Its time to answer your sound for video related questions! For those new to the channel here, as part of my online school, we have question and answer sessions every few weeks. If you’d like to be notified when a new Q&A session is coming up, sign up for free at Learn Light and Sound. You can also preview several segments from my online courses on sound for film.
Here are the questions we covered this week:
00:07 Wireless hop to camera with Sennheiser G3?
01:10 Microphones for recording a concert?
02:18 Plugins for cleaning up background noise?
04:42 Room tone and sound effects? M/S Recording?
06:24 Stereo microphones for recording concerts?
07:17 Timecode from Zoom F8n to Panasonic GH4?
08:53 Remote Audio Battery distribution system and powering Panasonic GH5?
11:47 Why hasn’t the perfect recorder and microphones been developed yet?
17:07 Can I de-noise as the last step in my post workflow?
22:35 Audio, sound, film book recommendations?
28:20 If I have 2 UltraSync 1s, should I use just one or both for 1 cam shoots?
32:10 If my video will be H.264, does it matter if I use 48kHz vs 96kHz?
34:30 What are microdot cavaliers?
37:32 Person moves in and out of mic sweet spot, what do I do?
39:55 Will the new version of ARRI Alexa come with a boom holder?
40:10 What’s the difference between trim and fader?
42:58 Order of operations when processing dialogue audio?
49:12 Should I upgrade from RODE NTG2 to NTG4?
51:03 I’m getting older and my hearing is not good. How do I compensate?
57:42 Izotope RX, Logic Pro, Audition, and changing sample rates?
1:00:20 Powering a recorder. I have a 20 hour battery vest!
1:02:20 Audio repair software suggestions?
1:04:22 How would you cleanup this audio recording?
Here are a few previous sessions we references in today’s Q&A session:
Wireless Hop to Camera with Sennheiser G3 with Gregg Palmer:
Recording Live Concerts with Mike Strands:
Accusonus ERA-D Noise Reduction Demo:
Gear we discussed in today’s session:
Sound Reinforcement Handbook, 2nd Edition - Dense but very good reference for anyone serious about sound
Location Sound Bible - one of my favorites on recording sound for film. Dated info re: specific gear, but otherwise very good info.
Sound Effects Bible - good reference on recording sound effects. Dated info re: specific gear, but otherwise very good info.
Hearos - Ear protection for loud locations
Zoom F8n Audio Recorder
Zoom F4 Audio Recorder
Ambient Recording Timecode Slate
Schoeps Super CMIT Shotgun Microphone - with real-time noise reduction. Not cheap, but very effective.
Cedar DNS - hardware real-time noise reduction. Not cheap, but very effective.
Universal Audio Apollo x6 - Thunderbolt 3 audio interface which can basically replace a full rack of analogue audio processing gear
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