Sound is dulled going onto tape

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    I made a gag "commercial" using Pinnacle Studio 8, included a ripped CD
    track and a voiceover. It sounds fine played over my system but when I
    recorded it to video tape, the sound is very muffled. Tried it on a couple
    of VCR's, same result. The sound is fine when duping a commercial tape so
    I don't think the VCR has any particular problems with its audio. But for
    some reason the sound is much duller on the tape than on the source studio
    file.

    Any ideas why this is happening?
     
    Doc, Jan 14, 2004
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  2. Stereo? "Hi-Fi" VCR? The mono "linear" track always sounds
    "dull" compared to the stereo "Hi-Fi" track.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 15, 2004
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  3. Doc

    Doc Guest

    I dunno, this really lost a LOT of fidelity. It's particularly
    noticeable on the voiceover.
     
    Doc, Jan 15, 2004
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  4. Doc

    Randy Brown Guest

    No way to know for sure without knowing your setup. But if you're using
    computer speakers and a cheap sound card, then running it off on to video
    and playing back on a TV where the sound is being fed through big speakers,
    the better speakers may be revealing some flaws in the audio not readily
    apparent on the little computer speakers.

    Just a guess.

    Randy
     
    Randy Brown, Jan 16, 2004
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  5. Doc

    Doc Guest

    It's actually closer to the other way around. The computer is running
    through a pretty beefy set of speakers, not cheesy little "computer
    speakers" and the t.v. is running through decent but much smaller
    bookshelf type speakers.
     
    Doc, Jan 16, 2004
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