What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

When you look at video creation, 50% of your video (roughly) are the visuals. Audio is critical to making a good video. But how do you get audio that is going to work for your video production? A good place to start is choosing the right microphone for video.

What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

One of the most difficult parts of a video is getting quality audio, in my opinion. I often like to make videos on the road at events – usually in a noisy conference hall with high ceilings. 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. What microphones have you tried that you like?

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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

Visual Lounge

I am Mike, a video producer for TechSmith and in this episode I am going to give some advice on types of microphones, audio recorders and methods to easily sync your audio with video. Can’t see the embedded video? Welcome to another episode of TechSmith Tips.

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks

I know you’ve heard it, “Video is the next big thing” and “Video converts”… Marketers hear this all day long, and it’s true. Videos are a great way to reach your audience and resonate on a personal level.

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How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

eLearning Brothers

They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts. Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it? Heard of blocking?

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. This means that you’ll need to learn how to sync audio and video sources in your video editing process. So you’ve just recorded your audio separate from your video?

Tips on Using Videos in Your Online Courses


If you have an online course then there is a strong probability that you are using videos as part of the content. In some cases people use videos exclusively throughout their online courses. There isn’t anything wrong with this – people love videos. There was a time where it would be okay to have a 30 minute video on a topic. This is why you will want to make sure you use micro-content and that your videos adhere to that standard.

Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Can’t see the embedded video? Can’t see the embedded video?

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4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video. Any video that involves more than one person is going to require some sort of meeting of the minds. In the eLearning Brothers video we’re producing, our busiest actor is one of the company founders.

Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

Will at Work Learning

For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. The storytelling often inherent in video is powerfully seductive. Video is now fairly cheap; you don't necessarily need high production values, expensive equipment, or professional help. Video is the New Text.

How to Turn PowerPoint Slides into Videos

Visual Lounge

What if you were to take that one step further and turn PowerPoint slides into videos? Turning your presentations into videos helps keep your audience engaged, giving it more personality and they can learn from you content more effectively. Be aware of the microphone.

Mobile Video Recording – TechSmith Tips

Visual Lounge

Hi everyone, my name is Mike and I am the video marketing specialist here at TechSmith Corporation. With the recent rise in mobile sharing with video, we thought it would be a good idea to share some tips and advice for mobile video recording. Can’t see the embedded video?

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

Visual Lounge

Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. Step 3: Gather (or film) your video assets.

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

Clive on Learning

Last week I explained why video trumps e-learning , at least in certain situations. A lot has been said about why video has become so much more accessible in recent years: Video cameras have dropped in price like a stone. In fact, you don't really need a specialist video camera, when you can record in HD on a mobile phone, a compact camera or a DSLR. I remember clearly 30 years ago when I joined a specialist corporate video production company. video

Do You Know About This Video Tool?


If you are creating an online course then you know the importance of video. Videos on the other hand allow you to form a human connection. A quick search in Google will yield thousands of results for video recording software with varying price tags.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

While you can fix a lot of mistakes with your editing software, correcting video is time-consuming. Instead, you’re better off getting your video right in the first place. Make sure you hold your phone so your video is captured at an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

Visual Lounge

As a video creator, especially with screencasts, I am always looking for ways to enhance my content and improve the engagement of my viewers. One way is to introduce video of a subject matter expert or key person into the video. This is not a good video setup for me.

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TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith we use video webinars for a number of purposes: in-depth demonstrations of our more complicated products, highlighting the success of our customers, a few times we even stayed up for 24 hours straight for our 24 in 24 and 48 in 24 video series. What is a Webinar?

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

Visual Lounge

This is part 2 of a series about how to make a video, which covers the basics of what to do before you begin production on a video. Review part 1 on how to make video. Scripting is a key guide to helping you to make a better video. Let’s make a great first video.

Hands On: How to Produce Your Own Video Resume

Visual Lounge

In our first series of blog posts on this topic, we showed some video resume examples that our interns here at TechSmith completed. In this entry, I wanted to talk about the production process when creating your own video resume. Part 3: Shooting the Video Resume.

Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Social Learning

In my last post I examined several characteristics that make for hi-quality learning videos – [link]. In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life.

How to Add Video to eLearning on a Budget


There’s no doubt video is an essential component in your eLearning tool box. Video can enhance learning retention by accommodating multiple learning styles, including aural, visual, verbal, and even kinesthetic learning styles. Fortunately, DIY-type videos are do-able for amateurs.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

Visual Lounge

Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? Mixing” as it’s referred to in video production, is the art of blending your audio tracks to deliver a seamless audio experience, which can be achieved when you edit video.

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3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses


Videos are perhaps the most sought after multimedia format in the eLearning world. Without videos, we feel we are missing real action! Again, the best video recording and editing equipment does not guarantee quality videos. Videos are excellent teaching tools.

1-2-3… Stages to Develop First Class E-learning Videos

CommLab India

Forrester researcher, Dr. James McQuivery estimates that one minute of video is equal to 1.8 According to Forbes , 59% of senior executives will rather watch a video than read text, if both are available on the same topic, on the same page. Leverage the power of videos.

4 Reasons to use video for business training


The second largest search engine, YouTube offers much more than cat videos or funny fails. Ask any employee about how they learn new things at work and try not to be amazed by how many of them mention how-to videos, tutorials, and YouTube. 4 Reasons to use video for business training.

Small E-Learning Budgets? Create Your Own Training Videos

CommLab India

Why not consider using videos in your online training courses? The importance of videos in e-learning courses cannot be undermined. Videos are the favorite of the millennial generation, and the visual impact of videos results in better learning for everyone.

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.

B-Roll: The Secret Sauce of Any Great Video

Visual Lounge

Not all videos are created equal. What is the secret sauce to making a great video? Yet there is one important element that is often overlooked and I believe is essential to the really great videos. B-roll makes your video more interesting.

Tune in – We’re Making 48 Videos in 24 Hours

Visual Lounge

We’re going to pull an all-nighter and make videos to share our tips and tricks with you, show you the people who work at TechSmith, and give you some insider tips on being better visual communicators. This time we’re going to do 48 videos in 24 hours!

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video


Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training? Equipment You’ll Need: Camera: Doesn’t have to be fancy, but ideally choose one that records high-definition (HD) video. No one enjoys watching shaky video. For a how-to video, that’s extremely important.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

When making a clean and crisp eLearning video, you have several choices for audio styles and recording setups. For our live-action video, we have two types of visual situations with audio that runs throughout. Generally you want to produce your video as quickly and concisely as you can.

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