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Offline neophytosdm

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Recording videos for youtube
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:55:22 pm »
Hello people.

I want to record classical and acoustic guitar videos for youtube.

I want high quality picture and high quality sound.

How do I do it?  From what I understand I must use a camera and a separate microphone and then mix the video with the sound using some kind of software. Correct me if I'm wrong. Please.


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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 08:53:33 am »
What, if any, equipment do you currently have?

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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 11:55:55 am »
I only have a camera. Anyway, I just read Justin's home recording set up guide, I didn't know the site had something like that.

Shame on me for not searching before posting the question :)

I set my mind on buying a new camera of higher quality and the apogee one audio interface. 

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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 02:00:52 pm »
I made this with an iPhone 4S four years ago. I did use decent mics and interface though. The main reason for doing it that way is because I record music and I thought might as well use it for video as well.





I've since upgraded to an iPhone 6 and now own a Panasonic Lumix FZ300, which is a decently-priced bridge camera with 4k video. Bridge cameras are as good as an option for video as a DSLR in my opinion.

That said, it might be better to invest in lighting and a backdrop before getting a new camera. You might not even need a new camera although I don't know what you have currently.
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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 05:04:17 pm »
Nice

My camera is pretty basic, it's a canon legria hf 406. It records in AVCHD Full hd at 50 fps.

I don't really know what kind of camera would be sufficient, if you could point me to the right direction it would be awesome.


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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 06:28:56 pm »
I wouldn't worry too much about the camera right now. I would worry about your sound quality first, then your lighting. Lighting makes even the most basic of cameras produce very usable results. :)

If you really want a new camera, definitely consider the Panasonic Lumix FZ300. If you want more better, look at the FZ1000.
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Re: Recording videos for youtube
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 08:38:32 pm »
Indeed, sound quality is my priority.

When I have my apogee one, I'll try some recordings with my current camera.

If I wanna change I'll check the ones you say, thanks man :)

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 10:25:36 pm »
I believe you can get two powerful LED lights for under a hundred bucks. That would certainly up your video quality. And the background of course! I've used a room divider from IKEA to great effect as a background.

Here you can see me in action in front of the IKEA room divider. My footage was recorded with my iPhone 6 (before I had the FZ300) but I have no idea what the gal used as a camera.

I was using my Steinberg UR44 interface (which I still use every day) at the time, with a few different mics.



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