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Using Faders

Using Audio Faders Using audio faders This is essentially your last gain stage. check out how to set your gain levels. Unlike gain which is usually the very first boost to the audio signal (unless you are using radio mics) the fader is then your last gain stage for...

On Set Filming Etiquette

On Set Filming Etiquette This is not some sort of disease but how generally you are expected to behave on location/set in the film industry. These are open to interpretation but these pointers will give you a nice outline of little rules and tips to help you. Lets...

What Sound Equipment You Need

What Sound Equipment You Need This is an introduction to the basic kit you need to be able to do sound recording / sound mixing. This will be using examples from my own equipment so feel free to look for other similar products within your price range. What Sound...

Sound Recording Action Scenes

Sound Recording Action Scenes Sound Recording Action Scenes usually means that there is no dialogue apart from cries of pain and screams. For a production sound recordist this means that you are trying to capture as much as you can within the takes to give the post...

Track Assignment

Track Assignment This article discusses how to arrange your recording or mixing tracks. Every input into your mixer / recorder goes to a varying amount of tracks. In the case of the Sound Devices 664, all inputs get their own track which is recorded and the ability to...

Basics of Sound Recording

Basics of Sound Recording Now this is a very general post to get you into the subject of sound recording. I personally do sound recording for Feature Films, Short Films, Corporate and commercial projects and so some of information may only be specifically for those...

Timecode Articles (Free)

What is Timecode?

What is Timecode? Timecode is now common throughout all of filmmaking, from low-budget to the highest budgets. Timecode helps save time syncing rushes and waiting for the clapper in post production. But there are still some misunderstandings about timecode which is...

Whats the difference between Word Clock and Timecode?

Word Clock and Timecode You have probably noticed on your recorder that you have Word Clock and Timecode. Are they the same? No. A Word Clock is actually used to keep your recorder at a constant bit rate to avoid data errors. Unlike Timecode which is Metadata about...

Different Timecode Modes

Different Timecode Modes Rec Run (Record Run) This means your recorder will send timecode when you are recording and otherwise stop timecode until you start recording again. This usually starts at 00:00:00 and so a 30 second recording and a 45 second recording will...

How To Timecode Jam A RED Scarlet Camera

How To Timecode Jam A RED Scarlet Camera The Video above is pretty self-explanatory, but you never should assume these things since it isn’t amazing. So here goes: Running from a 664 with the time code source set to internal and at the same frame rate etc…...

List of Timecode / Audio INs For Popular Cameras…

Timecode List and Audio INs List For Popular Cameras    Introduction Not sure how to phrase the title so please comment if you have a better one! This is basically a list of what type of cable is needed to timecode jam a type of camera for example and Alexa has a...

How To Timecode Jam Arri Alexa

How To Timecode Jam Arri Alexa How To Timecode Jam Arri Alexa The video was taken while working so had to be quick but here are the steps written down just to make sure you got it - Press TC - Plug in TC cable (5 pin lemo end) Buy Your Timecode Cable Direct From The...

Articles Covering Sound Basics (Free)

Sending A Reference Tone To Camera

Sending A Reference Tone To Camera This article will help you understand about reference tone and a loom cable that is often used as a hardwired link from an external mixer/recorder to a camera. Why do we use a reference tone? A reference tone is for calibration...

How to coil cables

How to coil cables This is how you should coil cables in the film industry. This is to stop kinks and knots that end up destroying the inside of your cable. You want to keep your cables in the best condition possible, without them you are stuffed. This video easily...

Where does sound come from?

where does sound come from? A common question on the internet search engines is where does sound come from? This is a very simple question to answer once you understand what sound is and how it is formed. Firstly sound is made up of vibrations. The image above is a...

Are sound waves longitudinal?

Sound waves longitudinal First lets see what a longitudinal waves. These are waves in particles that move along the direction of energy that is created. This is easily shown with a horizontal slinky. In the diagram above is a vibrating string. This string is being...

The Ultimate Speed Of Sound List

Speed of Sound – The Ultimate Speed of Sound List The speed of sound generally varies based one two parameters. The temperature and density of the medium. How temperature effects the speed of sound? Heat = more energy. The more energy mediums have the more...

Does sound travel faster than light?

Does sound travel faster than light? I love sound but unfortunately it doesn’t travel faster than 299 792 458 m / s. Only very complex physics can give you some answers to what is faster than light. Sound does have the ability to still go pretty quickly...

Audio Bit Depth

Audio Bit Depth Audio bit depth is the actual information in the audio file for each sample. The audio bit depth has different amounts of information, this is why you have audio bit depth of 8, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64-bit. These respond to the quality of the sample. So...

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Sending A Reference Tone To Camera

Sending A Reference Tone To Camera This article will help you understand about reference tone and a loom cable that is often used as a hardwired link from an external mixer/recorder to a camera. Why do we use a reference tone? A reference tone is for calibration...

What is Timecode?

What is Timecode? Timecode is now common throughout all of filmmaking, from low-budget to the highest budgets. Timecode helps save time syncing rushes and waiting for the clapper in post production. But there are still some misunderstandings about timecode which is...

How to coil cables

How to coil cables This is how you should coil cables in the film industry. This is to stop kinks and knots that end up destroying the inside of your cable. You want to keep your cables in the best condition possible, without them you are stuffed. This video easily...

Why You Need The Best Wireless: G3 Vs Lectrosonics

Why You Need The Best Wireless This is an obvious title in a way, after all of course you need the best of everything right? Well this is a post that explains my previous thoughts about having a set of G3s and then making the big jump to the Lectrosonics. This post is...

Bone Conduction: Sound Through Your Skull

Bone Conduction: Sound Through Your Skull We are able to perceive sound thanks to our brain decoding all the various frequencies collected through our inner ear. This is not just done with the ear but also directly through our skull. This is now being utilised through...

Master Techniques In Flexibility and Strength

How does an Oscar Winning Sound Mixer Maximise Their Flexibility and Strength in such a demanding environment? Simon Hayes won an Oscar for Les Miserable back in 2013. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the video below is him teaching others about...

C300 Audio Help

C300 Audio This article is written as an easy reference to the C300 manual when working with audio in or out of the camera and the C300 timecode functions. Feel free to bookmark and share. C300 Timecode Selecting a running mode: TC/UB Setup > Timecode > Mode....

The New Harley Davison Sound

The New Harley Davison Sound Don’t know if you have heard but there is a new sound for Harley Davison and it’s shiny electric motorbike. It looks very slick and sounds even more futuristic than Tron. The trailer for it below gives bites of the new Harley...

Red Scarlet Audio Help

Red Scarlet Audio Help This is written to help you with audio for the RED scarlet with the V4.0.12 firmware to keep as a handy guide. Red Scarlet Audio Format: 24 Bit / 48kHz – This is embedded on the R3D file and can be exported from the REDCINE-X into separate...

A Simple Audio Illusion

Audio Illusion – A simple audio mind trick This is a sweet audio illusion recently brought to my attention on Facebook that is quite neat. I have touched on the topic of brain discrimination only very briefly before because it is such a deep topic. Brain...

DVD Extras about Sound

DVD Extras about Sound It can be a tricky task finding DVDs with extras relating to sound but thankfully SurroundSound.ch has compiled a very comprehensive list. The site is in German and so canbe translated via google translate or babelfish. The start of the list is...

Sound Cart Battery Solutions from Tracer

Sound cart battery power solutions from Tracer This is a new product called “12V 40Ah LiFePO4 Bespoke Battery Pack & Peli™ Case” from the Tracer Product Range. This battery pack has a weight of 10.7 kg and is 300 x 249 x 196 mm. Charging time of 5-7...

Is there a real laser sound?

Real laser sound There isn’t actually a real world laser sound that exsists. This is because its a different spectrum than molecules in the air or other medium that sound energy is transmitted. This is why the sun doesn’t make a noise when it comes and...
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