Skype for Interviews

      Doug Kaye
      Paul Figgiani
The Conversations
        Network

• 2,000+ Podcasts Since 2003
• Distributors of The Levelator
• A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Broadcast Quality

• Hosts: Studio Quality
• Guests: Studio or Telephone via
 Digital Hybrid
The Old Way

• Studio Mics for Hosts
• Telephones for Guests
Skype for Interviews?


• We’ve Always Said “No”
• Until Now
Skype for Interviews?


• We’ve Always Said “No”
• Until Now
Yes, Skype for Interviews!

• Skype Improved, Spring 2007
• Extensive Testing
• Best Practices
Example #1

• Paul on Telephone
• Doug on Telephone
Example #1

• Paul on Telephone
• Doug on Telephone
Example #2

• Paul on Studio Mic
• Doug on Telephone
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Example #2

• Paul on Studio Mic
• Doug on Telephone
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Example #2

• Paul on Studio Mic
• Doug on Telephone
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Example #3

• Doug on Skype (Host)
• Paul on Skype (Guest)
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Example #4

• Paul on Skype (Host/Local)
• Doug on SkypeOut (Telephone)
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Example #4

• Paul on Skype (Host/Local)
• Doug on SkypeOut (Telephone)
• “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
Skype Out


• Guests Need Only a Phone
• Call Almost Any Country
The Proper
Environment
A Good (?) Headset


• Use USB
• Avoid Analog Inputs
Plantronics Audio 650 USB
Headsets


• Postion Mics Carefully
• Avoid Nose/Mouth Breathing
Shut Down Other Apps
 • BitTorrent
 • iTunes (!)
 • email
 • RSS readers
 • IM clients
Have a Good Connection


 • At least 5kBytes/second
   (~40kbps)
 • 100kbps to be safe!
dslreports.com
Conference Call?


• 100kbps per guest
SVOPC Codec


• Skype 2.6+   (OS X)
• Skype 3.2+   (Windows)
Technical Call Info


• OS X
 Skype ➞ Preferences ➞ Advanced
Technical Call Info

• OS X
    Skype ➞ Preferences ➞ Advanced
•   Windows
    Tools ➞ Options ➞ Advanced ➞
    Connection
The Relay Problem
• Most firewalls block the
  most optimal packets.
• Relays via SuperNodes
  work around this problem.
•...
The Relay Problem
• Most firewalls block the
  most optimal packets.
• Relays via SuperNodes
  work around this problem.
•...
The Relay Problem
• Most firewalls block the
  most optimal packets.
• Relays via SuperNodes
  work around this problem.
•...
The Relay Problem
• Most firewalls block the
  most optimal packets.
• Relays via SuperNodes
  work around this problem.
•...
Avoid:


• Relays
• SuperNodes
• TCP
Router/Firewall Changes

• Your calls will bypass
  SuperNodes.
• But your computer may be
  used as a SuperNode.
Router/Firewall Changes

• Your calls will bypass
  SuperNodes.
• But your computer may be
  used as a SuperNode.
Avoid Being a SuperNode


 • Shut down Skype or
 • un-do the firewall changes.
Recording Skype Calls

• Route host and guest to
  separate tracks.
• Record in high-quality
 uncompressed format.
Recording Skype Calls

• Route host and guest to
  separate tracks.
• Record in high-quality
 uncompressed format.
Separate Tracks?

• Easier to edit in post-
  production.
• Host and guest tracks may
 need separate processing.
Separate Tracks?

• Easier to edit in post-
  production.
• Host and guest tracks may
 need separate processing.
Record Uncompressed


• MP3 is for final release only!
Audio Hijack Pro
Recording (OS X)


• AudioHijack Pro *
• Call Recorder
Recording (Windows)

• CallBurner *
• Pamela
• TotalRecorder Pro
• CallSoft VOiP
Post-Production
Skype for Interviews

      Doug Kaye
      Paul Figgiani
For More Information


conversationsnetwork.org/forum
For More Information


conversationsnetwork.org/forum
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From The Conversations Network, Doug Kaye and Paul Figgiani explain the tips and techniques for recording high-quality interviews using Skype.

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  • superb tutorial, many thanks. Couldn't find the technical calls info to start with (and I still can't get it to pop up) but unsurprisingly it turns out to be under the 'call' menu (v5.1, PC). Your tutorial has given me a much better understanding of how it all works and confidence to record interviews without worrying that something’s going to mess up. Big thumbs-up!
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  • Evaer skype video recorder (http://www.evaer.com) is another solution for recording skype video interviews.
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Skype for Interviews

  1. 1. Skype for Interviews Doug Kaye Paul Figgiani
  2. 2. The Conversations Network • 2,000+ Podcasts Since 2003 • Distributors of The Levelator • A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
  3. 3. Broadcast Quality • Hosts: Studio Quality • Guests: Studio or Telephone via Digital Hybrid
  4. 4. The Old Way • Studio Mics for Hosts • Telephones for Guests
  5. 5. Skype for Interviews? • We’ve Always Said “No” • Until Now
  6. 6. Skype for Interviews? • We’ve Always Said “No” • Until Now
  7. 7. Yes, Skype for Interviews! • Skype Improved, Spring 2007 • Extensive Testing • Best Practices
  8. 8. Example #1 • Paul on Telephone • Doug on Telephone
  9. 9. Example #1 • Paul on Telephone • Doug on Telephone
  10. 10. Example #2 • Paul on Studio Mic • Doug on Telephone • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  11. 11. Example #2 • Paul on Studio Mic • Doug on Telephone • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  12. 12. Example #2 • Paul on Studio Mic • Doug on Telephone • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  13. 13. Example #3 • Doug on Skype (Host) • Paul on Skype (Guest) • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  14. 14. Example #4 • Paul on Skype (Host/Local) • Doug on SkypeOut (Telephone) • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  15. 15. Example #4 • Paul on Skype (Host/Local) • Doug on SkypeOut (Telephone) • “Call-In” Talk-Show Quality
  16. 16. Skype Out • Guests Need Only a Phone • Call Almost Any Country
  17. 17. The Proper Environment
  18. 18. A Good (?) Headset • Use USB • Avoid Analog Inputs
  19. 19. Plantronics Audio 650 USB
  20. 20. Headsets • Postion Mics Carefully • Avoid Nose/Mouth Breathing
  21. 21. Shut Down Other Apps • BitTorrent • iTunes (!) • email • RSS readers • IM clients
  22. 22. Have a Good Connection • At least 5kBytes/second (~40kbps) • 100kbps to be safe!
  23. 23. dslreports.com
  24. 24. Conference Call? • 100kbps per guest
  25. 25. SVOPC Codec • Skype 2.6+ (OS X) • Skype 3.2+ (Windows)
  26. 26. Technical Call Info • OS X Skype ➞ Preferences ➞ Advanced
  27. 27. Technical Call Info • OS X Skype ➞ Preferences ➞ Advanced • Windows Tools ➞ Options ➞ Advanced ➞ Connection
  28. 28. The Relay Problem • Most firewalls block the most optimal packets. • Relays via SuperNodes work around this problem. • But SuperNodes add a hop... • and may use TCP vs. UDP.
  29. 29. The Relay Problem • Most firewalls block the most optimal packets. • Relays via SuperNodes work around this problem. • But SuperNodes add a hop... • and may use TCP vs. UDP.
  30. 30. The Relay Problem • Most firewalls block the most optimal packets. • Relays via SuperNodes work around this problem. • But SuperNodes add a hop... • and may use TCP vs. UDP.
  31. 31. The Relay Problem • Most firewalls block the most optimal packets. • Relays via SuperNodes work around this problem. • But SuperNodes add a hop... • and may use TCP vs. UDP.
  32. 32. Avoid: • Relays • SuperNodes • TCP
  33. 33. Router/Firewall Changes • Your calls will bypass SuperNodes. • But your computer may be used as a SuperNode.
  34. 34. Router/Firewall Changes • Your calls will bypass SuperNodes. • But your computer may be used as a SuperNode.
  35. 35. Avoid Being a SuperNode • Shut down Skype or • un-do the firewall changes.
  36. 36. Recording Skype Calls • Route host and guest to separate tracks. • Record in high-quality uncompressed format.
  37. 37. Recording Skype Calls • Route host and guest to separate tracks. • Record in high-quality uncompressed format.
  38. 38. Separate Tracks? • Easier to edit in post- production. • Host and guest tracks may need separate processing.
  39. 39. Separate Tracks? • Easier to edit in post- production. • Host and guest tracks may need separate processing.
  40. 40. Record Uncompressed • MP3 is for final release only!
  41. 41. Audio Hijack Pro
  42. 42. Recording (OS X) • AudioHijack Pro * • Call Recorder
  43. 43. Recording (Windows) • CallBurner * • Pamela • TotalRecorder Pro • CallSoft VOiP
  44. 44. Post-Production
  45. 45. Skype for Interviews Doug Kaye Paul Figgiani
  46. 46. For More Information conversationsnetwork.org/forum
  47. 47. For More Information conversationsnetwork.org/forum

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