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Sennheiser AVX
by Rob Dunford 4 weeks ago
Sennheiser AVX system, whats with the country specific frequency bands. I though the '1.9mhz' band was designed not to be country specific. Would it be illegal if I used my UK AVX in the US or vis a v
Re: Sennheiser AVX
by Peter Groom 3 weeks ago
Hi I don't think its anything that Sennheiser are saying you cant do. I think its the Radio Frequency allocations in different countries, and how the spectrum is split between different users that dic
I have run into a sound problem?
by Hugh Hill 2 months ago
Hello, Creative Audio Pros. I have been asked to do a corporate video for a company in London, I went down to see if I could hook into the existing speaker system but not sure if I can I have included
Re: I have run into a sound problem?
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Hi Richards advice is, as usual, great. You wont get a London sound eng for that budget especially carrying 4 radio channels. Id add that, if you feel that your clients expectations and requirements a
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How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Adriano Castaldini 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here, and I'm honored to ask for your help about a question: As a filmaking student I havo to make a little documentary with audio 5.1. The bad thing about audio is that I'm
Re: How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Been following this thread interestedly, but I find it interesting how the discussion has become soooooo high end detailed in the finer points of mic choices etc etc, when the starting point was such
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video card alternatives
by Phillip Byrd 3 months 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 months 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
Remove distracting 'sweeping' sound
by Keith Vickers 3 months ago
I have a clip in Premiere pro, there is some dialogue but behind the dialogue somebody was sweeping, it is very distracting. Is there a way to remove the sweeping while keeping the dialogue crisp
Re: Remove distracting 'sweeping' sound
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
Isotope can likely get rid, or help but- 1) Its a complex tool (like spectral layers) and so without someone who knows how to work it I doubt youll have much success 2) Its costly (like spectral layer
Flattened audio waveform when recorded through ext mic on H4N
by Anthony Moon 3 months ago
Hi all, We filmed a wedding ceremony on the weekend and when recording the audio we got a weird flat waveform from the zoom. It seems to distort quite a bit. Does anyone know if this can be resolved i
Re: Flattened audio waveform when recorded through ext mic on H4N
by Peter Groom 2 months ago
How bad does it sound. Do you want to post a short bit. We might be able to say what can be done before the bride fries you. the -20db pad does just that. it drops the level by using resistors in the
Static/interference in lav mic
by Anthony Gertzos 3 months ago
I am using apurture's a lav for smartphone with an iPod 4g. I recorded a bit of audio and there is a terrible static noise with it. It does not happen every time, most often it is fine. This problem h
Re: Static/interference in lav mic
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Sounds to me like the level hitting the input electronics is too high. Does it get any better if you decrease the input gain Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
New Rode VideMic Pro recording at lower-than-normal levels?
by Xavier Bonet 3 months ago
I recently bought the Rode VideoMic Pro to couple with my Zoom H1 in order to obtain better and cleaner sound in my videos by recording the person's voice from up top, as close as I can get to the mou
Re: New Rode VideMic Pro recording at lower-than-normal levels?
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Hi - I dont have any of this kit, but:- Do you have a new battery in the mic Lithium or Alkaline You have NO other cables between the Rode and the H1 Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Recording audio advice.
by Bethan Jepson 3 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to read my post, firstly to say I don't know that much about sound which is why I'm reaching out to you guys. I don't want to offend anyone as I appreciate the huge suppo
Re: Recording audio advice.
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
I have a zoom H4n and have never managed to get feedback of any sort. Also I fail to see any link to the lights re feedback issues. I could buy that lights may cause some interference hum buzz but not
During live capture of Stevie Wonder this occured. Need advice.
by Curt LaFurney 3 months 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 3 months 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
raising the vices while lowering background noise
by Keith Vickers 3 months ago
Hi guys, I have a question: I have a clip on my timeline. There are two people having a conversation but there is also a conversation at a lower level in the background at times. How would members her
Re: raising the vices while lowering background noise
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
You dont say what your micing was. If the main dialogue you want is on 1 track and the other annoying dialogue is on the other, then its an easy fix on the faders. If its all mixed then you are in big
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Audio Configuration - Multi Channel
by Don Alexander 4 months ago
For the first time, we will be allowed to submit programming to a distributor in files rather than tapes. Thank goodness. But that raises some concerns in dealing with audio. The distributor has adopt
Re: Audio Configuration - Multi Channel
by Peter Groom 3 months ago
Here it is Measured loudness shall indicate the average loudness of normally spoken dialogue during the body of the program, and the resultant average must conform to -24 LKFS, + - 2 LU. True Peak lev
Settings for recording location dialogue with Zoom H4n and Rode Shotgun NTG-2
by Victoria Thaine 4 months ago
Hi, I'm a filmmaker and needing to do my own recording for some off-screen dialogue and BG noise for a web-series. I'll be getting toddlers to do the dialogue and also capture sound of three children
Re: Settings for recording location dialogue with Zoom H4n and Rode Shotgun NTG-2
by Peter Groom 4 months ago
OK Firstly wear headphones. Second, before you start shooting for real, make a test recording and play it back and adjust based on that. There isnt really any "set up" to be followed but ensure you ar
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creating a single clip from a video and a synced audio
by pekin azer 4 months 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 4 months 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 8 months 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 7 months 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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EXPORTING OMF from Premiere Pro not working
by Vinod Raja 7 months ago
I am working on a project with the latest version of premiere pro on a I mac and have completed a long documentary. I tried exporting an OMF for audio work on Pro tools and it give error report, unabl
Re: EXPORTING OMF from Premiere Pro not working
by Peter Groom 7 months ago
Hi - do you want to outline exactly your workflow. Did you try an aaf instead Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Best way to send files to Audio Engineer running Pro Tools
by Terry Leahy 7 months 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 7 months 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
how to find and select all clips on timeline originating from one master file
by Ali Jafri 7 months ago
In case the subject heading isn't clear, let me explain: I've edited my timeline using several footage clips from various cameras. The cuts are numerous. So, if I need to locate and select all edited
Re: how to find and select all clips on timeline originating from one master file
by Peter Groom 7 months ago
Just had a quiclook for you. OPen the seq youre interested in nothing highlighted Edit Find select name in drop select contains in drop enter the source file name that you want to find in NAME find al
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AVID Media Composer NanoKontrol2
by Veronika Zaplata 8 months 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 8 months ago
i tried a nanokontrol 2 and had no succes Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
HD Footage to SD DVD
by Ryan Walker 10 months 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 10 months 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
VU Meter
by Eric Merklein 10 months ago
While I've been on Pro for about a year things happen that I can't figure out. All of a sudden, the VU meter for audio levels is floating rather than embedded at the right side of my time line and i c
Re: VU Meter
by Peter Groom 10 months ago
It is not a VU meter. The ballistics of Premiere pro audio meters do not follow even similar characteristics to a VU meter Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
Can anyone reply for this problem please?
by Marinos Yiannakis 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
You HAVE a chocolate teapot! Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? :)

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Panasonic gh3 vs g3
by Peter Groom 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
You could always cut the cable and resolder it the correct length. Thats a 30 sec job. Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
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