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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: recording split-screen videos


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hobogal - Posted - 02/04/2020:  00:35:37


Hi there
Can anyone give me a tip about simple-to-use software to record a split-screen video for Windows 10. I want to record a lead video and then a separate back-up one and sync them. I might also want to add tab/score to the video. The ones I see recommended are IMovie or Final Cut Pro X which are all for MAC.

J.Albert - Posted - 02/04/2020:  14:47:23


First, decide on what software you'll use.



Then, look for tutorials on YouTube or perhaps a video production forum.

rudy - Posted - 02/04/2020:  16:25:31


You can get a good idea of what's involved by checking out Fran Guidry's Homebrewedmusic.com .



Doing self-duets using Reaper



The by-word here is "simple".  That's probably not going to be a easy thing to find.

hobogal - Posted - 02/05/2020:  00:35:36


Thanks for the link Rudy.



I've been getting confused as to whether I need film/video editing software (I already have audio recording software) and if so what to go for.  I don't really want a whole professional film editing suite!


Edited by - hobogal on 02/05/2020 00:40:28

rudy - Posted - 02/05/2020:  05:58:02


Some of the "Audio" software does accommodate simple video editing, as Reaper does.  A lot of the video editing software is quite expensive and requires a very up-to-date PC (or Mac...) which translates to spending even more money.



It's really going to depend on exactly what you want your resulting video to look like.  After seeing a bunch of these types of teaching tools over the years I have to say I'm not a big fan of the picture-in-picture videos, they are just way too busy to effectively convey their meaning.  A good single screen video where the instrument fills the frame from corner to corner conveys the most information for me.



High quality HD does make a difference, since it can be displayed on a much larger screen, such as big screen TV so there's an almost life size view.

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