EVP/Digital camera video tape?
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:20 PM
Tonight I feel an urge to try to capture an EVP. Would it be okay if I used my digital camera video recording thing? I do not have a tape player, and it's 10:20 pm. And I don't feel like going to get one, lol!
Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:21 PM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:06 AM
Digital equipment records distinct values at specific intervals (known as the sample rate). Analog equipment records and infinite number of values continuously. When you convert from analog to digital, you lose all that additional information. You must decide if that loss is significant to you.
You already captured "please help me", so you could continue to use the same recording device for now, but be sure to use fresh media for each recording session - you don't want any artifacts (the digital equivalent of double exposure).
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:29 AM
I prefer using analog audio tape to avoid the loss of data that occurs with digital recording. Again, the better quality equipment will respond better witha lower noise level. But it comes with a higher cost factor, you get what you pay for.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:49 PM
All tapes, even new ones should be bulk erased before use. Even new tapes may have magnetic anomalies embedded on them from the manufacturing process. Thus they should be bulk erased before use to insure these anomalies are removed. Now, if you are going to bulk erase them, doing the same to a previously used tape will also insure it is clean. Thus you can reuse tapes provided you do what you should be doing anyway; bulk erasing. The limiting factor on number of times to reuse is tape condition. Obviously if a tape shows signs of wear, slipping, or binding in the cassette case it should be trashed. Otherwise reuse them.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:05 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:38 PM
Posted 29 September 2008 - 12:57 AM
Audacity is a multitrack recorder but, that doesn't mean you can use it to record a single track or stereo, for that matter.......and it functions off your computers standard sound card input/output connections....meaning, you can use your laptop, and if you have a headset for talking in chat rooms or the like, you can use that headset as a MIC and plug it into your laptop, fire up audacity and it's pretty easy from there to start recording.....plus audacity records in WAV format which is superior to mp3 formats which compresses the data to make you think you are hearing all the data is cuts out.....
audacity is free and shareware...... CLICK HERE
to get the free download......it's one of the better digital recorders out there...and
you didn't hear this from me but, you can make it record whatever comes out of your computers speakers (thus going through your sound card) meaning you can capture streaming audio from any web site and capture it to reply whenever you desire.!
Peace and Love in all their forms to you and yours,
Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:36 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:19 PM
Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:31 AM
First of all, if you use a high quality recorder, not one of those cheap voice recorders with limited bandwidth, noise is generally not a problem. Also EVPs which require a lot of processing just to be heard likely are not EVPs a t all, rather simply artifacts from the recording process. Those I discard.
I recommend using a good quality recorder and forgetting any processing at all. Most valid EVPs come through quite clearly without creating them on a computer. I use all analog filtering for any EVPs I get, and that only to clarify something I already hear just to be sure about it when some doubt exists. And the original is, in all cases , preserved unaltered; the filtering is only applied as I play it back during study.
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