We know it can be tough to find a quiet place to record your lectures. If possible, setting up a dedicated space in your home to record your lectures is a great way to ensure that you record the highest quality audio and video. Here are a few tips to setting up your own DIY “recording studio”, wherever it may be:
- Turn off any vents or fans in the room, as well as any electronic devices, including your television and your phone.
- Make sure you record in a room away from other people.
- If you have a lot of open space, take the time to soundproof your room if possible. Here are a few tips to set up your home studio.
Ensuring Video Quality
- Don’t have a professional recording studio at your disposal? No problem. Follow these tips for transforming any room into a workable studio.
- Lighting is really important for your videos — if students can’t see you, how will they be able to learn? Check out this video for creating an amazing lighting kit, on the cheap.
- Sometimes it’s scary being in front of the camera! This video gives tips on getting loose and staying natural in front of the lens.
- If you’re interested in creating presentation-style lectures, consider PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi. Click here for more information about recommended video creation and editing software.
Ensuring Audio Quality
Once you’ve got your home studio set up, here are a few steps you can take to make sure your recordings are as clear as possible:
- Before recording, make sure your microphone is plugged in correctly and your recording software recognizes your microphone.
- Speak clearly and directly into your microphone: This will help you avoid any muffled sound. Make sure the microphone is close to your mouth to ensure that all the audio is picked up!
- Watch this video to learn a silly (but super effective) trick for getting good audio for your screencasted videos.
- If you’ve already recorded your audio and you’re hearing issues, check out this article with common audio quality issues and solutions.
Not sure if your video and audio quality is on the right track? Submit a test video, and the Udemy team will be happy to share feedback and ensure you’re on the path to success.
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