How to record drum videos

Locarno1

Junior Member
Hi All,

I really want to just record some general videos to be put up on youtube so that people can see and appreciate my playing.

Does anyone know how this can be achieved? For example, recording the drums to make them sounds clean and not distorted etc, putting the video file from the camera onto the computer etc.

Many Thanks,

Tristan

P.s. Videos like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfDRbdrKf3o
 

Wavelength

Platinum Member
To get good audio, use an external sound recorder, such as the Zoom H2. Cameras have poor onboard microphones and little or no way to control the input volume. Sync the recorded audio with the video with your preferred video editing software, export to a format supported by YouTube and upload.
 

DrummerJoeCostello

Junior Member
Wavelength hit it on the head. If you are trying to record videos of you in your drum studio/practice room or even from a live situation, you really need a two items, an HD video recording device like even a Flip video ($100) and a Zoom audio recorder http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zoom&x=0&y=0#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zoom+h2&sprefix=zoom+h2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Azoom+h2

Then if you have a Mac with iLife'11, you can import the movie into iMovie off of the video recording device, detach the audio from the movie file, delete the audio, add in the audio from the audio device and then slide the audio back and forth until it syncs up with what you are visually seeing. Here is a YouTube video to help you undertand how to sync up the separate audio with the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPCXPxTyZbM

I hope this helps...if you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. I am still perfecting the process myself but it will come together.

Keep on groovin'

Joe
 

Locarno1

Junior Member
Wavelength hit it on the head. If you are trying to record videos of you in your drum studio/practice room or even from a live situation, you really need a two items, an HD video recording device like even a Flip video ($100) and a Zoom audio recorder http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zoom&x=0&y=0#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zoom+h2&sprefix=zoom+h2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Azoom+h2

Then if you have a Mac with iLife'11, you can import the movie into iMovie off of the video recording device, detach the audio from the movie file, delete the audio, add in the audio from the audio device and then slide the audio back and forth until it syncs up with what you are visually seeing. Here is a YouTube video to help you undertand how to sync up the separate audio with the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPCXPxTyZbM

I hope this helps...if you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. I am still perfecting the process myself but it will come together.

Keep on groovin'

Joe
Thanks Joe that helps alot!!

I will have a look at that video and learn from it! :)

I was just wondering, in the future, most tracks do not have a 'minus drums' track... How can I edit the audio/video afterwards so that the drums on the original track are masked out by MY playing but you can hear the majority of the track?

By the way here is my first recording, audio only..:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOMOL5sumXo

Please let me know what you think...!

Many thanks,

Tristan!
 

Brundlefly

Senior Member
Or...

...you can skip all that BS and just get an iPhone. It has a decent condenser (you can plug in external mics if the internal isn't good enough), shoots HD video, you can edit everything with the iOS version of iMovie and upload without the need of a PC/Mac. No need to do audio track surgery. Just shoot, trim off excess footage and upload.
 

Locarno1

Junior Member
Thanks Joe that helps alot!!

I will have a look at that video and learn from it! :)

I was just wondering, in the future, most tracks do not have a 'minus drums' track... How can I edit the audio/video afterwards so that the drums on the original track are masked out by MY playing but you can hear the majority of the track?

By the way here is my first recording, audio only..:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOMOL5sumXo

Please let me know what you think...!

Many thanks,

Tristan!
Bumping this post above
 

Locarno1

Junior Member
I was just wondering, in the future, most tracks do not have a 'minus drums' track... How can I edit the audio/video afterwards so that the drums on the original track are masked out by MY playing but you can hear the majority of the track?
 

burn-4

Senior Member
Just play along to a track without drums in the first place
either get backing tracks from drum books or magazines or try a website like karaoke version which allow you to chose your song then mute the drum track before downloading it
 
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