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Which is better – video or audio only?

Talking Points
June 1, 2016 0

Traditionally, the spoken word has been captured aurally using an audio recording device; in years gone by this would have been a reel-to-reel audio tape recorder, audio-cassette recorder or – more recently – a digital […]

Recording your first Oral History interview

Technique
July 3, 2016 0

Conducting an oral history interview for the first time can seem a daunting task, but is really quite a straightforward exercise once you’ve become aware of the common mistakes that are made and how they […]

Choosing microphones for improved sound quality

Technology
June 3, 2016 0

The limitations of a video camera’s built-in microphone It’s not uncommon for beginners to rely on the low-quality built-in microphones that come with their video cameras and camcorders when recording conversations. Although these stereo microphones […]

Record your family story before it’s too late

Talking Points
June 2, 2016 0

Having the means to record other people’s life stories and impart to you and future generations information about the family’s history is one major benefit, but you shouldn’t overlook the idea of recording your own […]

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  • About Me

    Thinking of recording your family or community history on video but don’t know where to start? This website – conceived and edited by video specialist and oral history trainer Colin Barrett – is for you. […]

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