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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Recording Skype Interviews

I need to capture a series of Skype interviews for use in a project.

I'm on Mac.

Does anyone have recommendations or experiences on what software works best? Intend to edit in final cut pro 7 with my other footage.

This looks reasonably promising:

Call Recorder for Skype - The Skype Audio/Video Call Recording Solution for Mac - Ecamm Network

Anything else? Any personal experiences doing something like this?
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Old May 29th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I used Screenflow to record one side of the conversation. It worked just fine. Although you don't record yourself, it suited the interview well because I wanted the interviewee to look at the camera and not at me. I'm sure any screen recorder can do it. I just happened to already own the software.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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I've purchased and used the Applian Skype recorder (Record Skype Video and Voice Calls with Replay Telecorder) and it worked perfectly for the audio that I was after.

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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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I use iShowUHD. Similar to Camtasia. Records anything audio and video.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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Wow! Had no idea. Been using iShowUHD for so long. This is a great find! Thanks!
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Old June 5th, 2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Thanks for the all the suggestions. I experimented with ScreenFlow 3 so far and it worked quite well.

Will try the Quicktime method tonight! Looks great, hope it captures the computer audio.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Here's another thought - if you have a multi-channel audio interface you can loop the output back into an input and use a regular DAW such as Audacity to record. I have an Echo Audio AudioFire 8 8-channel interface and it will operate in full-duplex mode, meaning the 8 input channels and the8 output channels aren't linked in any way. I can send 8 different record signals in all the while playing back 8 completely different output signals. My mic goes into inputs 1 and 2 and the playback comes out on outs 1 & 2. These I've designated in the control panel to be the Windows default audio channels for recording and playback snf that's what Skype will use. I send all inputs and outputs through a Mackie mixing desk and I can route anything to anything by switch settings or patch cords. So using my mixer I can tap off from outputs 1&2 as they head to the monitors and loop them back into inputs 3&4 and I can setup my audio editing software to record from 2&4 instead of 1&2. So as long as the computer is fast enough, Skype can be using record and playback 1&2 while a DAW uses record and playback 3&4 or whatever combination floats your boat. With a mixing desk for flexible routing you can do all sorts of magic.
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