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Forum topic by TheOldTimer posted 08-01-2012 06:16 PM 1134 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2012 06:16 PM

I guess I am showing my age here. I just do not understand why a lot of video posts here have to contain such loud music in the background. Some of the music is so loud and obnoxious that you cannot understand the conversation and instructinal comments. I get a lot of information from watching videos as actions are louder then words. A lot of videos are well produced and are very educational to both the beginner and the advanced woodworker. I have picked up a lot of ideas and techniques from watching the videos being offered here on the forum. I may be alone in this but when I start a video and the background music is so loud that you need earplugs to protect your hearing, I simply delete it and do not watch it at all.
I do not want to sound like a old fart here but come on, can we please turn down the back ground music in the videos.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 06:30 PM

These videos are made by amateurs. I’m guessing they enjoy the music and don’t realize that not everyone shares their taste or volume.

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 07:37 PM

You are not alone. I don’t mind the music but not BLARING music and not music that makes it hard to understand the speaker. I know it is nice to spice up the video, but for goodness sake, turn the music down when there is talking. And never let it blast out my speakers. Yes, a lot of these amatuers have a hard time with the volume balance – makes me wonder if they have anyone else listen before they post the video.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 10:14 PM

I agree. I produce videos for my own website as well as for clients such as Rockler, Micro Jig and Infinity Tools.

I rarely include music, and even when I include the machine noises, I turn them down to 30% volume maximum.

Recording the voiceovers takes time and effort, no point in then drowning out all that work.

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 08:53 PM

Thank you!! I hope the video makers read this!

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 09:21 PM

On my computer I have a device called a volume control. Not to be smart but I use it a lot.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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