Audio Standards and Choosing a Microphone
What are Earth Purpose Institute's minimum standards regarding audio?
In order to publish your course, each of your course videos must contain an audio track that plays from both speakers (left and right channels). Additionally, Earth Purpose Institute requires that the quality of audio is not distracting students. Text to speech software is not allowed; students want to hear directly from you as an instructor to build trust.
What microphone should I use to record my course?
Most microphones are capable of producing audio that meets Earth Purpose Institute's minimum standards. Listed below are some common microphones that Earth Purpose Institute faculty members have used to produce their courses:
Please note that it's not required that you use these microphones. There are many other options that will produce audio that's acceptable for your Earth Purpose Institute course. If you have any question about whether your equipment will suffice, Earth Purpose Institute is happy to review a test video from you, which you can submit before you start filming the content of your course.
What are Earth Purpose Institute's recommended audio settings when recording/exporting files?
When exporting video files in your video editing software, Earth Purpose Institute recommends that you select MP3 as your audio codec. Our video upload process supports many audio codecs, but selecting MP3 provides the most seamless upload experience.