Creating a video may not seem too difficult, but there are many complicated technical details that must be addressed before, during, and after the recording of the video. One of the biggest aspects is the audio that goes along with the video. High-quality, perfectly-synced audio and video make for an enjoyable video, but if the audio is low quality, distorted, or out of sync, it is instantly noticeable by viewers, and this can result in an unwatchable video. Let’s take a look at some of the steps to take before recording to ensure high-quality audio, as well as some steps to take after recording, if the audio does not meet your quality standards.
The best way to avoid bad audio is to be prepared for it by utilizing a high-quality microphone during the recording process. Depending on the situation, these microphones may be:
Other props that can help reduce noise and increase quality during recording include pop shields, windshields, boom poles and tripods.
The best way to improve audio quality is to completely replace the flawed audio. This is especially useful in music videos, as the distorted section of the video can be redone and used to replace the flawed audio.
There are many applications that can be used for removing unwanted noise and distortion from videos. Adobe Premiere Pro CC can be used to remove noise, as well as sync audio and video. Quicktime Pro and Audacity can be used to enhance the quality of audio as well. Using the correct tool and noise filter can result in a high-quality video with clear audio.
Vocal enhancer audio effects can be used to enhance the quality of voice-over recordings. Typical effects include male voices, female voices, and music compression and equalization.
There are many different types of distortion and noise, such as buzzing, hums, hisses, whistling and more. While the best method of obtaining high-quality audio is to be prepared with the right microphones, filters, props and other equipment, the right tools can also be used to remove unwanted noise once it has already infiltrated the audio.
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