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Bruce Watson

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June 10th 2014
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Good quality audio for Video...how?
by Gary Angle 1 week ago
I will be creating in the video essay format and cannot find my way through the maze of recorders and methods to acquire good audio. I use a DSLR, Lumix GH5. I've looked at the Zoom H4N to mount on my
Re: Good quality audio for Video...how?
by Bruce Watson 1 week ago
Gary Angle "...cannot find my way through the maze of recorders and methods to acquire good audio." Certainly understandable. Audio is just as complex as video, but everyone wants to concentrate on t
What's a good choral mic model in the sub-thousand-dollar range?
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Capturing about a dozen people singing together on one mic, generally, in a space about the size of a one-car garage. The budget is under a grand. What makes models would you suggest Do they always ha
Re: What's a good choral mic model in the sub-thousand-dollar range?
by Bruce Watson 4 weeks ago
For acoustic music in general (that includes singers) the general order of importance of what effects the quality of the recording is often seen as: 1) The space you're recording in 2) The quality of
Tools to fix highly compressed audio quality
by Xavier Paredes 1 month ago
I have about 150 videos in FCP X that are very old and sound bad. They seem to have been highly compressed (or compressed multiple times). It might be close to impossible to improve the audio but I fi
Re: Tools to fix highly compressed audio quality
by Bruce Watson 1 month ago
Ty Ford "What you have here is audio that was recorded with the talent too far away from the microphone. The result is this "roomy" sound. It may have also been data compressed, but your main culprit
Audio panning to match camera angle
by Peter Robertson 2 months ago
Hi I have filmed a chamber music concert. I used 12 cameras. Of those 2 were backstage looking towards the audience with the performers foreground. They were used only to about 10% extent. My client h
Re: Audio panning to match camera angle
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
This kind of thing has been researched. You can search around and find the peer reviewed papers in journals. What researchers have found is that viewers don't like for the sound stage to move. Some ev
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Sennheiser EW 100 G2 - No free channels?
by John Simon 3 months ago
HI, I have a Sennheiser EW 100 G2 transmitter and receiver. I am using it in Sonoma County, California. I've been successfully using these units for about 14 years. Suddenly, it stopped getting the au
Re: Sennheiser EW 100 G2 - No free channels?
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
John Simon "Suddenly, it stopped getting the audio signal, even tho the RF indicator on the receiver shows a 100% signal. There is no signal indicated on the receiver's display for RF. Also, the "Mut
Izotope RX?
by James Harris 3 months ago
Hi, I am currently using RX 5.. I was at a field recording workshop last week, and someone did an RX 7 demonstration. I am unsure if I can do what they were doing with my version, but they somehow cre
Re: Izotope RX?
by Bruce Watson 3 months ago
This kind of audio editing is relatively painless with a modern DAW (digital audio workstation), everything from Reaper to Samplitude to Pyramix all make this kind of editing easy. Even the audio pack
Where to buy music files for commercial use
by Sergio Cabrera 4 months ago
Hello, I need to buy at least 50 audio files for commercial use. I'll be using this audio files in video renders for my clients. I know audiojungle, but their licenses is not what I'm looking for, I w
Re: Where to buy music files for commercial use
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
Sergio Cabrera "I know audiojungle, but their licenses is not what I'm looking for, I want to pay once per file and use the audio files freely in several renders." I believe that's called "royalty fr
Anyone ever recorded with binaural mics?
by Chris Wright 4 months ago
Anyone ever recorded with a binaural mic setup It seems like it would be a shortcut to surround sound editing since the effect gets recorded directly into the mixer.
Re: Anyone ever recorded with binaural mics?
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
Chris Wright "I was hoping you could create 3-d sound in realtime like how they used to make audio for cartoons with 5 guys standing around each other making sound effects." Well, if you could do tha
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Sanken COS-11D Lav Issues
by David C Jones 4 months ago
Greetings, I just purchased the COS-11D (Sennheiser connector) to use with my Sennheiser SK100 (Gen.3). The existing ME-2 sounds great, but when I switch to the 11D I get some sort of system or interf
Re: Sanken COS-11D Lav Issues
by Bruce Watson 4 months ago
David C Jones "some sort of system or interference noise." That's not much to go on. Can you post a sample Or at least make an attempt to describe what you hear And how where are you mounting the mic
Wireless Mics / Best alternative for remote location
by Deb Lawton 5 months ago
I have been asked to record 2 people at a very, remote wilderness site. I have Canon 5D II and Marantz 660 but only have lavaliers with xlr cables. The age of my equipment tells you I have not been do
Re: Wireless Mics / Best alternative for remote location
by Bruce Watson 5 months ago
Deb Lawton "Is it possible to get a quality system for less than $1200. Any suggestions on what to purchase how to approach this Thanks!" Yes. If you want new, you could buy a pair of Sennheiser G4s:
Large (for us) Production coming up, could use some advice!
by Charles Ferran 7 months ago
Howdy! I work for a small'ish' agency in Scranton PA and we've got a new client that has us going to NYC and DC for two separate days, a Monday, then a Wednesday. We think it will be a 3 camera shoot
Re: Large (for us) Production coming up, could use some advice!
by Bruce Watson 7 months ago
Charles Ferran "So I think a more direct question is: What should I be trying to buy vs rent and then ANY advice or experience or knowledge you can point me to would be super helpful to me!" You won'
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Avoid Banding & Supplement Existing Light in Airplane Hangar
by Adam Worth 10 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 10 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
Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Ty Ford 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Re: minimum requirements to run Resolve 14 and 15
by Bruce Watson 1 year 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
3-Point Light - Basic question
by Alexandre Leitão 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Found this at a house cleanup. Any idea on the value
Re: Flying Cherub Chandelier...Any idea on worth?
by Bruce Watson 4 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 4 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 4 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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Bruce Watson liked this 5 years ago
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