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Shooting video with someone whispering
by Mark Crews 1 week ago
What is the best practice for micing someone who is whispering on camera Any post tricks for bringing up the levels without the noise getting to high or sounding like they are underwater running noise
Re: Shooting video with someone whispering
by Eric Toline 1 week ago
Your client has unrealistic expectations. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
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Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry 1 month ago
I'm just upgrading some parts of my edit suite and I need to get a new speaker set up. I'm not a sound editor, so I appreciate you guys probably use kit that is a lot more expensive and awesome than I
Re: Speakers for Editing
by Eric Toline 4 weeks ago
You can feed the JBL's from your head phone output. You'll need a 3.5mm TRS to L & R 6mm or 1 4" tip sleeve connectors with wire of appropriate length. For more control over level I would suggest a Py
Mic stand with boom arm?
by Brian Car 1 month ago
I am working on a series of audio podcast conversations with 2 or 3 cardioid microphones. My locations vary (usually the guest's office, a nearby conference room, or whatever we can find). I am lookin
Re: Mic stand with boom arm?
by Eric Toline 1 month ago
That's a very good choice. The price is right and it will do the job very well. Place a piece of rubber mat under the stand to dampen any table noise. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
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pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Barry Rubin 2 months ago
I was filming an interview a week ago and I kept hearing a popping sound. What do you think caused this and how would I fix it Here is a link to part of the interview. https: www.youtube.com watch v=n
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Re: pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Bob Cole 1 month ago
Usually it's not a pooping sound -- more likely a farting sound. Bob C
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which band for wireless?
by Bob Cole 1 month ago
Given the regulatory changes in the U.S., which frequency ranges are more likely to stay safe for wireless recording 470-516 or 516-558 Thank you. Bob C
Re: which band for wireless?
by Eric Toline 1 month ago
All the wireless systems will be from 470MHz to 608MHz with a small opening at 940Mhz with power restrictions to 50mw output The newest ones will be wide band meaning no specific blocks. Much like you
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How to deal with people used to public speaking
by mark thompson 2 months ago
A couple of times recently I hit a problem that caught me off guard. It is to do with people that are used to speaking to an audience without any pa. So they are used to speaking relatively loudly so
Re: How to deal with people used to public speaking
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
When possible always ask for "performance" level to set your levels. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Zoom H4N + AudioTechnica ATR 3350
by Totti Sol 3 months ago
Hello! This is my first time posting here. I am really not a pro and would like some help. I am using a Zoom H4N with a Wired Audio Technica ATR3350 lav mic (it's one on the cheap end of the spectrum
Re: Zoom H4N + AudioTechnica ATR 3350
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
Set your average level to -18 which will give you 18db of head room. With peaks at -12 to -6 you'll be doing just fine. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Is Shinybow a reliable brand
by Leroy Lucas 3 months ago
hey guys, I'm helping a friend set up his entertainment system in which he wants to connect 2 TVs to his HDMI sources. He's on a budget. We found this Shinybow product, https: bzbexpress.com SB-5642-4
Re: Is Shinybow a reliable brand
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
According to the website that unit is discontinued and no longer available. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Sony digital wireless receivers - DWRS01D vs DWRS02D
by Grant Peacock 4 months ago
I am curious to know if anyone can answer whether these 2 receivers will simultaneously work with a compatible transmitter. I have had the DWRS01D for years, as a unislot mounted receiver in XD-Cam. W
Re: Sony digital wireless receivers - DWRS01D vs DWRS02D
by Eric Toline 4 months ago
Theoretically yes making sure both Rx's are set to the exact same frequency. Only one way to be absolutely sure and you know what that is. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 10 months ago
Hi everyone, First of all I know NOTHING about boompoles, but I suppose I will need one (I probably said something similar about women years ago... but this is another story!) I have two very basic qu
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Re: A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 10 months ago
Amazing wisdom! Thank you so much for your help! You are a great guru Mr. Crowley!
Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 1 year ago
I've been tasked with outfitting a small studio in our new regional headquarters in Baltimore. The studio is 12'x18' and 12' high. I am having a grid put in and using all LED lighting. The floor is ca
Re: Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 1 year ago
This is a video studio, not that it matters but I forgot to note that. I do believe a room can be too "dead" and over the past 35 years I've cared about the quality of audio as being equally as import
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Eric Toline liked this 1 year ago
Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by phil wang 1 year ago
I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's just as goo
Re: Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
phil wang "I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's
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Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I don't have the budget to rent or buy the Zaxcom TRXLA2 series with built in recorder and receiver for lav mic confidence monitoring. Thus I have to use Sennheiser G3 tx & rx. I'll shooting lots of h
Re: Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Yes and no. There is no "frame-rate" in audio recorders. There IS a "Sample-Rate" which is the audio equivalent. For example your video frame-rate is 25 of 30 or 50 or 60 FPS (or the slightly lower "N
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Alok kumar 2 years ago
Hello CreativeCOW team !! Greetings !! I just brought a new camera ( Panasonic HC-X1000GC ). And now I m looking for a mic. I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has be
Re: Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Alok kumar "I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has been done in the recording room. I just added a few thick carpets so that the room is not noisy. Now I'm looking
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
What lav mic do you use?
by Daniel Stone 3 years ago
Would love to know what lav mics you guys are using and how you like them. I've got a Countryman and a Tram and I just can't get clean audio on a consistent basis. They'll sound super clean one interv
Re: What lav mic do you use?
by Ty Ford 3 years ago
Hello Daniel and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I think you're doing OK. Capturing the human voice with a lav is a fascinating and frustrating pursuit. One time they sound great. Next time (next pers
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Sophia Smoloka 3 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a mic that I can use for on-location interviews with my H4n and also ideally, plug into the computer via USB (this would be useful for skype interviews recorded with the Zoom). The
Re: Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Bruce Watson 3 years ago
Sophia Smoloka "I know an omnidirectional mic would be better but I'd like something that can also be plugged into the computer, or just more of an all-rounder." I wouldn't sacrifice omnidirectional
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White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Jason Schoenfeld 3 years ago
So, we bought a Sennheiser 100 G3 system a couple years back and use it from time to time with our Sony FS100. I've mainly steered away from it (opting, instead, to use a Sony system that connects via
Re: White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I don't get any strong impression that the system ever got configured properly to begin with. For example the "gain staging" is a critical part of any wireless kit setup, and is a major contributor to
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
We've been recording using a Schoeps 641 from an overhead boom. The thermostats are turned off but apparently the building's ventilation system does not allow us to shut off a flow of air through the
Re: Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
Can you cover the HVAC grille during recording Since you disclosed nothing about the room or the length of the recording shots sessions, we have no idea whether that would be practical for you. Or is
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Eric Toline liked this 4 years ago
What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Levan Katsadze 4 years ago
Hello, in Sony Vegas Pro 13 rendering settings, PCM audio format has some options about channels. . . Please tell me what is the difference between these tree options: Stereo 2 Channels Dual Stereo Th
Re: What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Brian Reynolds 4 years ago
Let me try and explain it to you.... Mono, A single track of audio. Stereo, 2 Tracks of audio that are similar in content (think of a music track that has both Left and Right content). In the editing
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Boom mic on several people
by clyde villegas 4 years ago
I've always used lav mics when filming. So for two people talking to each other, I use two lavs. For shotgun on a boom, I've used them only for recording just one person. If I need to capture audio fr
Re: Boom mic on several people
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
In general, it is not recommended to provide phantom power to a microphone operating on its internal battery. Most mics will tolerate that, but some behave badly. Remember also to remove the battery u
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getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by David Payne 4 years ago
Hi all. I film weddings and where venues often insist that speakers use their awful in house PA systems with no visual outputs at all on the front, and an inaccessible rear I always get frustrated tha
Re: getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
First, I second Mr. Toline's advice. Understand the point of this is not to maximize fidelity and quality - it's to enhance indelibility. You're not making a production for the ages, you're making an
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Eric Toline liked this 4 years ago
SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
Want to get the best signal from this house mixer to our P2 cam. Which output would you use I have xlr pads if needed. I also have some spare G2 G3 cordless kits so if possible a cordless connection
Re: SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Brian Reynolds 4 years ago
This is probably how I would do it, but others may do it differently. Take the MONO XLR o p of the theatre mixer feed that to the main camera position and into the 302 mixer input set to LINE level an
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Timecode audio
by Eric Brandle 5 years ago
I'm a little confused on the use of timecodes audio that is recorded to a recording unit separate from the camera time code. Essentially I'm expecting these to not match up for various reasons and I w
Re: Timecode audio
by Eric Toline 5 years ago
Time code is a set of matching numbers on the camera (if it takes TC in) and the same numbers on the recorder. Usually in the professional world, the recorder generates the TC and it's sent to a TC sl
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Couple of SD 442 questions
by Brian Reynolds 5 years ago
Doing a shoot at the moment (educational training doco) where I'm feeding into 2x Sony cameras PMW-200 & PMW-100, the return audio back to the SD442 seems low (from both cameras) even with the monitor
Re: Couple of SD 442 questions
by Michael Paul 5 years ago
On the left side of the 442, you will see two small rotary pots (on the bottom right hand side). These control the return levels for returns A and B. Michael Paul Location Sound Corp
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Ty Ford 7 years ago
the Rebel T3i has XLR inputs?
Really?
Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Evan Seitz 7 years ago
Every pronounced S in one of my audio voice overs is really intense and painful to listen to - what is the best method for reducing this I have access to both Adobe Soundbooth and Final Cut Pro Suite.
Re: Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
True but it's not a solution to the problem. The problem is the narrators enunciation and speech patterns, both of which can be corrected by a speech therapist or by having the narrator listen to the
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Eric Toline liked this 7 years ago
News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
(NAB 2011 Booth C2946--April 7, 2011) Sound Devices is setting a new standard for compact, high-performance portable audio mixers with the introduction of its newest MixPre-D at this year s 2011 NAB S
Re: News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
$749 for the Mix Pre D. Eric
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