eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Dynamic microphones have a downside; they require a good quality microphone preamp to generate adequate recording levels.

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.        On my computer, the Built-in Input is always listed here, even if I have another microphone connected to my computer. FM should be high enough quality for ordinary voiceovers for eLearning.

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Mic Check! Upgrade Your Microphone for Better Audio

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Are you ready to upgrade your microphone but aren’t sure where to start in the complex world of audio equipment and microphones? Host Matt Pierce shares some helpful need-to-know tips and even tests some of the most popular microphones on the market.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

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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. But how do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best with so many options to choose from? With this in mind, we wanted to know how different microphones stack up against each other. We wanted to test our microphones is a fair and consistent way.

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a microphone, which is built into most. invest time and money in high-quality video. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool?

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.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Our objective was not to try to get all of the settings perfect for a singular recording, but we wanted to compare the microphones against each other so you could hear how they sound.

What is the Best Microphone?

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

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.

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. Also, if you record tutorial videos or do webinars, the audio compression mitigates some of the distinctions you hear in different qualities of audio. Microphone Recommendations.

Neumann BCM 705 microphone for your e-learning

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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 videosHi guys. Very easy to work with, especially with Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition. It is every penny worth it.

Microphone Round-up!

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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.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

that were asking about quality differences between a Blue Snowball mic and SHURE mics. The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. On the Audio Microphone page I scroll down to the Best of Posts and see a bunch of great posts: Microphone Round-up! I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending?

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

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If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. On it I have a Blue Yeti microphone. Overall, I really like the quality of the sound and this set up works great for recording tutorials where I work from my main screen. I also like that the microphone has its own gain controls which resolves the issue I have below. Where’s the Microphone Boost?

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

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Stretching and resizing can result in poor quality. You’ll need to select the audio sources as well–system audio, microphone audio, neither, or both. If you choose to record your narration as you demonstrate, you will want to capture your microphone. The post 4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos appeared first on TechSmith Blog. A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action.

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. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Setting yourself up to record the best possible quality audio is better than getting a mediocre recording and trying to fix it later.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

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Before you make your first screencast , these nine essential tips will help you create a quality screen recording that you’ll want to share. Audio quality matters. Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording.

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. Finding the right audio equipment that gives the best quality recording can seem a daunting task (especially when you are trying to save a few dollars), but we are here to help! Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone (Cardiod) - Amazon , $69.99.

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Hollywood Hacks: 4 Ideas for Affordable, Professional-Quality Video Learning Content

Instilled

By pre-recording a piece, you can ensure the clarity of your message and the quality of your video production. Below are some tips and ideas for achieving high-quality video results without breaking the bank. Ideally, work with a microphone connected directly to your recording device.

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.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

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Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. As you might imagine, sound bouncing back and forth across a room doesn’t make for the highest quality audio.

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How to Produce Good Quality Audio for eLearning Courses

Instancy

Learn how to produce a good quality audio for eLearning and mlearning courses. When putting together an online course, one problem that you can come across is one of audio quality. The Recording Environment to produce good quality audio for eLearning courses!

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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. The truth is, recording and creating high quality audio for e-learning doesn’t require professional-grade tools, special training, or a multi-thousand dollar budget. Here are five tips for recording your own high quality audio for e-learning. Choose a high-quality microphone. Microphones are like cars.

Why Do You Need Digital Accessibility?

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Therefore, Digital Accessibility is essential for Quality assurance, developers and organizations that want to create high-quality websites and web tools and not exclude people from using their products and services.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

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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. A good mic is going to give you good audio quality. This isn’t to say that you can’t make do with an inexpensive microphone. When choosing a microphone, your best bet is to go with a unidirectional mic.

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. Get a Good Microphone : Even if your computer comes with a microphone, it might not be the best one to use. Audio quality is the most important element of any multimedia content. A producer friend once told me that when shooting video, audio quality is everything.

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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. It can be impossible to understand or annoying sounding if there were problems with the microphone. Then see to it that it’s recorded with a good standalone microphone, not the microphone that’s built into a laptop.

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. Well I've just purchased a high quality condenser microphone that sits on a table stand and plugs into the USB port on a desktop PC or laptop, without any software to install and the simplest of set ups (just go into Control Panel/Sounds and Audio/Audio and specify the recording device as 'USB Audio Codec').

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. Technology – Even if you don’t have an expensive microphone, consider using a simple pop filter to help reduce the popping sounds of words that start with “p” or “b”, or the hissing noise that comes with “s” There are many free audio recording tools on the market that can be used to record voice-over, but Audacity is our favorite one.

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Audio Production Mastery Tips from a Grammy Winner | Justin Proctor

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Test out your equipment, microphone positioning and see how it sounds before you press record. How to choose a microphone. There are so many microphone options out there, it sometimes feels impossible to choose. Invest in quality. Where to address a microphone.

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The 5 Essential Tools to Record your Learning Assets

Superb Learning

A good, quality camera will help ensure that your visuals are adequately captured and allow your audience to follow your instruction better. Modern smartphones have advanced cameras in them and, for most online courses, the quality is good enough.

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. Other possible solutions to help with noise cancellation are portable microphone isolation shields or booths. Choosing a Microphone. There are countless options when it comes to choosing a microphone and even more opinions on the matter.

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How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

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If you’re dealing with echo there are some things you can do to improve the quality. The sound that you make will actually bounce off those surfaces and go into your microphone. Choose the right microphone. The truth is that the quality of your audio files is greatly determined by the type of microphone you use. One of the best tips for recording high-quality audio is to choose the proper microphone.

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. There are other accessories that help put the microphone in the correct position and offer other assistance for recording the best quality audio. In this post we’ll look at a few accessories to help get better audio quality when recording narration. Use a Microphone Stand when Recording Audio Narration.

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The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

Eat Learn Repeat

We couldn’t afford good quality animations in our eLearning since this is a low-budget project and hence the impact is not great”. The reason behind this is that maybe a professional microphone is not used for recording (which can be understood since it’s a small startup) and above. When I told them the voices in the video aren’t clear, they replied, “we’re sorry but we couldn’t afford a good quality microphone. Hence, the quality isn’t that great”.

7 Tips To Look Your Best During Virtual Instructor-Led Training

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These lights are circular, come in different sizes, and range from about $20 – $100 or more depending on the quality. First, you should know where your microphone is located. If you’re wearing headphones, there’s likely a built-in microphone.

Video Gear Wish List

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What’s the best budget-friendly microphone to make videos? Step one is picking a microphone. Blue Yeti microphones. Kara Swanson’s pick is the Blue Yeti microphone, which is a side-address condenser microphone. Audio Technica Shotgun condenser microphone.

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

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They spent the time to develop a high quality course content and they spent a long time promoting the course. You’ll need good quality cameras, actors, microphones and an assortment of other production gear and personnel. However, if you require actors, high quality sound recording, specialized locations and so on, the production fees start to increase. Most importantly, it’s reliant on a strong course, hard work and quality content!

10+ Gift Ideas You Need to Ask For This Year

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This post reveals our top audio and video gift recommendations, including microphones, lighting, camera, headphones, and more. Microphones. Poor-quality audio is the number one reason people stop watching or listening to a piece of content, so it’s worth investing in a good microphone.