Recently I have been getting on many calls, live events, and even been asked to speak at multiple places. Since most of this public events happen online I have been putting to test my setup of using my DSLR camera as a webcam and it\’s starting to fall apart!
I started to notice in all of the recordings that happened when I was in a live event my video feed was not matching up correctly with my camera. I was aware of this problem, but the solution that I had come up with was not ideal for live events or calls that happened to be recorded.
The process of adding an audio delay with OBS to a recording is straight forward, but once you lose control of the program that is going to be using that audio you can\’t add any additional delays.
I want the audio from my microphone to be in sync with the camera for any application not just OBS. The simple and straight forward answer is to go out and purchase a capture dongle. This will take care of all of this issues for me and it\’s a viable solution but I had a call scheduled and I wanted a temporary solution.
Meet Audio Hijack
Audio Hijack, allows you to compose one single stream of audio from multiple sources. I\’m not going to go into how the program does this but it\’s possible to apply filters to the audio stream in real time and adjust the changes to the audio and output it to your desired application Hangouts, Skype, OBS, etc. But to get that functionality you will need SoundFlower or LoopBack to create an interface that can support a collection of audio streams.
Once you have all of that setup and configured you can now go ahead and use this interface to output the audio when you create your next live event or do your next recording using your DSLR camera. Below you will see my settings that I\’m using with Audio Hijack.
I really like the interface and all of the functionality that Audio Hijack comes included with, it\’s well worth the money if you end up using the delay functionality or not. For me, it was a complete no-brainer solution to purchase it.
There you have it, you can now adjust your audio in real time.
Talk to you next time,