Originally Posted by morolen
"If we could find a solid way to accurately record the sound of the marker, which is harder then you think, we would consider it. In the case of this video, the mics we were using were not up to the task, so rather then give a misleading answer, I opted to strip the audio(in regards to the play footage)."
This is an extremely good point, and most people are unaware.
The majority of microphones available have built in compensation software, to make quiet things loud enough to hear and loud things quiet enough to be pleasant. To further complicate things, each microphone has a different frequency response - meaning they never record true sound. This all ignores the fact that microphone placement and immediate environment also has a huge impact on how the mic picks up sound. And to make it an even BIGGER problem, every end-user has a different set of speakers with their own frequency response and loudness compensation software. And there's probably an additional level of problems regarding compression losses in the audio algorithm.
At the end of the day it is just not possible to convey an accurate representation of sound signature through a youtube video, even for comparative purposes.
I would strongly advise anyone against using youtube videos - or videos of any kind, for that matter - to get even a hint of what a gun (or barrel, or whatever) will sound like on the field. You might get lucky in the way all the distortions work out from time to time, but more often than not it'll just be misleading.