These past two weeks have been pretty eventful in the world of COVID-19 as the number of cases across Australia soars! Today we reached 2423+ cases across the country. And whilst things are very stressful at the moment, everything at home is pretty boring. So I was delighted to see James' task for us to complete this week.
We had to create a 15 second clip of ourselves doing literally anything... So I did a (somewhat) dramatic reading of a sentence from the book, "Dare To Dream: Life as One Direction." Don't judge, I was the biggest 1D fan back in the day... (definitely still not now... *eyebrows raise across my friendship circles*...)
We had to follow this criteria for our videos:
Let me explain this further... In order to find the point by which both videos were in time with one another, I used a clap to see where the audio should be placed. The image below shows the audio from Video A and Video B being put in line with one another (using the sound waves of the clap) so that when I switched camera's in the middle of the video, the audio was still consistent. To do this, I separated the audio from Video A and dragged it below the videos, then muted the audio from the videos.
The reason I chose to use the audio from video A was simply because the sound quality was much better than Video B.
So once I synced the audio I needed to decide where to put the cutout between cameras. I chose the middle of the recording to do so. I used the sound waves from the video and audio files to find where it would be synchronised and split/delete bits of the clips wherever I needed to.
In all honesty, I failed at my first attempt...
I did a simple cutout without synchronising one consistent audio track and it sounded like this....
But! In my second attempt I did sync the audio and it now looks (and sounds) like this...
(I'm extremely proud of myself for figuring out how to embed a YouTube link to this blog, so a quick pat on the back for me!)
So, to make all this happen I used:
I must admit, I was quite shocked to see the difference in visual and audio quality between my computer and my phone. I honestly, thought my computer would be much better. Perhaps all the money I spent on my phone really was worth it? 🤔
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, comments, etc... I'd be happy to read them below! For now, stay safe and see you next week!