I Created a Video With No Sound

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It was a great video. It asked an important question. I provided a great answer.

I was so excited since I had just created this video with my new video camera. I was very impressed with the video quality. I shot a series of videos in 45 minutes. I popped out the memory card and headed over to my office where I had a full day of phone conferences scheduled back to back.

In between my phone conferences, I edited my video and added graphics. I added intro music and exit music. It took all afternoon since I was only able to dedicate a few minutes between each call to doing this. Before finally processing the video, I always play back the video make sure everything is correct. Then I got on my next conference call.

Then I went to render the video into a QuickTime movie file. I was distracted by another phone call while doing this. I went ahead and clicked the ‘okay’ button to begin the process and then devoted my full attention to my caller.

Once the video was rendered into a QuickTime file, I always check to see how big it is and then must compress it. Once that is done I always play it back to insure that I have good quality video and audio. The problem is that I was multitasking. I did go ahead and play back the video but was concentrating on the next call without realizing that I had a significant problem.

Later on in the evening I went ahead and uploaded my video. It wasn’t until later that night when I went onto YouTube to check it did I realize my serious mistake.

I thought I lost my hearing. Then I thought it was a problem with the speakers on my computer. I put in headphones and thought my headphones were not working. Then I rebooted my computer to see if that was the problem. Then I played another video on YouTube that worked perfectly.

I had never done this before. I created a video and uploaded online without sound.

Unless you read lips, it would be extremely difficult to get any benefit from this particular video. I immediately deleted it from my account and vowed to find out what I did wrong the next morning.

Playing the video back to my computer I realized I processed the video without any sound at all. What a ridiculous mistake that was. I saw immediately what I did wrong. I forgot to click the ‘sound’ button. I fixed the problem, processed the video and have now uploaded it to YouTube.

You can watch the video below.

Have you ever done something similar? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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Gerry – I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through what would have been a disaster had anyone but you been behind the camera. My power point slides somehow disappeared from my laptop when using the hotel wireless internet … or maybe it was my “fat finger.” In any event, I knew the stuff because I had been giving public seminars on the content for years. But I tend to freeze without a visual cue. So, without visual cues, the day could well have been a huge disaster. While my practice niche is Elder Law, not PI or MedMal, you were like a football or basketball coach; despite my usual stumbles without visual cues, you were successful in getting me to go beyond the stumbles to a successful video shoot. Many thanks for your coaching!

Richard Habiger