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Old January 9th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #1
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What recorder?

Some newbie questions:

I am on my way to edit my first film, and I am almost finished with all the clip.

Now I want to have some speaking information in the film, little here and there, a total of about 5 minutes.

Unfortunately I do not still have any videocamera.

So, how do I do with a good result, with clean speaking information in my film?

* What sorts of a recorder is recommended? Can I use a minidisc?

* And how do I transfer my speaking information to my Vegas 4?
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Old January 9th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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Torsten: I've moved your thread to our AUDIO specific forum, this
should get your question answered soon!
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Old January 9th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: What recorder?

<<<-- Originally posted by Torsten Blomfeldt : Some newbie questions:

I am on my way to edit my first film, and I am almost finished with all the clip.

Now I want to have some speaking information in the film, little here and there, a total of about 5 minutes.

Unfortunately I do not still have any videocamera.

So, how do I do with a good result, with clean speaking information in my film?

* What sorts of a recorder is recommended? Can I use a minidisc?

* And how do I transfer my speaking information to my Vegas 4? -->>>

Hi Torsten,

Boy, this sure looks like an audio forum to me. Do you have an audio input on your current computer?

I was just experimenting yesterday with my Mac Ti book laptop. I have a gig to record some monolog and was wondering if I needed to pull my Digi 002 out of its rack or just use the analog input on the laptop.

I plugged my schoeps mic into my Sound Devices 442 mixer and recorded the same audio to both the 002 and to the analog input of the laptop.

Then I transferred the audio from the laptop to my G5 which was running the 002. The cuts were virtually identcal.

I'm now glad I waited the extra week or so to get the Ti Book with the analog input.

Not all computers have the same analog inputs. If your has one and it's good enough, you will need a good mic and preamp. You should be able to rent them if you don't want to buy.

I have a list of approved mics and mixers and rental facilities in appendices of "The Audio Bootcamp Field Guide."

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Old January 9th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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We have a product made by Edirol with optical inputs that connects to the USB port. We use a separate AD converter with it. I'm sure someone makes a similar device with a built in AD converter. That may be the cheapest way to go (if you don't have a mic input on your computer). Audacity is freeware you could use to capture the signal.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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For a low end solution to good audio on remote, I really like the HHB MD500... it interfaces by a usb port into any sound program and is portable with excellent preamps. Only downside is no timecode, but at the price it sells at, I can live without it for most situations...

Is a studio setting, the echo mona kicks around ebay for less than $300 and is an excellent audio io device.
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