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I am from Cherry Hill, NJ and graduated from Huntington University in Indiana with a BA in Broadcasting and a Minor in Communications Studies. I have been extensively involved in multiple student films as Sound Designer, On-location/Post-production ... [more]
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Simple question, gain vs fader(or pot)
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I know audio, but only in support of 25 years of video experience. I am not an audio expert, but I am very well aquatinted with much of the audio world. Something happened the other day which confused
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Re: Simple question, gain vs fader(or pot)
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
"...I had always considered variable gain as sort of a rough level control and the pot or fader as a fine level control." The gain knob pot controls how much gain is applied to the incoming signal. It
Converting line level to mic level
by Justin Toney 7 years ago
Hi, I have a CANON XH-A1 camera which I am using for shooting football. I'm being sent a line level signal from the radio booth. At the same time, I also have a phantom powered crowd microphone that I
Re: Converting line level to mic level
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
Make sure that the balanced feed you're being sent from the radio booth has its Pin 1 lifted, or the phantom power coming from your camera's inputs could fry the output circuitry in the mixer. Wolf &l
Type of mic for one on one interviews?
by Ingo Weigold 7 years ago
Can anyone suggest a microphone or type of microphone for recording one on one interviews with audio only. The setting would likely be sitting at a table or couches with microphones on a desk or coffe
Re: Type of mic for one on one interviews?
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
Ingo, The PG81 is an instrument microphone that requires a mic clip and some sort of stand. I think you have your model number wrong. In this situation, I would like to see each person with a lavalier
Disconnecting a Condenser Mic
by Pedro Ramirez 7 years ago
Hi there! I recently bought a used AT4040 for recording my voice, but in the lack of preamps I got a XLR-USB adaptor (includes preamp) that seems to lack any options to turn it off without disconnecti
Re: Disconnecting a Condenser Mic
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
Pedro, Can you please tell us exactly what manufacturer & model of USB preamp you have I've never heard of phantom power damaging a condenser microphone - a ribbon mic, yes, and maybe some cheaper ill
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Make loud parts of a clip the same volume as the quiet parts and vice/versa
by eric vinyard 7 years ago
All my years of working with audio and I've never found a way to do this, though I'm sure there must be. I'm working with a clip of three people talking. Person number three is considerably louder tha
Re: Make loud parts of a clip the same volume as the quiet parts and vice/versa
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
If you use compression, you'll only be changing the relationship between the "average" level and the peak level of the audio. If you use AGC (automatic gain control), you might have better luck; setti
Ideal Wireless Lav Mic for use both in Canada and UK
by Jeanette Wilkinson 7 years ago
Hi there, I live in Canada but will be shooting in the UK this summer and need a set of 2 wireless lavs for use on location. Have been checking out the Sennheiser EW112p series which looks great but r
Re: Ideal Wireless Lav Mic for use both in Canada and UK
by Jordan Wolf 7 years ago
Jeanette, When it comes to wireless, you really get what you pay for. I wouldn't consider any system under $400USD, honestly. All it takes is one bad experience and you'll regret cheap wireless when y
H4N To Record Live Show Audio
by James de Boer 8 years ago
I'm shooting one of my buddy's band's shows coming up and I was thinking of trying to use my H4N to record the audio straight out of the show's mixer. I tested it out once night at a different show an
Re: H4N To Record Live Show Audio
by Jordan Wolf 8 years ago
James, The H4n's 1 4" jacks are unbalanced and Hi-Z and are meant for direct connection with guitars, keyboards, and other similar electronic instruments. The XLR jacks feed microphone preamps, which
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Repair facility for high-end mics
by Will Salley 8 years ago
Ty, or anyone else here know of a reliable repairman for mics I've got a Senn KSM-81, Beyer MC742, and a few other condensers that have been sitting on the shelf for way too long. I've called the US r
Re: Repair facility for high-end mics
by Jordan Wolf 8 years ago
Will, You could make up your own mic cables using a 100 microFarad capacitor on the Pin-1, output side of the cable to shunt anything above audio frequencies to ground and remove significantly attenua
VU and dbfs peak measurement
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 8 years ago
Is there any vst plugin or software that can show maximum VU and dbfs in a specific audio I mean without staring at the meters all the time during the audio playing.
Re: VU and dbfs peak measurement
by Jordan Wolf 8 years ago
Orban has a downloadable meter program that you might be able to use. Take a look here. Wolf <
How to test a possibly bad mic?
by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago
I have an Audix UEM-81(w shotgun capsule) my friend dumped on me, and I'm having a terrible time getting a usable recording signal out of it (fresh battery before anyone answers back with that). I wou
Re: How to test a possibly bad mic?
by Jordan Wolf 8 years ago
Did you friend purchase the mic "new", or did he get it used, also It sort of sounds like the circuitry that energizes the diaphragm plate is bad or going bad - my bet would be overexposure to moistur
Purchasing new wireless audio equipment, what bands are recommended?
by Joe Bandy 8 years ago
I'm looking to purchase new wireless audio equipment for filming in California. I was using AKG receivers in the 700mhz range but the FCC is now using those frequencies. What bands do you recommend bu
Re: Purchasing new wireless audio equipment, what bands are recommended?
by Jordan Wolf 8 years ago
All of the wireless microphone manufacturers I can think of have some sort of frequency finder tool on their websites to assist users in finding what will work for a given area of wherever they're at
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Boom Mic Operation
by Justin L. 9 years ago
I am a director and I can't hold the boom mic and direct control the camera at the same time. So I asked my friend to be my boom operator and he said yes. And now, I want to teach him how to use the b
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Re: Boom Mic Operation
by Justin L. 9 years ago
THANKS GUYS FOR THE HELP! One more quick question though. You know that recorder boom operators carry with them all the time Do they act like as the sound mixers 'Cause don't they have to watch the le
Intercom systems
by Joe Castiglioni 9 years ago
I am Video Director at a church where we do multi-camera switching. At the moment we have 2 cameras, but we're about to add a 3rd roving camera. THUSLYwe need to add another headset box. And I would l
Re: Intercom systems
by Jordan Wolf 9 years ago
Wired is ALWAYS more reliable. There are fewer points of failure, and you don't have to worry about coordinating yet another RF device. K.I.S.S. Wolf
Video looks great on MacBookPro.. horrible when projected
by Steven Feinstein 9 years ago
I am projecting a video that I created in FinalCut on the MBP onto a screen using a Dell 1610X projector Check it out here During my tests, I noticed that the video looks great on the MBP but really d
Re: Video looks great on MacBookPro.. horrible when projected
by Jordan Wolf 9 years ago
Make sure that your projector is calibrated properly. Wolf
Live Video Production - audio board question and more
by Chris Franklin 10 years ago
Hello, I'm getting ready to produce a series of live soccer tournaments where I will switch at least 3 cameras, CG, etc. form the director's chair. 1. My plan for audio is to set up 2 shotgun micropho
Re: Live Video Production - audio board question and more
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
"From the audio board, I will feed the mics to my record deck. Is this the proper way or should I go to the video switcher and then to the record deck " I think that you need to rethink your miking te
diploma in event technology
by Jackson Michael 10 years ago
Can some one suggest me a good institute where i can learn event technology (lights,sound and video) I've been working as a vision mixer for almost a year and i've been in media field as a NLE for mo
Re: diploma in event technology
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
Certifications are always handy to have since they show ACTUAL EXPERIENCE in whatever field they are for. Some rigging certifications, for example, require 3,000 hours of in the field experience just
seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
by Dan Newton 10 years ago
Hey I got a little problem -- my company just got the seinnheiser ew 345 G2 wireless mic what would I need to know is if what do i need to get to connect to the transmitter to the mac -- as i want to
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
Okay, first a question or two: What type of Apple computer are you using to record into This will let us know what types of Inputs are available (analog vs. digital, etc.). I know that my Macbook Pro
Filming a Live Gig
by Steven Sharples 10 years ago
Hi there, I need some tips for filming a live show in December. I currently have a 3 camera setup (looking at camera number 4 as we speak so lets presume we have 4), I am using a vision switcher and I
Re: Filming a Live Gig
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
Steven, As a sound guy, my recommendation is to rent a standalone recorder that you can hook up (with permission) to the FOH console - that is, the sound board that mixes the sound for the audience. Y
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Bad sound when recording.
by Andrew Hagan 10 years ago
Recently I have been filming an event with my JVC GY-HD100. To record the sound I used a rifle mic in input 1 and a second mic in input 2 of the cameras xlr inputs. The first half of the day was recor
Re: Bad sound when recording.
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
Can you post any of the footage recording for us to listen to look at That would be most helpful. Wolf
5.1 sound in a live event
by Tim Pendergrass 10 years ago
anyone done any surround sound at their event I did one thru FCP using a Matrox MXO2 but it froze up on me, what other options for playback of produced content video and surround audio tim@videolounge
Re: 5.1 sound in a live event
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
You would need to get a decoder and have the system properly deployed to actually have surround sound in the way we typically think of it. A pseudo-surround sound can be had using some digital audio c
Translucent rear projection
by Lupo Zin 10 years ago
Hey, we're trying to make a translucent surface that will be in a part of the decor in a theater piece, it moves around and from time to time it will be used as to project videos on it. it will be pro
Re: Translucent rear projection
by Jordan Wolf 10 years ago
Ah, I see. I would suggest calling a production company that rents nice projectors (Christie, Sony, etc.). They should be able to assist you. Where are you located We may be able to recommend some com
additional monitor
by maxims zima 11 years ago
I want to use a flat screen tv for additional monitor on my imac. When i hook up with the mini dvi to vga, then vga cable to flat screen i get a no signal message. Any one got a suggestion, or is this
Re: additional monitor
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Make sure the television is set to the correct input ("VGA" or "Computer" would be my guess). If that's not it, then you might want to try this: 1. Connect the VGA-MiniDVI adapter to the VGA cable. 2.
handless mouse
by Josh Snider 11 years ago
Does anyone use foot pedals, voice recognition or anything else that can control the mouse I'm getting some wrist pain, and have taken off the last two weeks from my video editing work to make sure it
Re: handless mouse
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Have you tried using a trackball Or try looking around for a Transport controller that you can hook up via USB or Firewire. They won't be cheap, but if this is your livelihood... The real question, th
DVX100A Issue
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Hey People, I have a DVX100A that displays the warning "Focus Lock" from time to time. It is not always there. Has anyone else had a similar intermittent issue like this and, if so, what did you do to
Re: DVX100A Issue
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
I see. Thanks for the input. It'll have to wait until the end of the semester, but that's what we'll do. Thanks again! Wolf
Hard Drive Software
by John Felt 11 years ago
Hello! I am working on a movie with two editors. Since this is a documentary, every week we have tons of new material that needs to go into the film. We also need to make sure both editors have all th
Re: Hard Drive Software
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Well, Carbon Copy Cloner is what I was saying "+1" to. So, is this what you want Hard Drive 1 has files "ABC" and "XYZ" on it. Hard Drive 2 only has "ABC" on it. You want "XYZ to be on Hard Drive 2 as
Zacuto - Info, please
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Hey people, First post in this forum (usually in the audio forums). I was wondering if anyone here has had experience with a company called Zacuto. They do rentals, sales, etc. and are coming to demo
Re: Zacuto - Info, please
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Heh...I forgot the link. Here you go: http: www.zacuto.com index.htmlWolf
Restricting Folder Access
by Sebastian Swallow 11 years ago
Hello, I am running OS X 10.5.6 on my Mac. I have a Disc Array attached to it that is connected by Fibre Channel. I have different people using the mac each day and all store their projects on the dis
Re: Restricting Folder Access
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
The most-straightforward way I know to go about it is to login as Administrator (maybe SuperUser, as well...I forget) and change the permissions for each user. Take a look here for help on the subject
Problem sending to Soundtrack Pro
by Emily Hagins 11 years ago
I am trying to send a Final Cut Pro 6 audio clip to Soundtrack Pro 2. When I use the "send to" option, it says that a general error has occurred. I have 80 GB of free space on my harddrive, so it does
Re: Problem sending to Soundtrack Pro
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
Post the error code and its message here. Google it, too...you might get lucky and find another discussion about it.Wolf
What general changes are made in post?
by kat hayes 11 years ago
I am going to shoot video with an HVX200 and a Countryman E6 that is directly connected to the camera. Assuming the recorded audio is good and the levels are fine, is there any need to bring the audio
Re: What general changes are made in post?
by Peter Groom 11 years ago
Hi Kat Im a post production dubbing mixer of 23 years. Generally speaking, people might think their audio is fine as is, until they hear the version after a mix. Then they hear the difference. Bad or
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