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Recording Phone Interviews: JK Audio QuickTap
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 25 March 2015 - 0 Comments

First up for my reviews of analog devices for digitally recording telephone interviews will be the JK Audio QuickTap which costs $59. The QuickTap is an inexpensive way to easily interface your landline telephone with [...]

iOS Recording: Rode iXY-L
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 16 March 2015 - 0 Comments

The Rode  iXY-L ($199.00 USD) brings high quality stereo recording to your iOS device turning your iPhone or iPad into a powerful portable recorder.  The Rode iXY-L microphone is Rode’s newly updated iOS microphone attachment that is compatible with Apple’s Lightning Connector [...]

Recording Phone Interviews
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 15 March 2015 - 0 Comments

We now have amazing opportunities for conducting remote oral histories using a range of Internet-based tools like Skype or Google Hangout.  Through a webcam and a microphone, “face to face” or audio interviews via [...]

Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 08 March 2015 - 0 Comments

As the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and the principle creator/designer of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), I am a  strong advocate for enhancing [...]

A Stitch in Time: Guide to Stitching Video Files
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 22 January 2015 - 0 Comments

It is common now for a single oral history interview that was recorded on video to span multiple video data files. While I advocate maintaining these individual parts as the “master” files in your [...]

Stripping Audio from Video Interviews
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 22 December 2014 - 0 Comments

So why would you possibly want to strip the audio from a beautiful video interview?  We do it at the Nunn Center, mainly, for transcription.  When we transcribe an interview (which means sending it [...]

Testing 1-2-3: Zoom H-5 Microphone Test
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 02 November 2014 - 2 Comments

Here is an initial audio test of the Zoom H-5 digital audio recorder using the standard X/Y microphone module, an external (XLR) lavaliere microphone, and the optional MSH-6 Mid Side Stereo and XYH-6 microphone [...]

Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 05 October 2014 - 0 Comments

The following video is the first in an ongoing series of tutorials called “Keep It Simple” which explores technical workflows that may seem difficult on the surface but really aren’t.  I will explore all [...]