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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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Any software recs for converting FLAC to WAV?
by Noam Osband 2 weeks ago
I did an interview and the person sent me a FLAC audio file of themselves talking. I want to convert this to a WAV file to use. Any advice for the best software for doing that
Re: Any software recs for converting FLAC to WAV?
by Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
Mac or PC --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly like framing and focusing without looking at the
two record one backup
by setareh saadat 3 weeks ago
Hi Now that I have 2 recorders (Busman modded DR680 and a Zoom F8) I would like to use the DR680 as a backup for concert recordings. Can I use some splitter mic cable to achieve this or do I need sepa
Re: two record one backup
by Rob Neidig 3 weeks ago
Yes, this is possible, but there are several things to keep in mind. First you DO need a mic splitter. The Zoom F8 does not have direct outs for each channel, so you would need to split the signal for
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Ty Ford 1 month ago
Aw shucks.
Ty Ford's audiocentric NAB 2018 report
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Since our gracious host seems too modest to post this himself, permit me..... https: tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com 2018 04 nab-2018-las-vegas-baby.html ------------------------------------------------
Re: Ty Ford's audiocentric NAB 2018 report
by Bob Mark 1 month ago
Excellent read! Thanks. Bob
Behringer Truth B2030A Irregular Noise
by Felix Adamson 1 month ago
Hello All! This is my first post on this page so my apologies if this is the wrong place to post. I've just started getting a very funny sound coming through my speakers - it sounds like someone gentl
Re: Behringer Truth B2030A Irregular Noise
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Suggest exchanging left and right to confirm that the problem is the speaker itself and not any other part of your setup. (Including the audio cable to the speaker and even the power cord to the speak
Multi-mic setup into and iPad
by Matt Davis 1 month ago
Having a bit of trouble with certain setups streaming live via an iPad. Not my choice to do it this way, just a reality of the client event. I have a little iRig adapter that I might use to get one XL
Re: Multi-mic setup into and iPad
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
It would be helpful to know exactly which iRig adapter you are asking about. And which mixer. When you were poking around the XLR connector did you confirm that you were getting audio between pin 2 an
youtube studio mic setup
by Joel Conder 1 month ago
Hey guys, I m a professional cameraman editor so do know a fair amount about audio but struggling to come up with the best set up for our new YouTube studio at home. So the setup is me and my 2 kids s
Re: youtube studio mic setup
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
I was unable to locate you on YouTube. There was nothing I could identify as "dadvgirls" A link would not be out of place here IMHO. Assuming a typical room, you probably could use some acoustical tre
Basic question about a Zoom H6 I cannot find an answer to
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I know this isn't a Zoom forum. But I can't find this answer anywhere and it's probably super simple and it's driving me nuts. How can I get the time code of my clips in my Zoom H6 to always start at
Re: Basic question about a Zoom H6 I cannot find an answer to
by Richard Crowley 2 months ago
Is you interest focused only on the small transcribing segment of the production workflow What was the production workflow planning How is camera and picture and sound editing using this timecode Who
Problems with a 2 transmitter 1 receiver setup, any advice?
by Dallas Campbell 2 months ago
Hello! In just weeks, I'll be in Japan being the sole videographer on the project. I thought I had my sound set up all figured out until it came time to test it: 2 Saramonic Transmitter Lav mics 1 Sar
Re: Problems with a 2 transmitter 1 receiver setup, any advice?
by Richard Crowley 2 months ago
Probably a very large percentage of 3.5mm TRS connections are un-balanced stereo. Mic-level, line-level, or headphones earbuds, etc. 3.5m is a common and popular consumer connection style. Virtually 9
Mic stand with boom arm?
by Brian Car 2 months 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 Ty Ford 2 months ago
Hell Brian, While I agree with Eric, I would steer you to Countryman E6 mics. They ride very gently on the ear and you never have be ticked off because your guest wandered off mic and sounded like, we
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Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry 2 months 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 Richard Crowley 2 months ago
Eric Toline "The bad news is they are discontinued by JBL." But the good news is that vendors are clearing out the first-generation "LSR" series. I got my LSR308 monitors for $150 each which is the b
Pocket UltraScope
by Richard Crowley 2 months ago
It appears that BMD have dropped the Pocket UltraScope. Does anyone have an alternative solution My main interest is the ability to view the HD-SDI eye pattern for integration and maintenance support.
Re: Pocket UltraScope
by James Brooks 2 months ago
You are right, as usual, about eye patterns and traditional scopes, but I think there is still a place for test and measurement. Eye patterns are replaced with network health monitors and wireshark. F
Pocket UltraScope
by Richard Crowley 2 months ago
It appears that BMD have dropped the Pocket UltraScope Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative solution My major interest is the ability to view the HD-SDI eye pattern for integration and mai
Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Lloyd Lemmermann 6 months ago
I've decided to "buy once, cry once" and invest in a used tx rx Lectrosonics set rather than go the G3 route. I'm bewildered by the options available, but will do further research to learn about the p
Re: Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Eric Toline 6 months ago
No advantage to mixing TX & RX from different series and the strong possibility that they won't play nice together. Buy a matched set from the same series and be worry free. "I push the RECORD button
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Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Soumendra Jena 8 months ago
Here is a video of mine to ask about my audio; https: www.youtube.com watch v=0bJIFZBkJcM I have been getting comments saying, either my voice is echoing or coming out too loud. I use RODE NTG4+ and Z
Re: Question about audio in my youtube videos!
by Bruce Watson 8 months ago
Richard Crowley "1) the space is way too reverberent and 2) the microphone is the wrong type and 3) too far away from your mouth" What Ricard said. First and foremost IMHO is that you should find way
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Best audio recorder for this budget?
by saleh alzughaibi 8 months ago
I currently use zoom H4N. Doesn't have the greatest preamps. I use it with my Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone. Mainly to record dialog on a boom. Looking to upgrade for something with better preamps gain
Re: Best audio recorder for this budget?
by Brian Reynolds 8 months ago
It will all depend on your work flow.... There are a couple of things the the new series MixPre series don't have.... They don't have a 'dual card' record. On my shoots i will often hand over one card
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Outdoor recording, only me
by Scott Hopkins 10 months ago
Hello I am recording outdoor interviews about 5 feet from subject with camera zoom H5. I'm using Laos and then I shot gun mounted on the camera 1 feet foot high and 8 inches to the left. I tried my Se
Re: Outdoor recording, only me
by Brian Reynolds 10 months ago
As a guide..... if the talent can't reach out and touch the mic......Its to far away.
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I have run into a sound problem?
by Hugh Hill 11 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 11 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 12 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 Bruce Watson 11 months ago
Adriano Castaldini "Infact, as I described the kind of sounds I'd like to capture from the old lady (sighs, steps, almost no words, etc.) these could be considered like ambient sounds, right " First,
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wireless system at school
by Khac Hai 1 year ago
I have to show my idiot card here as I'm a studio guy and don't really have the experience with wireless systems that most of you do. My parents are administrators at a large school in Indonesia (Only
Re: wireless system at school
by Din noor 1 year ago
Hi There, I ll suggest go to Singapore next week for Broadcast Asia show and talk to some manufacturers exhibiting. http: www.broadcast-asia.com about-broadcastasia the-event be calm & patience.
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Learning audio
by Wesley Harrison 1 year ago
Hello audio professionals, I recently bought an AT4053b and a Tascam DR-60D. I have some experience with low end shotgun mics and simple recorders. I'm looking for some resources to learn how to bette
Re: Learning audio
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Jay Rose's book Producing Great Sound for Film & Video pops into mind. Covers all the bases and then some.
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Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Danny Kane 1 year 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 1 year 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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time code generator
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
Would like to start using gen lock and timecode sync for multicam shoots. Not quite getting the chain of connections. I will have 2-3 camcorders with gen lock and timecode sdi bnc. I'm planning to buy
Re: time code generator
by Brian Reynolds 1 year ago
Timecode and Gunlock are 2 TOTALLY different things..... Timecode is a 'number stamp' on each frame of media (just like the old 35mm film) the numbers are 'normally' 24hr clock time in hrs minutes sec
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Audio Setup Advice
by Dan Sudkamp 1 year ago
Hello all, I'm looking for some advice on audio setup for a production this week with some budget-related hurdles. The production is a Q&A session between an off-camera adult and 3-4 on-camera grade s
Re: Audio Setup Advice
by Steve Kownacki 1 year ago
What type of camera are you using Something with decent audio XLR My first choice would be to LAV each student and feed the H4n's and send the adult's audio to the camera. Editing would be clean with
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Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
The fact that you cannot record audio only with any BMD product is stupidity. Buy a $2000 device and it requires you to have a video input connected and must also record the video is an unfathomable d
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Re: Silly concept BMD
by Richard Crowley 1 year ago
It is also very disappointing that products like the "H.264 Pro Recorder" do not support injecting analog (or AES) audio into on SDI or HDMI video stream. It has analog digital audio inputs, but they
New videographer in need of some audio guidance
by Justin Brewer 1 year ago
I have recently come up with a plan to record unknown artists Throughout my state. I REALLY want to give them a good platform to show there stuff on my new YouTube channel. I feel as though I'm obliga
Re: New videographer in need of some audio guidance
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
Justin Brewer "I was hoping someone out there would be able to give me some guidance as to how they could have pulled this off!" I think they have: http: smallsessions.com about.html That picture sho
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Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
I don't see ATEM 1M E on the BMD website products page anymore. Does that mean they are discontinuing it I see: ATEM 2 M E Broadcast Studio 4K ATEM Production Studio 4K ATEM Television Studio ATEM Cam
Re: Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Gary Adams 2 years ago
Hello Richard. The 4K ATEMs are grouped under the Production Studio 4K link. They may be found here: https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products atem Sorry for the confusion. Regards, Gary Gary Adams Sr
Ty Ford 2 years ago
Thanks for your great help to Gami!
Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Now that I have posted this message, will I be able to edit it at all I have logged out of COW, and back in. So this is the recommended test. First, there was no editing permitted. Then it was made av
Re: Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
As I suspected, the edit function is completely gone. Even seconds after the message is posted. Please bring it back. Recording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly like framing and focusi
Blackmagic Television Studio Inquiries
by Armando Irias 2 years ago
Hello, I am planning on building a 3 camera setup with Blackmagic Televison studio for doing live streaming of sporting events (boxing) to be exact. I have never done such a setup, thus, I have severa
Re: Blackmagic Television Studio Inquiries
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
1. The Behringer Ultra Curve Pro DEQ2496 is typically used to convert analog audio into AES EBU digital to feed into the ATEM TVS video switcher. And the DEQ2496 can be set to compensate for the video
Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Tarik Fouda 2 years ago
Hey Everyone, I just got asked to record sound on a project that is shooting out at sea on a boat. It's going to be very windy most likely, along with other sound issues--birds probably, small waves,
Re: Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Craig Alan 2 years ago
Like photographers who wait for the magic hour and trees and cloud coverage to filter the light, wait for times when the wind dies down. and find locations on-board where when there is less wind. shoo
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Rode Mics
by Miranda Shar 2 years ago
Hi I'm in the market for some equipment to start getting some gear together. I've heard that Rode are relatively good mics for the price. As a person starting in the industry is this the way to go Tha
Re: Rode Mics
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Miranda Shar "I'm in the market for some equipment to start getting some gear together. I've heard that Rode are relatively good mics for the price. As a person starting in the industry is this the w
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Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
Argh! I got my nice wireless tally system all running, and now I find out that my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher interface connector appears to be DEAD. None of the inputs or outputs appear to do anything
Re: Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
Your switcher uses an open collector connection for tally so you will need to bias the connector with power to drive the transistor to conduct. See page 68 in your switcher manual. E=MC2+ -2db
Switcher for church IMAG
by Grant Hansen 5 years ago
My Church is looking to Upgrade our Video System and expand some of our IMAG capabilities. I'm look at Blackmagic's ATEM 2m e. I'm planning for the abblity to run 8 inputs (6 cameras and 2 computers).
Re: Switcher for church IMAG
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
IME the ATEM switchers do not have sufficiently low latency for live image mag use unless you use gen-lock cameras. Whenever I need to do live image-mag, I have to use my Panasonic AW-HS50 switcher. I
New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Adam Kolish 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I had a couple questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer, as I think there might be a mistake in my setup: What I was tasked to do was design a new System for a church that h
Re: New setup Atem TV Studio / Decklink Studio
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
Check out MXlight as a solution to both live streaming AND recording the H.264 video from the USB output of the TVS. It is quite possible that it will run on one of your older PC systems. http: mxligh
Disappearing Threads?
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
I have seen a few cases where a thread completely disappears under different conditions. It seems like very odd behavior to be designed that way, so I think it must be a bug For example, the thread ti
Resolved, but I can't delete this.
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
I discovered this is because of the option to block "newbie" posts which appears to be defaulted "on". I personally think this is a bad idea because everyone was a newbie once and had to start somewhe
Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Patrick Cutler 6 years ago
I'm upgrading my broadcast equipment and would like to know which HDMI video cameras work best with the Black Magic ATEM Television Studio I typically broadcast long sporting events (such as tournamen
Re: Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
You didn't state a budget. I am doing something similar and I am VERY happy with my Sony HXR-NX5U cameras. (Street price: $4K) I have three of them and I am planning on dumping my EX1 and getting a 4t
New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by John Wilhelmi 6 years ago
Hi, I am new to Blackmagic Design and will have many questions while I learn. Linearity is not my style so I will be jumping around from model to model and software package to software package asking
Re: New to Blackmagic Design ATEM question
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
Powering down seems like a pretty kludgy answer, especially with no power switch and a captive power connector. I would just overwrite the unwanted frames with a black frame and get on with it. Name i
Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Mark Slocombe 6 years ago
Just got TV Studio for conference meeting webcasting, Using XDCAM EX1 cameras - SDI into Atem for video. We have 2 Sennheiser K66 boom mics. Am thinking simplest audio solution using our kit is to plu
Re: Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
The TVS has only digital audio input. I don't know that it does anything with the audio data coming in on an SDI or HDMI video input. Furthermore, "sync" implies that you are delaying the audio signal
Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Michael Spano 6 years ago
OK I won't go into all the long drawn out specifics. To be short, I took on the challenge of starting a Film TV production coarse at the Middle School (8th grade) level. The Film class has been going
Re: Middle School Teacher looking for assistance with ATEM TVS!!!
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
The Behringer SRC2496 does NOT include audio delay. And the Behringer Shark DSP110 does NOT include digital output. However the Behringer Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496 includes both adjustable delay AND digi
Shooting in China. Power Question
by Michael McSwain 6 years ago
Headed to China next week and I'm just now realizing that I don't yet have a solution for powering my lights and charging my batteries. I'm sure the batteries isn't a problem and a standard power conv
Re: Shooting in China. Power Question
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
Inspect the nameplates on your chargers. They may be "universal" meaning that they will operate from 100 to 240V, so you would need only a mains plug adapter. Very little modern equipment gives a fig
new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hi - first, I too want my new Blackmagic products, like the Teranex, and Camera. So no matter what I suggest here, even if Blackmagic said "yes - we will do it" - I know that I would not see it until
Re: new Blackmagic products I would like to see
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
"Huh Which converter boxes are you talking about BMD's mini and OpenGear converters are the cheapest there is, at least from what I can find. Far more inexpensive than AJA, for instance." They are all
problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Ewan Horlock 6 years ago
Hi there, Not too sure if this is the correct section but here goes Basically I have been experimenting with the Sony Z5 under fluorescent lights and I was wandering if someone could help. I have read
Re: problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
What are you shooting 25P What problem are you seeing trying to solve What lighting options are available to you
Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Oliver de Morassé 6 years ago
We are shooting full body spokespersons against a green screen for e-learning videos. I have received contraditory advice, and would appreciate what you think: 1. Approximately how high should our tri
Re: Camera and teleprompter positioning
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I recently shot a similar production of a 1 hour delivery. I used a 19 inch LCD screen positioned right below the lens and we were about 12 feet away from the talent. The farther away the camera is fr
Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Olly Lawer 7 years ago
Hi, I'm filming a comical advert which involves a tractor, plus the make model of the tractor. They may not want to be affiliated with the advert, so I was going to blur out the brand and presumably t
Re: Logo on a tractor as part of a shoot. Is this a problem?
by Richard Crowley 7 years ago
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Lighting case for airlines?
by Bob Knapp 7 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations for a hard shell case for lighting stands small tripods backdrop stands I'll need to check this on airlines. It doesn't need to me padded. I'm just looking for som
Re: Lighting case for airlines?
by Richard Crowley 7 years ago
I also went with a large golf bag case for a bunch of stands and cables. I managed to pack 95 pounds into it(!) The case was great, but the weight was a killer. On a short trip across the country, I n
Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Al Kohout 7 years ago
Hello...we have a Tricaster Studio (not HD)...and wish to make connections simple. I heard we can run the signal through a Balun on each end and convert to cat 5. (or cat 6 --what is difference ) Can
Re: Component video over cat 5 or 6 ?
by Richard Crowley 7 years ago
Yes, you can use an inexpensive balun to send composite or Y C or component video over Cat5 cable. Something like this... http: www.tripplite.com en products model.cfm txtModelID=4596 Depending on man
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