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Richard Crowley

Engineer, Programmer, Producer, Musician
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May 20th 2009
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Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 1 week ago
I've been tasked with outfitting a small studio in our new regional headquarters in Baltimore. The studio is 12'x18' and 12' high. I am having a grid put in and using all LED lighting. The floor is ca
Re: Sound baffles in new studio
by Richard Crowley 1 week ago
I don't want to make it completely dead like a sound booth... Why not Nothing shouts "sloppy amateur hour" like a sound track with room reverb and close reflections. It immediately makes people think
Audio Setup Advice
by Dan Sudkamp 1 week 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 Richard Crowley 1 week ago
You did not mention what camera you are using (what mic preamp quality, what input connections, etc.) And assuming you don't have a mixer available since you didn't mention it. I agree with Mr. Kownac
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External Audio
by Neil Beller 2 weeks ago
I have an analog mixer that I have plugged into my IMAC with a single 3.5mm cable. The cable is slit for audio out and audio in. I can hear audio great coming out and going to the mixer which I have s
Re: External Audio
by Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
This isn't really an audio question. It is a Mac OS question. You would likely get much better results asking this question somewhere where they discuss your hardware and operating system. You should
Adding wireless lav to existing classroom system
by Julie Newtin 2 weeks ago
We have a hearing disabled student that needs amplification in classrooms that were not originally designed with mics. She will be moving to different classrooms with different professors so I may nee
Re: Adding wireless lav to existing classroom system
by Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
Most of the budget-price wireless kits (mic + transmitter + receiver) include a cable (or the option for a cable) to plug into 3.5mm. These are the mics I would look at: Rode Filmmaker Kit $380 Audio
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This audio is messed up! 1 - Thoughts on why? 2 - Anyway to repair it?
by Noam Osband 2 weeks ago
I recorded an interview with a lav and some of the audio was picking up interference. It was a wireless lav. Two questions: 1 - Any idea what might likely cause this 2 - Is there any way to try and re
Re: This audio is messed up! 1 - Thoughts on why? 2 - Anyway to repair it?
by Richard Crowley 2 weeks ago
That is called "popcorn noise" (for obvious reasons). The most likely cause is the microphone head itself is going bad. Or the cable going to the mic head. Or it is suffering from leakage from high hu
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Audio Advice for Event
by Al Herr 3 weeks ago
Hello All, Wondering if my strategy is correct for this corporate training vent: 1-2 speakers at a time, most of the time just one each wearing a wireless lav. One camera angle JVC GY HM170ua with XLR
Re: Audio Advice for Event
by Richard Crowley 3 weeks ago
Trying to record 50 people in an audience with random questions comments isn't realistic with the limits you have disclosed. Unless you are only going for "transcription-grade" audio. If you really wa
Shielded xlr cable/connector
by Mark DAgostino 1 month ago
I'm looking for recommendations for shielded xlr cables for handling EMI. I appreciate any suggestions. Mark D'Agostino Video Producer Creative Media Productions - Exelon Baltimore, MD MacPro,2.7 Ghz
Re: Shielded xlr cable/connector
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
Your symptom of "fairly loud hum" suggests a broken shield or a ground loop, etc. That is a rather different kind of problem than "EMI". "Hum" is typically mains frequency (50Hz or 60Hz) and overtones
RodeLink Filmmaker Kit solution from mixer to camera
by Dmitry Kartsev 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I Have RodeLink Filmmaker Kit and as I found there is no line in in transmitter. So... what I need - wireless solution from mixer board to my camera. I am trying to understand how to make
Re: RodeLink Filmmaker Kit solution from mixer to camera
by Richard Crowley 1 month ago
You need an attenuating cable. It takes the line-level from the source (venue FOH desk, etc.) and knocks it down to microphone-level to accommodate the input expectations of the transmitter. Exactly w
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Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 2 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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Re: Silly concept BMD
by Richard Crowley 2 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 2 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 2 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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Is ATEM 1M/E discontinued?
by Richard Crowley 3 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 3 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 4 months ago
Thanks for your great help to Gami!
Testing for Edit function????
by Richard Crowley 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
Blog: Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker Kit: Worth the Savings?
by Jason Jenkins 7 months ago
Yesterday I had a customer concerned about interference he is experiencing with his RodeLink wireless system. I have used the RodeLink a few times in the past, without issue, so I have to confess I wa
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Re: Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker Kit: Worth the Savings?
by Ht Davis 6 months ago
Wireless systems are prone to this sort of behavior. They are made for distance miking not somebody standing right next to the unit. The reason you're getting interference is that the cable, the mic,
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Recording audio on a boat out at sea
by Tarik Fouda 7 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 7 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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Rode Mics
by Miranda Shar 7 months 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 7 months 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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Microphone vs. Receivers/Transmitters... which is more important?
by Richard Greenwood 1 year 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 1 year 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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Room mic's for small audience
by Tim Neighbors 1 year 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 1 year 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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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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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 2 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 2 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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Best audio format.
by Anton Malahit 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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(Maybe) A Silly Question on Speakers for Editing
by Diane Reid 3 years ago
In my spare time I record and edit church sermons for playback on community cable. I would like to get a better set of speakers for monitoring the sound as I edit on my PC desktop. My current speakers
Re: (Maybe) A Silly Question on Speakers for Editing
by Eric Toline 3 years ago
There are two types of speaker powering and both include an amplifier. Those that require a external amplifier are known as passive speakers, those with built in amps are self powered speakers. Best a
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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
Wireless lav mics- how to avoid "audio spillage"?
by Max Palmer 4 years ago
Some of you may have seen my previous post last week about buying wireless lav mics. I happened to seek out another department in my company who just so happened to have two brand new Sennheiser G3's
Re: Wireless lav mics- how to avoid "audio spillage"?
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Max. Since you're learning about microphone use here's a tip. Remember the inverse square principal. Look at where you are placing your microphones. If you have them mounted as "tie tack" locations -
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Video Cameras to use with Black Magic ATEM Television Studio
by Patrick Cutler 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
File: back of my DAT deck
by Mary Waitrovich 5 years ago
jpg file photo shows inputs and outputs of DAT deck https: f1.creativecow.net 4329 back-of-my-dat-deck
Re: back of my DAT deck
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
No, don't touch those screws! They hold in the optical connectors in place. It won't make any difference time-wise whether you do a digital or analog transfer. It may not make any difference quality-w
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
No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Charles Diaz 5 years ago
BACKGROUND: I filmed a commercial donut for my highest paying client, no contract was signed, but they paid full price for everything. And since it's a donut they pay each time it needs updating i.e.
Re: No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
My opinions... Paragraph 1 - you said "they paid full price for everything." So in my book, they OWN everything. It's theirs, not yours. Period. Paragraph 2 - coyaly schmoilly. They are asking for th
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ATEM TVstudio input routing??
by Richard Crowley 5 years ago
I have read the manual and even loaded the control software, but without the actual unit to experiment with, it is not clear exactly how the four SDI and four HDMI inputs are routed to the 6 available
Re: ATEM TVstudio input routing??
by Jeff Hartman 5 years ago
First off, this post is based on firmware revision 2.7.1, which changed some of this functionality. If you are running an earlier revision, you will want to first download this and update your system.
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