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Rob Neidig

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January 31st 2005
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Just bought the Zoom h4n
by Kelsie Beck 4 weeks ago
Hello, I am a wedding videographer and have just purchased the Zoom h4n to record better audio, specifically during the ceremony and speeches. My plan is to plug it into the sound board so that the au
Re: Just bought the Zoom h4n
by Rob Neidig 4 weeks ago
Well once again "that depends". The Mackie and Behringer mixers that would be pretty common in DJ applications I believe, do usually have an option to send the main outs either MIC or LINE level. Howe
two record one backup
by setareh saadat 4 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 4 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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Documentary film audio mix
by Frank Baumann 8 months ago
Recently I've seen some documentaries where the music was on the right channel only, while the dialog was in the right and left channel. Does it have to do with specific broadcast requirements I've al
Re: Documentary film audio mix
by Rob Neidig 8 months ago
Yes, it should have been caught. But I am seeing (hearing) more and more of that kind of thing with videos. In some cases people are only putting audio in one channel with nothing in the other. In oth
Trying to eliminate bad hiss per a wireless boom setup
by Seth Diamond 10 months ago
Hey everyone, Here's the scoop. I'm having a terrible time trying eliminate really bad hiss (a truly unacceptable noise floor) per a wireless boom setup that I m assembling. What I have right now theo
Re: Trying to eliminate bad hiss per a wireless boom setup
by Rob Neidig 10 months ago
It's not clear how you are connecting the AT4053 or AT875 to the Sennheiser transmitter. The stock kits come with a lav mic to connect to the transmitter, and I believe a mini-jack to mini-jack cable
High Isolation headphones
by Don Alexander 1 year ago
I've been asked to look for some noise-cancelling headphones for field shoots. The guys are currently using Sony MDR-7506 headphones, but in fairly loud situations it's difficult to monitor the audio
Re: High Isolation headphones
by Rob Neidig 1 year ago
As you've noted, many of the high-isolation phones don't have great sound. I have a pair of Vic Firth isolation headphones for drummers that fit that category. They sound awful, but at least you can h
Field Recorder Bag Setup
by Sam Lesante Jr. 2 years ago
I've never used a professional audio recorder bag before. I just bought a porta brace audio organizer bag for my DR70D and my lectrosonic mics. AO-1xb is the model. Is there a tutorial online or can s
Re: Field Recorder Bag Setup
by Rob Neidig 2 years ago
What you bought is a general bag. It is for putting all the extra bits in. If you want something designed just for your recorder, you should look at this: https: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller ho
SD552 coupled to SD744t
by Rob Dunford 2 years ago
Have an upcoming meeting to record sound for where I will be using my SD552 AES outputs into the 744T. We will be using four mics and want all four recorded separately, that's the reason for using the
Re: SD552 coupled to SD744t
by Rob Neidig 2 years ago
I do not have a 744 so I can't provide specific routings, etc., but the general rule of thumb is to monitor at the end of the chain. In this case, that would be the 744. This way you know that the sig
Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by D.j. Monopoli 3 years ago
I'm looking to get 4 wireless systems (currently between the Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system) which will run into my Zoom H6 and will end up using the lavs that come with each pac
Re: Audio-Technica System 10 or Rodelink Wireless system?
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Where are you seeing anything about only supporting 44.1kHz vs. 48kHz on these systems The only time the sample rate would come into play AT ALL is when you RECORD it. So either system sends audio fro
Fade in an effect
by sean brannigan 3 years ago
Hi. I'm trying to add an effect so it sounds like it's coming trough a wall. That bit is no problem but I want the effect to be added gradually, as if you are close to the sound and it's clear but the
Re: Fade in an effect
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Sean, Since nobody else has chimed in, I can offer an alternative. I really don't know myself if there is a way to put keyframes on an effect in some way. But you could accomplish the same thing by us
Venue won't let me film concert of a band that wants me to film them
by Bryce Douglass 3 years ago
I've filmed at least 20 concerts in my lifetime. I've gotten approval from the bands or solo artists and they've contacted the venue and there has never been a problem till now. This one Venue won't l
Re: Venue won't let me film concert of a band that wants me to film them
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
I am not a lawyer and so my advice is worth exactly what you paid for it, but... A club does not exist so you can do what you want. It is a private establishment and they have the right to control wha
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Is there any reason to use dual layer DVDs for a 90 minute program.
by Larry Watts 3 years ago
I'm trying to help out a non profit whose producer got Sick and had to bow out. Shot in 1980 progressive Edited in premiere and authored in encore First I had to fix a wildly fluctuating audio level a
Re: Is there any reason to use dual layer DVDs for a 90 minute program.
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
There is no good reason to use Dual Layer for 90 minutes. At 90 minutes on a single-layer DVD, the bit rate is plenty high to keep good quality with a good encoder. Dual Layers have numerous compatibi
Static sound issue with Sennheiser ew 100 g3 and Zoom h4n
by inanc tekguc 3 years ago
Hi, I have been experiencing occasional, loud static sounds in my recordings using Sennheiser ew 100 g3 set, coupled with a Zoom H4n. The Sennheiser lavalier mic is clipped on around the speaker's nec
Re: Static sound issue with Sennheiser ew 100 g3 and Zoom h4n
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Just as another idea, I know I have worked with some of the Sennheiser units in the past that were very sensitive if you touched the receiver's antenna. That would create just the sort of RF crackle y
So adobe audition CANNOT change a stereo track into two mono tracks? True
by Larry Watts 3 years ago
Can someone confirm this so I can move on and stop trying to find a way to do it This would really help me out if it could. Thanks! Larry
Re: So adobe audition CANNOT change a stereo track into two mono tracks? True
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Larry, And since I see from an earlier post that you have the file in Premiere to begin with, you could also create mono audio tracks in Premiere, then select those two tracks when you drop the clip o
AVCHD needs to be read on a consumer DVD player?
by collin leslie 3 years ago
Layman's terms and straightforward steps would be much appreciated. I have to submit a film to someone and these are my instructions: "Please ensure that the DVD submitted is an Authored DVD playable
Re: AVCHD needs to be read on a consumer DVD player?
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
The format that is HAS to be in to make a playable DVD is MPEG-2 for the video, normally ac3 (dolby digital) for audio. So you need to convert your AVCHD footage and then use DVD authoring software to
Proper mastering
by Larry Watts 3 years ago
What is professional practice in a program where there are two talents being recording standing side by side: mix both to center, or have left talent on left channel and right talent on the right chan
Re: Proper mastering
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Ty is of course right on with his part of the answer if you are talking about how to deliver the final finished video and audio. If what you are asking about is how to RECORD the tracks, then the answ
Removing hiss from multiple clips from Premiere Pro timeline
by Thomas Reimer 3 years ago
Hi there, I've reached a rough edit of a production that I am working on, and am now doing some final work on audio before the production can be exported. There is a constant hiss that I want to remov
Re: Removing hiss from multiple clips from Premiere Pro timeline
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
If it were me, I would load the audio file of the interview. For the purposes of this post let's call that one "Interview". Then "Save As" and name it "Interview ORIGINAL" or something similar. Now lo
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Burning a Dual Layer DVD
by Steve Mason 3 years ago
Hello, I'm in the final phases of authoring an intricate DVD, which due to the sheer amount of data it holds must be dual layer. This is to be an instructional and set-up disc, which will accompany a
Re: Burning a Dual Layer DVD
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
In addition to what Mr. Brame said, I would recommend not using dual layer DVDs at all. No matter what brand disc you use to burn, dual layer discs have compatibility issues on a lot of players. You a
Raccoon eyes
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
I wish there was an easy solution to this, but if there isn't this post is just a complaint about something that I've run into multiple times. That is "raccoon eyes" caused by the subject of a talking
Re: Raccoon eyes
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
A good make up person. Have fun! Rob Rob Neidig R&R Media Productions Eugene, Oregon
Is "Edit Clip In Adobe Audition" in any way destructive, as the same op was in Soundtrack Pro?
by Scott Clements 4 years ago
Hi, When you would edit a sound clip in Apple's Soundtrack Pro, it was actually doing destructive editing to the audio file. I'm assuming this isn't the case in Adobe Audition, but just wanted to make
Re: Is "Edit Clip In Adobe Audition" in any way destructive, as the same op was in Soundtrack Pro?
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
"Save As" is your friend. If you are working in the Multitrack area of Audition, then the files themselves aren't being changed if you make cuts to them, or add effects, etc. Just the session file wou
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Automixer Using Audition CC 2014?
by Peter Jay Gould 4 years ago
For those not familiar with a hardware automixer - it takes multiple microphone inputs and then mutes whatever microphones are not being spoken into. Very useful for panel discussions where everyone i
Re: Automixer Using Audition CC 2014?
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
The function you are looking for in Audition is a Noise Gate. You set a threshold level. Any sound below that threshold and the gate stays closed, in other words the track is muted. Any sound above th
How to unmix audio layers?
by Mark Brazis 4 years ago
I'm doing a video editing project in Premiere Pro, I think the imported files come with one compressed video source and one compressed audio source. It was recommended to me that I use Audition to edi
Re: How to unmix audio layers?
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
Mark, If I understand your post correctly, you are trying to take an existing stereo audio file and extract the different elements from it. That is not possible to do. It's like a cake - once you have
Do I need to do an EQ thing to my Audiobook??
by Camille Kleinman 4 years ago
Hi guys, We recorded a children's story audiobook from one of my stories for Halloween. I read somewhere that one has to do an EQ to an audiobook but I don't understand about this. :( Can someone plea
Re: Do I need to do an EQ thing to my Audiobook??
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
Camille, EQ is shorthand for "equalization". That means adding or subtracting various frequencies to get your audio to sound its best. The simplest form of EQ is what you may have seen (or heard) on y
DVD menu structure problem with transitions
by David Haymond 4 years ago
Hi there, I am creating a basic DVD menu structure with a main menu and a four-page scene selection menu. The main menu is the only one with music. It starts with an animated intro before the buttons
Re: DVD menu structure problem with transitions
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
David, The best way to accomplish this is to have two separate videos. The first is the intro that transitions to the menu, all as one file. That version only plays the very first time after inserting
Found out location required permit after shooting... what to do?
by Chuck James 4 years ago
The subject pretty much sums up the question -- we shot some footage in a park last week, and found out today that the park actually requires a filming permit as of 1.1.14. We were not asked to leave
Re: Found out location required permit after shooting... what to do?
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
Chuck, You already know the answer. You either pay for the permit, or you don't use the footage. Otherwise you are being illegal and you don't want that. Asking for our opinion on whether or not to di
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How to retrieve codec and settings info from a burned DVD?
by Jinan Col 4 years ago
Hello, I recently had someone burn a DVD for me of a feature length film of mine, and would like to know exactly what settings they used (codec, data rate etc). I could ask them, but they may have for
Re: How to retrieve codec and settings info from a burned DVD?
by Rob Neidig 4 years ago
I see you've already solved your issue and I am going to check out Mediainfo myself. There is another way to get the parameters as well. Since you mentioned FCP7, that means you have Compressor. You c
Just a curiosity about Audition
by Sam Comer 5 years ago
I have used the Adobe suite for editing on and off for a couple of years (my new job just got CC after close to a year of me having to use Final Cut Pro X). However, I've always been curious about som
Re: Just a curiosity about Audition
by Rob Neidig 5 years ago
Sam, Audition was an audio editing and multitrack application long before Premiere Pro even existed. It started life as "Cool Edit" from Syntrillium Software. It was, and still is, a very capable musi
So basic it's not included: saving a file that just has a bunch of clips
by Eric Chard 5 years ago
I must be missing something SO basic that it's not clearly addressed: I'm loading a bunch of (audio, obviously) clips so I can log and slice them up. But I can't seem to find a FILE SAVE format in Aud
Re: So basic it's not included: saving a file that just has a bunch of clips
by Rob Neidig 5 years ago
Eric, I believe if you create a multitrack project that it will save any files you have imported, even if you haven't put them on a timeline yet. If you are just in edit mode, then it will not save th
Taking XLR from board Then Outputting over SDI to flatscreens
by Michael Pinho 5 years ago
Hey All, I have been asked to volunteer shoot for an event this upcoming thanksgiving and have a few questions about the panel segment of the shoot. Looks like there will be a standard podium mic set
Re: Taking XLR from board Then Outputting over SDI to flatscreens
by Rob Neidig 5 years ago
Michael, As far as taking the audio feed, be sure you know whether you are getting a mic level feed, or a line level feed. And then there's the issue of +4dB professional line level vs. -10dB line lev
DVD not playing in all players
by Michael O'Connor 5 years ago
Using vegas 7 created DVD in DVDA-4 plays in some laptop and desk top and home DVD players, not others. Any ideas on why Recording to DVD-R medium. Could that be the reason Trying to make a master for
Re: DVD not playing in all players
by Rob Neidig 5 years ago
Plus I would use a different brand of DVD-R. I've never met a Memorex disc I liked. For consumer discs that you can buy at OfficeMax, Best Buy, etc., I've had the best luck with TDK. The best professi
Burning longer DVD
by Mark Nacovitch 5 years ago
I have a timeline thats 2 hours 22 minutes. Am trying to burn it onto 1 SL dvd from DVD architect. It says there is not enough room. I understand there is something about changing the bitrate. I'm usi
Re: Burning longer DVD
by Rob Neidig 5 years ago
However your DL disc may not play in some players. Some players just do not like the dual layer discs. Good luck! Rob Neidig R&R Media Productions Eugene, Oregon
What are some ways you can connect the Zoom H4n to a boom pole?
by Nery Romero 6 years ago
I have a H4n which I was using with the camera but I've recently bought a good shotgun mic and boom pole. Now I want to connect the H4n to the boom so my sound guy can have everything he needs in fron
Re: What are some ways you can connect the Zoom H4n to a boom pole?
by Rob Neidig 6 years ago
Super glue, a cowboy's lasso, about a 3 foot length of chain with a padlock, a welding iron... Sorry to poke fun, but I think your boom guy's gonna hate you for trying to put anything besides the mic
CBR vs VBR
by Lewis Costin 6 years ago
I have a short film which about 9 minutes long and I want to put it on a DVD-Video with the maximum quality possible. If Wikipedia is to be trusted, I have 9.8Mbit s to be shared between the video and
Re: CBR vs VBR
by Rob Neidig 6 years ago
Eric wrote: < Players have certainly improved in this area. But as a battle-scarred veteran of the beginnings of DVD, I can tell you that many early players - and practically all laptops in the ear
How to export ADOBE video and menu for use in Cyberlink PowerDVD
by Nathan Rice 6 years ago
Hello Fellow video lovers! Usually something like this doesn't stump me, but I am in it good this time. I recently started editing wedding videos for a local photographer. My entire workflow consists
Re: How to export ADOBE video and menu for use in Cyberlink PowerDVD
by Rob Neidig 6 years ago
If all he has been doing in the past is getting the VIDEO TS and AUDIO TS folders, then someone has been doing the complete authoring of the DVD for him and all he is doing is burning the actual disc.
Button Selection on Menus jumping all over on TV
by Tom Kays 7 years ago
I am having trouble with the way the buttons are selected once the project is burned in Encore and the disc is inserted in a DVD player. My main menu page is working fine, but when I go to the "Scene
Re: Button Selection on Menus jumping all over on TV
by Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Tom, Since nobody else has responded yet, let me see if I can jump in and help from (admittedly foggy) memory. By default, Encore routes your buttons automatically. What you want to do is do your butt
Using a "Common" video thumbnail?
by Eric Boerger 7 years ago
I am trying to create a menu with about 5 Button items on them and I want them all to have a Video Thumbnail. Traditionally I have had a small thumbnail just above the text and ended up having multipl
Re: Using a "Common" video thumbnail?
by Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Eric, Only way to accomplish this is to create separate menus for each of the 5 buttons. Then when you navigate to the button, set it to autoexecute a jump to the appropriate menu. There will be a pau
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 Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Bob, Great suggestions from others. I have also successfully used an SKB case that is designed for drum hardware. I typically carry my hi-hat, snare stand, kick pedal and a couple of cymbal stands in
DVD Studio Pro: Interactive Menu feature need advice!
by Tim Collins 7 years ago
Hi there, I would like to create a menu in DVD SP4 in which when a button from the chapter selection menu is highlighted, a mini-preview of that chapter appears in a box to the right of the chapter se
Re: DVD Studio Pro: Interactive Menu feature need advice!
by Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Agreed, it should not be done. Rob Neidig R&R Media Productions Eugene, Oregon
Loop points and menu?
by Hamid Rohi-Bilverdy 7 years ago
Hi I created a menu with motion in after effect to use in Encore project. It all looks and works fine. So when I press the play button from the menu. my clips will play. I have linked the last clip ba
Re: Loop points and menu?
by Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Hamid, The other option is to create a 2nd version of the menu that starts exactly where you want it to. So you use the 1st version of the menu only the first time the menu plays so you get all the mo
How to hid Lav mic on women?
by Al Ken 7 years ago
What is the best way to place a wireless Lav mic on woman with a dress that does not have pockets or belt Think of mother of the bride speaking on a stage, where is the best place to hide the receiver
Re: How to hid Lav mic on women?
by Rob Neidig 7 years ago
Guys, Those are great responses if we are talking staged, on-set production. Notice that the OP is looking to mic the mother of the bride at a wedding. Good luck on taping a lav behind her ear or gett
Budgeting a 10 hour lecture series of six DVDs
by jim brodie 8 years ago
Hi folks, I was asked this week for a quote on a long (in duration) project and was wondering what would be a reasonable amount of time required for this. The talk would be recorded on a single camera
Re: Budgeting - Slippery slope to Craig's List Unsustainability - DVDs
by Rob Neidig 8 years ago
You had me at "hackles". Actually a very insightful post, Mark. I hope people are motivated to at least try to educate their clients and increase the actual, as well as perceived, value of what we do.
Continues Audio throughout menu?
by Shlomi mat 8 years ago
Hello friends. I have a menu with around 22 menus an sub-menus. I have a looping video background in 12 of the menus, and the rest don't have any motion. My question is- is there a way to create a con
Re: Continues Audio throughout menu?
by Rob Neidig 8 years ago
Shlomi, Unfortunately the DVD spec does not allow for audio to run continuously when you change menus. It will always start playing the audio from the new menu. Have fun! Rob Rob Neidig R&R Media Prod
Client Proofing Gallery
by Graham Sykes 8 years ago
Hello all. The cow has been a great source of info when I need it but now I am asking for more of a suggestion. My situation is that I have a client who wishes to deliver a finalized piece I edited du
Re: Client Proofing Gallery
by Rob Neidig 8 years ago
I had checked out Vimeo for this use, but their terms and conditions specifically prohibit this type of commercial use. I'm sure others use it this way, but we have chosen to look at sites that specif
noob question about delivery
by Johan Hoogendoorn 8 years ago
Hi, A few short documentary's that I made will be broadcasted by a local television station (in the Netherlands). the technical guy mailed me these delivery specifications: - Video format: 720 x 576 -
Re: noob question about delivery
by Rob Neidig 8 years ago
Johan wrote: File: MXF, Embedded AVI, Embedded MOV (quicktime), MPEG 2 (CBR 8Mbit) Johan, My understanding of what they wrote is that you can deliver EITHER MXF, OR an Embedded AVI, OR an embedded Qui
1 audio file across all menus
by chad ramos 8 years ago
Is there a way to have one audio track loop across all menus. Currently I only know how to restart the track when ever I enter a new menu. Regards Chad
Re: 1 audio file across all menus
by Rob Neidig 8 years ago
Chad, It's not just Encore. The DVD specification does not allow that. If you change menus, the sound must start over. Have fun! Rob Rob Neidig R&R Media Productions Eugene, Oregon
Reveal A Button When Highlighted Only
by Josh Malyn 9 years ago
I've looked everywhere for an answer to this so hopefully someone on here can help me out. I have a Photoshop image that I am trying to make into a button in Encore. I don't want the button to be seen
Re: Reveal A Button When Highlighted Only
by Rob Neidig 9 years ago
Josh, You've answered the questions yourself: So basically - transparent in normal state - just the image itself in the selected state - image itself in the highlighted state Go to the button properti
Looping DVD won't loop correctly
by Marc Dewey 9 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to create a DVD (with old school V 1.0) with 13 videos that play in a certain sequence and loop endlessly. I go through the steps by the book, setting the end action of one video to the
Re: Looping DVD won't loop correctly
by Rob Neidig 9 years ago
Marc, Double check your end action jumps. I recall that Encore sometimes confuses the buttons in that setting window. That is it will list in the drop down something like: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 But
The aspect ratio of this file is not supported by dvd
by Jeremy Wiles 9 years ago
Just when I'm at the deadline for a project I get this message, "the aspect ratio of this file is not supported by dvd." I'd like to throw this dumb computer right out in the pasture. The DVD has thre
Re: The aspect ratio of this file is not supported by dvd
by Rob Neidig 9 years ago
Jeremy, That Wikipedia info is quite old. Maestro was a contender maybe 10 years ago (and you still find a few people still nursing their systems along). Spruce sold it to Apple, who discontinued it a
Gap in Audio Loop
by Terrence Fuller 10 years ago
I'm a newbie to DVD authoring and I'm using Adobe Encore CS3 on a Windows XP machine. The problem I'm experiencing has to do with loop audio on menus. Instead of having smooth, continuous sound, the l
Re: Gap in Audio Loop
by Rob Neidig 10 years ago
There's nothing wrong with what you have done. The DVD specification does not allow for seamless looping, so this would happen with any DVD authoring software. The menu is having to restart at your lo
Audio tracks on BetaSP
by Mike Kahn 11 years ago
I am trying to master a show to BetaSP and the network I am delivering to wants 4 split tracks of audio. I am working with a KonaLH that only had the option of two audio outputs at a time. I laid back
Re: Audio tracks on BetaSP
by Rob Neidig 11 years ago
Good catch, Charlie! Rob
1024x768 to DVD
by Shane 11 years ago
I have made some screen recordings at 1024x768 resolution. There were recorded with camtasia studio, and are in camtasia .tscc avi codec. I want to put these recordings on a DVD, but I want to keep th
Re: 1024x768 to DVD
by Rob Neidig 11 years ago
Just to be clear, when I say you can play it back on a computer at the higher resolution, I meant just what you had said in your post. You can include an AVI at 1024x768 resolution (or QT, or whatever
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