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Bruce Watson

Member Since:
June 10th 2014
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Central NC, USA
recording location sound to DAW
by Manik Möllers 4 weeks ago
Hello, I have question related to recording location sound for a film. I am thinking about recording directly into my daw (pro tools or nuendo) without a field recorder so I am able to better isolate,
Re: recording location sound to DAW
by Bruce Watson 4 weeks ago
Manik M llers "Is this a common practice or what are the downsides of it " No, it's not at all common practice. The big downside of it is that it dilutes your attention. Recording dialog well require
Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Danny Kane 2 months ago
Audio noob here. I need advice on a portable audio recorder that I can use for an interview-based show that will be taking place mostly outdoors. The types of locations I'll be at will have a fair amo
Re: Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Danny Kane "Any suggestions on a good recorder that will help to eliminate some of the background ambient noise " That's not how it works. Really. While the human ear brain audio system can in fact i
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Best audio recorder and shotgun mic for dslr
by Wesley Harrison 2 months ago
Hello, I'm looking into buying a new recorder for my video production purposes. I currently have a Zoom H1. I mainly plan on producing short films, documentary work, interviews, and live events like c
Re: Best audio recorder and shotgun mic for dslr
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Wesley Harrison "The thought of the hypercardioid mic is pretty interesting. Bruce, you said the hypercardioid would work well indoors and outdoors, does that apply to live concerts where it's pretty
Simple but decent USB audio output amp.
by Karel Voners 2 months ago
Was still running an ancient mbox2 micro as a USB audio device. I was forced to upgrade to OS X sierra and now there are no working drivers to find. I'm looking for a similar solution, I don't need in
Re: Simple but decent USB audio output amp.
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Karel Voners "I do use it to drive a larger amp which is connected to bookshelf speakers. Was this not recommended perhaps I have a pair of sennheiser hd25 headphones. But I mainly edit using speaker
audio levels for TV broadcast
by james nickell 2 months ago
Hello all, hopefully I'm in the right place. I work on a docu series and we received QC notes for our first episode, the issues were fixed on the broadcast side but we are being asked to stay within t
Re: audio levels for TV broadcast
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
The safest thing you can do is ask the specifier for clarification. They wrote the specs; they must know what they mean (or at least they should know what they really want). All I can do is guess, whi
Adapt my SKP 100 transmitter to supply phantom power to mic
by Terry Leahy 2 months ago
Hey guys I have an SKP 100 sennheiser transmitter but it doesn't supply phantom power to my beloved mkh 416. Is there any way to just supply phantom power to my mic and then plug my transmitter into t
Re: Adapt my SKP 100 transmitter to supply phantom power to mic
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Hey guys I have an SKP 100 sennheiser transmitter but it doesn't supply phantom power to my beloved mkh 416. For phantom power you need the SKP 300, not the SKP 100.
Earclip microphones for podcasting?
by Brian Car 3 months ago
I'm a video producer for a university communications office, and we are looking to start a weekly podcast. These will be recorded in various conference rooms and offices all over campus, and generally
Re: Earclip microphones for podcasting?
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
Wouldn't cardioid or unidirectional always be preferable in this situation Trying to isolate the voices as much as possible on individual channels. There's more to it than just isolation. Off-axis col
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 2 months ago
Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Re: Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Bruce Watson 2 months ago
And while I can get my dialogue sounding really "good" in post, I can't seem to get that "feel" I was talking about in my first post. I suspect that the main difference between the two examples falls
Double or triple wick candles.
by Joel Arvidsson 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
Try the Timelapse Forum: http: forum.timescapes.org phpBB3 index.php
Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Victor Arevalo 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year ago
Found this at a house cleanup. Any idea on the value
Re: Flying Cherub Chandelier...Any idea on worth?
by Bruce Watson 1 year 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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