Shawn Powers With Leo Laporte

Linux Journal's Gadget Guy, Shawn Powers, seeks some sound production advice from Leo Laporte on The Lab With Leo Laporte, which airs in Canada on G4 TechTV and in Australia on the How To Channel.


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Pressure, pressure, pressure!

barryp's picture

Looking forward to the next gadget guy video when I'll be listening for a BIG improvement in sound! ;-)

Paul Barry

The Lab with Leo Laporte

Stan Suan's picture

Unfortunately, Rogers of Canada has canceled the show in Canada, and previously in Australia about couple of weeks ago....

Cancellation of The Lab with Leo

Peter's picture

I'm disappointed at the cancellation - I was about to write my cable company in Australia, but it appears the blame lies elsewhere.

Yeah, bummer. :(

Shawn Powers's picture

I know, I'm hopeful the cancellation wasn't due to my appearance on the show, although the timing for the announcement was creepishly close to air date... ;)

Leo is going to do a TWiT video himself, which should be pretty interesting. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.

macbook p\ yuck!!!

raptor's picture

so how are things @ macjournal

come on man, try to use the shit you write about....

ps: auto start of the video is not a good idea...try to submit a comment, u'll see why


Shawn Powers's picture

Macbooks do run Linux quite nicely. :)

In all fairness though, I was running OSX at the time. I didn't want to mess up the TV spot with a beta version of Skype for Linux.

I really love Apple hardware. The ability to triple boot is really awesome.

Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.

well it's up 2 u

raptor's picture

this would have been a great opportunity to show off the free OS.

besides it's Laporte, since os x came out, It seems he can only see Steve Jobs's large intestine.... **apple fanboyism gone bad**

anyway love the magazine, keep up the good work and don't miss any more opportunities to show off your favorite OS on TV ;-)

Mac+Linux=Great Things

Webmistress's picture

Just see the Feb cover story: Linux Powers The Spiderwick Chronicles to see what can happen when Linux runs on Mac hardware.

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cheaper solution...

Dan's picture

He suggests buying a new camera, and mic. Sure, that's a solution if you have money enough for both.

A cheaper solution requiring less new parts is don't bother buying a new camera, if you're happy with the current one's video quality:

Either using a shotgun mic, as he says, or lavalier mic, or even a headset mic (you may have one for speaking on Skype, or similar), and record the sound seporately/directly onto your computer, Audacity works fine, and then sync it to the video.

How to sync? Well, you know those big clapper-boards they use on films? Same idea, but again, cheaper. When you start your scene, clap your hands once, so that the mic and the camera shot both pick it up. Then in your video editor, line up the computer recorded sound, and the video clip.

If you import the video from the camera including the audio from the camera, you can line up the clap on the camera audio with the clap on the computer-recorded audio.

Shawn You Hit A Home Run!

Anonymous's picture

How to get the tech job done and sort through the sea of tech choices to spend limited funds efficiently is exactly what is needed.

Keep up the good work.

What tech challenge is next?

Great Video! Leo is

junkeR's picture

Great Video! Leo is awesome!