I did it, mom!
I got that making youtube videos was hard work. I didn’t realize just how hard it was when you’re not on a Mac.
I used Screenflow on my laptop. It was pretty great — smart enough to separate game audio from vent from my mic and to record each of these as a separate channel so I could edit them all individually — helpful because I had an extra hissy mic at the time. It took me weeks to find the same thing for windows (I’m trying out PlayClaw now) and it works well except …
They’re out of sync. And it’s not just a matter of tweaking the in/out points of the audio because they slowly continue to get out of sync as the video goes on. Which makes me want to tear out my hair.
It also makes me have HUGE respect for the prolific youtubers out there, as I realize just how much work they put into those little 15 minute videos.
Luckily, I have talented coworkers — an audio engineer, a 3d graphics designer, a photographer. I have a wealth of knowledge here just for the asking. Sound engineer is coming in particularly handy as he explains the importance of choosing the correct codecs because of EXACTLY this issue. Which means I’ll have to do some experimenting as time goes on.
So basically what I’m saying is that this is a video where the audio doesn’t match up quite right, and it’s my first night of playing, and … uh. You know, the usual disclaimers. Having fun.