Sound Problems With Hypercam

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There's a better way to record your computer's desktop.

HyperCam is a utility program that allows you capture both the audio and the video on your desktop. There are a number of useful applications for this software, from business to technical demonstration to just plain fun. However, if you can't get the sound to work properly, you're only getting half of what you should have. A few common sound problems with HyperCam can be solved with fairly simple fixes.

  1. No Sound

    • Recording an entire video just to discover that no sound has been captured can be extremely frustrating. Make sure that the sound on your computer is actually working. This may seem obvious, but obvious solutions can be missed when you're busy trying to put together a project. You should also check the sound settings in HyperCam. Click the "Sound" tab. Click the "Record Sound From" check box, and select the correct source to record from. You should also make sure that the recording settings on your sound card are set correctly. To do this, open the "Windows Volume Control" window by double-clicking the Speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Find the Options window and check the recording settings. Check the source of your sound recording default device.

    Audio Sync

    • After you have finished recording, you may notice that the audio and video do not match up correctly. This can be especially frustrating if, for example, you are giving audio instructions, as you require your instructions to accurately sync up with the video. This is most likely happening because too much of your computer's resources are going toward the video capture process, which tends to receive priority over audio recording. The best solution to this problem is to make sure that all other programs are closed to free up computer resources. If this doesn't work, you may want to try lowering the rate of frames per second that are captured.

    Incorrect Volume

    • Your volume may be too low or too high. Either can be troubling if you want to put together a professional recording. To adjust your recording volume, open the "Windows Volume Control" window by double-clicking the Speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Find the Options window and check the recording settings. Click the "Volume..." button. From here, you can change the recording volume by raising or lowering the volume bar. Make sure that the "Select" box is checked.

    Microphone Issues

    • If you can't record directly from your sound card, you'll have to use an external microphone to record sound. This comes with its own set of problems. Test the microphone in a separate recording, and make sure that the microphone is properly plugged in. Click the "Sound" tab in HyperCam and make sure that the "Record Sound From" source is correct. Make sure that an external microphone is enabled to record in Windows' audio options.

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