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Allen Cavedo

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March 31st 2008
27 Posts
Audio Recorder Clipping When Plugged Into Soundboard
by Matt Whittemore 3 years ago
Hi there, I'm having an issue that I'm trying to figure out. There are times when I need to plug in my recorder to a soundboard, such as one a DJ or band have. At times, I get a signal that is so loud
Re: Audio Recorder Clipping When Plugged Into Soundboard
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
Wow, a ton of advice here, all of it good but a lot to digest. I think some of the problems you had were not only level matching but also impedance matching, but let's not get crazy at this point! I h
SD552 coupled to SD744t
by Rob Dunford 3 years ago
Have an upcoming meeting to record sound for where I will be using my SD552 AES outputs into the 744T. We will be using four mics and want all four recorded separately, that's the reason for using the
Re: SD552 coupled to SD744t
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
Typically you would use the 552 Direct Outputs from the 4 Mic Inputs to connect to the 744T line inputs. You will need 2 regular XLR cables and 2 XLR to TA3 cables to do this. You can set gain and fad
Interference type issue with Sennheiser G3 kit
by Joe Bressler 4 years ago
Hello, I just finished a shoot that utilized two Sennheiser ew100-G3 lav's. On both sets I performed a scan, used the bank with the most open channels, and synced the transmitter to the receiver witho
Re: Interference type issue with Sennheiser G3 kit
by Roger Van Duyn 3 years ago
This is might be slightly off topic, but the last post mentioned an unexpected source of rf interference, his camera. A few days ago while filming a deposition, I ran into a new source of rf interfere
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Allen Cavedo liked this 3 years ago
Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by André Mascarenhas 3 years ago
Hi there, I'm a videographer, running my own production company, and I'm looking to upgrade my main mic for interviews. I currently have a Sennheiser MKE600 (I also have lavs, but here I'd like to hav
Re: Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by Ty Ford 3 years ago
Hello Andre, and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. This may help: http: www.tyford.com Ty_Ford_Audio_Bootcamp_Field_Guide.html This may help: https: www.youtube.com watch v=IaUSXP-a3hA The 416 is not th
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Allen Cavedo liked this 3 years ago
Recording dialogue in the rain.
by John Grothier 3 years ago
Greetings! I recently worked on a small budget web series, and there was a rain scene which rendered all hopes of recording good quality audio completely useless. The decision was to do some ADR when
Re: Recording dialogue in the rain.
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
The pros use shotgun windscreen rain covers like: http: mymic.rycote.com products accessories-parts duck-raincover and this: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 556123-REG Remote_Audio_RMAN_REM_RMAN_
H4N Zoom missing files and wrong file names
by John Brown 3 years ago
I got the H4n Zoom recently, and I used it on a short I made. After we had done all the shooting and such, I opened up the files and they were all numbered wrong, and I had to sort through and find ea
Re: H4N Zoom missing files and wrong file names
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
Yes. I had a H4n for a few years. Always formatted the SD card before every new job (and set the clock). Never had any file problems. I sold it last year and replaced it with a TASCAM DR-100 mkII.
Best microphone for noisy indoor interviews?
by Bob Mark 3 years ago
Hello everyone. I will be doing some sit down interviews in gov't. buildings with noisy central air conditioning and some street noise. There is also quite a bit of RF in the air. What would you recom
Re: Best microphone for noisy indoor interviews?
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
I use a Sennheiser MKH8050 supercardioid or depending on rear lobe pickup of HVAC noise from the ceiling a MKH8040 cardioid on a boom pole in a C-stand. Always sounds great, better than a lav because
Sound Devices MixPre-D - is it working properly?
by Jonathan Hardison 3 years ago
Just snagged one of these from ebay. This is my first piece of pro audio gear. I do videography work, mostly live events, and I needed a decent pre-amp since the pre-amps in my Tascam DR-100 weren't q
Re: Sound Devices MixPre-D - is it working properly?
by Allen Cavedo 3 years ago
Even though SD serviced your unit, let me answer as you asked using my MixPre-D: "I notice when I have the headphone level set to 0db and have no mic connected or a mic connected and not set to phanto
Advice sought on H4N settings for interview
by Mary Pratt 4 years ago
Hello all, I just upgraded my sound kit to an H4N and NTG3B, which I'd like to use for a one-person on-location interview for a documentary I'm shooting, but I'm not sure which settings on the H4N to
Re: Advice sought on H4N settings for interview
by Allen Cavedo 4 years ago
This is an in depth review of the H4n from a technical viewpoint. http: www.kenrockwell.com audio zoom h4n.htm This is a review where Ken discusses the 24 vs. 16 bit setting which applies to the DR100
MixPre-D bunch of questions
by Craig Alan 8 years ago
1. Is the XL-3 the proper cable to connect the MixPre-D to a mini-dv camcorder like the Canon HV40 That is a camcorder that uses a stereo 3.5mm plug 2. Can an xlr to miniplug cable be used as an alter
Re: MixPre-D bunch of questions
by Allen Cavedo 4 years ago
Your question: 6. Can I connect the MixPre-D to a 302 for 5 inputs to two channels output - YES. What cable do you suggest for this - Sound Devices XL-3 cable. MP-D 3.5mm TAPE OUT into 302 TA3 MIX IN.
SxS Drivers Update in September for Snow Leopard.
by Daniel Goyette 10 years ago
Sony Support inform me about SxS drivers update in september : Some good news the SxS driver will update this month so the SxS card will be able to be seen by Snow Leopard this would at least allow ba
Re: SxS Drivers Update in September for Snow Leopard.
by Allen Cavedo 10 years ago
I was surprised to find no posts in response to mine about the Snow Leopard SxS driver that works without crashing the Mac OS, especially after the many requests for info. Makes me wonder if what I fo
BPAV's to USB stick- possible?
by Robert Semeniuk 11 years ago
Anyone tried transferring a BPAV file to a USB memory stick I was unaware that the shoot I have tomorrow will be edited in California. I don't have a portable hard drive I am willing to send along for
Re: BPAV's to USB stick- possible?
by Allen Cavedo 11 years ago
I get 28 minutes per 8 GB. So 32 GB holds 112 minutes of HQ footage.
How to record, download then delete files on SxS in a Mac
by Allen Cavedo 11 years ago
This may have been covered, but I searched and found nothing. I have an EX1 and two 8GB SxS cards. With both cards are in the EX1 I want to record until the the card in slot A is full and the camera s
Re: How to record, download then delete files on SxS in a Mac
by Bruce Schultz 11 years ago
To throw in even another workflow; I use the Shotput program (available as a download for OSX or Win) to download the entire contents of an SxS or MxM expresscard simultaneously to up to 3 different s
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Allen Cavedo liked this 11 years ago
XDCAM Transfer to FCP - duplicate clip PROBLEM
by Annu Lilja 11 years ago
Hi, I have imported a bunch of clips to FCP using XD Cam Transfer. For some reason this creates TWO identical clips in my FC bin. But the clips are linked to each other somehow; when I activate one, i
Re: XDCAM Transfer to FCP - duplicate clip PROBLEM
by Allen Cavedo 11 years ago
Who said I was reasoning Maybe if Sony did a little better job fully explaining what they have on the website, I and others would know what to download and why. But in any case thanks for your info, I
Insufficient Disk Space when importing in XD Transfer
by Sarah Weinstein 11 years ago
Hi Everyone: I'm getting a weird message when trying to import clips using XD Cam Transfer. In preferences, I have the Import Location set for a 1 TB external hard drive. There's tons of space availab
Re: Insufficient Disk Space when importing in XD Transfer
by Allen Cavedo 11 years ago
I had this same exact error message and solved it by updating my XDCAM Transfer software. Somehow I had ver 2.1 and needed 2.5 or whatever the latest was on the Sony website.
External SxS Readers for EX1
by Marco Solorio 12 years ago
I did a little searching on this forum, but didn't find anything on external USB readers. Obviously Sony has the SBAC-US10 reader for SXS cards to USB. But $250 C'mon. I did find this... http: www.syn
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1
by Allen Cavedo 12 years ago
This is the one i bought: http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=280214891057 I read somewhere, might have been here, that there are two types of Expresscard readers, those with USB only ch
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