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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
203 Posts
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Central NC, USA
Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Ty Ford 3 days 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 23 hours 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
Broadcast Mic recommendations
by Larry Richards 2 weeks ago
Hello, I work for a network affiliate and am in need of a quality Broadcast Mic for our studio. We generally only have one talent on camera at a time but there are times when we have 2. All recommenda
Re: Broadcast Mic recommendations
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
Larry Richards "A boom mic." Well, the usual suspects tend to be the same ones used in dialog recording. Those typically being hypers like the Sennheiser MKH 50 or 8050 and the Schoeps CMC6 mk 41 (pe
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Sound not Synching!
by Drake Silver 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone, Recently we shot some footage on the iphone X with (freefly movi gimbal system) and recorded sound separate to sync later, (48Khz) into my sound man's recorder -- on trying to sync footag
Re: Sound not Synching!
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
Drake Silver "Recently we shot some footage on the iphone X with (freefly movi gimbal system) and recorded sound separate to sync later, (48Khz) into my sound man's recorder -- on trying to sync foot
Is it common for the DP to decide where the boom mic goes?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Whenever I work as a boom operator on a production (Which I have in the past), the DP always decides where the boom mic goes, and as a result the sound often sucks, because he chooses a spot that is t
Re: Is it common for the DP to decide where the boom mic goes?
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
ryan elder "Cause making the boom higher, is going to be too far away and the actors sound more far away on the sound track than they do in the video footage as a result." Exactly. If the DP is going
Having trouble using blankets for audio.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
I had to get an emergency location replacement for my next scene shoot, and the new location looks not bad overall for the camera, but the sound has a lot of reverb in it. With sound blankets, I am on
Re: Having trouble using blankets for audio.
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
ryan elder "And yes I am also the boom operator as well as the director. When I say that the reverb is worse in the wider shots, what I mean is, is that in the wider shots, the boom mic is further aw
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D you think its' worth using a painters pole over a pro boompole?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
That's what everyone says whenever I ask questions about which boompole to buy. The answer always is use a painter's pole. And I have been for the last few years, but it's very hard to control without
Re: D you think its' worth using a painters pole over a pro boompole?
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
ryan elder "And I have been for the last few years" Wow. You've got way more patience than I do. Do yourself a solid and buy a good boompole. You'll almost immediately be cursing those years with a p
Advice on Updating Podcast Equipment to Improve 'Call-In' Audio
by Adrian Jans 2 months ago
For the last couple years I've been producing a podcast for our company that has become very successful (current equipment list at the bottom). I am seeking advice on what equipment I can update to im
Re: Advice on Updating Podcast Equipment to Improve 'Call-In' Audio
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Ty Ford "I forgot I wrote that!" But I didn't. More people read what you write than you can imagine. You do good work Ty.
Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Basically in my experience working with the audio professionals, they prefer to record all the Foley in a studio, and then want to add the room reverb and filters later in post. But I feel this create
Re: Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
ryan elder "They don't just say let's shoot the actors in front of a green screen, so we have more options in post. They actually make the decision to kill two birds with one stone while shooting, so
minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 6 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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Robert Withers liked this 6 months ago
Re: minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 6 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 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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Bruce Watson liked this 2 years ago
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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Bruce Watson liked this 2 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 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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Bruce Watson liked this 4 years ago
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