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Choosing microphones for improved sound quality

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 […]

Training in the use of video in Oral History

September 10, 2015 0

We have been delivering a one-day training session in the Foyle Suite at the British Library (London) for approximately 8 years now, and not only are they always well subscribed but the feedback from attendees […]

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 […]

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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