YuJa Recording Tips
Below are some tips for creating a successful recording with YuJa.
- Choose a headset with a microphone to clearly capture your voice.
- Use a wired headset (instead of wireless) to reduce the likelihood of audio issues and artifacts.
- If using a webcam's microphone, sit within three to five feet of the recording device for optimal audio quality.
- Check YuJa's audio meter before starting your recording. Aim for an audio level of between 1/2 and 3/4 of the audio meter. Audio levels that reach near or above the audio meter's maximum may result in audio issues.
- Choose a quiet location with little background noise (street sounds, music, other people).
- Avoid spaces that echo.
- Turn off air conditioners and heaters to avoid fan noise.
- Choose a location with bright, even lighting that does not cast shadows onto you.
- Turn the ceiling lights on.
- Avoid filming with windows or other other strong light sources behind you; position yourself so that those light sources are behind the recording device.
- Set your laptop, phone, or camera on a tripod or steady surface. Avoid holding your camera while capturing to reduce shaky footage.
- Position the camera at eye level. Avoid angles where the camera lens is looking up or down on you.
- See YuJa's suggestions on improving screen capture quality.
- Record in a quiet setting with a solid backdrop.
- Using a script and doing a run through without recording will result in less retakes and a more confident performance.
- Provide a seat for yourself that is stationary and quiet (no chairs with wheels/swivels, overstuffed cushions, or squeaky screws).
- If necessary, adjust the recording options as shown in our YuJa Recording Guide.
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