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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
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Central NC, USA
How to prevent microphone handling noise? Sennheiser ew1 845 wireless.
by Victor Osaka 3 days ago
Hey all, I've searched high and low for a solution to eliminating or suppressing the noise I get from audience members handling the mics. I spend sooo much time editing out the noise. Is there some so
Re: How to prevent microphone handling noise? Sennheiser ew1 845 wireless.
by Bruce Watson 3 days ago
Victor Osaka "I've searched high and low for a solution to eliminating or suppressing the noise I get from audience members handling the mics." Perhaps because you're using a mic that's not designed
Recording musicians rehearsing
by Tarik Fouda 1 week ago
Hello all, I'm working on a short documentary project that will involve recording a small group of musicians rehearsing--I'm talking about un-amplified classical music here. I've recorded music in an
Re: Recording musicians rehearsing
by Bruce Watson 1 week ago
Tarik Fouda "Any suggestions in terms of mic technique or setup " Really, no. Too much depends on the space they are playing in, the musicians themselves, the music they are playing, the instruments
Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Soumendra Jena 2 weeks ago
Here is a video of mine to ask about my audio; https: www.youtube.com watch v=0bJIFZBkJcM I have been getting comments saying, either my voice is echoing or coming out too loud. I use RODE NTG4+ and Z
Re: Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
Richard Crowley "1) the space is way too reverberent and 2) the microphone is the wrong type and 3) too far away from your mouth" What Ricard said. First and foremost IMHO is that you should find way
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Best audio recorder for this budget?
by saleh alzughaibi 2 weeks ago
I currently use zoom H4N. Doesn't have the greatest preamps. I use it with my Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone. Mainly to record dialog on a boom. Looking to upgrade for something with better preamps gain
Re: Best audio recorder for this budget?
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
saleh alzughaibi "I currently use zoom H4N. Doesn't have the greatest preamps." saleh alzughaibi "Looking to upgrade for something with better preamps gain levels." If these are your primary concerns
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low-cut filter during outdoor ambient recording
by Adriano Castaldini 3 weeks ago
Hi everybody, newbie question. For outdoor ambient recording I use Sound Devices MixPre-6 with the Audio-Technica stereo mic BP4025, and to avoid wind noise (actually I'd say "normal air noise") I use
Re: low-cut filter during outdoor ambient recording
by Bruce Watson 3 weeks ago
Bob Mark "My preference is to avoid doing a low cut in the field..." Yep. About the only reason I can come up with for using low cut in the field is if the noise you are cutting is sufficiently loud
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Random pops during playback
by Tony Trabucco 4 weeks ago
I am using 3 "Shure SM7B" mics that are connected to a Behringer USB mixer that is then connected to a MacBook pro to record podcasts via Audacity. In playback only in Audacity, we hear random "pops"
Re: Random pops during playback
by Bruce Watson 4 weeks ago
Bob Mark "If they aren't in the waveform, it sounds like a playback device issue." Yup. If it's not in the waveform, it's not in the file. So what you recorded is likely fine. Your problem seems to b
5.1 conv. reverb from binaural impulse response
by Adriano Castaldini 1 month ago
Hi everyone! Up to now I've captured some stereo reverbs with stereo impulse responses using a couple of mics (and Logic Utility). I've seen also some tutorials about capturing 5.1 reverb with 5 mics,
Re: 5.1 conv. reverb from binaural impulse response
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Adriano Castaldini "So I wonder if it's possible in some way to capture a binaural reverb from a stereo mic set, and then convert the binaural reverb into a 5.1 convolution reverb." Don't know about
Connecting Sennheiser G3 with PC to record audio
by Maciek Bindas 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I just want to make sure before I make any purchase. I'm going to use Sennheiser G3 with Nikon D5300 to shoot good quality videos, but I would also like to record background audio for vid
Re: Connecting Sennheiser G3 with PC to record audio
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Maciek Bindas "I just want to make sure before I make any purchase. I'm going to use Sennheiser G3 with Nikon D5300 to shoot good quality videos, but I would also like to record background audio for
Mic envy
by Steve Brame 1 month ago
Watched the hurricane coverage all day yesterday, and as calloused as it may sound, all I could think of was, "Man, I need one of those mics!" Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
Re: Mic envy
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
As Richard said, almost certainly an EV RE50N, the go-to reporter stick mic for local national news crews all over NA. They have amazing resistance to wind noise. If you're going to get one, get the R
Acoustics in a warehouse
by Benjamin Stafford 2 months ago
Hello My brother and I are planning to open a blackbox studio space in his warehouse. The purpose of the blackbox studio is to let artists perform live, record TV shows, etc... I am now helping him to
Re: Acoustics in a warehouse
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Benjamin Stafford "My brother and I are planning to open a blackbox studio space in his warehouse. The purpose of the blackbox studio is to let artists perform live, record TV shows, etc... I am now
American Football game video production behind goal posts
by Andre Anthonio 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 9 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 8 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 9 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 9 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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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 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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