recording audio

How Can I Limit External Noise When Recording Video?

Samson Spider Shock Mount

Episode 1789

Louis from United Kingdom

Louis has been doing a medical show on YouTube for about ten years. The show, Geeky Medics, highlights medical issues for caregivers including bedside manner. But he's having issues where the mic is picking him up behind the camera. What kind of boom arm should he get? Leo says that there are a lot of really good ones out there. Leo recommends watching Alex Lindsay's Office Hours Video Podcast

Should I Record to My SSD?

Mac Mini

Episode 1604

Rich from Tuscon, AZ

Rich is an audiobook narrator, and he records huge files on his Mac Mini. Should he record to an external hard drive, rather than the internal drive? Leo says that is just silly.  The SSD has wear levelling that keeps it in a safe condition and the reliability isn't an issue. They also have error correction built in. So it will be just as fine to record to the internal drive than an external drive. Thunderbolt 3 is also just as fast as the internal drive, so either one will work. And professional grade professional software will ensure no errors happen.