Audio for Single Camera Operation by Tony Grant

By Tony Grant

Within the final decade a better call for has been put on cameramen to checklist sound in addition to photos on situation. For someone eager to know about the fundamentals of recording sound, particular to unmarried digital camera place paintings this publication offers an excellent grounding. It covers the gear a unmarried operator might use, equipment and examples of the way to profit sound concepts and methods of effectively operating by myself. whereas it bargains an account of audio idea, together with post-production it additionally explains the fundamental audio know-how fundamentals. protecting average recommendations together with reside broadcasting, it teaches useful daily guideline on what microphones to rig, how one can sound stability daily information, journal and present affairs etc.Techniques are defined and specified by an obtainable structure supported by way of diagrams and are organised in effortless to browse issues for fast reference. The author's strategy is apparent but complete, providing actual hands-on event of the talents concerned with broadcast audio. This guide is noticeable as a easy, functional creation to tackling the issues of recording sound on place as a cameraman, hence supplying the mandatory event and data required of daily operation. *Practical suggestion permits you to follow strategies to the true world*Contains crucial audio know-how idea for an intensive grounding within the principles*An obtainable consultant for daily use

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Amplifier circuitry produces a certain amount of noise (hiss), which increases with the level of amplification applied. The signal carried by the circuit needs to be significantly greater than this background noise, and you will often find a Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) figure quoted (in decibels) to indicate the level of noise compared to signal you may expect from a piece of equipment. Obviously, the higher the figure, the better! Unless otherwise requested by production, the Dolby NR facility should always be selected.

It does not require phantom 36 power, and it’s unlikely that you can easily remove the phantom powering from the channel. If, however, the microphone is part of the viewfinder housing, or a cable runs from the microphone into the camera body without an obvious plug/socket, then the options listed above are not open to you. Magnetic recording To date, the majority of camcorders use tape cassettes for recording. Disc based recording is still in its infancy, but is configured along the same lines as disc recording in computers.

To be effective, a Dougal-style windshield needs to be large enough to absorb the wind energy encountered. This makes it impractical for clip mics, and the windshields supplied with them tend to be overwhelmed by wind speeds in excess of 10 mph (see also Section 18, Single person operation: specific location scenarios; Wind noise). These topics are more fully discussed in Section 11, Mics: use of clip mic for seated interview. M/S See Section 29, Stereo: mics and placement 1 Directional clip mics are available, but rarely used, and unlikely to turn up in a location kit.

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