Please consider using the DMC audio studio as your first option to record interviews, since the sound-resistant room and the audio set-up offer superior recording quality. There are four Shure SM58 microphones. For step-by-step instruction, please refer to our Audio Studio guides.
To record more than 4 people's talking in the audio studio, we recommend that you use a Zoom H4n audio recorder. A mini tripod is stored in the upper drawer of the cabinet in the audio studio. Mount the Zoom H4n audio recorder onto the mini tripod and place the Zoom H4n audio recorder in the center of those who record. We recommended setting it to record in WAV -44.1Khz and 16bit.
To record a Skype phone interview in DMC audio studio, you need to log in with your personal Skype account on the iMac in the studio. Please use Zoom H4n audio recorder to record. We recommended setting it to record in WAV-44.1Khz and 16bit. A mini tripod is stored in the upper drawer of the cabinet in the audio studio. Mount the Zoom H4naudiorecorder onto the mini tripod and place the Zoom H4n audio recorder in the center of those who speak. You may use the iMac built-in speaker or bring your own portable speaker. If you prefer to use your own speaker, a 1/8" to 1/8" audio cable which is stored in the upper drawer of the cabinet in the audio studio can be used to connect your speaker to the iMac headphone input jack.
If the audio interview cannot be conducted in the audio studio, you may check out a Zoom H4n audio recorder from the DMC. It is very portable and offer excellent recording quality as well.
Please consider to use DMC video studio as your first option to record video interview for the following reasons:
A set of professional equipment is reserved for the studio users.
6 stand LED lights with soft boxes provide ideal lighting.
A black backdrop, a white backdrop, and a green wall are available in the studio.
If the interview cannot be conducted in the DMC studio, you can check out the following equipment from the DMC:
In general, you can use the Canon G50 4k Camcorder, Velbon Fluid Head Tripod, and Zoom H4n audio recorder as the primary audio. While this means you will have a separate audio and video recording, as long as you have one continuous recording on both the audio recorder and video camera, you can easily sync them up in Adobe Premiere Pro with a few clicks.