Videomaker Magazine Releases Training DVD for Capturing Best Audio for Video

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A brand new training DVD from Videomaker magazine helps videographers and filmmakers tackle the toughest audio capture problems.

Videomaker released a new training DVD to help videographers capture better audio.

"Movie-goers won't tolerate muffled or tinny sound. They might tolerate some little hiccups in shooting, but in audio? Forget it!"

Videomaker magazine has released a new DVD to help videographers, filmmakers, teachers and documentarians capture the best possible audio for their video productions. "How to: Advanced Audio for Video." This complete guide includes training for how to record voice-overs, how to mic groups of people, how to use compressors and limiters, and more.

"Movie-goers won't tolerate muffled or tinny sound," says Videomaker writer Mike Rosen. "They might tolerate some little hiccups in shooting or framing or lighting, but in audio? Forget it! Viewers won't stand for it."

Creative video enthusiasts want audiences to see them as being professional. Clean audio is essential for creating that professional image, so there's never been a better time for the dedicated creator to improve their audio abilities. "How to: Advanced Audio for Video" is the no-nonsense guide to audio that will help any video creator conquer the sound problems that have been holding them back. Videomaker's editors collected all the best audio solutions to make any production sound great.

Learning the tips and tricks to record and edit audio will raise the production value of any project and convince people that they're dealing with a real pro. In How to: Advanced Audio for Video, Videomaker explains everything from the initial recording process to the post production filtering.

How to: Advanced Audio for Video includes:

How to Record Voice Overs - Almost all videos make use of voice-overs -- from news reports to commercials to documentaries, the voice-over helps explain the action on screen to the audience. This video segment will lay out all the steps to recording a perfect voice-over, from finding the right quiet recording space to choosing the best type of microphone.

    How to Use Compressors, Limiters and Noise Gates - Learn how to use compressors, limiters and noise gates to make audio sound its very best.

    How to Use Audio Effects and Filters in Post - See how to improve an audio mix using effects and filters like EQ, Lowpass, Highpass and Notch filters as well as compressors, limiters and reverb.

    How to Mic Groups of People - Learn some of the more complicated group mic set-ups and what kind of microphone can be used for each.

    How to Sync Dual System Sound - Capturing flawless video and awesome audio is certainly a crucial part of the process but if the two aren't properly synchronized in post then the results will be disastrous. See how to bring it all together using timecodes, slates and waveforms, and synching software.

    How to Design a Professional Sound Mix in Post - See show you how to design a professional sound mix in post, using ducking, frequency gaps and normalization to get a particularly professional polish.

When it comes to video, sound signifies everything. It may be a visual medium, but no videographer can afford to ignore sound. To make a great video that people can recognize as great, he needs to create the ultimate marriage between sight and sound. Only after achieving this union, with both video and your audio working in concert, will a project reach its full potential. Most videographers are already skilled at the visual side of things, but this DVD will help them get up to speed on the audio side.

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