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ben traylor
zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:24:39 pm

interviews will be shot on a 7D. what should i use on the zoom h4n, wav or mp3? for what's it worth, i edit on final cut.

thanks,
ben

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Peter Burger
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:30:54 pm

Since MP3 is a highly compressed format, and even in 320 kbps it's kind of lossy, I think you're on the save side to record in WAV.
48khz 24Bit should be enough for any kind of work in post. At least that's what I was told by a sound technician - so this is how I work...


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ben traylor
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:33:22 pm

thank you peter.

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Frank Giardina
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 5:34:42 pm

These Forums are GREAT... I had the same question. I use a Zoom as well for my 7D. What about sinking up the audio to the video without using additional software. I do it right in FCP by marking obvious peaks on the 7D & Zoom and then I match them up in the time-line. The thing I dislike most about this is it's difficult to make fine adjustments.

Frank Giardina
17 Video Production


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Jason Jenkins
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 6:03:44 pm

[Frank Giardina] "What about sinking up the audio to the video without using additional software"

You don't want to 'sink' your audio unless you are working on submarine footage. In every other case, just sync it.

[Frank Giardina] "I match them up in the time-line. The thing I dislike most about this is it's difficult to make fine adjustments."

Select the audio and use Alt+arrow keys to nudge the clip one frame at a time.

Jason Jenkins
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Frank Giardina
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 6, 2011 at 6:12:54 pm

Thanks Jason... yes, SYNC :)

Alt L-R Arrow... got it! Thanks again Jason!

Frank Giardina
17 Video Production


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Andrius Simutis
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 7, 2011 at 3:38:45 am

For synching audio without the fuss, try pluraleyes. It does it for you.
http://www.singularsoftware.com/pluraleyes.html



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Andrius Simutis
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 7, 2011 at 3:40:15 am

Wavs are essentially the same as .aif so that's the way you want to go. Make sure you choose the 48khz setting so that your audio doesn't drift when you try to line it up with your footage.



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Anthony Bari Jr.
Re: zoom h4n shoot wav or mp3
on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:49:06 am

wav, less compressed, SD cards are cheap anyway. record with less compression. You cant work well with mp3's in FCP.

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