Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2011 7:50 AM (in response to DharmaMac)As we can't hear the "problem" I can only suggest that you reduce the treble and/or boost the bass frequencies with an EQ or similar filter.
Failing that try some elocution lessons!24" 2.8 GHz (Penryn) 4GB RAM iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), FCE 4 + FCS 3 . . . Little Knowledge, Many Opinions.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to DharmaMac)Hi -
Do some test recordings with the microphone held further away and see if that makes the sound quality more appropriate.
Also, if your camera has manual audio control, it is best to use that for voice over recording. Set the level a little on the low side, then make your recording. You can adjust the level in your edit.
MtDMac OS X (10.6.6), I'm not a real editor, I just play one on TV.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2011 11:58 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)Probably the best way to describe it is as it is--the voice over sounds like it's taken from a mic while a movie trailer, for example, sounds like it's done in a studio. I was wondering if some audio filter might help produce that "in studio" sound. The elocution is, of course, faultless.iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to DharmaMac)
Based on your description, it sounds (no pun intended) like the location where you are recording is acoustically live, basically meaning it's an open area with a lot of hard surfaces around you.
Consider using some acoustic foam panels or even just a blanket or two to create a smaller, softer 'space' around the area where you have your mic. This will help dampen the ambiance of the room and give you results more like the studio sound you referred to.
Of course it also helps to have a good mic, not some little cheap thing from some bigbox store. The Shure SM58 and SM57 are highly respected vocal mics that have been in professional use for decades. About $99 new; $30-$50 used on eBay.
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