Imagine the scene: You’re sitting quietly in a silent room, hours into a rather luckless investigation of a reportedly haunted building, when suddenly you hear footsteps on the floor above you; the floor currently unoccupied by living beings. Your heart pounds as you silently beseech every God you can remember, begging them for the audio to come through onto the video camera you hold in your hand. After the investigation wraps up for the night, you’re so exhausted that you know the review will have to wait. The next day, you remember the events and rush to download the video from your camera, eagerly watching it, headphones pressed tightly to your ears. Moments tick by until…there! You can hear the far away sound of footsteps in the hall above. The sound is so faint, though, you’re not certain anyone other than a bat might be able to hear it. What’s a paranormal investigator supposed to do at this point? Exactly how does one perform that arcane magic which transforms the softest whisper into the startling ‘enhanced audio’?
In the realm of paranormal research, evidence is key and audio is a cornerstone to that evidence. Listening to the enhanced audio clips from an investigation can turn a rather ho-hum presentation into a fantastic discovery that leaves everyone involved speechless. The problem is, many investigators aren’t sure how to get from raw film footage to workable audio files. While we’ll be the first to admit that the process of data review is tedious and time consuming (how long can YOU stare at a quiet, empty room before you fall asleep?), the process of extracting the audio from your video files is actually quite simple. With the help of this article, you’ll be splitting audio from video in no time, and even performing a few basic enhancements (enhancements, not enchantments!) to that audio in no time!
Read the full article here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Paranormal-Research-Techniques-Extracting-Audio-from-Video-Files
Hi everyone! I need your help again, but this time we’re not looking for battery drain reports (although we still want those, so don’t forget to send them in!).
I want to hear about the haunted trees in your area. I know that many communities have them, so if yours is one of them, I ask that you please stop by and fill out a haunted tree report for me. The form is quick and easy, and should only take a couple minutes, but would help me immensly with my research.
Thanks in advance!
After another investigation where we experienced the dreaded ‘battery drain’ phenomenon, we realized it was time to get a better understanding of what exactly was going on.
It was an especially troubling session- we went through 21 fresh batteries and had three separate cameras shut off, some of them doing so twice. When we left the investigation location, we used a volt meter on the ‘bad’ batteries and discovered that they all still carried a charge. Frustrated, we popped them into a camera and, after running a video camera for 30 minutes and taking an addition 50 still photographs, the batteries were still going strong.
Now, we’re not certain what might be causing this, but we were in a climate controlled location- which means that temperature fluctuations can be ruled out. So we decided to ask investigation teams from all over the world to share their battery drain experiences with us, to see if we can find a common thread to the events.
If you’d like to participate, you can do so by simply emailing us a record of your battery drain events as they happen.
We’ll be making the results public through a Google Docs spreadsheet once we have a sampling of events- we believe that the more people we have working on this, the better!