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Bruce Watson

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June 10th 2014
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Need suggestions for affordable hypercardioid shotgun for use with smartphones and Canon Vixia camcorders
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
Helping friends shoot their ukulele videos and I need a very directional shotgun that will favor their vocals and noticeably reject some of the instrument ambience they're playing. With plug adapters
Re: Need suggestions for affordable hypercardioid shotgun for use with smartphones and Canon Vixia camcorders
by Bruce Watson 7 days ago
Mark Suszko "I need an affordable low-end solution that can help pick out the vocals above the instrument." As Richard said, that's not going to happen. No microphone at any price is capable of isola
Best Mic for News Show
by Patrick Leeson 2 months ago
I'm creating my own news show and trying to decide on the best mic. The show will be live-streamed to YouTube and produced in my apartment with the following specs: 13'x8' room with 9.5' ceilings; pla
Re: Best Mic for News Show
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Patrick Leeson "What do you recommend " Look at your local and national news shows. What do you see OK, you don't want to make that effort, so I'll tell you what you would have seen. Lavs. Lots of th
Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Don Hertz 2 months ago
We are going to be live streaming a theatrical play and I need to mic the stage. The director does not want wireless mics on the talent as the play incorporates some audience interaction so it will be
Re: Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
I suspect that the reason no one can answer is that your thinking is... against the laws of physics Yes. This sorta captures it for me: Don Hertz "We are going to be live streaming a theatrical play a
Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Noam Osband 3 months ago
I have these lavs that I use with my wireless kit. The mics have a 1 8' pin, and I want to connect it directly to my Zoom H6 recorder. I bought a converter that goes female pin to male XLR, but when I
Re: Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Noam Osband "How do I know if this will work with my lavs " Excellent question. Lacking specifications on either the lavs or the rode interface, I have no way to answer. Noam Osband "I don't entirely
Recording Audio for DSLR Video Interview
by Brian Green 3 months ago
Hello everyone! Aside from hooking up a lav to the interviewees, my current interview setup of a RODE NTG-2 shotgun mic coupled with a Zoom H4n Pro isn't doing the trick (it's not recording a strong e
Re: Recording Audio for DSLR Video Interview
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Brian Green "Aside from hooking up a lav to the interviewees, my current interview setup of a RODE NTG-2 shotgun mic coupled with a Zoom H4n Pro isn't doing the trick (it's not recording a strong eno
Trying to eliminate bad hiss per a wireless boom setup
by Seth Diamond 3 months ago
Hey everyone, Here's the scoop. I'm having a terrible time trying eliminate really bad hiss (a truly unacceptable noise floor) per a wireless boom setup that I m assembling. What I have right now theo
Re: Trying to eliminate bad hiss per a wireless boom setup
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Seth Diamond "Audio Technica AT4053b (boom for indoor voice) ***OR*** Audio Technica AT875b (short shotgun for outdoors) ---(8 XLR patch cable)--- Sennheiser MZA14 48 (supplies +48V phantom power to
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Recording/Editing dialogue for film [basic question]
by Erika Tsuchiya 4 months ago
Hello, I just want to confirm the correct workflow process for recording dialogue then editing exporting. If the dialogue is recorded in Mono, it can be exported in stereo by putting the mono tracks o
Re: Recording/Editing dialogue for film [basic question]
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
Rika Chiya "If the dialogue is recorded in Mono, it can be exported in stereo by putting the mono tracks on each of the L & R channels, is that correct " Yes. This is the "standard way of doing thing
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American Football game video production behind goal posts
by Andre Anthonio 7 months ago
I need help making decisions to improve my sports video production capability and work flow. I shoot American Football games with one manually operated single camera (Canon XHA1) at the 50 yard line.
Re: American Football game video production behind goal posts
by Bruce Watson 7 months ago
A popular option for a "pole cam" is a PTZ camera. Security cameras became so popular for this that manufacturers like NewTek have offerings now. Their new PTZ NDI camera looks very interesting, and i
High Isolation headphones
by Don Alexander 8 months ago
I've been asked to look for some noise-cancelling headphones for field shoots. The guys are currently using Sony MDR-7506 headphones, but in fairly loud situations it's difficult to monitor the audio
Re: High Isolation headphones
by Bruce Watson 8 months ago
Don Alexander "I've been asked to look for some noise-cancelling headphones for field shoots." Noise cancelling doesn't work the way you apparently think it does. What it tries to do is cancel out th
Double or triple wick candles.
by Joel Arvidsson 1 year ago
I need to maximize the light output from practicle light for a scene. Therfore I want to use double or triple wick candles. Im thinking I could have a local candle maker do them, but I have not found
Re: Double or triple wick candles.
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Why not just buy them already made for cinema use http: wicksandwax.com filmtv.htm
Time-lapse over a long period
by Miguel Zamora 1 year ago
Hello All, A client wants to do a time-lapse video of the INT. of a warehouse being constructed over about a month. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a camera that can handle low lighting situatio
Re: Time-lapse over a long period
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Try the Timelapse Forum: http: forum.timescapes.org phpBB3 index.php
Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Victor Arevalo 2 years ago
I work for a Framless Glass company and we do a lot of frameless glass enclosures, fences ect. Part of my job is to take video of these glass projects to make promo videos and demos. Shooting glass is
Re: Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Victor Arevalo "...was looking for other ways of shooting glass and maybe some good techniques to cut reflection." Best source I know is for still photography, but the principles are the same for vid
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Cardoid lav to Røde Filmmaker or Sennheiser AVX
by Casimir Artmann 2 years ago
I tried a Sennheiser ME4N lavalliere to a R de Fillmaker kit and got a problem with a loud interference from transmitter & receiver. Sennheiser doesn't sell any kits with ME4N's with AVX and my guest
Re: Cardoid lav to Røde Filmmaker or Sennheiser AVX
by Eric Toline 2 years ago
The pattern (omni, cardioid, etc) of the microphone has absolutely nothing to do with what system it works with. It's more important that the connector on the mic is wired correctly for the wireless s
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Question about the phantom (AB 12V) power
by Nao Nakazawa 2 years ago
Hi professionals, I am on a shoot here in Japan and I rented Sigma SS302Rex. On its power selection there's AB power. I'm using Lectrosonics receiver UCR201 and I had it on line. It was pretty quiet e
Re: Question about the phantom (AB 12V) power
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
It seems possible that when you switched to AB power, it also switched from line-level input sensitivity, to MIC-LEVEL input sensitivity. That would appear to indicate that you have the wireless recei
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Audio missing from video depending how you view it
by Shawn Barry 2 years ago
This is my first question to the Audio forum here, and this may not be an audio specific question, but I think it likely is. I'm having some REALLLLLLY strange results (I mean completely weird) with s
Re: Audio missing from video depending how you view it
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
More likely than not, when the voice was recorded on your Sony handycam, it got recorded with the "right" channel in the OPPOSITE phase as the "left" channel. This is very commonly caused by using the
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3-Point Light - Basic question
by Alexandre Leitão 2 years ago
Guys, A basic question. When working with 3 point light system vertical angle matters Most of my light equipment is DIY working lights. I improvised stands with some music sheet stands I have here but
Re: 3-Point Light - Basic question
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Alexandre Leit o "When working with 3 point light system vertical angle matters " Yes it does. You can try different vertical angles and see. Lights too high and you'll get intrusive eyebrow and nose
best gaffers tape
by Craig Alan 2 years ago
what do you recommend. Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III 70D, Panasonic AG-HPX170 AG-HPX250P, Canon HV40, Sony Z7U VX2000 PD170; FCP 6 certified; FCP X write professionally for a var
Re: best gaffers tape
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Craig Alan "what do you recommend." I like the Shurtape gaffer tapes myself. Nice and strong, but never leaves any residue IME.
Flying Cherub Chandelier...Any idea on worth?
by Josea Balzack 2 years ago
Found this at a house cleanup. Any idea on the value
Re: Flying Cherub Chandelier...Any idea on worth?
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Josea Balzack "Any idea on the value " Depends on the production. I would imagine that someone needs it. But that's more of a set decoration thing than a lighting thing. And as a practical light, thi
Best way to light a subject with bright white hair
by Matt Crain 2 years ago
Hello all, I'm working on ways to improve lighting for my boss who has very bright white hair. He wants his hair to not be so bright on camera and thinks adding a dimmer will solve the issue. I think
Re: Best way to light a subject with bright white hair
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Mark Suszko "Something else to consider is relative contrast to the background: bright white or gray hair looks even brighter against a dark backdrop, even when properly exposed." This. It's not just
Long-distance wireless audio options
by Alana Curtis 4 years ago
As a video production manager for college athletics, I use a Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to shoot road football and basketball games. For football, we only have one camera that shoots highlights from the sid
Re: Long-distance wireless audio options
by Bruce Watson 4 years ago
So now I'm in the market for a wireless transmitter and or receiver system ( $1300 - $1500 budget) that is capable of capturing wireless audio from a long distance - from the radio booth on the upper
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