Monthly Archives: August 2014

Audio recording software

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For Mac users, Garage Band contains everything you need to record and edit live audio. You can also use the inbuilt library of sound to make your own jingles, loops and stings or use it for a backing track.

Our other favourite software is Audacity, its free and works on PCs and Macs. It does everything you need it to but you will have to create your own library of creative commons, license free or home made sounds if you want to make music with it.

There’s a Pinterest board here with sources of music you can use.

Planning your audio

Some things to consider before you start –

Will your video have audio?

Will it be spoken live or recorded separately and added afterwards?

Can your camera record without audio? (If not it can be taken out in the edit.)

Have you got audio recording software?

Do you want background music?

Do you know what you can and can’t use in terms of music, sounds (and pictures)?

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Choosing software


For the Video OOC we will  concentrate on iMovie but will also give support for other tools.  This is for no other reason than that we all use Macs for work.

Most video editors have the same basic features so if you fancy trying something new there is a comprehensive list of software here and here.  You shouldn’t have too much trouble following our tutorials but let us know what you are using and we will do what we can to help.