator of a high-quality course. Learners see video and think “quality,” and that is a selling point in itself. A few quick tips to bear in mind while recording: Standards for production quality on the Internet aren’t high. But if you’re asking learners to pay money for your course, they’ll want to feel like you put effort into creating something more professional in quality. Get a microphone.

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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

Background noise and humming can cause voice overs to sound like they were recorded with a laptop microphone or worse. The highest quality microphone still won’t sound good if you’ve got a ton of background noise. Choosing a Microphone.

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Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we explored some inexpensive microphones for recording audio narration. However, sometimes having a microphone is not enough. In this post we’ll look at a few accessories to help get better audio quality when recording narration.

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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Quality audio is more important than you realize. There are several things you can do on your own to secure better quality audio without having to spend loads of money. However, when you record a voice, the microphone picks up those breaths much louder than we’re used to hearing.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

The more pixels a screen can display, the better quality the video will appear. The more pixels a screen can display, the better quality the video will appear. It’s easy to use, allows me to record myself, and produces a good quality video. Let’s move on to microphones.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Visual Lounge

TechSmith Capture is an iOS recording app that lets you create high-quality mobile demos and how-to videos right from your phone or tablet. If you need professional sounding narration, you’ll want to get an external microphone that plugs into your device.

How To Make A DIY Recording Studio

Visual Lounge

Making sure you have the proper setting and equipment for recording can help improve the overall quality of your video. 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.

Do You Know About This Video Tool?

LearnDash

Now your online courses can have video explanations with a professional visual quality. Take it one step further by purchasing a recording microphone from Amazon. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get quality audio equipment.

Using A Webcam

Visual Lounge

If you’re using the webcam built into your computer, the webcam will default to the computer’s system audio which may not be the best quality. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping. It is a good idea to test out the microphone input by saying some words with “plosives” and speak as loud as you think you will get when reading the script.

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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. There are numerous technologies available to improve the quality of materials provided by teachers.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. Even though.wav files are much higher sound quality (which is not necessary for most eLearning courses), they can potentially slow down the bandwidth.

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Using A Webcam

Visual Lounge

If you’re using the webcam built into your computer, the webcam will default to the computer’s system audio which may not be the best quality. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

Visual Lounge

You might recommend a microphone for them to use but at the very least don’t let them use the microphone built into their laptop. It’s probably good enough if you were just having a conversation but the quality for your video will be disappointing.

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How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

Visual Lounge

Choose the right microphone. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the best microphone. Lavalier microphone. Shotgun microphone. Cardioid microphone. So you picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio.

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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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  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.

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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It's a long way from your microphone to the end user's ears and eyes. Voiceover, in this case, is not a close-up, though the microphone and quiet room where you record may make it feel that way. I'll be covering best practices for microphone technique, the hardware you'll need, and the software available for recording quality voiceover for your eLearning. by Jeff Hanley.   What's the objective of your eLearning? To change behavior, right?

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Third Day.

Visual Lounge

You know the soundcard on your computer, yeah where you plug in your headphones and your microphone? Well something you might not know is that the soundcard is optimised for output, meaning it is designed for quality of the sound you listen to and not for the sound you record.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Audio: Microphones. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. It is a great high-quality mic and will give you a natural sounding result. The sound you record your voice over in will also affect the recording’s overall quality.