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    I’ll point to my old adage: “Good audio isn’t...

    I’ll point to my old adage: “Good audio isn’t cheap, and cheap audio will cost you more.” While the line of cost vs. functionality has shifted a little over the last few years, it still holds true....
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    Which RØDE shotgun did you start with, just out of curiosity?

    I think the larger issue here is that you’re working with very bare-bones sound gear that isn’t really robust. Yes, it can be used....
  3. SHORT: Hi, Joshua! I can’t quite put a finger on why...

    Hi, Joshua!

    I can’t quite put a finger on why I love this as much as I do, but I do. It’s weird (in a good way), and strangely effective, and it dragged me in. How did the concept come about?
  4. OTHER: Hi, Gigi! The first things I notice are that...

    Hi, Gigi!

    The first things I notice are that focus is mostly good (watch your closeups) and the lighting is bright and even. For this genre of YT video, fairly even lighting with just a touch of...
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    Yep. That sounds suspiciously like mobile phones...

    Yep. That sounds suspiciously like mobile phones pinging their nearby towers. These little camera-top mics use unbalanced wiring with very poor shielding. And often the internal design isn’t exactly...
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    The ground cover was pretty crunchy, even after...

    The ground cover was pretty crunchy, even after we went over it. Some crew tracking off to the sides were off the path where there was no way to minimize that completely. I had almost assumed that,...
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    Thanks! We’ve all (cast and crew) been on the...

    Thanks! We’ve all (cast and crew) been on the edges of our seats, waiting for the final film to drop. COVID delayed a lot of things, but it’s here and I really hope people watch and enjoy it!


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  8. 0dB sensitivity on the transmitter? That’s...

    0dB sensitivity on the transmitter? That’s probably going to be distorted beyond repair.

    There’s no magic set of numbers here. You need to learn proper gain staging and how to adjust it each time...
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    Film Premiere at Cinequest 2021

    Hi, all!

    Wanted to share the news. This was one of the last big projects I worked (sound mixer) before the pandemic shut down production. TV series have been coming back, but no features have...
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    @NorBro, check out Charles’s epic K&P thread in...

    @NorBro, check out Charles’s epic K&P thread in the Cinematography section. Excellent lighting breakdowns and some camera notes, including that one.
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    So much of that had to do with what was in front...

    So much of that had to do with what was in front of the tape record heads, but that’s also a truth that largely has not changed. I mean... you can argue h.264 vs. h.265, but if it’s in a $150...
  12. I appreciate everyone’s input here. Please...

    I appreciate everyone’s input here.

    Please understand that, while the overwhelming majority of DVXUser members keep things civil, things happen from time to time and the moderators have to step...
  13. In theory. As David said, what transpires outside...

    In theory. As David said, what transpires outside of public view leaves a crucial part of the story untold, and it’s going to remain that way because we’re not going to out any member for what...
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    Sites like DeWolfe and Killer Tracks and Fresh...

    Sites like DeWolfe and Killer Tracks and Fresh Music are great, and loaded with high-quality tracks. Admittedly, they’re also targeted above a certain budget level.

    Pond5 has some good stuff at...
  15. Sticky: But blocks that are legal may not be available....

    But blocks that are legal may not be available. In the US, legal use falls in the same bands. We’re generally using 470-608MHz. But go to a big city like New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta......
  16. Sticky: The other thing to try and figure out is what is...

    The other thing to try and figure out is what is actually floating around in the air there. Just because that block is legal to use where you are, doesn’t mean there aren’t other devices using some...
  17. Sticky: Personally, I prefer Sennheiser over Sony. I’ve...

    Personally, I prefer Sennheiser over Sony. I’ve not had any direct experience with the latest iteration of Sony’s UWP systems, but all my experiences with previous versions were disappointing.

    As...
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    I got what the original Wireless GO was all...

    I got what the original Wireless GO was all about, and I knew I was categorically not the target audience for it. But this new release actually intrigues me.

    Though, they tout backup recording to...
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    -10dB sensitivity in the transmitter seems...

    -10dB sensitivity in the transmitter seems unusually high, but I also don’t know which lavaliere mic you’re using. Either way, these are just numbers. Are they good? I can’t tell based on numbers. My...
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    There are two other points in proper gain staging...

    There are two other points in proper gain staging with this setup:

    Have you checked the Sensitivity setting on your G2 transmitter? This needs to be set so that normal speech level meters at about...
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    I’ve actually been using the Extreme Pro 64GB...

    I’ve actually been using the Extreme Pro 64GB 170MB/s cards without any issues... but I somehow missed that they were on the unapproved list. Whoops...
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    Not exactly. Noise specs do matter, to an extent....

    Not exactly. Noise specs do matter, to an extent. Example: the Shure VP-88 has an extremely high self-noise of 25dB. It’s great for stereo tracks in higher-SPL situations, but it’s dreadful for...
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    The difference in sensitivity is nearly...

    The difference in sensitivity is nearly negligible (-32dBV vs -30dBV), but either way the 13dB self-noise is a very good rating. Keep in mind that manufacturer specs are not always entirely accurate...
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    Was just coming to post the same thing. I know...

    Was just coming to post the same thing.

    I know it’s at (or just beyond) the top end of the stated budget, but there’s a Magnus VT-400 on sale for $109. Not a super-fantastic-high-quality tripod by...
  25. Thanks. I looked at that one, but it’s chrome and...

    Thanks. I looked at that one, but it’s chrome and I really would prefer it in black (which is backordered even with the riser section). And while I’d considered getting just a riser section, having...
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