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Zoom amateur
by Aaron Lloyd 4 weeks ago
Hey Guys, I I am not an audio pro, and I am in the process of hiring one going forward. But my question is I have the H4N, a Sennheiser lav, and a Rode NTG 3. Can I record using both mics to have 2 se
Re: Zoom amateur
by Peter Groom 3 weeks ago
If youre using non familiar kit or doing something you dont normally do, its doubly important you do these first. 1) Set up and make it all work BEFORE going to the shoot 2) At the shoot make a test r
Where do you put the music when doing a 5.1 mix in Premiere?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
What I mean is, I am doing a 5.1 mix for a project and it's my first time doing a 5.1. I understand the concept, about wherever you place the black dot in the audio mixer, is wherever the sound will b
Re: Where do you put the music when doing a 5.1 mix in Premiere?
by Peter Groom 1 month ago
Thats all down to levels, mix and eq. Youll need to "mix" to your taste, respecting the meters. This is 1 reason why the actual surround speakers youre using are crucial. They need to be matched corre
Audio switcher
by Tom Prigge 2 months ago
This is more of a consumer question, so admin feel free to delete. I have a 1978 Marantz receiver. I want to hook up multiple audio sources, but have them all go into the same input on the Marantz. I
Re: Audio switcher
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Chasing career dreams on this one! Post Production Dubbing Mixer
A question for post film mixing
by Ty Ford 2 months ago
I have a friend who has a nine minute film. It's a stereo mix. He has been asked for at least a L C R for theaters, for a DCP. I have suggested that he mono the L R and put it in the center and then u
Re: A question for post film mixing
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Afraid so He cant re allocate the audio elements in a LR mix to satisfy the definition of LCR. Might be worthwhile him talking to whoever is requesting it if thats really hard to achieve, such as it w
Missing (some) audio after export
by João Pedro Oliveira 3 months ago
Hello, guys, I've been searching for a solution for my problem for the past 3 hours. The thing is, I created a sequence with 3 audio tracks: the track 1 is a song, and the other two are just some dupl
Re: Missing (some) audio after export
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Hi pleased I could help. Your explanation of your problem made it seem pretty obvious what was causing your issue, but I admit that understanding phase etc is very much a sound engineers area. Peter P
Premiere Pro cc18 media import issue
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Hi Im finding on some video files that when imported and placed on the timeline, Premiere pro is cutting off before the complete end of the file when played outside Premiere where it plays completely.
Re: Premiere Pro cc18 media import issue
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Hi Dave. No as its a client supplied recording. However if export it to anew file such as H264 then it goes into premiere ok. Im just wanting to explore if there is anything I can do adjust, in premie
Dialogue Rescue Needed
by Bob Mark 6 months ago
Hey everyone, a producer friend of mine has an interview that was recorded too hot. Does anyone know of a software solution or an EQ setting that would be helpful in saving the interview Thanks. Bob
Re: Dialogue Rescue Needed
by Peter Groom 6 months ago
Izotope rx is great for many audio issues, including distortion, but it does depend on HOW hot exactly. Post a clip Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
Basically in my experience working with the audio professionals, they prefer to record all the Foley in a studio, and then want to add the room reverb and filters later in post. But I feel this create
Re: Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by Peter Groom 1 year ago
Re: Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley same reason that tea manufacturers don't add sugar to the tea leaves in the factory. Its best to add later to taste. pete
What can I do about this audio mixing problem with sound effects?
by ryan elder 1 year ago
I graduated from film school and on our final film project, basically after I am done completing the video edit and have locked picture, we the students, then turn over our projects to the school who
Re: What can I do about this audio mixing problem with sound effects?
by Peter Groom 1 year ago
Hi again. youre in a bit of a corner here as this is a student school relationship rather than a normal producer studio commercial relationship. If it were the latter and on a commercial footing then
Need a stock music site that will invoice my company (instead of credit card payment)
by Freddie Patane 1 year ago
Hi- I'm an art director in a publishing company and I create videos for their sales team. Our company does not give out corporate cards to employees so I'm forced to find a stock music company that ca
Re: Need a stock music site that will invoice my company (instead of credit card payment)
by Peter Groom 1 year ago
try http: www.audionetwork.com Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Shooting video with someone whispering
by Mark Crews 1 year 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 Peter Groom 1 year ago
Id definitely recommend the ADR approach to get the best signal to noise ratio, and use a hq studio mic. This is how its done in the film industry. Field sound is your guide template edit track only.
video card alternatives
by Phillip Byrd 2 years ago
Can anyone share experience using alternative video cards with Avid Media Composer 8.x Anyone using a "gaming" card with 4-8gb memory
Re: video card alternatives
by Peter Groom 2 years ago
Ive had avid for well over 25 years, and have never had any sort of "recommended" system, or video card in my home system, and have never had an issue. That said, as my home machine is merely a home h
During live capture of Stevie Wonder this occured. Need advice.
by Curt LaFurney 2 years ago
G5 Tower crashed I was capturing a live performance of Stevie Wonder last night. At the very end of the show my Mac Tower running black magic capture card froze solid. I had to hard shut down and rest
Re: During live capture of Stevie Wonder this occured. Need advice.
by Peter Groom 2 years ago
But , given that it was a Stevie Wonder performance, you have at least 2 other back up recordings and every camera was Iso'd to allow a complete rebuild right! Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
creating a single clip from a video and a synced audio
by pekin azer 2 years ago
Hi all, is there a way to turn a video and an audio file (in sync with each other and at the same lenght) into one clip.... not a subclip... There was a way but i forgot as i stayed away for almost 3
Re: creating a single clip from a video and a synced audio
by Peter Groom 2 years ago
Hi surely a subclip does exactly what you want, providing you want to stay inside the avid. If you want it outside the avid then youd have to export it as a video file I think! Peter Post Production D
Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
I'm shooting an event coming up and the client has indicated that a sound company will be putting a lav mic on the speaker to amplify him (and am unsure if it's a wireless unit). I want to put my own
Re: Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
Hi I think this idea of a lav mic going into a recorder in a pocket is the worst Ive ever heard and completely amateur. If you have responsibility of recording this audio as you say, then how do you h
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Best way to send files to Audio Engineer running Pro Tools
by Terry Leahy 3 years ago
Hi guys, Running latest version of Media Composer and I'm trying to figure out the best way to send files to my Audio Engineer remotely. Currently I'm sending just the audio but he always wants the vi
Re: Best way to send files to Audio Engineer running Pro Tools
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
What does he say he wants Thats the point. I always want an OMF with embedded audio or AAF embedded audio. No picture file in that. At LEAST 50f handles, best 100f. Then I have the Pictures as a hd qu
AVID Media Composer NanoKontrol2
by Veronika Zaplata 3 years ago
Hi creative cow community! I am a AVID user for the last 25 years or so. Years ago I have been using a midi mixer for editing sound. Then with a new update it stopped to work. I have discovered now th
Re: AVID Media Composer NanoKontrol2
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
i tried a nanokontrol 2 and had no succes Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
HD Footage to SD DVD
by Ryan Walker 3 years ago
Looking to create an NTSC DVD in Encore CS6 from a 1920x1080 H264 master. The frame rate is 23.976. That is the only master I have. My goal is to have my SD DVD playback in full screen on a 16:9 TV. A
Re: HD Footage to SD DVD
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
I think your issue is that you aren't giving encore DVD compliant files so it has to compress. If you put your files through something like I use sorenson squeeze and add m2v DVD compliant files and a
Can anyone reply for this problem please?
by Marinos Yiannakis 3 years ago
Hi there. When ever i use encore on my Imac I notice that it's always leaving some gigabytes in my storage. I use external drives for my projects which i delete after i create the bluray and dvd isos,
Re: Can anyone reply for this problem please?
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
Ive often tracked down some pretty large unused render files etc some months later. I dont think theres any answer to stop it, other than accept that this software is end of live and end of interest s
Migrate from Premiere to Avid
by Judith Ruich 3 years ago
Hello, I hope someone could help me. I am involved in a project that will have an assistant editor during the shooting who will be working in Premiere selecting footage shot in Alexa. After the shooti
Re: Migrate from Premiere to Avid
by Peter Groom 3 years ago
Im curious if any agreement was reached about your workflow going forward I think Shane's advice is spot on, and largely agrees with me. I'll make one additional point. Editors nowadays live in a very
MXF and OMFI folders
by Marcus Taylor 4 years ago
Hi, RE: Media composer What is the maximum number of files we can store (on one volume HDD) in MXF and OMFI folders Does MC 6.5 vs MC 8 have different limitations If I have too many files in my OMFI f
Re: MXF and OMFI folders
by Peter Groom 4 years ago
I dont think theres a limitation, but Avid will create new folders when neccessary. BUT Id suggest asking on the avid.com community as someone there will know exactly what the limits are for you rathe
LFE with Surround Sound
by Dave Edwards 4 years ago
I'd be grateful for advice in setting the level of the LFE when using surround sound. Setting this to zero produces noise whilst a low value like -35 seems to produce nothing,
Re: LFE with Surround Sound
by Peter Groom 4 years ago
How are your monitors calibrated. Setting levels for surround is vERY tricky. You need to have a fiull surround monitoring setup that is all calibrated with a spl meter. Only then can you know who muc
Audio Echo - in the exported QT
by Bárbara Nunes 4 years ago
Hi All. I am working in a Avid 8.31 project (23.98 - 48Khz) with 18 tracks of audio. They are all synced, playing fine, but when I export to quicktime the audio comes with an echo that gets worse as w
Re: Audio Echo - in the exported QT
by Peter Groom 4 years ago
HI Can you post an example so we can understand the issue Do you mean Echo Echo is "a repeated echo multiple times of the same audio" ie echo, cho. cho, cho or do you mean a delay, where there is a re
Is there a way......
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Hi. I have AVID 7.0.3 i recall. Im aware that in FCP (which I dislike) I can use the find function to select ALL clips on the timeline of a certain name and then apply an effect to all of these. Is th
Re: Is there a way......
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
we're not here to compare why not The idea is to say "can I do this specific task that I do with the other system ".... that's all not neccesarily. you can say that if you prefer. I have a clear prefe
Advice on stopping odd behaviour in FCP
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
OK cards on the table. Ive been editing AVID for 20 years or more, but im currently in front of a FCP. Im doing a multicam edit. Ive synched my cameras, created my multicam clip, and can vision mix wi
Canon XF-305 Assistance needed
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Hi - Im new on this board, but am hoping someone can help me with a problem I have with my Canon XF-305 camera. Basically Im losing faith with it rapidly. Im finding that in anything other than bright
Re: Canon XF-305 Assistance needed
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
HI al I think my problems all stemmed from the use of the autogain switch which seems to ramp the gain up past 20db and creates a lot of noise. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Canon GL2 with MA-300 adapter - audio static
by Matt Stephens 5 years ago
Hey fellas... I've been dealing with an ongoing issue for about three years. The problem is that sometimes there is suddenly static in my recordings. Here's my set up: Canon GL2 on a stationary tripod
Re: Canon GL2 with MA-300 adapter - audio static
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
HI Matt I have just wandered by your post as Ive been seeking advice about a camera here, but me real day job is pro audio!. 1) Can you post a bit 2) Id repost your question on the Audio professionals
FCP video formats
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Hi all OTHER than Pro res, what other video file types does FCP natively edit Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Re: FCP video formats
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Easiest way to find out is to look at the EASY SETUP list. But... DV HDV XDCAM DVCPRO HD ProRes (422, HQ, LT, Proxy, 4444) Offline RT (Offline RT HD) - those are low res, offline codecs Shane Little F
Long file import issue
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Hi I am having trouble importing a Long Motion JPEG A type into FCP. I find that if i create a short file, it goes into FCP 6 fine, but a long one (2 hours and more) brings up a "file not recognised"
Re: Long file import issue
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Hi thanks for that. The hard drive is ntfs format and works fine on my Mac with fcp. If that file type us t supported what else apart from pro res is support ed. Pro res seems overkill as it's just a
Licensed wedding music
by Cale Henderson 6 years ago
I have been searching forums for this topic and continue to find the same stuff... People asking for new wedding song ideas and getting lists containing Enya, Nat King Cole, and Louis Armstrong's What
Re: Licensed wedding music
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Ash. Hard luck In the uk we have a very reasonable licensing system where you can but a license for weddings etc very cheaply. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
What to do with dancing wedding footage?
by Linda O'Connell 6 years ago
I am a newer wedding videographer..(4 years or so) in the past I have shot the ceremony and toasts and then I am done. Lately, I have been asked to stay longer to get everyone dancing having a good ti
Re: What to do with dancing wedding footage?
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
I dont know where youre from, but here in the UK we have an alternative. Not fashionable, or even fitting with the worlds download for free culture, but we BUY a license. Is say we buy, but should hav
Please critique my wedding/event videography marketing and image techniques, and give advice...?
by Jason Caridi 6 years ago
Hello, I have found wedding videography to be a solid way for me to gain income. Some background... I am the owner of Caridiography Video (http: www.caridiography.com), and I do all of my shoots alone
Re: Please critique my wedding/event videography marketing and image techniques, and give advice...?
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Hello Jason You asked for comments re your website etc etc. I too make wedding DVD programmes but here in the UK. I think for weddings you REALLY should create a new brand and website separate from ot
HD footage to SD DVD
by Sabrina Xaviar 6 years ago
Ok. So I have 2 hours of HD upper field 1920x1080 video. Its a dance recital and the client wants SD DVD's. (I tried for blu ray but they wouldn't budge). I know SD footage isn't going to look as shar
Re: HD footage to SD DVD
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Hi I have found in my encore cs 5.5 that the automatic settings are lower field first and can't be changed. How I do it is create DVD compliant files outside encore in Sorensen squeeze and import thos
Building DVD
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Hi I encode my M2v DVD compliant assets in sorenson squeeze,. When i make a blu ray using this workflow, i have the option on "Dont Transcode" against the m2v, which results in a very fast build, but
Re: Building DVD
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Hi yes ive seen bitrate calculators etc, but a calc cant possibly know what menu and sub menu and graphics exist in the dvd authoring project, Its that value befor evido im trying to find. Some author
Ty Ford 6 years ago
You HAVE a chocolate teapot! Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? :)

Ty
Panasonic gh3 vs g3
by Peter Groom 6 years ago
Hi Picture wise, is the much cheaper g3 a lot poorer than the gh3 flagship camera. And, does any dslr automatically start another file when the video file hits is ,max size length. I need something th
Recommendations for a good Blu Ray Burner? (Couldn't find appropriate forum)
by jack wormell 7 years ago
Hi All Sorry, this is actually Blu-Ray related but I couldn't find an appropriate forum, I'd be really thankful if someone could give me some advice. At work we're looking to buy an external Blu-Ray p
Re: Recommendations for a good Blu Ray Burner? (Couldn't find appropriate forum)
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
i went for an LG but an internally connected one. didnt want external. are you ona pc or a locked down mac. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Specifically within Adobe Encore
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
I s there a way of amending a Blu Ray or DVD compliant file (made in Sorenson Squeeze INSIDE encore. eg. I make a video, make the files in sor sq and import and author insode encore. THEN i get an ame
Re: Specifically within Adobe Encore
by Daniel Ludwig 7 years ago
peter, what you are looking for is segmented based reencoding! this could only be done with high-end-encoding-software like rovi totalcode or CCE HD for a lot dollars. otherwise you need to encode the
What's Causing Jitter?
by Thomas Hughes 7 years ago
We edit on Final Cut. Whenever we need the finished program on a BluRay disc we use Toast. It generally works fine and looks good, but I just completed one that doesn't look good. Shots without moveme
Re: What's Causing Jitter?
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
is your media seq upper filed 1st or lower. there is a filter in FCP called de interlace. Try this You can eliminate the frustration and time wasting of exporting and making costly discs by having a t
DVD & BD in Encore
by Curtis Nichols 7 years ago
I'm using Encore for DVD authoring. The client may want both DVD and BluRay. Encore makes it look easy to make both from a single project. Author the BluRay, burn an image; then switch it to DVD and b
Re: DVD & BD in Encore
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
HI Curtis I have a similar workflow to yourself, but have found (irritatingly) that i need to make bd compliant files in Sorenson AND dvd compliant files too. Id really like to just make the sor sq BD
Im thinking about buying a new DSLR
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
Hi Everyone. Im new here, but a regular over on the Pro audio forum. I'm thinking about buying myself a new DSLR camera that shoots video too, and I'm looking for recommendations for product. I'm pres
Re: Im thinking about buying a new DSLR
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
Hi Noah I have no problem with complexity. (my background) Im a studio dubbing mixer in film and tv and rarely have a mix with less than 200 tracks, 50 busses etc, 8.1 surround etc, so im a lover of c
External Mic cables are dangly - what do you do to fix them?
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hi All. Just about to film a test project with my 600D - and have been experimenting with the audio kit I own to get the best "general purpose" sound out of it. Seems my sennheiser ME-66 (XLR to mini-
Re: External Mic cables are dangly - what do you do to fix them?
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
You could always cut the cable and resolder it the correct length. Thats a 30 sec job. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
SD to HD resizing
by Peter Groom 8 years ago
HI all. 1st time here on the After effects forum, but Im a regular poster on the audio professionals forum, so go easy on me please. Ive made an after effects composition that is 720x576 PAL. It has t
Re: SD to HD resizing
by Joey Foreman 8 years ago
Check File Scripts to see if you have Scale Comp. That's what you need. If you don't see it, look in the AE application's Scripts folder and see if there is a subfolder called Demos (that's where it w
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