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How to Record Audio with Your Computer

Lesson 35 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

How to Record Audio with Your Computer

Lesson 35 from: Video Production Essentials: Create, Edit and Post Online​

Philip Ebiner, Sam Shimizu-Jones, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

35. How to Record Audio with Your Computer

Next Lesson: Quiz: Chapter 6

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Class Trailer

Chapter 1 Introduction

1

Welcome to the Class

02:12
2

What Makes a Great Video

03:17
3

What Type of Video Should You Make

02:47

Chapter 2: Pre-production

4

Come up with a Great Video Ideas

05:05
5

Plan Your Video

03:30
6

The Pre-production Checklist

04:04

Chapter 3 Equipment - Our Suggestions for Getting Started

7

Does Equipment Matter

01:34
8

Our Recommended Cameras

06:00
9

Our Recommended Audio Equipment

04:37
10

Our Recommended Lighting Equipment

01:47
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Our Recommended Editing Equipment

02:11
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Our Recommended Drone Equipment

05:35
13

Quiz: Chapter 3

Chapter 4:Cinematography Basics

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Exposing Your Shots

05:25
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Compose Your Shots

04:25
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Filming Yourself

01:09
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Getting the Right Shot

03:43
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Choose a Background

02:32
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My Office Video Setup

02:54
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Quiz: Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Tips for Shooting with Different Cameras

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Exposing with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

06:31
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Focus with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

02:35
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Stabilize Your Shots

02:57
24

Know Your Lenses

03:18
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Shoot with Your Smartphone

05:10
26

Shoot with Your Webcam

05:49
27

Record Great Screencast Videos

04:20
28

Tips for Better Drone Shots

04:06
29

Types of Drone Shots

01:43
30

Quiz: Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Audio Recording and Microphones

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Choose the Right Microphone for Your Video

03:14
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Record Better Audio in Any Environment

01:27
33

How to Use a Lavalier Microphone

02:47
34

How to Use a Shotgun Microphone

00:55
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How to Record Audio with Your Computer

01:27
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Quiz: Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Video Lighting

37

Why We Light

01:03
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Use Natural Light

04:14
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The 3-point Video Lighting Setup

07:26
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Quiz: Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Editing Better Videos

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Intro to Editing

02:15
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The Post-production Process

07:50
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Craft a Story with Editing

05:21
44

Improve Your Audio with Editing

06:34
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Find and Add Music

05:12
46

Design Clean and Professional Titles

03:15
47

Increase Video Engagement with Calls to Action

01:29
48

Quiz: Chapter 8

Chapter 9: Get More Views - Publishing Your Video Online

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Export the Best Quality Video for Online

02:54
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Tips for Posting Online

05:28
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Grow Your Youtube Channel

04:41
52

Quiz: Chapter 9

Chapter 10: Case Studies: Real-world Filmmaking

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Case Study - Corporate Promo Videos with Ghirardelli Chocolate

08:54
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Case Study - Event Videography with Major Lazer

08:39
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Case Study - Documentary Films with Phil

14:24
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Case Study - Shooting By Yourself

15:32
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Case Study - Wedding Videography

08:37
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Case Study - Phil's Livestream Setup

04:23

Chapter 11: Conclusion

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Thank You

00:59

Final Quiz

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Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Record Audio with Your Computer

here are some tips for recording straight into your computer, which a lot of you might be doing. The first tip is to use an external microphone. Typically the internal mic of your computer isn't going to pick up high quality audio. So a cheap option is the blue snowball and it's a great USB microphone for its price point. 1st, you gotta plug it in next. You have to place your microphone. If you're on camera, you have to be aware of how close the microphone is to your face, if it's blocking your face. And if you care if it's on the screen or not with these USB microphones and studio microphones, you really do have to get close to that microphone to get the best sound. So you might have to deal with it being in the camera shot, but just make sure that your face is showing as well. If you're shooting a screen cast video, get the microphone as close to your mouth as possible. You might have to use a pop filter to make sure you're not getting the popping sound when you're saying words that ...

start with a P. Lastly, once you place your microphone, you have to set your microphone levels. We always recommend doing this manually and not letting your computer do it automatically. Typically you can do this in the input settings for your microphone or you might be able to do it in the application that you're recording with. So that's how you record great audio with your computer. We hope that this audio section has really helped you out in terms of choosing the right microphone for your shoot and how to place whatever microphone you're using.

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