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Bad Audio Can Ruin Good Video

BruceSoundIf you’ve recorded a video but the audio is too distracting because of wind or background noise, or you just can’t hear the subjects, here are some alternatives if re-recording is not an option.

Adding narration over the top of the video using basic video editing software like Windows Live Movie Maker is one option. In Movie Maker, you can reduce or turn off the recorded audio and add voiceover narration by recording it within Movie Maker or recording it with Sound Recorder on your computer and importing it into Movie Maker.

 Another option in Movie Maker is to add captions in the video where it is difficult to hear the audio.

 Here’s a 5-minute YouTube tutorial on getting started with Movie Maker.

 If you’ve already uploaded your video onto YouTube, you can add captions in hard-to-understand areas without having to edit and re-upload the video. Here are written and video instructions on how to add captions in YouTube.

 For more tips on recording good audio as well other recording video tips, see Ag Comm's video how to capture quality video.

 Scott Swanson, Electronic Media Specialist, (701) 231-7086

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