Week three already? If you’re just stopping in for this little adventure, you can catch up on all my shenanigans here.
I’ve given up on pursuing a refund for my faulty equipment, if you’ve been following that saga. I’ve also been checking out another device, and I have it in my possession, AND I remembered my lesson learned from Week 1, so I even tested it! I also got a little adapter for my earbuds so I can hear the sound through headphones and not the television. Thank you to Aether and One Depressed Gamer for their tips on headphone usage, and to The Otaku Judge for encouraging me to follow up with Amazon about my capture device…
Current State of Affairs
I had a terrible cold, complete with sore throat, fever, and coma-like sleep for most of this past week, so I only have one little updates. I hooked up the new device, wires and all, and figured all the audio issues I had with voice recording and getting the sounds from the game.
I also decided to save footage on an external hard drive that I have, to save a little space on my poor, unsuspecting computer’s memory. The file got lost a few times between the capture device and the hard drive, but baby steps… Once I get it all working and the video edited, I’ll post my test-video here!
(edit: Oh hey, a video!
Please pardon my voice; I’m still a little sick and don’t usually sound like a congested frog…. Any mechanical comments are appreciated. I know the audio got a little off and I’m trying to fix it, but comments on the audio balance between voice and game)
- Perseverance, man. If only my thesis went this smoothly (and this is after the faulty capture device debacle!).
- (edit: My video editing software is sort of annoying, but it still manages to get the job done!)
But seriously, I’ve learned quite a bit about all the behind-the-scenes works of recording.
I’ll be checking out the YouTube end of things this week and figuring all that out, so hopefully soon everything will be under way!
I don’t have any pertinent questions for this week, but check back tomorrow to see if I got the video working!!
Also, if you love watching folks play games, my fellow blogger iplayedthegame is participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Special Effects, an organization dedicated to making video games accessible to individuals with disabilities. He wrote up a wonderful description with all the details, but if you’re around at all February 21, definitely check out his stream and support a good cause, either with your time and support, or with some pocket change if you have it to spare.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon!