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  1. Thank you, Vin. I remember you mentioned this film before and this aspect about it. It sounds like the shirt was washed once and dried once, with the process being repeated several times? To everyone else I did not want this thread to be about lav technique. There are already plenty of threads about this. I wanted to start a thread about how clothes are washed to reduce the noise they produce. I wanted it to be about just the clothes-washing. Yes I know that it's a team effort to record sound. I'm doing other things too. I'm just asking about this right now. I've had that sig since sometime last year, and this is the first time anyone's even noticed...so this is why I hadn't thought about its wording until now. I apologize if it offends anyone. I meant I was just starting out, and also with limited equipment and working on mostly low budget projects. Trying to make it more brief obviously made it confusing. I was imitating your sigs that had a real name and a location (especially since my username does not have my real name). I'll just make it more generic.
  2. Hey all, I've edited this topic as I think people are getting confused and answering the wrong thing. I've gotten early into the preproduction of an upcoming film on which I will be sound recordist. It is a great opportunity to do whatever I can before those rushy production days. One thing I told them to do is wash the wardrobe. This is based on information I acquired here in posts about reducing lavalier clothing noise at jwsoundgroup. They asked me if there were any specifics so I decided to ask you guys directly. I wanted to know if anyone knew anything about the following: -Whether they can be safely washed several times in a row (without drying until the end) or washed once and then dried once but several times in succession? -If fabric softener helps noise? -If tumble dry is better or worse than clothesline? -If dry cleaning is effective at reducing noise (I've never done it personally)? -I also wondered if we should be aware about how much damage any of this causes to the clothes or their colors (still the visual aspect to consider)? -Anything else that is similar to the above but I might've missed? Yes I have washed clothes in the real world as everyone has, but never really paid attention to how "noisy" they sounded. It's probably got a lot behind it, this clothing-quieting-through-washing process. I wonder if there are production designers or costume designers who've got the whole process down? Is there someone accessible? I did look this up through jwsoundgroup via google, but it's difficult to do a search for "wash jwsoundgroup", "clothes noisy", or "clothes washing" or something like that without finding something unrelated about lavalier technique or maintaining our equipment. I apologize in advance if someone's already posted this topic somewhere (this one about how to go about washing clothes). Thanks for the help.
  3. OK. The Exorcist did always sound weird to me. Kinda has a weird, dull sound to it. My only theory is that it has something to do with the show's reputation of being "quiet". Most other shows fade nicely through their backgrounds. The show Dexter really nicely fades between lines, but there's a ton of background noise that it uses to mask/fade-between. In order to get the quieter feel, I guess the Breaking Bad guys use more processing?
  4. Not this particular clip so much but Breaking Bad does sound heavily "noise-reductioned" to me too. Seems like their locations are so challenging...you can also hear tons of crazy crossfading going back there in big speakers. Just stuff I noticed. You also mentioned, Henchman, that movies of the 70s and 80s are very midrangey in some post some long time ago. Stuck with me with for some reason. But it sounds different than Breaking Bad does.... Hmm what's up with that? The 70s/80s midrangey always sounded kinda cool/interesting to me, even if it doesn't to you. Must be the "vintage" sound.
  5. Isn't there a special line level cable for the transmitter? Your recorder's output might be too hot. I set my tape out at mic level, instead of buying the above cable. Works fine for scratch, and I haven't had the problems you describe. Although I should probably buy the cable, though I thought it was more expensive than that ^^.
  6. It wasn't just the bts, though the mike is always very small in the pic and dark. Did not look like a BBG at least. There is some mention of using the B5D on a Sennheiser hyper but with moleskin, but I realized as soon as I tried putting it on that the idea must have to do with an 8050. Didn't know about the Cinela one. Put the wrong two and two together.
  7. Ah ha! I knew I saw something like that on the 50s in the behind the scenes of some of my favorite tv shows. It confused me since it looks kind of like a B5D. Cinela...bet it's pricey. Thanks, Justin.
  8. When I first got a 50, I foolishly tried to get a B5D for it. It was just that it was soooo good for the MK41. But! The diameter is completely different. It doesn't fit at all.... Rycote BBG 25mm. But it is a somewhat heavier package in the end and cumbersome.
  9. Thank you! I did not know they were compatible, although I suspected they might be. It's not something I'd think to look for. You'd think it'd be as simple as using the same number with the same number: 23.976 with 23.976.
  10. Hey how do you back up the primary cards? I copy the whole thing (not sure how the zfiles work...). But if there's only one file on it, and I'm copying the whole card anyway, well that's a waste. Thoughts?
  11. No I mean using a timecode of 29.97 with a frame rate of 23.976fps. I corrected my post above. I have read the manual, but it doesn't mention anything about this 24P/29.97 TC thing. Though I did find this article that mentions this. (at the bottom). Actually I double-checked. The manual does mention that the output is at 29.97/30 regardless but it does indicate that the internal timecode should be matching the framerate mode of 24P when it is set at as that....yet it's not working that way.
  12. Been working with this camera on a doc. Been trying 23.98 fps TC jam from Nomad to XF305 but with no luck. Saw this post, and 29.97 works....thanks. But the camera is actually shooting at 23.976fps (24P it calls it). What does using a timecode of 29.97 with a framerate of 23.976 mean? I'm not a post person, but will that still work? It also doesn't keep jam if it turns off and some other situations. Production might need to invest in a lock-it box or maybe I could try a sennheiser set. (included this just to let other audio people who find this thread know)
  13. It was the beginning of time. I meant the "pro audio" department/section of the store.
  14. www.fccinfo.com Saw it on this chart from Lectrosonics. Lectro's great, always teaching me new things. Enter the zipcode or whatever. Works great for 21 and 26 210Ds where I have to guess a frequency (24 I have some problems with but at least I have a 201 w/scanner). The lectrosonics site & some receivers have the tv-station-channel listed too with each frequency. It's strange because when I first started buying wireless the pro-audio guys at B&H told me that Sennheiser Block G was best in NY. But later on I realized Block G's range of 566.000-608.000 was the same/close-to Lectrosonics Block 22 (563.200-588.700) and Block 23 (588.00 to (614.300). Maybe because it's over a wider range? Block G has always worked for me pretty well in NYC.
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