As businesses embrace remote working from home, video conferencing is more important than ever. This is more than a short-term solution.. For the time being, the remote workforce is going to persist.
Research shows that viewers are much more likely to stop watching your video due to poor audio quality rather than poor video quality. While your audio visual equipment is set up to record voice-over audio together with your device’s built-in microphone, it does not mean you ought to. Here are a couple of tips to optimise the audio / video experience.
Using the flash on a smartphone or camera to lighten the subject gives it that old VHS camcorder spotlight appearance. It cannot compare to off-camera lighting. There are many lighting kits out there. The best lighting source to use is free and accessible for nearly everyone – the sun – of course. Natural lighting looks great in almost every instance. Face your subject toward a window for nice natural light. Never have the window behind the topic though, or you will be left with a silhouette.
2) Right Mic
Having the proper microphone positioned within the right spot makes all the difference in the world to the audio quality. The microphones that are commonly utilised in video production are available in different shapes and sizes. And every one of those features have unique qualities that permits them to capture better audio in any situation.
3) Blur Camera Background
While you are sharing video device setup, you can blur your background to stop viewers being distracted by something appearing behind you. To blur your background, you can select this feature from the menu.
4) Wear Headphones
When sound from the speakers makes its way back to the microphone, you get a gnarly loop which causes unpleasant sounding echoes or maybe aggressive feedback. Plugging in your headphones during the session will prevent that from happening. Headphones also make it way easier to listen to everyone within the call so nobody has got to repeat themselves.
5) Always Update
First, install and download the drivers. The next step is to attach and configure the hardware together with your computer. When your computer plays audio, the sound output is through a specific audio device. Confirm that your software is the latest one, because it will enable better connectivity. If you are still having problems, you can call our experts for all audio visual installation services in your home.
6) Right Distance
Distance is vital for audio, and getting too distant, or too close can have unintended consequences like reverb. Sitting too distant can affect your overall volume and make it too quiet and too close and this is when feedback loops persist.
7) Use a Mic Stand
Do you like to record by holding your mic? Well, it’s best to avoid this, unless absolutely necessary. Another mistake which people make is connecting it to a surface your hands or feet easily touch. Avoid that as well. Try connecting it to a nearby piece of furniture that is not touching the desk. Otherwise, it will produce distracting sounds during recording even if there is a slightest movement.
Remember, any changes you create to your audio and camera devices will have an immediate effect. Once an audio device is configured to your computer, all sound travels through that.
If you have tried all the tips listed in this blog and your problem has not been resolved, contact our IT Team on 1300 857 575.