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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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Voice recording while walking
by Gennady Gaidukevich 1 day ago
Hello everybody, I want to start making pickup prank videos like this one https: www.youtube.com watch v=Mj_Qx0Lhwlk and I ve some questions. 1) I like ZOOM H1, I like how it records sound in loud env
Re: Voice recording while walking
by Richard Crowley 27 minutes ago
As Mr. Ford and Mr. Watson have said, the closer you can get the microphone to the subjects' mouths , the better you will be for selectively capturing the dialog over the ambient noise. If you want a
A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 4 days ago
Hi everyone, First of all I know NOTHING about boompoles, but I suppose I will need one (I probably said something similar about women years ago... but this is another story!) I have two very basic qu
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Re: A boom pole advice, please
by Richard Crowley 2 days ago
Yes, assuming that whatever is driving them can deliver a good sound level into 250 ohms. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recording audio without mete
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How to capture audio on-camera rejecting the operator's noise
by Adriano Castaldini 2 weeks 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 Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
Few recordings of sound effects, ambient "nats", or Foley are actually done in stereo. The stereo (or 5.x or whatever) "soundstage" is created in the post-production editing process. The final sound t
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wireless system at school
by Khac Hai 1 month 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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 2 months ago
Portable recorder for outdoor interviews
by Danny Kane 4 months 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 3 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 3 months ago
time code generator
by Craig Alan 4 months 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 4 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 4 months ago
Audio Setup Advice
by Dan Sudkamp 5 months 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 5 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 5 months ago
Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 7 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Re: Silly concept BMD
by Richard Crowley 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 7 months ago
Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Richard Crowley 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months ago
Thanks for your great help to Gami!
Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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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Richard Crowley liked this 12 months ago
Rode Mics
by Miranda Shar 1 year 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 1 year 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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Richard Crowley liked this 1 year ago
Microphone vs. Receivers/Transmitters... which is more important?
by Richard Greenwood 2 years ago
Here's my conundrum, I work for my University on a two man video production team where we mainly make promotional videos where audio isn't of much concern. Our go-to microphone recently broke and so I
Re: Microphone vs. Receivers/Transmitters... which is more important?
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Richard Greenwood "What I want to know from you guys is will purchasing a better lavalier mic and using with this kit improve my audio quality, or is the receiver transmitter the thing that is holdin
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Richard Crowley liked this 2 years ago
Room mic's for small audience
by Tim Neighbors 2 years ago
I'm looking to install some fixed mics for a small room (about 35ft wide, 25ft deep) with theatre seating for an audience. This room will be used for presentations (presenter at podium, powerpoint on
Re: Room mic's for small audience
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Tim Neighbors " I'm just looking for the best solution that doesn't involve extra crew. As it is, they can't hear audience questions at all." Since this is video only, the best thing I've found is to
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Richard Crowley liked this 2 years ago
Wireless G3 lav mic on a person holding a second handheld mic
by chon teck 2 years ago
Dear All, I'm trying to film a talk and plan to use the sennheiser g3 wireless system with a lav mic on the speaker who may be holding a second handheld mic. Due to the circumstances of the event, I'm
Re: Wireless G3 lav mic on a person holding a second handheld mic
by Peter Groom 2 years ago
If it were me Id 1) ditch the hand held. They sound awful, pop like mad, look rubbish on camera and are rarely held consistently in the right place to make the audio good. 2) put my g3 on the speaker
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Richard Crowley liked this 2 years ago
recording good audio on a panel debate
by Santiago Pilgrim 2 years ago
Hi all, I am quoting for a project that will involved filming 3 people in a panel debate, with another individual hosting the debate. I am OK with filming this, probably have three cameras and two ope
Re: recording good audio on a panel debate
by Peter Groom 2 years ago
Do get an ISO of the main speaker ie a complete recording of his mic on its own channel not affected by the mix at all. It will be important as he is the moderator Peter Post Production Dubbing Mixer
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Audio Plays on computer, but goes near mute on Mobile Phone
by Miguel Zamora 3 years ago
Hi All, This has to do more with editing audio. I shot some talking heads with an H4N, and when I playback the footage on my comp, the orientation of two subjects sounds different from the rest. Then,
Re: Audio Plays on computer, but goes near mute on Mobile Phone
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
You plugged a monaural balanced microphone into a stereo mic input and it recorded +signal on the left track, and -signal on the right track. Either track by itself would work, but when you combine th
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Richard Crowley liked this 3 years ago
Best audio format.
by Anton Malahit 3 years ago
I want to download some audio tracks and have multiple settings to choose from. Main settings are frequency (44.1, 48 or 96 kHz) and bitdepth (16, 24 bits). I will use audio as background music for fi
Re: Best audio format.
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Antony, The general rule of thumb is that you would want the original files at the highest sample rate and bit depth that you can get. That way, if they need to be processed - equalization, compressio
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What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Levan Katsadze 3 years ago
Hello, in Sony Vegas Pro 13 rendering settings, PCM audio format has some options about channels. . . Please tell me what is the difference between these tree options: Stereo 2 Channels Dual Stereo Th
Re: What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Brian Reynolds 3 years ago
Let me try and explain it to you.... Mono, A single track of audio. Stereo, 2 Tracks of audio that are similar in content (think of a music track that has both Left and Right content). In the editing
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Richard Crowley liked this 3 years ago
Panasonic AW-HS50 Tally
by Richard Crowley 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Headphones with camera
by Jack Niedenthal 4 years ago
I use a Panasonic HPX 170 camera. Someone gave me some Studio Beats headphones, so I used them to plug into the camera on my last shoot to monitor the sound (using Sennheisser ew100 G3 wireless mic).
Re: Headphones with camera
by Eric Toline 4 years ago
Short answer is do not use noise cancelling head phones, now you know why. See if you can get a pair of Sony 7506 headphones to monitor the audio from the camera. You'll hear everything you're suppose
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Richard Crowley liked this 4 years ago
Disappearing Threads?
by Richard Crowley 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 years ago
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Lighting case for airlines?
by Bob Knapp 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Welding Video
by Karen Howell 6 years ago
Has anyone shot footage of welding I don't want to ruin my equipment and I am not sure of how to protect the sensor. My best guess is to shoot with the lens protected by a welder's hood (glass). My de
Re: Welding Video
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
In addition to what Mr. Suszko said, is this just "B-roll" for something, or are you shooting instructional footage where we need to see the actual arc flame, how to move the work piece, how the metal
I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I'm trying to create an interrotron setup so I am buying two teleprompters. I'd like a fairly large one in front of my main camera, a Panasonic HMC-150, so the subject has a larger face to look at. Do
Re: I'm looking for feedback on the following telerpompters: Stewart instruments, Electronic Script Propmting and an LCD4
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I have the LCD4 product. It is OK if that size works for you. It is made for smaller cameras (like yours and like my EX1 and NX5s and closer operation (not across a large studio, etc.) It is reasonabl
Live Video Feed for Theatrical Event: Cabling advice needed
by Daniel Horitz 6 years ago
Hello peoples, I am involved in a sight-specific theatre show in an old water pumping warehouse in which I will be dressed as a deep sea diver with a video camera. I will be filming an actor as we wal
Re: Live Video Feed for Theatrical Event: Cabling advice needed
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
You can hold most any flaky connector together with the proper application of cable-ties and or gaffer's tape. Really. Four small cable-ties will hold well enough that the cable will break before the
Confidence Monitor TV System
by Steven Kramer 6 years ago
I have been asked to figure out a confidence monitor system for our speakers. What we would like to be able to do is display the powerpoint media and a countdown timer of some sorts on the TV. What I
Re: Confidence Monitor TV System
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I wrote a countdown timer app many years ago that many people have found useful. I most recently used it a couple weeks ago and put the numbers into a smaller window in the corner overlaying the prese
VHS/ Sync question
by Chris Cea 6 years ago
HI all, I was looking to find out if a sync generator was necessary when capturing from VHS using a Decklink HD Extreme 3D card in a MAC PRO. Here's my situation... I am capturing S video out of a SON
Re: VHS/ Sync question
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
I would FIRST try capturing for an hour from some OTHER source to establish WHERE the problem is. Since the audio and video are literally, physically locked together on the tape, I can't see how that
3 phase or 2 phase??
by Ralph Stewart 6 years ago
Hi there, I've had a question from a client about whether my lights are 3 phase or 2 phase as the venue does not allow 3 phase. I use 800 watt Ianiro redheads. Does anyone know what phase they might b
Re: 3 phase or 2 phase??
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
None of the above. Try 1 phase.
Strange Picture Out of Studio Cameras
by Andrew Morales 6 years ago
Ok so the group I work with received Sony DXC-M7 cameras and their control boxes. When we connect them to our very cheap (almost useless) switcher, on our preview screens they look fine. However, once
Re: Strange Picture Out of Studio Cameras
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
Just get into the habit of always including the exact model number along with the manufacturer's name. It is very frustrating at our end to have to keep asking for complete information. Depending on w
Echolab 5700 rebuild
by Don Altenburger 6 years ago
I work for a school district and have only been there less then a year. We're using a Echolab 5700 switcher for our events, but it gave up the ghost. Turns out it was only the PC portion that died, so
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Re: Echolab 5700 software disks
by Richard Crowley 6 years ago
Your subject line may be misleading people into thinking it is a hardware discussion when you are actually asking for software.
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