Originally Posted by johnnyc
I'm kind of a newb with video recording. Is there any free or at least inexpensive software that lets you easily replace the audio in a video recording? Being that this is GS I refuse to use the built mics on video cameras.
Mac or Win?
Free: On the Mac, I would assume iMovie would let you do that. On the PC, I suspect you could get Windows Movie Maker (included or free download, not sure which) to do it. I haven't used any of the recent versions of it.
On the not-free side of things -- but far more capable, I'm a big fan of Sony's Vegas (Win), the 'platinum' consumer version (which goes for around $100; there's a lesser consumer version you can sometimes get for around $60 or so I think that doesn't include some of the HD and maybe DVD burning options of the 'platinum' consumer version. Vegas should do everything you need and plenty more. (Version 10, which I have, allows you to open up to 10 stereo audio tracks and 10 video tracks; video editing is all non-destructive, preview mode is no-wait (and I'm on a modest but well-tuned P4 single core running XP), audio editing allows you to use your existing WMD and ASIO audio plugins, but is not entirely non-destructive. There's also a pro version (for a princely ~$600) that I'm told is the bee's knees but is certainly overkill for your purposes. I used all kinds of free, demo, and giveaway video editors and they all sucked (IMHO) until I got to Vegas. An added, welcome bonus, the video editing is VERY similar to audio editing in DAWs like Cubase, Sonar, etc.
Originally Posted by scottrod
I don't see how anybody can play guitar.
You guys are freeks.
I have an acoustic Ibanez, I just keep it around for when the occasional freak drops by though.
Maybe someday... In the meantime, I lust after the skill.
Hey rube! Ivory pounda in da house! Circle the guitar cases and don't shoot 'til you see the whites of his keys...
Yes, guitar players are freaks, but then so are keyboardists... I mean, how crazy is an instrument arranged in ascending 12 semitone octaves -- an equal temperament instrument that can be played in any
key -- but then the nuts
make some of the keys an entirely different shape, color, and position, reflecting ONE scale out of hundreds of possible scales. Yes, if you want to play extremely
rudimentary music, you can ignore the funny black keys in the back, but to play anything with any real harmonic life and movement in it, you're going to need to get off those white keys... and then, heaven forfend you want to change keys