In reply to kriss, #26:
Hahaha Kariann and I had a similar idea for a series! :)
#32198436 - 6 years ago
Equipment/Software: NEX-5R Sony camera. Premiere CS6, Photoshop CS5.1 and final cut pro.
Experience/Skills: 5 years of video editing experience and 8 years of Photoshop experience. 5 Years in military as a documentation specialist. Can edit a draft product in less than 5 hours. Photoshop draft product less than 1 hour.
I'm also a cosplayer and artist.
#32198437 - 6 years ago
With everyone's experiance in here, would anyone be willing to volunteer some time to animate a intro and outro endplate for the AHA Youtube channel? (We can not use the Achievement Hunter current ones for our own channel and cannot manipulate the color to pink. It would need to be something original)
Please contact us at email@example.com
#32198438 - 6 years ago
I've been editing videos since middle school (around 8 years), I use Sony Vegas for editing, I run a Msi Gaming G Series Pc with windows 8, I use a turtle beach x-12 headset to record. I also have this really old capture card that i need to somehow make run on windows 8 (will probably be getting a new one soon.)
kriss Community Manager
#32198439 - 5 years ago
Ladies, apologies for the long silence. I had a crapton of problems with the Blackmagic Design capture card, and had to return in. And in the last month, I lost my job, so I've been searching for new employment and such. The good news! My birthday is this week, and I have asked my family to get me an Elgato capture card. It seems that this is a reliable product, so I will be testing it once I receive it. I hope to be of some use to the group in the next couple of weeks. Sorry again for not contributing as much as I've wanted to.
#32198440 - 5 years ago
In reply to kriss, #32:
Oh no it is ok!! We completely understand all of these things and it is very expensive to start all these things up. I personally need a PC to do some extra recording so some things that I need to record have not been done as well so I am in the same boat as a lot of people.
When you do get your El Gato capture device just let us know if you have ANY questions. We will be more than willing to help!!
#32198442 - 5 years ago
Hello Mills! I am so excited you are interested in capturing and editing!!!
I guess my first question is what are you looking to capture? Are you looking to capture your Xbox/Playstation gaming or more PC gaming?
The term "capture card" is a little deceiving when it comes to the El Gato. What it actually is, is a device that is a go between the console and your computer and TV that will allow the "action to be shown still on the TV but also translated to the computer (both PC and MACs - This is why I like it). Thing is they are pricey.
Now when it comes to capturing PC gaming you have a lot more to choose from and my knowledge is a bit more slim. There is just software out there as well as video cards that will allow you do he capturing. So you are talking free (with water marks) to expensive.
It is all boils down to what you are looking to capture :)
As far as MICs are you looking for a headset design that will also work with your XBOX or more of a stand MIC like the RT crew uses? You can get quality out of both.
@LadyOddDuck and @jillers any recommendations on video editors?
#32198443 - 5 years ago
In reply to MillsK, #34:
I don't know as far as ElGato but there are a lot of good mics out there that come with recording software, like Snowball. Make sure it has a good pop filter.
As for video editing they are all mostly the same programing, just as for different short cuts. I suggest go with Adobe Premiere, a lot of companies use it. You can try it for free for a month. Also look into the package suite where you can get all the applications for only 30 a month. And there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube.
#32198445 - 5 years ago
In reply to ChickTastic, #35:
In reply to samurairose, #36:
In reply to LadyOddDuck, #37:
Ah thank you so much for the help guys! I suppose it'll mostly be xbox stuff. I think I might deal better with a headset mic if you know a good one? I'm glad you girls are about to help knownothings like me :)
#32198446 - 5 years ago
As far as mics go, my biggest recommendation is to get on youtube and research how the audio sounds from different mics. I usually use an MXL V67 connected via XLR to a Zoom H4N, and then plug that into a power source and not the computer because (as I've learned) plugging directly into a computer via USB (on the zoom or any mic) will give a certain staticy/electricy sound, that's usually low enough most people aren't bothered, but it bugs me.
As for editing software, I use Premiere Pro CC (but if you have the money, get Premiere Pro proper. The CC version is great, I just think that the cloud thing is garbage, though the pay per month option is more affordable). Premiere Pro is what some professional editors use (as opposed to say premiere elements - as such, Pro can be a bit of a learning curve if you have no other video editing experience).
The other industry standards are Final Cut Pro 7 (though as I heard it FCP is falling out of favor) and Avid's popularity is really increasing (Avid has a steep learning curve if you've never been trained on it, and is also stupidly expensive, but it geared towards professionals).
Also, it depends on what you really intend to do with these videos - for a simple cut and edit like a Let's Play, any of these editors is just going to be overpowered and you'll be fine with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. But if you want to begin to learn video editing, and be able to do some fancier things, then these are the ones you should probably keep in mind.
Some people use Sony Vegas. I have no opinion on it except the one time I tried it I didn't like it. But you might find its workflow suits you.
As for headset mics, they are compact, but it does come at a price: unless you want to shell out a lot of money, your headset mic isn't going to sound as clear as a proper mic. Not to say the quality will be bad, but it can be the difference between sounding like you're in an empty room, and really sounding present.
My recommendation is to check out the websites for companies that are trusted in the audio industry, like audio technica and sennehiser and see what they have to offer. Sennheiser has the U320 headset which can be used for the computer and XBox (if you don't lose the stupid little wire that goes between the headset and the XBox controller! ARGH!) which is a decent mid-range headset. And, again, go around youtube and look for reviews and comparisons of the sound quality so you know what you'll be happy with.
For recording audio, get yourself Audacity. It is free and an indispensable tool.
#32198449 - 5 years ago
In reply to MillsK, #41:
The absolute only way I can think to get rid of that is to edit the sound in an audio editing program like audacity or protools.
Whatever was layered over you and your friend talking, get that exact audio back.
Now. you want to put that audio and start it on a new track in the same project, and have it start exactly where it starts on your main track.
Then. You want to take the second track, and invert its sound wave. The inverted sound wave should cancel out the other sound, at least kind of. Its called Phase Cancellation. I'm sure you can find a tutorial on it.
ETA: I'm assuming of course that the sound is fully integrated on your audio track, and not, somehow, on a second track. Also, the Phase Cancellation won't get rid of all of it, but depending on what it is, it might get it down just enough to be workable.
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#32198454 - 5 years ago
Tech: Macbook Pro, Xbox 360
Software: Final Pro Cut, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Photoshop, Illuslator, Flash, Indesign,Dreamweaver,Fireworks) Live Type, Imovie, MovieDraft
Skills: i have done some editing since high school and is more of fan on editing bunch random stuff together,
some slightly average on photoshop and drawing
right now, i'm just working on trying to get capture video and start setting stuff up to do a little of stuff, couldn't hurt to try thing out
#32198455 - 5 years ago
This is all great! We look forward to working with more community people and taking on people who love to edit as well as make content.
In reply to AnGuardianDe, #47:
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance with any questions you have. I look forward to seeing what you develop!