May 16, 2022

Accessing and Listening to Voice Memos

Undoubtedly, it is only beneficial to the subset of individuals who have cameras that enable for the recording of voice memos AND actually utilize it. Youll have to examine your cams manual to see if it enables recording voice memos, but it tends to be a function found on higher end cameras.
The basic idea behind the voice memo function is for the photographer to connect an audio note to a specific image, which can be repeated later on to assist you back at the office/studio. On the Canon R5 (and Im sure the procedure is similar on other electronic cameras with this feature), you put the cam into playback mode, view the photo you wish to attach the voice memo to, and after that press/hold the button associated with the voice memo function to start taping. These are short notes, like as much as 60 seconds, so have what you desire to state in mind before you begin.

Just click on the audio files name or the arrow to its right to begin playback. Theres no visual sign that the audio is playing, so guarantee your speakers are on and the volume is up prior to playing. You can stop playback by clicking a 2nd time on the file name or arrow.
You can personalize the Default view of the Metadata panel to consist of the Audio File field and see it in the Default view.
Finding all files with a voice memo
I played around a bit and discovered that you can produce a smart collection using an extremely basic guideline to gather all photos with a.wav sidecar file. The guideline is merely Any Searchable Text ends with.wav and that seems to work. Let me understand if it doesnt work for you or if you understand of alternatives.

Youll have to inspect your video cameras manual to see if it enables recording voice memos, but it tends to be a feature found on higher end cameras. On the Canon R5 (and Im sure the process is comparable on other video cameras with this function), you put the electronic camera into playback mode, view the picture you want to attach the voice memo to, and then press/hold the button associated with the voice memo function to start recording. The voice memo is saved to the card as a.wav file and will have the exact same base file name as the photo it is associated with (and this is essential). When you import the pictures from the card the voice memos are treated like any other sidecar file and come along for the flight.

The voice memo is conserved to the card as a.wav file and will have the very same base file name as the picture it is associated with (and this is key). When you import the photos from the card the voice memos are treated like any other sidecar file and come along for the flight.
Playing back the voice memo
In the Library module, pick the photo with the voice memo and broaden the Metadata panel. By default, there are two Metadata panel views that will display the voice memo, so choose either EXIF and IPTC or Location views. From there, look for the Audio File field and you should see the name of the.wav file displayed there.

Offer it a shot and see if using the voice memo feature helps you in your workflow. I d love to hear how you use it.