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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 [...]

iOS and iPhone Recording for Oral History
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 17 August 2014 - 0 Comments

I commonly get asked about iOS and iPhone recording options for oral history, so I will be launching a series of posts reviewing several of these devices.  When recording oral histories, I strive to [...]

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H5
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 29 July 2014 - 0 Comments

I love the Zoom H5.  In full disclosure, I have never been much of a Zoom type of guy.  It started with the guitar effects pedals in the ’90s…They were designed (and priced) for [...]

Oral History: It’s the Moments that Matter
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 23 June 2014 - 1 Comment

One of the most powerful things about archived oral histories is each recorded interview contains hundreds, if not thousands, of moments filled with content that possess near infinite potential for engaging future researchers in [...]

Using a Shotgun Microphone for Video Interviewing
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 04 June 2014 - 0 Comments

For my video interviews I have always preferred lapel microphones for capturing the audio.  In my short article “Microphone Strategies for Recording Video for Oral Histories” published on Oral History in the Digital Age my bias [...]