52Seeing Sounds

 

Hal Robertson

 

 

 

 

Think back to high school science for a moment. Remember how we were taught that sound waves were invisible and could only be heard and felt? The humble audiometer offers a simple way for video producers to visualize audio volume as they record and post their projects. But what if I told you there are ways to look deeper into the content of your soundtrack? Would you be interested? This month, we’ll explore a couple of different techniques for better understanding what’s hiding inside your audio soundtracks.

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Level meters are an important tool for the video producer. During the shoot, they help identify correct sound levels, ensuring a clean, punchy soundtrack. During post, level meters ...

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