If you watched my Agent Testimonial video from the previous post you may have noticed that I wasn’t using super duper fancy audio recording equipment. I wasn’t even using mediocre equipment. In fact, all audio was recorded using the built in microphone on the Canon 5D Mark2. Now don’t get me wrong, the 5D2 is an amazing camera for both still photography and video. The audio recording, however, is lacking. The voices are tinny and the ambient noise in the room was difficult to remove (although I did manage to get rid of about 90% of it using a combination of techniques in Final Cut Express 4 and iMovie ’11).
After lots and lots and lots of research I stumbled across a technique that intrigued me. It was suggested to record the audio with the Voice Memo feature on your iPhone and then lay the track (Voice Memo) in afterward. Recording audio on an external device and then laying the audio in manually is a pretty popular technique but it was the iPhone detail that excited me (you guys all know by now that I love DIY and “alternate method” technology!). I wasn’t sure how great the sound would be from the iPhone but I figured it had to be better than the 5d2. What do you think?
Note: the iPhone was recording while in Scott’s hand, on the couch.
Do you have tips or tricks that you use when recording videos? Share them in the comments!