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Picture of $1 Clapboard
If you need a way to know what takes and scenes work when you are editing, you need a clapboard.  A clapboard helps in the editing room a lot by taking time off editing.  Most the time, proffesional clapboards cost in the $100+ range.  This is a simple, cheap, and effective clapboard that can help out a lot with your next production.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
What's Needed:
Small Dry-Erase Board ( I got mine at Dollar Tree)
Dry Erase Marker (mine came with the board)
Permanent Marker
 
bhayden41 year ago
FYI: a clapboard is designed to make a "clapping" noise so you can sync the video with the audio when recording the two in separate devices. You are lacking the "clap" piece. All you have is a dry erase board.
Mythbuster Kid (author)  bhayden41 year ago
I understand that now. When I made this I had no idea about that because I only used in camera audio and the reason I made this in the first place was because the camera I was using at the time would always display the first frame of the video. That's why I made this. But in order to compensate for the problem, just clap your hands, or for no money at all you can stand in front of the camera, announce the scene name and take number, then clap your hands. Then step off camera and write that down on a piece of paper. Nowadays I just plug my microphone into my camera. I hope this helps.