What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

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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.

What is the Best Microphone?

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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 (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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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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.

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.

How To Make A DIY Recording Studio

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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.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

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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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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.

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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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.

Learning videos - anyone can do them, but that doesn't make them easy

Clive on Learning

I'd say there were three main areas in which people underestimate the need for care and attention with a learning video: Sound : The microphones built-in to cameras are omni-directional (they record sound coming from every direction) and very poor quality. Most learning videos involve speech and you simply cannot record speech to a satisfactory quality with a built-in mic. Last week I explained why video trumps e-learning , at least in certain situations.

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.

How to Turn PowerPoint Slides into Videos

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When creating a video of your PowerPoint slides, you don’t need expensive or fancy recording gear to achieve good quality. Be aware of the microphone.

Editing Videos- How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

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We’ve done the legwork of finding the right microphones and audio recording equipment for you. On top of making sure you select the right microphone , you will also need to make sure you select the right location. Testing Different Microphones.

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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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.

User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

Can we use Employees to share knowledge and expertise through User Generated Learning Content in form of videos, blogs, podcasts using the now ubiquitous smartphones and tablets with high quality cameras and microphones ? What about quality of learner generated learning content ? Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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  On the other hand, easy doesn't necessarily translate to quality. Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely).

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.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

Not only effectiveness, but also the speed in which high quality content can be created and subsequently delivered. It is simply a microphone attaches to the collar of the presenter. Screencasting is a fancy name for recording your screen whilst talking into a microphone.

Hands On: How to Produce Your Own Video Resume

Visual Lounge

Even most smartphones now shoot video in a quality high enough for the web, and it works great! The final piece of gear I recommend is a quality microphone or external audio recording device.

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.

Online Training: Best Practices for Attending a Live, Online Course

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Free up your hands and improve your audio quality at the same time! Although you can get away with using a microphone and speakers (or your computer's built-in mic and speakers), to get the best online class experience, beg, borrow, or steal a headset. While a headset with a microphone will help eliminate background noise, nothing will totally block out all noises. by AJ Walther. Online classes are here to stay.

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

On the flip side, if you do record your own audio narration: Get a good microphone. You can get a decent microphone for about $75. People will tolerate less than perfect image quality before they accept bad audio narration.

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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.