Video Tech 20JAN2017

Image of my video editing station

Video editing

This week’s Video Quiche (it’s pronounced “quickie”) is online at the YouTube. That’s the 3 minute version of a 90 minutes webcast. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWl1ctdUOzc

The full info and steps about this process, and even the show in real time can be found on Sunday’s blog post here: The Artistic Biker Does A Complementary Sunset

Since the post on Sunday night already gave all the information about this video, I thought I would use Tuesday’s posts to talk about the tech I use to create, edit, and produce The Artistic Biker Live!

Let’s start with the software I use to create the raw footage.

After the show, there’s some things I do in post production like adjust the sound. For that I use Audacity. It is free, open sourced, and powerful. I don’t use MOST of the features available, but I use certain ones every week. When I record guitar and vocals with my snowball microphone, I rarely have to edit anything, but when I use the mic on the laptop, my phone, or the MS Life Cam mic that I currently use on the show, the sound can be a bit “tinny”. So, once I have completed ALL of the visual editing in Power Director, I use power director to extract the audio as a wav file. Using Audacity, I import the wav, adjust the base and the pitch, compress it, level, normalize it, slap it up, flip it, rub it down OH NOOOOOO!

Ahem.

Them I export the edited audio as an mp3 BACK into Power Director and overwrite the sound. That way I know the sound is consistent throughout the recording.

This is the unedited WAV file. Turn your headphones down.
http://www.artisticbiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/s7e33purplerain2.wav

This is the edited MP3 file.
http://www.artisticbiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/s7e33purplerain2.mp3

The main difference is that all the clips put together have the same tone and volume.

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