feature request: audio recording

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feature request: audio recording

Post by jj » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:47 pm

I like making slide shows with your app. It's higher res than video recordings. There are also other benefits in post production.

But, something that would really kick: audio. If I could record the audio along with the photos that would make it great.

Since not every time I use it would I want or need the audio track, it would be ideally a starting option. Perhaps a "Frame and Start w Audio" next to the "Frame and Start" button. Or something like that.

How would one relate the audio file back to the sequence of pics? One possibility is to give the corresponding audio file the same name as the first picture, but with a .mp3 extension rather than picture extension.

I don't know if you can detect the platform or not in the software, but you might want to grey out the option in some of the older models that lack processing power.

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Re: feature request: audio recording

Post by xyster » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:43 am

How do you imagine the audio recording working? Would it start 5 seconds before and stop 5 seconds after each photo?

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Re: feature request: audio recording

Post by jj » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:47 pm

My thinking is that the audio would be recording for the entire duration of the time lapse session.

Starting: I would think the most intuitive thing would be to begin audio recording when the first photo is taken. If "Start immediately After Tap" is chosen, it would start immediately after the tap coinciding with the first photo. If a delay is chosen, it starts after the delay, coinciding with the first photo.

In post, the user can always simply not use the first photo if they want audio leading up to the second picture.

Stopping: Stop the recording after the final photo. Time it out so it is the equivalent of the time between photos. If 18 seconds between photos, record an extra 18 seconds, for example.

For for example, with 'Snap Photo Every 10 Seconds', 'Start 15 seconds after tap', and 'Stop after 25 Photos' options chosen, you would end up with a single MP3 or WAV file that lasts 250 seconds. It would begin after 15 seconds (corresponding to first photo) and end 10 seconds after the last photo (#25) is taken. Unless the user presses 'Stop'. In that case it stops recording whenever that happens.

I realize the timing might not be perfect. But if it's for slideshow scenarios, perfect synchronization is not critical.

Having said all this, I could see your idea of doing sound samples prior to and/or after each photo having it's uses also.

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Re: feature request: audio recording

Post by jj » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:50 pm

BTW, I can also see this feature being useful for verbal note taking. One can editorialize verbally, explaining what is going on in the photos. Great for later analysis.

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Re: feature request: audio recording

Post by nemo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:25 pm

jj wrote:BTW, I can also see this feature being useful for verbal note taking. One can editorialize verbally, explaining what is going on in the photos. Great for later analysis.
A timelapse app with audio recording sounds silly...

But, an audio note taking app with automated and/or manual picture taking ability - makes alot of sense.

On that basis, I support this feature request also :)

.../Nemo

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