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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit
If I get 1000 views I'll get an A [R]11 months agooaklandr8dr posted submission on Accounting.
May 14, 2019
We had to make a documentary for English class and my teacher said if I get 1000 views I'll get an A. I'm half way there but help me out. https://youtu.be/RY-hrTXi9zY
May 15, 2019
Not bad, but you totally need better audio and tweak the audio separately in audacity before bringing it into the video if you want to do this more.
lavalier mics are the standard, there are some cost effective solutions like this where you can record a separate audio track on your phone and match it up in your video editing software.
believe me it makes a huge difference it's difficult to pay attention to a documentary style video with crap audio quality.
What's the best starter microphone that is not expensive and that can suppress noise background? I use my headphone microphone and it souuunds terrible, [R]11 months, 1 week agoArazius posted submission on Twitch.
May 3, 2019
I live in a pretty hot country sometimes I can hear my fan through the stream
May 3, 2019
I bought one of these for my wife since she started out streaming beat saber. They work surprisingly well for the price and she continues to use them for other games. We have a blue snowball as well and the sound clarity is roughly similar but the lapel mic does need more gain.
Recording multiple microphones at once? (please forgive my ignorance!) [R]1 year, 5 months agoRareItemX1 posted submission on audioengineering.
Oct. 16, 2018
Oct. 16, 2018
I was hoping to use something simple like this:
I appreciate your patience!
Recording dialog for video - mono 320kbps MP3 or WAV? [R]1 year, 6 months agoB_Huij posted submission on audioengineering.
Oct. 3, 2018
I usually record video dialog with my Rode NTG-2 running into my Tascam DP-008EX and it sounds great. But some of the stuff I have started to produce needs to be pumped out faster, and in many cases I'm a one-man crew and can't operate a shotgun mic on a boom with a moving subject, so a lav becomes the obvious choice. These are effectively zero-budget productions for the time being, so no knocking my cheap gear :D
I have two options and would like your input as to which you think is going to sound better at the end of the day. First is the Voice Record Pro app on my iPhone, with a cheap lav made for recording to mobile devices--this one to be precise. I have used this in a couple of videos so far and been pleasantly surprised with what I got considering the entire setup was about $10 (minus the iPhone which I already had, obviously). The settings I used were:
*WAV format *44,100 sample rate *Bit depth = 16 bits *Mono
This generates files roughly 5.3 MB per minute, or just north of 700 kbps.
My second option would be the same lav mic, but plugged into a Sony ICD-AX412 voice recorder. This recorder's best settings give me 320 kbps MP3 files.
My layman's understanding of the finer points of audio engineering tell me that WAV > MP3 if I'm going to put it into Adobe Audition to clean up a bit before using in my video, and that 700 kpbs > 320 kbps. That said, I also feel like bitrate isn't directly comparable between a filetype like WAV and something fairly heavily compressed like MP3. Also, the dedicated voice recorder is appealing for a few reasons such as convenience, battery life, and perhaps fewer hardware limitations in terms of getting a clean audio signal from the mic to the file?
I'm sure I'm overthinking this, and would love your input. Which would you use?
Got some time - Let me review your videos! [R]1 year, 9 months agoJune 21, 2018
June 21, 2018
Yeah I could only imagine how windy it was out there haha! LAV yourselves up man! If getting traditional LAVs are out of budget and production - get LAVs for your phone (https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microphone-Omnidirectional-Smartphones-Cancelling/dp/B016C4ZG74/ref=sr19?ie=UTF8&qid=1529621848&sr=8-9&keywords=phone+lav) sync up the LAV audio in post and you will see an improvement in quality for sure! Looking forward to episode 2!
Need help with trying to find the best editing software for my mac, and trying to find the best microphone [R]1 year, 11 months agosl0w_w0lverine posted submission on NewTubers.
May 2, 2018
I’m planning to record for the summer and I would love to somehow edit my videos. I don’t know what to use because I only have a ps4 with share factory which is ok, but not that helpful. I also have a mac and thinking about buying something for editing in the store. Idk what to do. Plus where can I get the best cheapest, microphone with great quality? I reviewed my videos and noticed that I can barely hear my commentary.
May 3, 2018
Well, I don't know how it would compare to mics that are like, $200, but this one is pretty loud. Heck, if not for the frogs outside my window I'd use it as my main mic.
Starting a video channel on Instagram. Questions on audio assistance with a phone. [R]1 year, 11 months agoTSFLYER4 posted submission on videography.
April 25, 2018
Hi everyone, I'm going to be starting an Instagram channel where I share bits of information in under a minute. I just finished filming my first episode with a Google Pixel 2. The video quality is great but I got some feedback that I could use a microphone.
I plan on taking my show around the world and am concerned with mobility that I'd like to keep it on a phone or a DSLR my girlfriend will be buying before we leave.
My girlfriend will be recording mostly but I'll also be using a remote when she can't join me. The issue I'm coming across is that I'm not positive I can link both a remote recorder as well as a wireless recording microphone.
So I'm wondering if there are wireless recording microphones anyone can recommend - either Bluetooth or wireless dongle plug in. Should I just plan on using a DSLR?
Budget: $60 or so. Goal: record my audio clearly using an android phone. Existing gear: Google Pixel 2 Experience level: non-existent
April 25, 2018
Plenty of microphones you can find online will plug into a DSLR or your phone if there's an audio jack (3.5 mm).
Here are a few I found:
Very low profile and not distracting, better when worn on your shirt. This is more for when you're static and you aren't moving around too much.
More of a vlogging style mic, won't get tangled in your shirt. You can move around with this more as there is no cord. I do suggest that if you use it with a phone you have something to mount the phone on such as a gorilla mount.
You'll still have to edit the audio levels in post, but these are pretty good options for what you are looking for.
A unique and witty title that makes you wonder what is inside this present of of a post. [R]2 years, 1 month agoMisterDrProf posted submission on CasualConversation.
Feb. 25, 2018
What do you do to impress? Maybe make the extra effort to dress well? Keep up on jokes/comedy to help keep your humor up? Cook up some great meals to share with people? Etc? Etc etc etc?!
What kind of person do you gravitate towards? Do you like being around loose fun loving types? People who love to watch and play sports? People who have an understanding of Victorian era prose?
What are you working on? Maybe something more personal like your fitness or emotional health? A work project with Jeff even though Jeff is kind of a deck? Some school work about a subject you didn't think you would like but damn Canadian film history is pretty legit?
What are some of your favorites? That red curry halibut that you don't even have to tell them you want at that one Thai resturaunt because they know that's what you came for? The Royal Tenenbaums because Wes Anderson is great? Jeff because even though he can be a dick at least he is honest?
Who do you look up to? Malcolm Gladwell because he does interesting things that you haven't even thought of before? LeBron James because his level of passive aggressiveness is just so high? Jeff for the lack of fucks he seems to give at the work place?
What do you use YouTube for? To keep up on new ways to do your make up or make up products because the last time you bought blindly that eye shadow just wasn't doing it? Cat videos because well... cats? Jeff's vlogs because outside of work he lives an interesting life full of travel and new experiences?
What is a story you want to share? How you found 20 dollars in your pants pocket that got you a better lunch than you expected to have that day? How you had an elaborate plan to ask out that cutie in your Bio class? That one time Jeff flipped out on HR for asking him to calm down at the weekly meeting?
What do you want to complain about? How micro-transactions are ruining the gaming industry? Maybe that we don't have Pokemon yet and its 2018? Jeff talked to you through lunch while trying to enjoy a lunch that turned out better than you thought?
What do you do at social gatherings? Chat up the host and people you know and hit them with those new jokes you just kept up on? Keep to the wall and just think about all things on YouTube you could be watching right now? Anything that will keep you away from Jeff after watching the latest vlog where he talked about something politically charged that you just KNOW he is going to bring up since you both aren't at work anymore?
Thanks for reading 🐻
Rift Raff episode 1+2 - Differences between Low Diamond and D1+ AND SoloQ Tierlist [R]2 years, 2 months agoSusanTheBattleDoge posted submission on summonerschool.
Jan. 21, 2018
Hi guys, my friend Credenda and I have recently created a podcast called Rift Raff. Basically it's a live streamed podcast where we talk about High Elo SoloQ and the strategy surrounding it. We're both seasoned players who attend the same University and are passionate about League so we decided to co-host Rift Raff together.
For our first episode, we covered the main differences of what seperates low Diamond players from D1+. I do have to note, it is our first episode so the production quality is pretty rough around the edges right now. To account for this I time stamped each topic in the you tube video for easier navigation. We'll improve each episode though! To give you an idea of what we covered in this hour and a half video here's a summed up list:
Strong/Weak side of the Map
Mindless vs Calculated Aggression
Reactive vs Proactive Play
Playing to Improve vs Playing to Win
How to Improve
That being said, episode 2 will be live streamed today on Twitch at 8PM CST. Episode 2 will be a tier-list that Credenda and I contacted various high elo players (Masters-Challenger) to get their opinion on what is the best in SoloQ. There will be a visual graphic for each role we will release on stream, and we will individually analyze each champion and their standing in the meta. Come watch!
Jan. 21, 2018
Hey my man. I'm currently a radio major in college, and I've done some podcast work myself. This is a really, really neat idea. I've dabbled with the idea of a top lane centered podcast myself. I just have a few critiques about the podcast itself. I know some of what I say cannot be done, but it's something for the future if you want to keep doing this to consider. I'm not trying to say it's bad by any means, I'm just letting you know what specifically you can do to improve it.
You noticed it, but the music was far too long. What I recommend is post production, add the music. There's no reason to actually do it while you're live. Either that, or make it really controlled, short, and on a timer of some sorts.
Audio quality is seriously important part of any podcast. It's where most small scale podcasts lack. Consider getting a lavalier microphone. I can't really comment on the specific audio quality of these microphones as I've not personally used them, but for the style you're doing, they're alright. You may also want to just consider a higher quality microphone itself. And I can't stress this enough for podcasts, do not get anything by Blue. (Includes the Snowball and Yeti)
Consider getting noise dampening materials. It makes a massive difference in quality when set up and used properly. A professor told me if you're in your room doing this kind of stuff, clap once. If it echoes at all, it's not the perfect recording location. You want to almost hear the clap just get absorbed by the room.
I'm more in the line of audio, but for video, make sure you both have a similar amount of camera space. Since I assume you're using OBS, you may have access to two cameras, and that way one can center/focus on one person, and you do a small overlay or something. It may also be worth noting, you could try moving the camera so the call covers more background in a flat fashion. It can be more visually pleasing for sure. Also, if you continue using a single camera, see if there's anyway for you both to be level with each other. A weird feeling occurs where the person on the right is a little further down.
It may at first be difficult, but try not to dip out of the camera too much.
This one specifically will improve in time as you work with each other more but - talking over each other should be minimized. This again will improve over time for sure.
Since this is a "podcast" there is going to be interest in people only having it in audio form, not with video. Talking with your hands is completely fine, but definitely avoid hitting the same surface as the microphone.
It may sound counter intuitive, but while one is talking, it'll sound better not to say "yeah" or "mhm." Now, you can do it here and there, but not a lot.
The material is fascinating and I'm really enjoying listening. I'm just giving you some feedback that I hope you don't take offensively. I really want this to take off, as it seems really interesting. Make sure you also keep a very strict schedule. That makes podcasts really professional feeling. Like, you release it the same weekday every week or something.
Edit: Completely forgot to add this point - While on stream I can recommend doing like an hour podcast, you may want to for video and audio releases break it down into subsections. For example, CSing and microplay may have something to kind of do with each other so put them into a single vid, then another do playing to improve and how to improve.
I just can't be alone with myself anymore [R]2 years, 3 months agoJan. 7, 2018
Jan. 8, 2018
You're welcome. Please don't let your investment goal be an excuse to delay, from what I've seen tonight, you've got not only a real and valuable message, but an authentic, honest, and clear way of working it out. I got this for a similar purpose, just to get myself started. It is pretty good at blocking out background noise and picks up my voice clearly. For less than $15, and with the smartphone I already have (great camera), all I need is a tripod to hold my phone steady. Good lighting can be found where you already are, and as you get moving on it, you can set up a patreon page or a gofundme or kickstarter to up the quality of the videos. But seriously, it doesn't have to be perfect. What would you say to someone else who had this information to get out there who could reach your friends and get them to hear you but didn't because they wanted their videos to look good? It's just gotta get done. So, do it. It's also okay to make a video that says your second to last paragraph. Ask the questions and say you don't know the answers either, even though you've been on both sides of it. Get the convo started. You have a really meaningful goal and dream. Sometimes, real and legitimate reasons are just excuses; I think you can and need to do this. You might be whispering into the dark, but at least you're whispering. Speak to the ears that need to hear you, too.
And again, you're welcome. <3
Sound Recommendations [R]2 years, 6 months agojordanstoryhunter posted submission on Filmmakers.
Sept. 29, 2017
I'm working on making my first 90-min feature. All set in one room.
I've written and edited the script. Got my actors. I have access to a powerful computer with all the software I could ever need.
I will be filming this on an iPhone 7 plus.
I'm looking for advice to find a decent sound recorder and boom mic. The ones in the wiki such as the tascam 40 and budget mic are still out of my price range. I have about $200 CAD ($160 USD) to allocate to this.
Anymore have any recommendations on a mic/recorder?
Sept. 29, 2017
Congrats on venturing into filmmaking, I think you'll enjoy the process, especially as you move forward and have more resources available.
Based in that you're filming this all in one room, and it seems as though your actors will be the main focus, you can probably get away with using lavs instead of a boom for the dialogue.
Here's some more affordable options that plug directly into a phone for recording:
For capturing the room audio, I'd reccomend getting a used sound recorder. As you mentioned, the Tascam DR-40, or the Zoom H4N, are both great choices.
Best of luck and have fun!
What's the Best Strategy for Filming/Producing a Skype interview? [R]2 years, 9 months agoJune 19, 2017
June 21, 2017
So I produced this series and I was shocked at how high quality the stream from Skype could be with a wired internet connection.
I simply set up a webcam in the living room of an apartment, placed a 70d directly on top of that for eye line, and ran the audio from the computer to an earpiece.
On the computer side, I used Open Broadcaster set to record the highest resolution possible (on a 1080 screen).
Everything was edited together in Premiere
The audio was something of a crapshoot. Sometimes it was great, sometimes it was garbage. Depends on the machine they are speaking on, but if you send them something like this, you might get a better result.
Most important thing I have found is a very strong internet connection, and a powerful machine to do your recording on.
Never done the YouTube thing before. Frugal Garage episode 1. Changing coil springs on an MR2. Criticism welcome. • r/cars [R]3 years agoSonicShadow posted submission on mr2.
April 4, 2017
April 5, 2017
Only thing I would suggest is to pick up a clip on / lavelier microphone. Doesn't need to be a super expensive fancy one, a cheap one from Amazon / EBay will give you a big boost in audio quality over the in camera microphone. Something like this would be fine to start out with - https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microphone-Omnidirectional-Smartphones-Cancelling/dp/B016C4ZG74/
I received a $25 gift card to Amazon. I'll be going to school for videography sometime this year. ANYTHING to buy to get started? [R]4 years, 3 months agophloating_man posted submission on videography.
Jan. 4, 2016
I understand that $25 is not a lot of money in the scheme of things, and I will not be walking away with a nice camcorder or microphone, but does anyone have any recommendations on what I should buy with this money? Maybe even a book that really helped you improve or inspired you?
I'm more interested on the editing side of things, but the whole process intrigues me. Feel free to ask any questions to specify, this has been a very poorly worded post.