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Are dialogues recorded separately while filming?

Usually when filming, are the dialogues being recorded together with the scene of the shots or are the dialogues usually re-recorded by asking the actors to speak and record over the footages in a ...
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How to reduce wind noise / audio overload on built-in microphones?

I have 2 cameras with on-board microphones (Nikon D5100, Canon Powershot G7), and I'm predictably having problems with high wind noise, and when recording short clips at gigs (with permission) with ...
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Lavalier for video production

Looking for a Lavalier microphone for video production. The Rode Lavalier Mic looks like the best bang for buck in regards to quality for price. But really for my current budget the many times cheaper ...
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Video game sound design

Anyone recommend a specific sound design program or certificate or anything like that, that will help me prepare for video game sound design?
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Video Editing Sound Designer

Understandably, the vast majority of the chat on here is almost exclusively about SD. It's sometimes difficult, as an audio-centric person, to remember that the images we work with are actually made ...
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Why does does my audio go out of sync every time I reencode either the audio or video stream?

I have a video in an AVI container. The video is H264 AVC and the audio is VBR MP3. (I don't know if this is relevant— I recorded it in from an analog video capture card, from a VHS. The ...
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What to fix first, audio or video?

I have made a short timelapse of some nature phenomena. I would like to add ambient-like background music to it with Ableton Live. Both the timelapse and the music are (going to be) made by me, the ...
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Designing Game Menu/Interface Sounds?

Hello, i'm sound designer for small video games, so i have many projects coming in and out...and i always struggle at making those user interface/menu sounds...i know they should be subtle and all, ...
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Record a video without static noise

I bought a cheap handycam some time back, one from Sony, for about $410 to record videos to put on YouTube. The recording picks up a lot of audio static even if I have the fan switched off. I want to ...
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Working with video editors

Hi all, I'm trying to create a list of best practices for interfacing with video editors. I know very little about the video side of things and often work with editors who know very little about the ...
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Simple free program to add audio to video?

I am looking for a small free tool that will allow me to add some audio to my video. Windows movie maker doesn't seem to work well from some reason. Any recommendations?
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TV commercials that start with a voice over, and later cut to the narrator

I've noticed several TV commercials that start with a voice over, and later cut to the narrator. There is a unique audio effect, that makes the voice still sound like an overdub, but the lips are in ...
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Determining streaming container format

I'm completely new to video/audio formats, containers, and protocols. However, I have to figure out how to decode a bitstream that contains audio and video. I do not know the transport protocol, ...
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How to merge time-lapse videos and soundtrack?

I want to create video clip with merged time-lapse short videos and a soundtrack accompanying it. I would prefer as short a learning curve as possible and a rapid way to accomplish this. Adobe ...
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Video Files, Frame Rates and Codecs Oh My

Dear Guys, I apologize ahead of time if this is a totally beginner question, however I had some trouble in my last ADR session that I would like to solve and completely handle. I receive sometimes ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video?

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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Video As Audio?

Apologies if this is outside the purview of this forum, but I thought that if people here are doing fun things with all kinds of sound, why not? I'm curious to know if anyone here has used a video ...
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Best Sony Vegas rendering options for audio-only on YouTube?

I am not an expert in Sony Vegas 10, still learning, but I was wondering what the best settings would be for an audio-only video for YouTube, with one image. Thinks to look at are: Best audio quality ...
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How do I record audio and video screen-capture for Tutorials on DAWs with ScreenFlow?

My question might be a bit too specific, but essentially I'm trying to create my own tutorial material of How-To's in Propellerhead Reason 6. I'm using ScreenFlow as my Screen-recording software. So ...
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Merge audio and video in post-production

I have recorded a few video clips of a childrens' choir concert, using an OK external microphone to my Canon 5DII. Because the position of the camera wasn't really ideal for audio recording, I ...
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Can a MP3 file contain video frames?

I have a file, which is obviously a MP3 file (file extension .mp3, type indicated as "MP3 Format Sound" in Windows Explorer). Surprisingly, when I open the file using Windows Media Player, it will ...
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How can I output sound for a video if I'm using Traktor Pro?

I'm DJ'ing at my friend's wedding and always work within Traktor Pro to mix songs but his bride wants to sings a song with the aid of lyrics onscreen. She's given me a video that plays the song while ...
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Sample library licensing issue re. computer games

Hi all, I'm fairly new to sound design so at the moment I'm looking to supplement my own recordings with various sample libaries. I've had a look at the ones from Rabbit Ears, The Recordist, et al and ...
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Permission and Legality for using others' sound design videos on my website

I need to build a portfolio of sound design examples for my forthcoming new website. From a legal/rights perspective: can I go on Vimeo and pick any video? (of course author will be credited etc..) ...
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slowing down sound - a lot… suggestions needed!

hello, i am working on a project where i crash together 2 foot copper and steel boxes in mid air (using a pneumatic colliding machine i made - yes, silly...), and i use old 16mm film to record slow ...
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Recording an instructor while filming him from a distance - Take II

I again have to video our Ninjutsu club's event using my consumer Canon HF10 camcorder. As I described in my question before the previous event, the instructor demonstrates a technique and then, ...
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Lavalier/lapel versus desktop mic for PC audio/video recording with Wirecast

A client and I are getting more serious about recording audio/video educational courses for presentation on the web, and we're wondering now about the ideal microphone to use with regard to price, ...
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Recording microphone input as a second input with Fraps

I do game commentaries with Fraps, and the biggest thing I miss from Camtasia (which isn't an option for many fullscreen applcations) is multiple audio tracks. Using Fraps to record both system ...
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Which lav mic would work best on a hidden camera project?

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone can help me to choose a lavalier mic that will work the best in a hidden camera indie project. Basically the project is to record the genuine reaction of a girl ...
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What is a “violator”?

I'm exchanging email about specs with a video editor who was going to send me materials. He asked me if I needed a "violator" in the video to do my audio work? What is a violator? Is it a video term ...
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Automatically synchronizing audio/video with FOSS tools?

At our hackerspace, we have a full HD video camera (Toshiba Camileo X200) with a crappy microphone input. Therefore, we use a Thomann SC450 USB microphone to capture audio on a computer. Buying new ...
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audio export settings for youtube using premiere elements

Pretty simple question(I think). I am using Adobe Premiere Elements. I would like to create a simple video using a 44.1 khz WAV audio clip and a still image and then export it to youtube. What would ...
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Abstract videos for sound design practice

Hi everyone, I am looking for some video content (preferably short abstract pieces) to put some sound/music to for my portfolio and for practice. Does anyone know of any on-line resources where one ...
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What are the correct audio levels for Voice and Music in a web promo video? [duplicate]

I'm editing a promo video that will appear on the web (specifically, PledgeMusic) and I'm curious what is the current best practice for the correct audio levels (base -dB) for: Music (when no other ...
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What's the best way to extend a 3.5mm shotgun mic?

I'm looking to buy the Aputure V-Mic D1 which is a Shotgun mic for DSLRs, so it terminates with a 3.5 mm connector (my camera has a 3.5 mm jack). I'd like to extend this so I can mount it on a boom. I'...
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Transcoding DV Without Desyncs

I've recorded DV video from my camcorder over FireWire, and it plays fine in OSX. However, when trying to transcode it to H.264 for editing and uploading it to YouTube, the audio desyncs. I've been ...
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Software for editing audio for video

Which software is best for editing the audio of a video?
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What do you use for video file conversion?

I get a wide array of video file types despite me specifying what I want. I was wondering what does everyone use to convert the video to something more manageable for pro tools? Many times I want to ...
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Does sound quality increase if you play a video in High Definition? [closed]

I have a friend who always tells me to listen to his sound videos in HD, because, he claims, the sound quality will go up if you watch the video in HD. I've listened to the same video's in both HD ...
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Video Compression

How do you compress a video so that it is a manageable size for protools? What codec do you recommend and what is a manageable size for LE? The original video is 360 mb and it is 7min color. I can'...
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Determining the consistency of the BPM of a track

I have a track that I'd like to create an animation for. I'm creating the animation dynamically with code, so I need to know the intervals between beats to sync the video with the audio. I opened up ...
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best iZotope RX2 workflow for a film

Just completed my first narrative feature film in FCP 7. The scratch tracks have been replaced with the double-system audio, and prepped to be exported as stems if needed. I have iZotope RX2, but ...
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Where can I find resources for self-learning of audio-video production concepts

My father has an audio-video production studio that I wanted to inherit. However, I majored in computer science and have no clue whatsoever about how audio and video production works. The problem here ...
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Sound Design Schools

Hey guys! I'm a Mexican/Spanish guy (yeah, that happens a lot) graduated from audio engineering in a Mexican music production school. I'm way more interested in sound design for movies, video games, ...
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Video courses on sound design for film/tv ?

Hi!! new member here.. I'm looking for dvd's or video courses on sound design for film/tv. I would like to learn everything from recording the right way to adding audio effects or anything needed ...
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Editing voices in video game

Hello, I have been proposed to editing of voices for a video game (on protools), knowing that I come from the cinema, the timing and amount of files are not the same, do you have any advice or ...
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Fastest way to export movies for sound work?

Hey all, What do you reckon is the fastest and "best" way to export/convert movies for sound/music work in your DAW of choice? Which programs and settings do you use to do it? Thanks in advance, ...
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Recording Multi Channel Audio with Screen Capture

I wish to record 16 channels of analogue audio with 1 channel of video of desktop capture in perfect time sync. I've tried using a CCTV DVR recording solution but the video proved too low quality for ...
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Status of Dirac Video, Speex audio, FLAC as tracks inside OGG container

Can someone update me with statuses of using Dirac Video, Speex Audio and FLAC inside OGG format? Are there support of desktop or mobile browsers? Also how is OGG(OGV)? Does it well supported and has ...
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How can I convert the AAC audio in an MP4 from CBR to VBR?

I'm trying to get MP4 video files I have created in Corel VideoStudio to play on an XBox 360 via streaming from a NAS device. In my question on gaming.stackexchange.com, it's come up, that perhaps ...