You've likely experienced this before: You pull your Zencastr recordings into your software and a few minutes into the project the conversation is out of sync.
UGH! How do you fix it?
I've heard of people contacting Zencastr for help, but why wait for a response when you can fix most of the problem in a matter of moments?
How to FIX Zencastr Drift using Audacity
How to PREVENT Zencastr Drift
- Currently, Zencastr recommends use of the Chrome browser. No less than 30 minutes before recording, open up your Chrome browser, then click “About Chrome” in the menu bar. Relaunch the browser after any updates. This is also a good time to clear the browser cache.
- Turn off any services that sync with the internet or use valuable CPU cycles (DropBox, Google Drive, Carbonite, NetFlix, any virus scans, etc). Set a reminder to turn them back on after recording.
- Once each participant is connected via their Chrome browser, tap on the mic to make sure it's the device Zencastr has selected. If not, check the browser settings, then the computer's settings until resolved. Make sure anyone using the mic on a pair of earbuds DOES NOT ALLOW IT TO RUB AGAINST THEIR CLOTHING or jewelry. PERIOD!
- Also, use earbuds/headphones to avoid feedback/echo.
- Silence your phone, throw the kids out, and turn off the HVAC while recording.