What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

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. and set the sound input level to 67%.

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.

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What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

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?

How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

eLearning Brothers

When recording voice overs in a non-professional studio, you’re bound to run into unwanted background noises, and other pesky sounds that your microphone picks up. Make your own sound booth. Best of all, if you’re on a budget you can build a vocal sound booth for under $60.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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

Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone.

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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.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

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!

Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. Fortunately, preventing plosives is fairly easy and can be accomplished in one of two ways: You can learn good microphone and breathing techniques. (I'll

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. You don’t want the sound of turning pages in the middle of a sentence on your recording. Choosing a Microphone.

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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. Choose a high-quality microphone. Microphones are like cars. The same is true for microphones. A cheap microphone will record audio just like an expensive one, but the quality won’t be the same.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

Whenever the camera is on our actress, we used a boom microphone to record her voice. If the voice over audio sounds different from the camera-recorded audio, you may be in trouble. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Slate, microphone, and lights ).

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6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. My favorite thing to do is crack a few jokes with a coworker before I start at the microphone. #2.

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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. Use a Microphone Stand when Recording Audio Narration. It’s a good idea to invest in a microphone stand.

Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

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by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Get intimate with your microphone. Getting closer will engage what's called the "proximity effect," lower the sound of your voice, and make it sound fuller.

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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How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

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

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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The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

G-Cube

Normal computer hardware like a microphone/headset and a sound card can suitably create an audio recording. Sound editing software can be utilized to further enhance the audio element and insert elements like background music and other sound effects that create a greater impact.

Editing Videos- How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

Visual Lounge

Often times to get a more professional sound you may need to record audio separately from your video. We’ve done the legwork of finding the right microphones and audio recording equipment for you. Find a location that is quiet and has low foot traffic to mitigate unwanted sounds.

Microphone Round-up!

Visual Lounge

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?

How to turn heads: The essential need for positional audio in immersive learning

Sponge UK

But if the sound doesn’t align with the visuals, our brains will not be properly convinced. Combined with the visuals, it is the sound that creates that ultimate feeling of presence. Sound is able to help direct a narrative and guide the learner.

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

Clive on Learning

At that time, a shoot always required a director and a three-person crew (camera, sound and lights). 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. Last week I explained why video trumps e-learning , at least in certain situations.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. Audio: Microphones. Sound Shield.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

Visual Lounge

No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. 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.

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

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

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.

4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment. And in a follow up post, we’ll explore ways to get the best sounding narration. Invest in a good quality microphone. When it comes to microphones, you typically get what you pay for.

Video Best Practices

Visual Lounge

And don’t forget about the sound. 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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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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    I find that my "off-the-cuff" video demos sound more natural when I record my voice during the recording process. Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience.

How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple tips that you can do to help make your voice over sound more professional: 1.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. Audio: Microphones. Sound Shield.