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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Audio/video recording

How do you guys get good quality sound on a video?

I have a pretty decent little digital video camera, but can't seem to get decent sound on it. I'm just wondering if other people have this problem or if I'm going about it wrong. Should I mic my amp and record the audio separately, then reassemble in a video editing program?
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Re: Audio/video recording

What do you consider good quality? Do you perhaps have an example of what you're aiming for?

EDIT: For me at least (for example my entries in the JSG), I use an iPhone 6 for video, and then record my audio separately in Logic. I then take the audio from the video and remove it, and add the backing track and the exported guitar track from Logic into iMovie and sync everything up.
I really really hate iMovie because it lacks proper sync options between the video and audio, and I have to manually make tiny adjustments to either audio of video to get it somewhat OK in terms of sync.

I think Drew will be able to get you a more professional answer, hopefully he has the time to explain

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What do you consider good quality? Do you perhaps have an example of what you're aiming for?

EDIT: For me at least (for example my entries in the JSG), I use an iPhone 6 for video, and then record my audio separately in Logic. I then take the audio from the video and remove it, and add the backing track and the exported guitar track from Logic into iMovie and sync everything up.
I really really hate iMovie because it lacks proper sync options between the video and audio, and I have to manually make tiny adjustments to either audio of video to get it somewhat OK in terms of sync.

I think Drew will be able to get you a more professional answer, hopefully he has the time to explain
Maybe "good quality" is subjective... I guess I meant "acceptable quality". My attempt to record a video of me playing along with a backing track had horrible audio quality, whereas your videos have good sound. You can hear both the guitar and backing track very well.

I think you may have answered my question, although I don't have Apple/Mac products. By recording the guitar through your DAW while recordign the video, then later merging the two, you end up with better sound on the video. I'll have to try this with Reaper and Windows Movie Maker or something.

Thanks!
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Should I mic my amp and record the audio separately, then reassemble in a video editing program?
That's exactly what I do - it takes some fiddling with, but record them separately, bring the audio into your video editor as a .wav or .mp3 track, and then align them until they sync up as tightly as you can get them. Then, mute the audio on your video track.
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That's exactly what I do - it takes some fiddling with, but record them separately, bring the audio into your video editor as a .wav or .mp3 track, and then align them until they sync up as tightly as you can get them. Then, mute the audio on your video track.
Thanks Drew... I can render .wav's in Reaper easier than mp3's, something weird with my recording pc. The wife went out of town for a couple days so I hope to try it out. I need quite a bit of volume out of the amp to get good results with a mic.
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