Creating an Audio Slide Show for the Web. Gathering and editing audio Gathering and editing images Integrating audio and photos in Soundslides Plus Publish to the Web. Audio. Good audio is the basis of multimedia. Audio. WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:
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Gathering and editing audio
Gathering and editing images
Integrating audio and photos in Soundslides Plus
Publish to the Web
Good audio is the basis of multimedia.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:
Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
Audio converter software (if your recorder doesn’t save as .mp3)
1. Turn it on.
2. Find record, stop, playback, files etc.
3. Plug in headphones and microphone.
4. Press record.
5. Listening on your headphones.
6. Start talking. Listen for sound quality. Reposition mic.
Find a quiet place.
Encourage the subject to answer in complete sentences by keeping your questions short and open ended.
Avoid “yes” or “no” questions.
Do not move your hand or shake the device.
Do not say “uh huh” or talk while you interview. Listen.
Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.
Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.
The background sound of the room. Turn on your recorder and let it run
for 3 minutes.
Use it to layer under your interview later.
Car doors slamming. Eggs frying. Dogs barking. Birds chirping. Gavel pounding. Dentist drilling. Etc.
Audio Editing Programs
GarageBand (for Macs)
Audacity (for PCs and Macs) – Free download
Common Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize
.wma (windows media audio)
.wav (uncompressed windows file)
.mp3 (most universal audio format – the Soundslides format)
.aiff (Mac and standard podcasting format)
1. Plug your recorder into the USB.
2. Drag your audio file(s) onto your desktop.
3. Make a copy.
4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.
Switch Audio Converter
A free download
Works on both Macs and PC
Available in Boz 134
Switch Audio Converter
Drag file in.
3. Set Output to .aiff for Garageband or .wav for Audacity.
4. Hit “Convert” button
Edit your audio to desired length
Cut out the your questions, “ums,” weird noises, etc.
Save and Export as .mp3
Share>Export Song to Disk. Save as .mp3 in “High Quality.”
Make a lot of photos: 100+
You need 1 image for every five seconds of edited audio. (i.e. 90 sec of audio = 18 images)
Wide, medium, close-ups.
Action. Surroundings. People.
Select only the photos you want to use
Make color corrections
Make sure they are saved as .jpg “High Quality”
Put them in a folder