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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
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Central NC, USA
Are all pop filters the same?
by Noam Osband 2 weeks ago
I'm looking to get a pop filter I can take around with me on interviews. I see so much variety online, and given the simple science of plosives, I'm wondering if more expensive options are really any
Re: Are all pop filters the same?
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
Noam Osband "I usually have an AT4053b on a mount about 6 inches to a foot away from the face." I've got an AT4053b. I've tried it that close, and mine is not fond of having that done to it. It's rea
How to remove background music from recorded audio news
by Saurabh Sharma 3 weeks ago
Hi, I am trying to remove music from recorded audio. I used Audacity to remove audio from beginning and at the end. I would like to know how to remove background music. Basically I only want person vo
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Re: How to remove background music from recorded audio news
by Bruce Watson 3 weeks ago
Saurabh Sharma "I would like to know how to remove background music. Basically I only want person voice and no other music or sound." Yes, well, that's as they say "very difficult". It's sorta like s
DVD/Web audio level
by Bryce Douglass 3 weeks ago
Hello, I've read several articles on this and they all seem to be different. In general I've heard levels for DVD web should be -6db but in some projects I make I find that to be too loud. I also have
Re: DVD/Web audio level
by Bruce Watson 3 weeks ago
There's far better people on this forum to answer this one. But since no one else is giving an answer... Bryce Douglass "does the -6db mean every single word in a piece of audio is -6db or is that jus
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Headphones for mixing live music to DAW.
by Hal Beery 4 weeks ago
Greetings Audio Pro's! We are attempting to record ensembles of 6 to 8 musicians, instruments plus vocals .. live in various locations and usually with audience mic as well. It's very difficult to iso
Re: Headphones for mixing live music to DAW.
by Bruce Watson 4 weeks ago
Hal Beery "Please suggest best headphones for this barebones recording situation (sitting in the same room space as the performance... often tooooo close to the source.)" To be frank, there aren't an
Mixer/recorder options for film
by Joe Loria 1 month ago
Hey everyone, So, I currently own a Zoom H5, Sound Devices 302 mixer, and Rode NTG-3. However I just recently looked into some other options out there and I'm curious to know your opinions. The Zoom F
Re: Mixer/recorder options for film
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Joe Loria "...and yes I will be using it primarily for film. I know the issue with some of the low budget recorders is in their preamps. From my "understanding" the mixpre-6 has the better preamps as
Good wireless headphones for Video Editing
by Josh Williams 1 month ago
looking for some good wireless headphones I can use for my everyday video editing needs. I bought a pair of Sennheiser Urbanite XL wireless headphones recently, they had good reviews (for music and su
Re: Good wireless headphones for Video Editing
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Josh Williams "It's not. But I have limited desk space and get tired of cables and would prefer some good wireless headphones but if there aren't any suitable wireless studio quality headphones then
Avoid Banding & Supplement Existing Light in Airplane Hangar
by Adam Worth 2 months ago
Hello - I m shooting directing editing a low budget music video in a large hangar 10,000 sq feet. It has existing overhead lighting that I m forced to use because the budget doesn t allow for re-light
Re: Avoid Banding & Supplement Existing Light in Airplane Hangar
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Adam Worth "what can I expect to not have banding shutter and FPS - wise " If your lighting is using mains frequency (50Hz in PAL countries, 60Hz in NA) as a driver, then you need a frame rate and a
Building a Studio next to barking dogs!!
by joseph wilkins 3 months ago
Hi audio gurus... After a week of reading through article after article on soundproofing, I wanted to see if you would please tell me what you think of my plan to soundproof my new video studio I am a
Re: Building a Studio next to barking dogs!!
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
In my state, when they take people's property to widen a freeway, the state is often forced by the courts to build a "noise abatement wall" between the freeway and the adjacent land owners. If this is
How's the Rode NTG4+ as an all around microphone? Replacement for a Rode VideoMic Pro?
by Gabe Blank 4 months ago
Hey everybody, For the last several months I've been shopping around for my first real investment into good audio equipment but have a couple of questions. I've currently got close to nothing (a 50$ m
Re: How's the Rode NTG4+ as an all around microphone? Replacement for a Rode VideoMic Pro?
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
Harlan Rumjahn "if you want usable sound for things like home movies or documentaries, then mounting a shotgun on top of your camera will absolutely work." Depends on how you define "usable". I'm a f
Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Ty Ford 4 months ago
Hi, Just curious as to what you might be using for headphones when shoulder mount shooting. I normally use Sony MD7506 while on location, but shooters say the earpiece clunks into the side of the came
Re: Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
First, and you of all people already know this, divide and conquer. Hire a video person, handle the audio yourself, problem solved. But since I'm pretty sure you don't want that answer, I think what y
minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 10 months ago
I'm currently running my old copy of the Adobe CS 6 suite on a three year old PC. It was big and powerful three years ago, and runs 1080 AVCHD video just fine in PPro without needing to transcode to a
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Re: minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 10 months ago
Peter Chamberlain "The minimum hardware and os requirement are clearly defined at the bottom of the read me for every release." So you have to download the software before you can figure out whether
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American Football game video production behind goal posts
by Andre Anthonio 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Try the Timelapse Forum: http: forum.timescapes.org phpBB3 index.php
Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Victor Arevalo 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Bruce Watson liked this 3 years ago
Question about the phantom (AB 12V) power
by Nao Nakazawa 3 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 3 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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Bruce Watson liked this 3 years ago
Audio missing from video depending how you view it
by Shawn Barry 3 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 3 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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Bruce Watson liked this 3 years ago
3-Point Light - Basic question
by Alexandre Leitão 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Found this at a house cleanup. Any idea on the value
Re: Flying Cherub Chandelier...Any idea on worth?
by Bruce Watson 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 5 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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