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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
144 Posts
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Central NC, USA
High noise level when recording foley
by Leonhard Wolf 12 hours ago
Hi guys, I recently tried out recording footsteps in my room. I basically walked on gravel and recorded it with a mic. The sound itself was pretty ok. Sadly the noise level was pretty high. So more su
Re: High noise level when recording foley
by Bruce Watson 10 hours ago
Three major sources of problems that I can think of. First, most rooms are considerably noiser than people think. That's because the rooms aren't built to be either sound proof (blocking sound transmi
American Football game video production behind goal posts
by Andre Anthonio 2 days 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 days 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
Lavalier Microphone with a lot of movement noise
by Daan van den Berg 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone, To be honest I don't really know if this is the most appropriate segment of the forum for this question, but as I scanned through it this one seemed best for it. If not, my apologies. The
Re: Lavalier Microphone with a lot of movement noise
by Bruce Watson 3 weeks ago
Daan van den Berg "I found out that their kit isn't the ME4 but the older ME2." It may well be that you're hearing the difference between an omni (me2) and cardioid (me4). In general cardioids are mo
High Isolation headphones
by Don Alexander 1 month 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 month 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
Voice recording while walking
by Gennady Gaidukevich 1 month ago
Hello everybody, I want to start making pickup prank videos like this one https: www.youtube.com watch v=Mj_Qx0Lhwlk and I ve some questions. 1) I like ZOOM H1, I like how it records sound in loud env
Re: Voice recording while walking
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Gennady Gaidukevich "2) My goal is to record dialogues in loud environment clubs, street etc. What would be better option in terms of quality: just ZOOM H1 or ZOOM H1 and lav mic " Omni lav mic. Why
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How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Adriano Castaldini 2 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here, and I'm honored to ask for your help about a question: As a filmaking student I havo to make a little documentary with audio 5.1. The bad thing about audio is that I'm
Re: How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Adriano Castaldini "Infact, as I described the kind of sounds I'd like to capture from the old lady (sighs, steps, almost no words, etc.) these could be considered like ambient sounds, right " First,
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Random high pitched noise spike in microphone recordings
by Maxime Grenier 2 months ago
This has been happening for the last 2-3 weeks. I have tried to find the source of it, plugged my AT2020 USB in different ports, played with the settings etc and this still happens. The sound bug some
Re: Random high pitched noise spike in microphone recordings
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Those little "hits" sound to me very much like cell phone RFI. It's a USB mic, so not using XLR cables. The RFI could be getting into your system any number of ways, but mic and or cable are usually t
Learning audio
by Wesley Harrison 3 months ago
Hello audio professionals, I recently bought an AT4053b and a Tascam DR-60D. I have some experience with low end shotgun mics and simple recorders. I'm looking for some resources to learn how to bette
Re: Learning audio
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Jay Rose's book Producing Great Sound for Film & Video pops into mind. Covers all the bases and then some.
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Anybody using a Zoom F4?
by Bob Mark 3 months ago
Has anybody tried it Thanks Bob
Re: Anybody using a Zoom F4?
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Brian Reynolds "So Bruce what are you feeding that requires a 'critical' +4 If you are feeding a camera -10 is fine.... It actually works VERY well." That thread isn't mine, I just posted it for the
Semi Portable vocal booth construction
by Peter Derek 3 months ago
Advice most welcome please. I have read posts on vocal booth construction, very good advice and a link to http: www.gikacoustics.com This may be the way to go, with their mobile booth and add a false
Re: Semi Portable vocal booth construction
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Peter Derek "I want to tune the room to cancel any tendency to echo or boom, for example if at the event a guest voice is strong. I do not of course want to make the space offer dead sound with no re
Double or triple wick candles.
by Joel Arvidsson 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
Try the Timelapse Forum: http: forum.timescapes.org phpBB3 index.php
Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Victor Arevalo 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Audio missing from video depending how you view it
by Shawn Barry 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
3-Point Light - Basic question
by Alexandre Leitão 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
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