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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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Manually Correcting for Audio Drift: what's your favorite way?
by Conrad Deleon 2 weeks ago
Much of drift correction today seems to be "under the hood". Plural Eyes has Automatic Drift Correction, or it can correct for drift when it gets above a certain threshold. FCPX and Premier Pro can sy
Re: Manually Correcting for Audio Drift: what's your favorite way?
by Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
I NEVER stretch the audio track. The audience can hear artifacts from diddling the audio MUCH more than they can detect the odd duplicated (or dropped) frame of video. And, of course you can pull-up t
Broadcast Mic recommendations
by Larry Richards 2 weeks ago
Hello, I work for a network affiliate and am in need of a quality Broadcast Mic for our studio. We generally only have one talent on camera at a time but there are times when we have 2. All recommenda
Re: Broadcast Mic recommendations
by Bruce Watson 2 weeks ago
Larry Richards "A boom mic." Well, the usual suspects tend to be the same ones used in dialog recording. Those typically being hypers like the Sennheiser MKH 50 or 8050 and the Schoeps CMC6 mk 41 (pe
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Question about BMD Camera/Studio Converters
by Stephen Rutherford 2 months ago
I am looking to piece together a basic 4-camera live streaming setup for a local high school football program. I've been exploring all equipment and just came across the BMD Camera Studio Converters.
Re: Question about BMD Camera/Studio Converters
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
Stephen Rutherford "1 - Do the converters work with ANY cameras or just the BMD cameras Basically, I am looking at some Sony cameras that have HD SDI out - would the converter work (i.e. - get signal
Suggestions on portable audio recorder?
by Evan Robertson 3 weeks ago
Hello, I am going to be doing some freelance radio news reporting for a small community station. I am wanting to purchase a handheld audio recorder and was looking for some suggestions on what to cons
Re: Suggestions on portable audio recorder?
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
Evan, someone calling themselves "Bill Wilnheim" posted exactly the same question 12 minutes before you posted this one. Many people see this as suspicious behavior and are unlikely to respond to eith
Guide to Music Licensing
by Justin Stanizzi 3 weeks ago
Hey Everyone, I'm from a startup that deal with music libraries and their music licenses. I had to do a deep dive into music licensing and the current systems that manage rights abuses. At this point
Re: Guide to Music Licensing
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
Thank you, @Justin Stanizzi. Note that MECHANICAL License Rights typically refers to AUDIO-only recordings (by whatever physical media: wax-cylinder, vinyl disc, cassette, CD, etc.) Mechanical license
Audio path question
by James Dow 1 month ago
If I wanted to add a Compressor Limiter and a Behringer Feedback Eliminator in between the mixer output and powered speakers, what should the correct signal path be Thanks, James JPD
Re: Audio path question
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
I would take the output from the mixer and put it through the compressor limiter first, and then through the feedback eliminator and out to the powered speakers. Reason: The feedback-eliminator needs
Is it common for the DP to decide where the boom mic goes?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Whenever I work as a boom operator on a production (Which I have in the past), the DP always decides where the boom mic goes, and as a result the sound often sucks, because he chooses a spot that is t
Re: Is it common for the DP to decide where the boom mic goes?
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Production is a co-operative exercise of different teams crews, each with their own priorities. Of course the lighting people want to get the lighting the very best they can achieve. But ignoring othe
Whats is causing that noise? Some strange noise is destroying my video.
by Patrick Bronte 2 months ago
Hi I'm using a Canon C100mk2 with a AT4053b Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone and a AT803 (AT803B) MINI CLIP-ON MICROPHONE. The problem I'm having is that the recordings have this digital ticking sou
Re: Whats is causing that noise? Some strange noise is destroying my video.
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Still cannot view the video.: "This video is unavailable." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly
Lavalier sound issues
by Derek Churchyard 2 months ago
I'm having some sound issues that I can't seem to resolve with my setup. Here is what I have: *Comica Audio CVM-WM100 *Polsen ULW-16 *Azden EX-503 Lavalier Microphone. The original mics went bad so I
Re: Lavalier sound issues
by Richard Crowley 2 months ago
My favorite best-bang-for-the-buck is Oscar Sound Tech. They make the two basic types of lav mics, and a nice headset mic. And they will custom terminate the mic of your choice with whatever connector
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where to find special adapter for lav? For mixing Sony & Sennheiser
by Kevin Carlson 2 months ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for a 3.5mm barrel adapter that I can use to use a Sony head with Sennheiser transmitter and vice versa since they are wired on different pins. Then I could just use a run of the
Re: where to find special adapter for lav? For mixing Sony & Sennheiser
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
I make those up all the time. Contact me and we can discuss your requirements. Eric 954-255-7628 "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
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two record one backup
by setareh saadat 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago
Aw shucks.
Mic stand with boom arm?
by Brian Car 7 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 7 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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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry 7 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 David Chai 7 months ago
JBL 305's are great. They are even better when you add the sub LSR310s. Add a decent sound card and you get awesome sound you can mix with and translates well to other speakers. ----------------------
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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Pocket UltraScope
by Richard Crowley 7 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 7 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 7 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Richard Crowley 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
problems with Sony HVR-Z5 and fluorescent lights
by Ewan Horlock 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
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