[LAU] Audio-Video desktop recording

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at znmeb.net
Tue May 11 20:06:26 CEST 2021

+1 for OBS and Shotcut. At a minimum, software I installed has to be

a) Open source licensed
b) Available as binaries for Windows, Linux and MacOS that don't
trigger Windows' "unknown source" warnings.

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:01 AM David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:
> Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk> writes:
> > About 8-9 years ago I attempted to record video and on-board sound along with
> > an external microphone. There were two programs I tried, Record My Desktop,
> > and (I think) Simple Screen Recorder.
> > I couldn't get either of them to manage the microphone, and only one to include
> > stereo audio - and even that was a struggle (can't remember which one).
> >
> > I'm wondering what the current situation is for the best possible prospect of
> > doing this. I won't be using a camera, but want to be able to use a microphone
> > for voiceover, so that of course would be mono.
> >
> > Also I envisage doing this in comparatively short sections, then stitching
> > them all together afterwards to make a seemingly continuous vid.
> >
> > Can anyone make suggestions. The kit I'll be using will have an earlier 4 core
> > AMD Ryzen, with a reasonably modern Radeon GPU card and connected to an M-Audio
> > Mtrack 8.
> OBS Studio is pretty good for pasting together several sources
> (including application windows) into one or several "scenes" and then
> recording (or streaming, or injecting into a videoconference via
> v4l2loopback device) a sequence of live sources embedded into switched
> scenes.
> Check out <https://youtu.be/Vn1f70IH-Es?t=755> for some stuff where I
> pasted commentary over the slides of a presentation and then did a
> mix-in commentary with a preexisting video, bringing in various (live)
> application windows to illustrate what I am talking about.
> While several such passages (and the transitions) were done with OBS
> Studio, the final output was then stitched together using Shotcut.  Also
> the live commentary was overlong and I had numerous excursions into
> irrelevant matter: cutting stuff out from the original OBS Studio take
> was also done in Shotcut.
> --
> David Kastrup
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