Due to COVID-19 restrictions, people spend most of their time indoors these days. As a result, they have lots of free time. You can make the most of this time by making recordings about your hobbies and favourite things. One method of recording that is gaining popularity is ISO recording.
When you use ISO recording, you can use different camera angles video transitions before publishing your video to your audience. This article explores ISO recording, how it works, and how it can improve your recordings’ quality.
What is ISO Recording?
ISO recording is a technique that involves isolating the cleanest footage from a production with a multi-camera setup. You can add more quality to your recordings using ISO recording software and a switcher with several inputs.
It is essential to know the limitations of your software and equipment before you start an ISO recording. Recording speed influences the quality and size of the files generated after production. This means that higher bitrates produce high-quality recordings, albeit with large file sizes.
Difference between Standard Recordings and ISO Recordings
A standard video recording using one camera limits the field of view you can capture, meaning that you can also cover limited content. On the contrary, ISO recording allows you to record video and audio tracks separately. Then, you can use ISO recording software to filter the tracks further for ideal editing.
How to Setup an ISO Recording Session
Here are the factors you need to consider when setting up for ISO recording.
Before anything, it is vital to ensure that you have a steady and fast internet connection. The minimum requirements for ISO recording on YouTube and Vimeo are 3Mbps and 4Mbps, respectively.
Position Your Cameras
The positioning of your cameras has a significant impact on the quality of your recording. You want to position them in a way that your viewers don’t have trouble identifying the participants in your production. For this reason, have a clear plan of what you want your audience to see before you start recording.
Try different angles and positions using varying configurations in each setup. This way, you can see how your video looks from the viewers’ perspective.
Select Your Recording Location and Inputs
Regardless of your equipment and software, you have to pick a storage location for your production. In most software, the default locations are ‘Movies’ and ‘Videos’ for Windows and Mac operating systems, respectively.
Another factor to consider before recording is the number of inputs in your setup. Your preferred ISO software determines the maximum number of inputs you can use for your production.
Choose between Clean and Dirty Recordings
While dirty recordings have multiple graphic overlays, clean ones don’t. When setting up an ISO recording, your preferences determine what you choose between the two.
Clean recordings are more flexible during editing because you deal exclusively with raw audio and video. However, dirty recordings allow you to add more effects to your products.
Storage of ISO Recordings
Like other media files, you can store your ISO recordings on a hard drive or secondary storage devices, like memory cards and flash drives.
Whatever you choose, always ensure you backup your recordings on the cloud and other media away from your computer. This saves you from the trouble of repeating a production session in case of an unexpected data loss.
Because you use multiple cameras, you never have to worry about camera failure during an ISO recording session. You can switch cameras and change angles so quickly that your audience won’t notice any interruption. More importantly, there is almost zero downtime.