Tips For Professional Audio Quality For Your Videos
Sound quality really matters when it comes to vlogging, filmmaking, and video making. But what to do when your video lacks vividness and crispness? The whole excitement and fun of our video fade away when the sound quality is low.
To keep the viewers engaged the sound should be perfect, but we have seen many videos that have distractions and unnecessary sounds that should be avoided.
And how to avoid them? Don’t worry we have gathered some pro-tips to make your video a perfect one. All you need is the right techniques and tools.
So if you are ready to do a small effort and want to make a difference than just follow the tips and there you are, having a professional piece.
Tip#1: Choose an Ideal place
For making indoor videos choose a place with fewer reverberations so that the echo effect is low. A carpeted floor is preferred over a wooden or tiled floor.
Similarly, choose a place with a good amount of stuff placed instead of an empty room. This will cause less sound reflections and hence a good quality for sound.
For outdoor videos choose a location with less background sound. Prefer a place where environmental sounds like beach, waterfall, and roadside are not present this will cause you microphone to just focus on your sound.
Tip#2 Microphone Selection
Choose your microphone wisely, as they are available in a wide variety so choose the one with most suitable features.
There is a wide range of microphones available in different sizes and ranges but the best microphones for vlogging include wireless, handheld, lavalier(wired and wireless), shotgun, PZM, and stereo microphones.
So select wisely because your sound quality is mainly determined by it.
Tip#3 Light Effects
Prefer a location with lots of natural light because it causes a good imaging factor or the video and makes your video more natural.
Tip#4 Separate Recorder
With an external recorder, you will be able to record high-quality sound and this will also help you to overcome the automatic circuit gains that interfere with the sound. An external recorder allows you to have multiple modes for adjusting the sound as you like and boasting the quality of sound.
Tip#5 Mic Positioning
It is recommended to keep the mic as close to the subject as can be. As you know that background sounds distort the quality so keep the microphone nearer your mouth.
Lavalier mics are omnidirectional meaning they can capture sound from all the directions so in order to have a clear sound effect keep the microphone closer to the subject.
Tip#6 High pass filter
You should have knowledge of a high pass filter that allows frequencies above a certain level to pass through it and blocks the others. This effect will reduce the buzzing and humming in your videos.
This feature is mostly inbuilt in the microphones and you can also turn it off and on according to your desire. But if you forgot to turn it on then you can always use an editing software containing this feature to remove the buzzing.
Tip#7 Editing Tools
You can always enhance your sound quality with several editing tools like DaVinci, Filmora, and Professional Pro. This will help you to adjust the sound quality and levels, manage distortions, and improve the quality.
An editing software gives you more power and you can always experiment with the sound with different effects with some of the popular software like Peak Pro, Sound Forge, Vagus Pro, Digital Performer, and Pro Tools.
Tip#8 Recording level Test
This is an important thing to do you should always consider testing your recording levels in order to avoid clipping. This tip is missed by most of the V-loggers but you should always match the recording levels of the adjacent clips so that the clipping effect is minimum.
Tip#9 Ambient Noise Effects
While recording, make sure that there are no ambient noises in your background. Ambient noises include ceiling fans, outdoor units, printers, even computer fans. Such noises can reduce the video quality so make sure to turn off such things or sit away from them.
An alternative that can be used is a restoration software that removes all the ambient noise and even the unwanted sounds in the video. But keep in mind that keep your editing simple because if you do too much editing you will lose the natural effect that is important.
So if you are looking for professional effects in your videos and are a neophyte in video making then I hope these tips helped you in improving the sound quality od your video.
Don’t forget to sync your all videos and if you have any queries and suggestions then feel free to contact us.