Posted on Apr 20, 2012 03:50 pm
Rockstar Vatican Assassin
Member Since: Mar 20, 2009
This probably seems like a really stupid question, but does anyone have the best way to capture video of a musician while pulling the sound from your mixer? Are there camcorders available where you can pull the sound from a 'line in?" Or is there some other live feed video capture software that can tie into ASIO devices?
Right now, the only thing I can think to do is record the video with the camcorder and record the audio to my software and then use Video editing software to pair the two together. Seems like a lot of work for a stupid YouTube vid!!!
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Apr 20, 2012 07:33 pm As far as I know that's how everyone on youtube does it. I agree, lots of work. Especially when all you have is windows movie maker (me).
Apr 21, 2012 12:56 am I do believe they make camcorders with an external mic input option, but they're probably up in the mid-range ($300-$500-ish?)
Since: Dec 04, 2007
Probably look around at reviews, and see if you can dig something up. Look at the usual suspects I guess. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Philips, etc.
Apr 22, 2012 01:22 pm As J-bot pointed out, you do need a camcorder with an external mic option. Then you will need to run the output of the mixer into a DI to knock the line level down to a mic level signal. I do this even for the guys from the news stations that are covering events.
However. This does bring up an issue as well. Most camcorders will not allow a dual signal. Meaning that it's one or the other. Either it's the board feed only, or the mic only.
So, in a small room, you may find your recordings very guitar light, and bass/drum heavy. As you are mixing for the room, board recordings suffer as a result. This technique works well for outdoor shows. But, not so much for indoor small venue shows.
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Apr 23, 2012 09:46 am Quote:
Since: Mar 20, 2009
One thing to keep in mind is that the music and video doesn't always sync due to playback on youtube.
Exactly! This is why the question was posted.... gotta be an easier way. My camcorder is about 6yrs old and uses the 'ol 8mm tapes. Yeah, its that bad!! My freak'n Android has a better video capture... but the sound is atrocious for capturing musicians playing live. The camcorder with mic in/line in might be the way to go... if I ever come up with the $800 to buy one!
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