Category Archives: audio

85% of Facebook Video is Viewed Without Sound

Every day some 8 Billion videos are viewed on Facebook, but most of them are viewed silently. As you probably know, video on Facebook plays automatically, but the sound is off by default. And most people really do not want to turn the sound on. So if you’re trying to promote anything with a video […]... Keep reading >

April 4, 2017 | audio | | Comments

Transferring Audio with Audacity

If you record or mix audio, you need to know about this free program. This program is to audio what VLC is to video. It is cross platform. And it has all the power you’d want. It won’t burn CDs, but does just about everything else. This open-source application is loaded with features and capabilities. […]... Keep reading >

January 2, 2015 | audio, video technology | Comments

Turn Down Those Loud TV Commercials

The FCC rule against loud commercials has been circumvented due to a loophole. As of June 2015, that loophole has been closed. ... Keep reading >

August 5, 2014 | audio | | Comments

$200 Sony Wireless Bluetooth Microphone ECM-W1M

Sony Wireless Bluetooth Microphone ECM-W1M $200... Keep reading >

April 7, 2014 | audio, production | Comments

Audio For Video Refresher

One of the principles of good audio recording is to bring the microphone close to the source. That’s why audio usually sounds bad when recorded from a smart phone or an on-board camera mic. The mic is simply too far away to record good audio. A lavaliere mic attached to the person about ten inches […]... Keep reading >

January 3, 2014 | audio | | Comments

Rode’s Videomic Shotgun Perfect For DSLRs

On-camera shotgun mic for less than $100. Ideal for DSLRs.... Keep reading >

October 24, 2013 | audio, production | | Comments

Zoom H6 – First 6 Track Portable Audio Recorder

The Zoom H6 Audio Recorder is the First Portable 6-Track Recorder... Keep reading >

Parabolic Microphone

The parabolic microphone can collect and focus far away sounds by aiming the dish directly at the distant sound. Ideal for capturing professional audio in sporting events, wildlife video, special events, law enforcement and espionage.... Keep reading >

Audio for Video — Part 1 Tape Formats and Hardware

Audio for Video — Part 1 Tape Formats and Hardware... Keep reading >

Audio For Video – Part 2 Microphones & Techniques

There are very few things that sound worse than the built-in microphone included with most camcorders. These mics seem to pick up more background noise than good sound. Apparently, manufacturers think buyers don't care because built-in microphones haven't changed much in 10 years. What's worse, several camcorders today don't even have a jack to plug in an external microphone! By using an external microphone to record your sound, you can dramatically improve audio quality while adding professionalism to your videos.... Keep reading >

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