Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the CD and Voice Over Settings

The CD and voice over settings in Pinnacle Studio are grouped into three categories. The categories are CD audio recording, voice over recording and surround sound playback. All of the settings relate to editing and previewing CD and voice over audio. This guideline will go over the functions behind each of the CD and voice over settings.

CD Audio Recording - Input Source

The input source field is the first field listed in the CD audio recording panel. You will notice that the input source field is a drop down list. You will need to click on the drop down list to choose how you will transfer audio CD data to files on your computer. If you are unsure of which option to select from the drop down list, select digital. Digital provides the highest quality audio transfer because it rips the CD tracks.

CD Audio Recording - Channels and Sample Rate

The channels and sample rate fields are located below the input source field. You will use these fields in conjunction with one another to control audio quality. As a general guideline, higher quality audio will require more disc space. In Pinnacle Studio, CD quality is 16-bit stereo, 44.1 kHz.

CD Audio Recording - Drive Letter

The drive letter field is the last field listed in the CD audio recording panel. You will only need to use this field if you have multiple CD drives within your computer. If you do have multiple CD drives, click on the drop down list to select the drive that contains the CD you wish to use.

Voice Over Recording - Microphone

The microphone field is the first field listed in the voice over recording panel. You will need to click on the drop down list to select the microphone that you wish to use for voice over recording. You must have the microphone connected to your computer in order for Pinnacle Studio to recognize it.

Voice Over Recording - Channels and Sample Rate

The channels and sample rate fields are located below the microphone field in the voice over recording panel. You will need to use these fields to control the quality of your voice over recording. The most commonly used channels and sample rate setting is 16-bit mono at 22.05 kHz. If you are unsure of which setting to select, refer to the owners manual that came with your microphone to see what quality the microphone is capable of handling.

Surround Sound Playback - Enable Discrete 5.1 Playback

When you open the surround sound playback panel, you will notice that there is only one option. That option is to enable discrete 5.1 playback. You will only select the enable discrete 5.1 playback option if your computer audio system supports discrete 5.1 audio. Do not check the enable discrete 5.1 playback box if you are previewing your audio with a Pro Logic compatible system or in stereo.

Popular P&S Cameras for High Quality Photos: