Alternately, some firms, such as Beach Tek, make adaptors that serve as a base for the camcorder and allow microphones equipped with professional XLR jacks to plug into select consumer-grade camcorders.(These adaptors have an additional advantage of stabilizing the camera for handheld shots because of their additional weight.) If your camera lacks an external mic input, we'll look at a workaround later in the article. With some help from Tima Vlasto, she used a combination of 2D footage, photoshopped cube maps, a home made greenscreen (there goes the couch) and Sky Box Studio in After Effects to get the project done.George Lucas likes to say, "Sound is fifty percent of the movie-going experience" - and not just because it helps sell home theater components branded with his proprietary THX Sound logo. On the internet, the small, 320x240-pixel resolution of You Tube and the older codec the site uses make it somewhat forgiving in terms of video quality, but, no matter what the medium, poor sound is an instant giveaway of an amateur at work.Shure's SM93 lavalier, for example, is smaller than a paperclip, so you can easily clip one to a shirt, jacket or tie.
While lots of digital delays provide echo....., Discord pitch changes that echo so that it descends or rises in pitch as it fades away.
For extreme situations, an applet such as Bias, Inc.'s Sound Soap Pro, while coloring the audio more than Izotope's RX, can do wonders to salvage an audio track otherwise ruined by hum or wind.
Finally, Ozone, Izotope's mastering plug-in, has a variety of applications for processing vocals.
In other words, you can make an "uptalker" sound a bit less like a Valley Girl.
Judicious use of pitch and formant correction (formants are essentially the tone of the vocal) can also help to blend the editing of multiple dialogue readings into a cohesive whole.