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Robert J. Bloyer replied to the topic 'Which Audio Recording Format Using Zoom H5?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanx All- :cheer:
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Robert J. Bloyer replied to the topic 'Which Audio Recording Format Using Zoom H5?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Thanks for the replies everyone, I'll set to 48kHz/16bit. I know the WAV and AIFF run equally well with Mac's but I have another question which maybe some light could be shed.

It might be that I'm reading old information or those posting are using legacy versions of FCP and older computers, which case I'm reading too far into this. But, even Larry Jordon says convert your WAV to AIFF b/4 importing to FCP, this post was from 2014, and whether he distinguishes FCPX from FCP(7?) I don't know. Yet, the conversion is fast, easy enough and seems many do it to avoid possible sync, dropped frame issues and supposedly allows Final Cut to run better. Guess I can convert and save a AIFF file to use if I have issues, no big deal. Just curious if this simply is not a concern today with updated FCPX software & newer iMac or if some find converting is still the better practice?

Robes-
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Robert J. Bloyer thanks user 'BenB' in the forum message ' Which Audio Recording Format Using Zoom H5?'. 4 years ago
Robert J. Bloyer created a new topic ' Which Audio Recording Format Using Zoom H5?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hello All-

I just bought the Zoom H5 recorder and am setting it up, I use FCPX also. I know to choose WAV over MP3, but not sure which of the following WAV formats: 48kHz/24bit, 44.1kHz/24bit, 48kHz/16bit, or 44.1kHz/16bit. Thinking these are the choices since any of these can be used while backup recording is ON. Although, these two formats are offered without backup recording: WAV 96kHz/24bit or /16bit.

I stumbled across this article: www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2009/10/using_wav_files.php which recommends converting WAV to AIFF files before importing to FCPX. Specifically converting to AIFF 48kHz/16bit, if that's the case, then maybe my best choice is setting the H5 to WAV 48kHz/16bit (if that makes conversion easier if needed)?

TIA
Robes-
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Robert J. Bloyer created a new topic ' Zoom H5 as USB Mic?' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hi All-

I was looking over the Zoom H4N to use as a USB Mic for voice overs but see it has been discontinued now with the H5 essentially taking its place. I have read over the pertinent section in the H5 PDF manual but don't see that it can be used as a USB Mic.

Does anyone know if the H5 can be used as a USB mic for Voice Overs in FCPX as the H4N was able to?

Thanks
Robes-
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Robert J. Bloyer replied to the topic 'Background Music and Pacing' in the forum. 5 years ago

Thanks Everyone-

Lots of good tips for me, appreciated! I bought the book Ben, $4 including S/H, like new, couldn't beat that, the reviews sounded good, like you mentioned.
Robes :cheer:
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Robert J. Bloyer created a new topic ' Background Music and Pacing' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hello All-

I have gone through a number of Ripple Tutorials, just finishing "Sound Editing". I have yet to really grasp how to "Pace" (if I'm using the correct term), that is, setting background music to the video. On many of the edits shown there may not be any handle frames at the head or tail of a clip.

I want to sync music to a number of areas over the project. I would think you would want to leave a number of handle frames to both ends of most clips in order to adjust timing to fit music more easily.

I have also looped music to lengthen it in spots, but that is allot of work it seems. Is it best to leave the music to the end? It doesn't seem to flow well if I try to cut video to the music as I proceed downstream, that dictates too much. I guess I'm thinking it best to add music when I'm thinking the video is mostly in the final cut phase.

Any comments? Thanks
Robes ;)
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Robert J. Bloyer thanks user 'simonpwood' in the forum message ' Clappers/Slate'. 5 years ago
Robert J. Bloyer replied to the topic 'Clappers/Slate' in the forum. 5 years ago

I'm glad I asked the question, lots of good replies and of course many I didn't know about. Thanks again everyone for your replies! ;)
Robes
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Robert J. Bloyer thanks user 'BenB' in the forum message ' Clappers/Slate'. 5 years ago
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Robert J. Bloyer created a new topic ' Clappers/Slate' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hello All-

I need to come up with an alternate item which can take the place of a clapper. I'll be filming out of a pack and in the back country for some time.

What could take the place of a traditional clapper that I alone can use, preferably something that would fit within the palm of my hand, that I can "click, snap" to sync my reference and recorder audio tracks? Any ideas?

TIA
Robes
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