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  • #11598

    Rockology
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    I wasn’t sure as to where to post this but can anybody help recommend any software to help record progress videos to upload to youtube? I’m looking for simple over complex with good sound caputre advice, thanks, stu

  • #11599

    rorygfan
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    Audacity:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/  if you want something simple, I like it.

    Import the backing track, then play it back and jam over it.  When you are ready to record,  you can mix the playback from the headphone jack on your computer outboard to a practice amp external audio input.  Then take the line-out from your practice amp and put it into the mic input of your computer either that or just use the internal microphone (cheap but noisy way).

    Then Pick up your guitar, and the play along with the backing track and record both your guitar overdub mixed with the backing track as second track into audacity, then when finished delete the backing track and export as MP3 (note you might need to download an MP3 codec).

  • #11600

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    The videos people post are usually links to youtube. When you upload to youtube you can choose if the video is public or unlisted.

    youtube has some help on how to upload videos depending on your computer- https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en

    wikihow has a neat guide for how to record a video for putting up on youtube- http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-YouTube-Video

    That is the simple way. On top of that, sometimes it is best to record the audio separately for more hi-def sound and then use a video editor to add the better audio track on top of the video; then delete the original audio track from the video. Most video cams do not have good audio mic’s. For my recent videos, I used a camera to shoot the video while recording in Reaper or Garageband (guitar plugged into amp, amp output plugged into usb interface, DAW recording from usb interface and playing backing track), then aligned the audio over the video, and exported the final result as an mp4 file to upload to youtube. For my live videos I use a much dirtier setup, it’s two separate mp3 recorders placed in different spots, and video camera, then I align both those mp3 tracks in DAW, export as a stereo mix, then align that mix over top of the video, delete the original video’s audio track, and export to mp4. This is a bit trickier because there are speed differences between the mp3 recorders and the video, so I have to pick some alignment sounds at beginning and end of the track (like drummer stick clicking for count in, and final chord at the end), and stretch time to match those alignment points to the video’s audio track (for example the mp3 track ends up being 98.7% speed to align to the video). A bit strange that I have to do this, but that’s how it is, at least until I get a fancy multitrack live audio recorder with multiple external mic’s.

    There is also a simpler way depending on your computer. I can set up Quicktime on my mac to record video from a webcam in H.264, and record audio from my USB interface (different sources for video and audio). So then I can record both audio and video simultaneously without later audio editing. The downside is that it is a bit trickier to use a DAW to play the backing track at the same time, so I’d still have to align the backing track into the final video, if I wanted a backing track. It might be possible to create an aggregate audio device so that Quicktime records audio from that device, which has the USB guitar interface and DAW feeding into it simultaneously, but then it would be just a single stereo track, and usually, I like a separate guitar track and a separate backing track so I can mix them.

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  • #11601

    rorygfan
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    The original question was about importing videos not just audio so SB obviously you answered it more thoroughly.  My assumption perhaps was incorrect and having to do with recording something for playing along with the new backing tracks DJ created and on this forum.  In which case, IMHO once you have recorded the audio, like so many others do you can use iMovie or quicktime, etc. and paste one still photo or frame to remain on screen for the entire audio timeline so you can concentrate on playing instead of using a webcam or external cam recording video.

  • #11607

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    I admit to being behind the times because with Reaper 5, apparently, you can cut/trim video and of course it is great for audio. So Reaper might be usable for all steps. I haven’t tried video in Reaper yet.


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  • #11608

    Rockology
    Participant

    For me I’ll take any/all advice so thank you guys! I want to record my guitar to my PC while recording video but want better sound quality so I’ll give audacity a go, the video part is important also especially as it will help the person(s) viewing it.. Hope that clears up my problem? Thanks again guys!

  • #11618

    rorygfan
    Participant

    There is another product Vegas by Sonic Foundry (Sony) that has alot of years being in the market,  and origin with Sonic Foundries “Acid” (which was awesome) is something I will look at in the future instead of Reaper which I am somewhat frustrated with using.

    http://download.cnet.com/Vegas-Pro-13-64-bit/3000-2170_4-203975.html

  • #11621

    MotleyCrue81
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    • The easiest way is to record your audio in a DAW, then for video, I seriously just use my iPhone. The video is great. Now a super easy way to merge them is to first of all, crop your video on your phone so that it starts at the right time, then in Windows movie maker, add in your audio file, then take the video off your phone, put it into your computer, and then, put that over your audio clip in Windows movie maker. You may need to do some fine tuning with setting the correct time for your video to start so that it matches with the audio. Using Windows Movie Maker literally only takes me 10 minutes to put the video and audio together, it’s easy. Then just put it on YouTube and copy and paste the link into the forum.

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