Software

Oral History Digital Toolbox: My Current Favorites

Here are some of my favorite digital tools that may prove useful for core aspects of the oral history process.  I will be adding to this on a continuous basis, adding new tools and categories of [...]

Stripping Audio from Video Interviews

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 out to [...]

Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X

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 kinds of [...]

Digital Audio and Broadcast Wave

Contrary to common perception, the “Wave” is not, itself a “format” but a container for housing a particular set of data.  The Wave as we tend to use it in oral history, folklore  and audio archival [...]

Audio Software for the Archive

I often get asked which audio software is the best to use in the archive.  Again, no easy answer as to which is “best.” Most basic packages will allow you to digitize and do basic edits [...]

Sony Embraces Mac for Digital Audio

A few years ago the Nunn Center switched to Mac computers.  Being a long-time Mac user, I was thrilled about this transition, especially with regard to working with digital video.  The only downside to this transition [...]

Mac Audio Editing Software Company Out of Business

Just a reminder about how dependent we are on commercial entities and how precarious that dependency can be.  So, for the past 15 years, there has been a dominant mac-based, professional stereo audio editing system.  Peak, [...]