[Web4lib] RE: Recording bookclubs

Kathryn Greenhill K.Greenhill at murdoch.edu.au
Sun Aug 31 20:44:01 EDT 2008

I recently researched the best gear for recording talks etc. in our library and ended up getting a Zoom H2 field recorder. It is about the size of a cigarette packet. 
Features I liked were:
* It takes an SD card that I can then just slot into my laptop
* It has has four built in microphones and I can change what it picked up - eg. just people in front of it, or people in front and behind it
* It is easy to set up and start - just press a button twice to start, once to stop.
* The audio quality is much better than I've been able to achieve via mike straight into my PC - it's really studio quality
I was after something I could just put on the desk at the start of a talk and forget it was there. Although it is possible to do the same thing with laptop and mike, I wanted something that people other than me could operate simply and would be non-intrusive.
This instructional video gives you some idea how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGUgmV9nR0s
Hope this helps
Kathryn Greenhill
Emerging Technologies Specialist
Murdoch University
Western Australia
k.greenhill at murdoch.edu.au
(08) 9 360 2146

Message: 2
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 15:18:25 -0700
From: "Shawn E. Romine" <seromine at co.douglas.or.us>
Subject: [Web4lib] Recording BookClub meetings for podcasts


I am starting to research the possibility of reaching out to our online community by recording our traditional book club meetings and posting them as podcasts.  Feel pretty good about handling the tech side of this, but I have no idea the best equipment to use to record the actual meeting.

Does anyone have any recommendation/examples/tips on what microphone is the best for recording a book discussion club meeting in a room with multiple participants?

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