14. Working with Audio

How important is the audio component of a video? Researchers have long known that lower-quality audio results in a heightened negative perception toward video quality. Often, the best thing we can do to improve the perceived quality of our videos is to devote more attention to the audio side.

Starting with a high-quality audio recording is the first step in the audio workflow. Microphone type, pick-up pattern, and placement are important considerations, as are audio recording levels and codecs, but ultimately the goal of ...

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