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Everything posted by berniebeaudry

  1. Thanks for the input Phillip! I never re patch my BDS unless I'm adding something and I could have all of the outputs available as cables for adding whatever, whenever and still take up less room in the bargain!
  2. Nice work and designs! I'm working on a hard case design for my SD 833. I have an extra Remote Audio BDS v2 and was going to use it in my build. As small as it is I'm not liking the space it takes up when you connect the cables to it. I'm toying with the idea of modifying it and having hard wired leads coming into and out of it, or just using the parts inside and eliminating the box altogether. Of course the circuits would have to be protected, and its not a perfect solution so I'm curious what others think of this idea.
  3. I get the impression that your producer is unhappy with clothing noise on your tracks. Sometimes wardrobe is just noisy no matter what you do. You can likely hear it on the boom as well. You were seeing the wardrobe for the first time and it would seem they didn't provide choices that would be less problematical. Feeling rushed isn't ideal especially when the clothing choices are a problem. I think you did the best you could under the circumstances you outlined. Lots of great advice in the previous comments. The only thing you can do is be as prepared and organized as possible and try not to let them pressure you so much when you need more time to get things right. You are a department head and deserve the opportunity to do your job to the best of your ability as well.
  4. How do the lavs sound? The ability to get reverb under control in post has really gotten pretty good. Izotope, Accentize, Acon Digital, Zynaptiq are all decent options to try. Of course you want to do what you can on location but its often not practical or effective. I have all of the programs mentioned. I'd be happy to do a test for you and see how effectively the reverb can be reduced.
  5. Email Pete. I'm fairly certain the upgrade will solve your problem but he can tell you for sure. I had a Schoeps upgrade done by him and his work is impeccable! He made an over 20 year old mic sound as good as the new ones. Its so affordable why not get all of your mics upgraded and free yourself from those barrels?
  6. Fox sports has been using Shure this year for the sideline reporters and parabolic mics. Really good sounding gear.
  7. They used to have a body pack size receiver in their analogue range. They discontinued it. Its range was very impressive.
  8. Contact the manufacturer. They're pretty responsive via email. I have several TL-40s and didn't notice higher self noise. They do have a hotter signal the the COS 11.
  9. I attended this workshop early in my career (over 30 years ago). At that time I went to Rockport Maine where the college is located, and it was a three day visit. I wish Mark had been the instructor then.
  10. If the cameras are to have an esoteric timecode input the manufacturers should at least provide the proper cable so we don't have to buy it or stress about ours working.
  11. Sounds like a bad ground. Something loose could certainly cause a noise like this.
  12. Piggy backing on the winter apparel scenario coming up in the colder climates. Fleece makes a really good sounding wind barrier. I did a skiing shoot years ago and I put the lav in the neck gators both talent were wearing. Twenty mile an hour winds and downhill skiing. What could go wrong? You have to test to make sure you're not muffling the mic, but if you do it right its pretty transparent. BB
  13. If it is a real fire I'd suggest using lavs in addition to the boom. From experience the pops and crackling from a real wood fire can be very hard to minimize and properly placed lavs with give you a little more isolation. Bernie
  14. Such smart people we have in this forum!
  15. Interesting that the noise floor is an issue being that the specs are almost identical between the the MK4 and the MK41. I don't quite understand the MixAssist reference. Is it the combination of the MK4 and the Cut 1 that increases the noise floor? Or is the wider pattern picking up something environmentally that the MK41 isn't? Just got me curious as I might want to add that capsule someday. Trey, that interview sounds really great!
  16. Along the same lines. Local TV news depiction. Newsrooms full of people, Fisher boom, mics clipped on wrong etc., etc.
  17. Hi Michael! Take another listen I just improved it. So sorry for the passing of your mentor/friend at NBC! BB Thomas, Did you noise reduce this audio, or was it this clean to begin with? The rustle really wasn't that bad. More in between the words. A good fill edit might have been able to help as an alternative. What version of RX are you working with?
  18. I just downloaded your files and will take a listen and an attempt to see if they can be fixed. Really not bad. Here are the fixed files. DeRustle got the rustle, spectral repair, got the low end thump that was more apparent after the rustle was gone, and declick for the click in the second file. RX6 advanced. I just redid the first clip. There was a little rustle left. I used a more extreme setting for derustle and selected more of the phrase and it also took care of the low end thump. TEVIN_366_Nothing_extracted_CU.wav TEVIN_366_Fire Extracted_CU.wav
  19. You're welcome Javier! I do that type of clean up as a service in my home studio when I'm not doing location sound or sports A2. I saw this as a learning challenge as I've not encountered that type of noise before. If production wants to clean that up let me know and we can chat about it off line.
  20. I used a different color option and zoomed in further for the pulse close up so they're easier to see.
  21. As Eric said, your wireless must be picking up something that is specific to the locations you were in. It could be environmental or electronic or a combination of both. It's very obvious on the longer piece you posted. Looking at it in a spectrogram in RX 6, its a regular pulses that are in most of the vocal range. Not very loud but certainly noticeable. I did a quick test with the declick module in RX and it was able to get the pulses out without much damage to the voices. I did screen shots so you can see what the pulses look like before and after declicking. Here's a close up of the pulses:
  22. Check with post to see if they feel comfortable painting out the boom in the wide shots so you can get closer coverage. There's a few articles and demos on line that have described the process.
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