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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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May 20th 2009
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What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Levan Katsadze 1 day ago
Hello, in Sony Vegas Pro 13 rendering settings, PCM audio format has some options about channels. . . Please tell me what is the difference between these tree options: Stereo 2 Channels Dual Stereo Th
Re: What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Brian Reynolds 21 hours ago
Let me try and explain it to you.... Mono, A single track of audio. Stereo, 2 Tracks of audio that are similar in content (think of a music track that has both Left and Right content). In the editing
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Richard Crowley liked this 18 hours ago
Audio setup for workout videos
by Shan Vellu 1 day ago
Hi everyone, I've been experimenting with a few setups for recording workout videos and was wondering if there is a better way to go around accomplishing this than the few methods I've experimenting w
Re: Audio setup for workout videos
by Richard Crowley 1 day ago
The most popular and most logical modern solution is to use a headset microphone. It keeps the very small tip of the microphone wand right next to the subject's mouth and follows them wherever they tu
Boom mic on several people
by clyde villegas 4 days ago
I've always used lav mics when filming. So for two people talking to each other, I use two lavs. For shotgun on a boom, I've used them only for recording just one person. If I need to capture audio fr
Re: Boom mic on several people
by Richard Crowley 2 days ago
In general, it is not recommended to provide phantom power to a microphone operating on its internal battery. Most mics will tolerate that, but some behave badly. Remember also to remove the battery u
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buzzy speaker
by Jason Jenkins 6 days ago
So I have a half decent basement video editing studio and thanks to thunderbolt technology I've moved all my noisy external drives into a closet. The only noise generating item on the desk is a whispe
Re: buzzy speaker
by Richard Crowley 5 days ago
Good show! Congratulations on identifying and resolving the problem. We all sometimes forget that all those cool wireless gadgets we use are actually TRANSMITTING digital noise into the air. And that
Do I have what it takes to play in the big leagues?
by Ryan Prizio 4 weeks ago
I'd love a completely frank tear-down of my narration prowess. Here is an audio sample https: soundcloud.com ryan-prizio let-us-in-part-3 Overview: No training. Using Blue Yeti for recording. Passiona
Re: Do I have what it takes to play in the big leagues?
by Richard Crowley 4 weeks ago
It is actually quite effective to just use the internet Google Wikipedia to simply look up words that you are unfamiliar with. It would at least bring you up to the "dilettante" level of knowing what
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Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Richard Crowley 6 months ago
Argh! I got my nice wireless tally system all running, and now I find out that my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher interface connector appears to be DEAD. None of the inputs or outputs appear to do anything
Re: Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
Your switcher uses an open collector connection for tally so you will need to bias the connector with power to drive the transistor to conduct. See page 68 in your switcher manual. E=MC2+ -2db
Switcher for church IMAG
by Grant Hansen 11 months ago
My Church is looking to Upgrade our Video System and expand some of our IMAG capabilities. I'm look at Blackmagic's ATEM 2m e. I'm planning for the abblity to run 8 inputs (6 cameras and 2 computers).
Re: Switcher for church IMAG
by Richard Crowley 11 months ago
IME the ATEM switchers do not have sufficiently low latency for live image mag use unless you use gen-lock cameras. Whenever I need to do live image-mag, I have to use my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher. I
New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Adam Kolish 1 year ago
Hi everyone, I had a couple questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer, as I think there might be a mistake in my setup: What I was tasked to do was design a new System for a church that h
Re: New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
Check out MXlight as a solution to both live streaming AND recording the H.264 video from the USB output of the TVS. It is quite possible that it will run on one of your older PC systems. http: mxligh
Headphones with camera
by Jack Niedenthal 1 year ago
I use a Panasonic HPX 170 camera. Someone gave me some Studio Beats headphones, so I used them to plug into the camera on my last shoot to monitor the sound (using Sennheisser ew100 G3 wireless mic).
Re: Headphones with camera
by Eric Toline 1 year ago
Short answer is do not use noise cancelling head phones, now you know why. See if you can get a pair of Sony 7506 headphones to monitor the audio from the camera. You'll hear everything you're suppose
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Richard Crowley liked this 1 year ago
(Maybe) A Silly Question on Speakers for Editing
by Diane Reid 1 year ago
In my spare time I record and edit church sermons for playback on community cable. I would like to get a better set of speakers for monitoring the sound as I edit on my PC desktop. My current speakers
Re: (Maybe) A Silly Question on Speakers for Editing
by Eric Toline 1 year ago
There are two types of speaker powering and both include an amplifier. Those that require a external amplifier are known as passive speakers, those with built in amps are self powered speakers. Best a
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Richard Crowley liked this 1 year ago
Disappearing Threads?
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
I have seen a few cases where a thread completely disappears under different conditions. It seems like very odd behavior to be designed that way, so I think it must be a bug For example, the thread ti
Resolved, but I can't delete this.
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
I discovered this is because of the option to block "newbie" posts which appears to be defaulted "on". I personally think this is a bad idea because everyone was a newbie once and had to start somewhe
Wireless lav mics- how to avoid "audio spillage"?
by Max Palmer 2 years ago
Some of you may have seen my previous post last week about buying wireless lav mics. I happened to seek out another department in my company who just so happened to have two brand new Sennheiser G3's
Re: Wireless lav mics- how to avoid "audio spillage"?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Max. Since you're learning about microphone use here's a tip. Remember the inverse square principal. Look at where you are placing your microphones. If you have them mounted as "tie tack" locations -
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Richard Crowley liked this 2 years ago
Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Patrick Cutler 2 years ago
I'm upgrading my broadcast equipment and would like to know which HDMI video cameras work best with the Black Magic ATEM Television Studio I typically broadcast long sporting events (such as tournamen
Re: Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
You didn't state a budget. I am doing something similar and I am VERY happy with my Sony HXR-NX5U cameras. (Street price: $4K) I have three of them and I am planning on dumping my EX1 and getting a 4t
New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by John Wilhelmi 2 years ago
Hi, I am new to Blackmagic Design and will have many questions while I learn. Linearity is not my style so I will be jumping around from model to model and software package to software package asking
Re: New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Powering down seems like a pretty kludgy answer, especially with no power switch and a captive power connector. I would just overwrite the unwanted frames with a black frame and get on with it. Name i
Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Mark Slocombe 2 years ago
Just got TV Studio for conference meeting webcasting, Using XDCAM EX1 cameras - SDI into Atem for video. We have 2 Sennheiser K66 boom mics. Am thinking simplest audio solution using our kit is to plu
Re: Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
The TVS has only digital audio input. I don't know that it does anything with the audio data coming in on an SDI or HDMI video input. Furthermore, "sync" implies that you are delaying the audio signal
Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Michael Spano 2 years ago
OK I won't go into all the long drawn out specifics. To be short, I took on the challenge of starting a Film TV production coarse at the Middle School (8th grade) level. The Film class has been going
Re: Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
The Behringer SRC2496 does NOT include audio delay. And the Behringer Shark DSP110 does NOT include digital output. However the Behringer Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496 includes both adjustable delay AND digi
Shooting in China. Power Question
by Michael McSwain 2 years ago
Headed to China next week and I'm just now realizing that I don't yet have a solution for powering my lights and charging my batteries. I'm sure the batteries isn't a problem and a standard power conv
Re: Shooting in China. Power Question
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Inspect the nameplates on your chargers. They may be "universal" meaning that they will operate from 100 to 240V, so you would need only a mains plug adapter. Very little modern equipment gives a fig
new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
Hi - first, I too want my new Blackmagic products, like the Teranex, and Camera. So no matter what I suggest here, even if Blackmagic said "yes - we will do it" - I know that I would not see it until
Re: new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
"Huh Which converter boxes are you talking about BMD's mini and OpenGear converters are the cheapest there is, at least from what I can find. Far more inexpensive than AJA, for instance." They are all
Audio A/D converter for ATEM TVS switcher
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
I have found the KanexPro AUA2DCV analog to digital converter to be compatible with the digital audio input required by the BMD ATEM TV Studio switcher. This is a very small, ultra-simple, and inexpen
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 2 years ago
Re: Audio A/D converter for ATEM TVS switcher
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
How much delay (if any) a particular application needs depends on many details of the specific situation. It is correct that the KanexPro AUA2DCV only does analog-to-digital conversion and not any kin
FYI: Blackmagic Design's new website URL
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
Over the weekend, BMD changed their website URL to: http: www.blackmagicdesign.com (They dropped the hyphen between "blackmagic" and "design"). Update your bookmarks ... --- http: www.peterdv.com
Re: FYI: Blackmagic Design's new website URL
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Seems silly of them to drop the long-established URL. Or at least have a manual or auto-forwarding page. I would describe this as "user-vicious" (the opposite of "user-friendly"). It costs almost noth
File: back of my DAT deck
by Mary Waitrovich 2 years ago
jpg file photo shows inputs and outputs of DAT deck http: f1.creativecow.net 4329 back-of-my-dat-deck
Re: back of my DAT deck
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
No, don't touch those screws! They hold in the optical connectors in place. It won't make any difference time-wise whether you do a digital or analog transfer. It may not make any difference quality-w
problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Ewan Horlock 3 years ago
Hi there, Not too sure if this is the correct section but here goes Basically I have been experimenting with the Sony Z5 under fluorescent lights and I was wandering if someone could help. I have read
Re: problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
What are you shooting 25P What problem are you seeing trying to solve What lighting options are available to you
Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Oliver de Morassé 3 years ago
We are shooting full body spokespersons against a green screen for e-learning videos. I have received contraditory advice, and would appreciate what you think: 1. Approximately how high should our tri
Re: Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I recently shot a similar production of a 1 hour delivery. I used a 19 inch LCD screen positioned right below the lens and we were about 12 feet away from the talent. The farther away the camera is fr
No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Charles Diaz 3 years ago
BACKGROUND: I filmed a commercial donut for my highest paying client, no contract was signed, but they paid full price for everything. And since it's a donut they pay each time it needs updating i.e.
Re: No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
My opinions... Paragraph 1 - you said "they paid full price for everything." So in my book, they OWN everything. It's theirs, not yours. Period. Paragraph 2 - coyaly schmoilly. They are asking for th
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Richard Crowley liked this 3 years ago
ATEM TVstudio input routing??
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I have read the manual and even loaded the control software, but without the actual unit to experiment with, it is not clear exactly how the four SDI and four HDMI inputs are routed to the 6 available
Re: ATEM TVstudio input routing??
by Jeff Hartman 3 years ago
First off, this post is based on firmware revision 2.7.1, which changed some of this functionality. If you are running an earlier revision, you will want to first download this and update your system.
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Richard Crowley liked this 3 years ago
posting videos with copyright music online
by stephen sarsfield 3 years ago
I frequently make music videos for clients and they would like me to post them online. These are for family reunions, bdays, funerals etc. But when I post to youtube they get flagged for copyright vio
Re: posting videos with copyright music online
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
"I frequently make music videos for clients and they would like me to post them online. These are for family reunions, bdays, funerals etc. But when I post to youtube they get flagged for copyright vi
Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Olly Lawer 3 years ago
Hi, I'm filming a comical advert which involves a tractor, plus the make model of the tractor. They may not want to be affiliated with the advert, so I was going to blur out the brand and presumably t
Re: Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
http: writ.news.findlaw.com commentary 20031023_hodes.html
Lighting case for airlines?
by Bob Knapp 3 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations for a hard shell case for lighting stands small tripods backdrop stands I'll need to check this on airlines. It doesn't need to me padded. I'm just looking for som
Re: Lighting case for airlines?
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I also went with a large golf bag case for a bunch of stands and cables. I managed to pack 95 pounds into it(!) The case was great, but the weight was a killer. On a short trip across the country, I n
Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Al Kohout 3 years ago
Hello...we have a Tricaster Studio (not HD)...and wish to make connections simple. I heard we can run the signal through a Balun on each end and convert to cat 5. (or cat 6 --what is difference ) Can
Re: Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
Yes, you can use an inexpensive balun to send composite or Y C or component video over Cat5 cable. Something like this... http: www.tripplite.com en products model.cfm txtModelID=4596 Depending on man
Welding Video
by Karen Howell 3 years ago
Has anyone shot footage of welding I don't want to ruin my equipment and I am not sure of how to protect the sensor. My best guess is to shoot with the lens protected by a welder's hood (glass). My de
Re: Welding Video
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
In addition to what Mr. Suszko said, is this just "B-roll" for something, or are you shooting instructional footage where we need to see the actual arc flame, how to move the work piece, how the metal
I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I'm trying to create an interrotron setup so I am buying two teleprompters. I'd like a fairly large one in front of my main camera, a Panasonic HMC-150, so the subject has a larger face to look at. Do
Re: I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I have the LCD4 product. It is OK if that size works for you. It is made for smaller cameras (like yours and like my EX1 and NX5s and closer operation (not across a large studio, etc.) It is reasonabl
Live Video Feed for Theatrical Event: Cabling advice needed
by Daniel Horitz 3 years ago
Hello peoples, I am involved in a sight-specific theatre show in an old water pumping warehouse in which I will be dressed as a deep sea diver with a video camera. I will be filming an actor as we wal
Re: Live Video Feed for Theatrical Event: Cabling advice needed
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
You can hold most any flaky connector together with the proper application of cable-ties and or gaffer's tape. Really. Four small cable-ties will hold well enough that the cable will break before the
Confidence Monitor TV System
by Steven Kramer 3 years ago
I have been asked to figure out a confidence monitor system for our speakers. What we would like to be able to do is display the powerpoint media and a countdown timer of some sorts on the TV. What I
Re: Confidence Monitor TV System
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I wrote a countdown timer app many years ago that many people have found useful. I most recently used it a couple weeks ago and put the numbers into a smaller window in the corner overlaying the prese
VHS/ Sync question
by Chris Cea 3 years ago
HI all, I was looking to find out if a sync generator was necessary when capturing from VHS using a Decklink HD Extreme 3D card in a MAC PRO. Here's my situation... I am capturing S video out of a SON
Re: VHS/ Sync question
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I would FIRST try capturing for an hour from some OTHER source to establish WHERE the problem is. Since the audio and video are literally, physically locked together on the tape, I can't see how that
New Paradigm for Talking Head Educational Videos
by Rene Folse 3 years ago
I am not much of an artist. My work is in professional continuing educational video production for doctors, lawyers and others. I arrived by way of mastering online school software, setting up the ser
Re: New Paradigm for Talking Head Educational Videos
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
Rene. I don't believe you "juice it up" by making cooler motion graphics, though your video example is fabulous. You Juice up the SCRIPT, i.e. the CONTENT, first. SO much of what passes for "training
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3 phase or 2 phase??
by Ralph Stewart 3 years ago
Hi there, I've had a question from a client about whether my lights are 3 phase or 2 phase as the venue does not allow 3 phase. I use 800 watt Ianiro redheads. Does anyone know what phase they might b
Re: 3 phase or 2 phase??
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
None of the above. Try 1 phase.
Strange Picture Out of Studio Cameras
by Andrew Morales 3 years ago
Ok so the group I work with received Sony DXC-M7 cameras and their control boxes. When we connect them to our very cheap (almost useless) switcher, on our preview screens they look fine. However, once
Re: Strange Picture Out of Studio Cameras
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
Just get into the habit of always including the exact model number along with the manufacturer's name. It is very frustrating at our end to have to keep asking for complete information. Depending on w
Echolab 5700 rebuild
by Don Altenburger 3 years ago
I work for a school district and have only been there less then a year. We're using a Echolab 5700 switcher for our events, but it gave up the ghost. Turns out it was only the PC portion that died, so
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Re: Echolab 5700 software disks
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
Your subject line may be misleading people into thinking it is a hardware discussion when you are actually asking for software.
30 Second Commercial Run Time
by Chris Mercury 3 years ago
I'm prepping a 30 second commercial for air for the first time, and I just have a quick question about the total run time. I know it should only actually run 29.5 seconds, but is it better to export a
Re: 30 Second Commercial Run Time
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
And another vote for 30.0 One satellite channel I am familiar with says: 5. COMMERCIAL OR PROMOTION LENGTH(S): Commercials accepted for Hope Channel broadcast will be exactly the following lengths (an
ProRes in PC-land
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
I have Vegas Pro 9 and regularly drop XDCAM from EX1 and EX3 cameras, and AVCHD from NX5 cameras into the timeline with flawless results. However trying to drop files from my Ki Pro into the timeline
Re: ProRes in PC-land
by Chuck Pullen 4 years ago
I am also using a Ki Pro with Vegas, and I feel your pain about Vegas 9, trust me Vegas 10 isn't really much better. What method are you using to bring in the Ki Pro clips I have been using Macdrive t
Using Pro-Rez
by Carson Hamlin 4 years ago
Hi, We're currently recording shows using the new AJA Ki-Pro and need to get this footage into Vegas. We're using Vegas 9.0. The Ki-Pro records natively in Apple Pro-Rez format. What's the best way to
Re: Using Pro-Rez
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
I have Vegas Pro 9 and regularly drop XDCAM from EX1 and EX3 cameras, and AVCHD from NX5 into the timeline with flawless results. However trying to drop files from my Ki Pro into the timeline complete
corporate games
by Lucian Evans 4 years ago
Hi I'm working on a project currently where an animator has designed a board which incorporates a pie chart. The board game is recognisable as belonging to a popular game. Could anyone tell me looking
Re: corporate games
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
I tend to look positively at restrictions like this, as they seem to stimulate my creativity. When you can literally do anything, the overwhelming number of options can paralyze you, but facing someth
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Richard Crowley liked this 4 years ago
Dolby Sound
by Cindy Hill 4 years ago
My colleagues and I are working on a feature-length documentary and are considering mixing in Dolby 5.1. I have two fairly basic questions. What happens to the mix when your film is played in a venue
Re: Dolby Sound
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 4 years ago
Hi Cindy, There are different surround formats, not all of them involving Dolby, so it's important to first determine the destination of your mix. If this will go straight to DVD, you can encode your
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Richard Crowley liked this 4 years ago
A classic audio demonstration
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
On one of the cable news channels last night the host was reporting about a series of videos for a politician which had been done by an overly enthusiastic aide. The clips shown were a few handheld vi
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Re: A classic audio demonstration
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
"Remember Blair Witch Project " There are stories circulating that the audio track for BWP was either heavily post-processed by Hollywood professionals, or even completely replaced by ADR and Foley. I


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