While our focus so far has been on video, the accompanying audio is often the primary method of message delivery in education videos. Whether through recorded lectures, interviews, or the narration during a demonstration, the core message is often delivered in the audio component rather than the video component.

Some of the steps for recording high quality audio are straightforward and include choosing a location where background noise and interruptions will be limited, switching off mobile phones, and locating the microphone as close as possible to the speaker. Ensure that you test the sound quality before you begin recording.

The acoustics of the room used for the recording are also very important. Where possible large rooms and rooms with hard floors should be avoided as these environments will add unwanted echoes and background noise to the recording.

High quality audio is often more important than high quality video.


This UHI video goes through the basics of audio recording for video – how to do it, what equipment to use and some of the potential pitfalls. 

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