portable voice recorder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by l, Dec 12, 2004.

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    l Guest

    Can anyone recommend a good pocket size digital recorder that can connect to
    the PC via USB. I heard the Sony ICD-BM1VTP

    was a good one and it goes for about 300.00 dollars. I want to record and
    do a voice over on my videos
     
    l, Dec 12, 2004
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    Jimmy Guest

    This works for me

    http://www.hthengineering.com/ds330.html

    J.
     
    Jimmy, Dec 12, 2004
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    l Guest

    Can this recorder download .wav sounds so I can use with Adobe Premiere 1.5?
     
    l, Dec 13, 2004
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    Jimmy Guest

    I have copied .wav files to and from this device. Voice is recorded as
    ..wav, dss, or wmv. Converting to any of these formats and downloaded to
    computer is simple. There is also a DSS-3000 that is not price listed and
    seems far more advanced and costly but over the top for what is needed.

    J
     
    Jimmy, Dec 13, 2004
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    l Guest

    One more question, how is the quality of your voice, do you have a lot of
    ambiance noise etc etc
     
    l, Dec 13, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Why not just buy a microphone and plug it directly into your sound
    card? Software will make the .wav files and Premiere 1.5 can edit the
    sound.
     
    Guest, Dec 13, 2004
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    l Guest

    I want to be able to go out in the field and record my voice narrating not
    using a camera. I later want to come back and put that narration on my video
    I shot earlier. That is why I ask how the sound quality was!
     
    l, Dec 13, 2004
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    Jimmy Guest

    I think the quality is excellent. There are two settings of mic sensitivity
    and a jack for external mic. I got mine at Radio Shack so I am sure if you
    wanted to try it out you would get a better idea. You can always return it
    if it is not suitable.

    J.
     
    Jimmy, Dec 13, 2004
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    l Guest

    I think many videographer do not think about carrying around a portable
    voice recorder, but there are times that people will spill the beans without
    a camera in thier face, but will on a recoreder. I missed a lot of history
    and valuable information because I did not have a voice recorder.
     
    l, Dec 13, 2004
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    Jimmy Guest

    The smart ones do. A remote mic/recorder is good to have in many cases.
    Placed close to audio source while camera is afar allows for much better end
    results. I use mine in numerous cases where background noise needs to be
    illuminated and where wireless is not a reasonable option. Voice actuated
    and adding an external mic to this device is also something extremely
    useful. People feel more at ease if camera is further away than the 'in your
    face' video sometimes necessary otherwise. I had a referee hold mine for
    high school football game that gave surprising results when final DVD was
    completed. That occasional voice over added remarkable effect. I bet a whole
    thread could be started on the use and ideas of this particularly
    inexpensive accessory.

    J.
     
    Jimmy, Dec 13, 2004
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