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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
192 Posts
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Central NC, USA
XLR cable - best 'sound proof' one
by Chris Newberry 3 days ago
Hi I'm do a lot of camera work (not a sound op!) and when using an XLR cable with my boom mic etc if it slightly moves or is accidentally knocked then I hear that on the final recording (through the c
Re: XLR cable - best 'sound proof' one
by Bruce Watson 17 hours ago
Chris Newberry "...when using an XLR cable with my boom mic etc if it slightly moves or is accidentally knocked then I hear that on the final recording (through the cable, not through the mic)." OK,
Sound proofing a room
by Alan Balch 1 week ago
Any ideas how much sound proofing foam I would need in order to adequately outfit a video studio Dimensions of the room are 10' wide 20' long 10' high. Also, is there some formula I can use to determi
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Re: Sound proofing a room
by Bruce Watson 6 days ago
Alan Balch "I think that LENRD bass traps along with studio foam wedge might work in at least dampening the echos in the room. My reason for this line of thought is my studio will be used only for re
Do higher quality wind screens aid with p-pops? Im thinking of my AT 4053B?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I have an AT 4053B, and I'm doing a lot more audio work these days with it. I find p-pos and plosives driving me nuts. I know mic placement helps....but so does a screen. I use the wind screen it came
Re: Do higher quality wind screens aid with p-pops? Im thinking of my AT 4053B?
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
What Ty said.
youtube studio mic setup
by Joel Conder 3 months ago
Hey guys, I m a professional cameraman editor so do know a fair amount about audio but struggling to come up with the best set up for our new YouTube studio at home. So the setup is me and my 2 kids s
Re: youtube studio mic setup
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Ty Ford "Nobody likes big room sound either." You don't like big echoing caves Aw man... I actually do like some big room sounds -- for example, a modern orchestral performance hall with full orchest
Audio Recommendations for Short Documentaries
by Lauren Brinkman 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I am shooting several short documentaries this year and am looking to invest in a few audio pieces for my kit. Currently I own a canon C100 Mark 1 (with two XLR inputs on handle) and have
Re: Audio Recommendations for Short Documentaries
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
Bob Mark "my poor ol' ME2 is collecting dust. : )" Mine are in a baggie somewhere. It's the baggie that's collecting dust. ;-)
minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 3 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 3 months ago
Re: minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 3 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 12 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 12 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 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 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 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 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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Bruce Watson liked this 2 years ago
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 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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