Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting proper audio levels, part of Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting.
Crisp clean sound can only be achieved by recording at optimal levels. You can use a…great mic or boom as close as you can get, but if you're not mindful of where the Audio…Level Meter should be on your LCD screen, you may still screw up your audio in the end.…Now before I jump in too deep, note that some cameras like the one I'm using here, don't…actually show decibel or dB indicators on the display.…Instead, they just have a generic digital meter that rises and falls and turns red at…the far right end whatever the audio over-modulates.…
In the rest of this movie as I talk about specific values, keep in mind that if your…camera's meter has low and high level picking markers like this camera, the low-end mark…is -20 dB and the high-end mark is -12 dB.…Now if your Level Meter has no markers at all, you should pretty much just eyeball the…meter and try to keep your levels just right of center.…So where should your levels be? I've got six words for you baby, the super happy fun sound zone.…
So what is the super happy fun sound zone, and how can you get there? Allow me to pontificate.…
AuthorAnthony Q. Artis
- Exploring the different types of video cameras
- Understanding how to focus
- Shooting with shallow depth of field
- Understanding exposure
- Using ND filters to correct overexposure
- Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
- Choosing the right shutter speed
- White-balancing a shot
- Working with a tripod
- Shooting handheld
- Using a boom microphone
- Setting up a 4-point lighting scene
- Using corrective gels
Skill Level Intermediate
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Trainingwith Abba Shapiro6h 59m Beginner
1. Getting Started in Video
2. Camera Essentials
3. Moving the Camera
4. Audio Essentials
5. Lighting Essentials
Using corrective gels9m 10s
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