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Loc: Jersey Shore
Originally Posted By: slpianoproject
Originally Posted By: Mark...
slpianoproject took me a while to go through your post. To sum up your results it seems the 4 mics gave you the best sound. I assume everything goes through Akai EiE pro USB audio interface. Does this give you one overall sound track combined or 4 separate sound tracks to add to your video?
And speaking of the video, you mentioned the lens, but somewhere I missed the actual camera.
I know you edit the music in garage band, but what are you using for video?
Thanks again...love what you are doing and I hope you can share more of your great playing and recording tricks.
To answer your questions, yes the 4 mics go through the Akai interface and gives me 4 seperate mono tracks.... I would have the option to have 2 seperate stereo tracks (1 for each pair of mics) but i prefer to work from mono.
The camera is a Sony a57 dslr... any camera with interchangeable lens would do. You just want large aperture opening for the shallow depth of field. Btw, for a film look, you want to film at 24fps with 1/50 shutter speed. It makes a whole lot of difference.
And finally, i edit in the sound Logic pro, but any editing program would do as i dont really manipulate the sound coming from the mics. For video, i use Adobe premiere elements (i bought it in a bundle with photoshop elements for photo for 150$). I think i'ld have get the same results using Imovie tho since i didnt really do any fancy stuff in the video editing as well.
Glad you appreciate the info!
Thanks for the update. Looking forward to your next production.
Loc: New England, USA
Originally Posted By: Amaruk
Speaking about zooms... I think it would fun to use some sort of a "flycam" in a piano video sometime. Here is one type (which is often used by the famous PianoGuys) called the GlideCam:
But, which is obvious, this requires a person who holds the camera.
Since I made the above post some 10 months ago, the Glidecam line of gyro stabilizers has been extended to include a smaller and less expensive sibling - the iGlide! I just pulled the trigger on an iGlide ($129) and I am looking forward to see how it is to use it for making piano videos!! Here is a promo for the iGlide:
My piano channel on YouTube: Link