trying to improve video/audio production

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leaving_lv
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trying to improve video/audio production

Post by leaving_lv » December 5th, 2012, 2:10 am

Hello everyone,

I have been for some time recording and uploading videos for youtube, and now i think i will put a little bit of my time after production.

I was using my old mobile for both, backtracking and my own guitar (video included). Now basically i upload the original track into an audio editor and on the other hand i take my guitar audio track into my mobile and afterwards i edit using 100% L track/100% R second track.

I guess the main issue here (besides playing), is that trashy recording with my mobile, but i don't know how to do it other than conecting my guitar straight to the PC (which i don't want).

Well, getting straight to the point, i will introduce you some of my last recordings, and also you can check my old system.

Please, stress all your comments, reviews, opinions and so on....

The video is made using a Panasonic Lumix FZ28, up to 720p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwVkuxE6 ... ature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq1YxdgA ... B8uykUgCpA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p80_8xT ... B8uykUgCpA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGyZNiN ... B8uykUgCpA

mistermikev
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Re: trying to improve video/audio production

Post by mistermikev » December 8th, 2012, 12:10 pm

actually came in here hoping to see some suggestions as I've been working quite a bit on youtube demos lately.

gave a listen to a few of your vids and def some nice guitar playing
one thing I noticed, is that the video timing and guitar is off. ie there is lag between what you are playing and what I see.

It's hard to get perfect alignment. I use cool edit (audacity) to align my audio with video, but then I typically use a camera (crappy audio) and a few mics and need to get them synced up after recording. I typically start recording early with some dead note strums just to help me get the sync closer. Still rarely perfect but about the best I've come up with.

for what I'm doing I don't show me playing so I guess alignment isn't critical but it still annoys me to no end!

I use moviemaker and the issue I'd most like to improve is that the audio in cool edit seems fairly clean, but when I mix down to wmv file it seems to be degraded despite large file size.

would love suggestions on a better movie editor if anyone has them!

anywho, in case anyone would like to listen and has any ideas (these are demos so hopefully I'm not bending any rules here):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuIC_A1x ... ture=plcp

leaving_lv
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Re: trying to improve video/audio production

Post by leaving_lv » December 9th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Hi there,

going to your issue, if i understood right you are saying you're only using a program for both, audio and video. I don't know about moviemaker however i will expect problems with it.

What i do and what i would do if i were you: Use different programs, one for audio, once you got that, one for video.

Basically what i do is mixing aduio tracks in a program like cubase, adobe audition (any), once i have the mp3, i put that one track on my video editor. Tipically if you use a program such as Corel, it will offer to you many options for video quality, from 320x*** to 1080p.

You're right. I already realize some of my videos are no audio-cordinated, sometimes i end up missing reallity and i don't know if moving backwards or foreward a little bit my track.... anyway i think creating a visual element to show on the audio track would help a lot.

Thanks for your words.

mistermikev
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Re: trying to improve video/audio production

Post by mistermikev » December 10th, 2012, 9:44 am

right on brother. all good advice. I use cool edit for my audio. movie maker for the video - but there's a lot of room for improvement there!

you said you use corel?
hm, was hoping I could find a suggestion in the freeware realm but I guess "you get what you pay for"!

Anyone recommend an "easy to use" freeware video editor?

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