The Secret Room Studio is about to Release New Content!
Waiting for the last few bits of equipment to be fully operational.
I stopped everything a few months ago to analyze my career thoroughly. Also, I decided to solve the technical aspect of shooting videos/recording music process once and for all.
I cannot be operational if every time I shoot/Record, I have to worry about where the cameras are, how to light the scene, or even worse. Where are the gears?
The studio must be set and ready to roll when I hit Record.
The plan is as follows:
- Sync three cameras and high-quality audio in one take.
- Have two different spots ready to film.
- One for Playing
- One in front of pc shooting angle.
- Control recording using my tablet.
- Control my two pedalboards and reverb with my tablet.
I spent the day wiring the studio. I’m exhausted!
Lol, I wouldn’t say I like wires with passion. You should be around when I try to untangle a pack of wires; you’d learn a bunch of french insults!
Miss Lucy is waiting for the show. She enjoys music. Same as my other cat Lucas. They always stay around when I play.
Everything’s wired, but I didn’t try anything. The surprise is for tomorrow.
After all this work on all four, I am too tired to cope with a breakdown.
I still have to do
- Installing effect software on my tablet
- Setting up the three cameras. (Still missing one)
- Setting up audio recording on the video pc.
- Properly stretch the green screen.
- Learn how to control both PCs with my tablet.
Lots of work ahead.
I hope to be ready by next week.
In the meantime, check out my YT channel. There are already 100s of videos to watch
Message from Bee
11/28/22 first test
I still have to do
Installing effect software on my tablet. It doesn’t work. The only effect of having an app for android is the reverb!! Setting up audio recording on the video PC.Done. Easy, I just wired the headphone stereo output of my laptop’s soundcard to the line input of my other PC, running video software. Properly stretch the green screen.My solution was terrible. I ordered regular support with two tripods. Learn how to control both PCs with my tablet.Easy! I changed my setup and moved my DAW laptop to the playing scene to replace my unusable tablet. Now I run my DAW and all the effects & pedalboard apps from the music laptop. I use the tablet to manage shooting. I am using Chrome remote desktop to launch the shooting.
First test with a guitar & without my pants
Tomorrow, I promise I will put it on. I don’t know if it will change the sound, but I think it will look better.
The last ten days have been rough
I lost my beloved mother, who died from a wrong food route on 04/12/22 and was suffering from Alzheimer’s.
I am now back on track.
Normally I should release a new song this week, and I’ve been working on this song for months.
The last six months have been different… I spent my time analyzing my career and taking stock of everything. I find it strange that this long introspection ends with my mother’s disappearance. Life’s tough.
I found the resources necessary to resurface. My mom is not suffering anymore. I’m still not a believer, which makes things harder to bear. Life goes on, and the only thing I know how to do is music. Rock on
The final setting. I have tried many camera setups.
Three webcams of the same brand. The supposedly best webcam; the Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam. I wanted a better-quality of image.
The good side of things. Pinnacle Studio 26’s multi-camera software does a good job.
Then I tried to use my Sony SV-1. It works well, and I still plan to use it for close-ups, but the difference in image quality is significant with any other cams. The Sony is way darker and cannot be controlled with Pinnacle Studio 26’s multi-camera software. It works only as a cam.
I also tried to use my Canon eos 4000d. The image was great, but I couldn’t control it with the Pinnacle Studio 26’s multi-camera software.
I also tried to use my DJI Osmo Pocket 1 Camera. The image and even sound for recording speech are excellent. But it’s impossible to control it with my desktop unless I invest in a wifi card.
Finally, I ordered an INSTA360 LINK, THE AI-POWERED 4K WEBCAM. It’s a beast, and I see it as a DJI cam. Same image quality and sound, but controllable on PC.
After testing every possible setting to use multi-cameras, my room is too small to have more than one camera. I cannot have different angles at the same time. And even if I could, I would have to invest in other Instan360 webcams to have the same image quality.
The room is so tiny; It’s a waste of money. I’m back to one camera. The following mode of the webcam replaces multi-cameras handily.
Now… for how long?
- I am controlling my effects with the music laptop.
- The latest Realtek (R) Audio update creates a bug with webcam and audio connections. Luckily, I had a Behringer UCA222 soundcard.
- Tripod is excellent and solves the problem of the green screen.
- Chrome remote desktop is a PITA. I am using TeamViewer to launch video recordings.
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