If you want accuracy, a digital recording equipment will do it for you. It captures audio through vivid and crisp detail. However, videographers have discovered that it’s the disrupting noises that get captured more vividly and crisply.
Several steps can be taken before a shoot to stop audio problems from happening. Also, certain measures can be taken in post-production to patch-up the damage that already occurred. This is what makes the difference between a less adequate product and a professional piece. But it’s best to eliminate likely problems before they arise.
Here’s what you can do;
Use The Correct Mic For The Task
A precise microphone placed in the right spot creates all the difference when it comes to audio quality. Microphones used in Digital Video Production come in numerous shapes and sizes.
They have a unique strength to help capture better audio in a specific situation. At least, you should have an auxiliary microphone for your camera setup. Here’re some mic types you should know.
This is an all-round tool, but doesn’t work for extremely loud environments
These mics enhance freedom, as well as mobility
Use this when it comes to standard for on-the-go interviews
If you want a direct pickup of a person, use a lavalier
You can place this mic on a wall or a table. Even a podium can do and anywhere you need extensive coverage
These ones capture natural sounding musical presentations, as well as settings that are loud and quiet
Select your shooting locations cautiously to prevent challenging audio environments
If you scope out your shooting settings earlier, you won’t have difficulties. Get a good pair of headphones to detect problem noise sources. What you hear through the microphone differs from what you hear with your ears. You can block an air conditioner noise subconsciously, but it may feel louder when paying attention via your headphones.
Use wind protection for microphones used outdoors
If you’re going to spend time outdoors, there are elements like wind that might interfere with your microphone.
Make sure you have wind and weather protection for your microphones. Also, know that lightweight foam windscreens can’t be enough for any form of breeze. You may consider heavier wind and rain protection for better performance when shooting outdoors. Wind and rain, no matter their frequency, can have a negative impact on your work.
Include Hardware Compressors, As Well As Limiters To Record In The Studio
A voiceover state is the best time to apply a hardware dynamics processor. Compressors and limiters can assist in smoothing out your signal, as well as give you level to your recorder. Several moveable field mixers have incorporated limiters, so you can use them in your studio.
If you’re new and desire high-quality audio in your digital video production content, the above tips should help you start. But if you’re a veteran, revisiting these points can help you rediscover your journey. All this aims at improving your audio within video productions.