Without a doubt, YouTube is a game-changing platform where people can become popular and reach out to millions of people. Creating quality content on your YouTube channel is the key to success so that people watch your videos regularly. One of the most important aspects of high-quality video content is its sound quality. It is essential to optimize the sound quality when uploading a video and here’s how you can do it:
Choosing a Good Microphone
How the sound is recording is a major factor in determining the quality of the sound. The big challenge with using the computer’s built-in microphone is that it picks up sound from the entire room. This results in a bad quality sound with a lot of background noise suppressing the actual sounds to be recorded.
Use an external microphone placed near the source of the sound to reduce unnecessary noise resulting in better sound quality. To record individual voices, use lapel-clip microphones available at electronics stores at pocket-friendly rates. If you wish to go for group music or group recordings, USB microphones are a great choice.
Learn about Supported File Formats
There are many file formats for recording sounds. YouTube is compatible with a few of them so it is only logical to ensure that the recording is done in a compatible format. Recording audio is other formats is still doable but you may experience a number of issues cropping up with incompatible formats.
AVI, MOV, 3GPP, MPEG4, FLV, and WMV are some of the YouTube supported formats which are actually common outputs from digital camera recorders, webcams, and video cameras.
Avoid Excessive Editing
This one is counter-intuitive. More editing doesn’t necessarily make the video better. Editing a video too much might deteriorate the sound quality if proper care is not taken while adding effects.
For obtain the optimum sound quality, YouTube recommends that video files must have maximum similarity to the original quality. A certain amount of editing is unavoidable, so in order to reduce the amount of damage you can make sure that the audio track runs in sync with the video. Remember that there can be issues with your audio if the timings of the two tracks differ by even a few seconds.
Choose High Quality Export Settings
YouTube converts videos to a size and format optimized for streaming. This means some larger videos get compressed in the process and may result in decreased quality. To avoid this, it is best to follow YouTube’s recommendation to maintain the original format and size while uploading instead of opting for lower size. When exporting video ensure highest quality settings.