FORUMS: list search recent posts

Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track

COW Forums : Live & Stage Events

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Chris Mathews
Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 12, 2013 at 1:31:17 pm

Hi guys! I'm looking for a second set of eyes to look at what I want to do and see if I am forgetting anything, here it goes...

I have a couple friends who want me to shoot a video of their live stage variety show. This show includes a band and singing, so the audio is very important to them (as it should be). They have a sound guy who will be recording and mixing the audio from the show and giving me a file.

I will be recording the show with (2) Canon 5DMKII's, GoPro and a Canon XF105. I own PluralEyes and will also have Adobe Premiere CC next week, so I plan to use one of them to sync everything together using my scratch audio from each cam.

I do this all the time with interview footage and separate audio, so I feel this should work fine. Can anyone see anything I am forgetting? I don't want any surprises after the fact!

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:22:05 pm

Coordination among camera operators is critical. Ordinarily this is accomplished with comm and a video director calling the shots, but if you won't have that, you need to work out a set of rules ahead of time.

You need a plan for who is responsible for what shots. It's just as bad when everyone takes a CU of the guitar solo as it is when no one does. You also need a plan for coordinating card swaps so you only have one camera down at a time.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

Chris Mathews
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:30:52 pm

Thanks Walter, all great information. Do you have any experience with syncing the professionally recorded audio with your video?


Return to posts index


Chris Mathews
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:34:10 am

Anyone have any experience with syncing the professionally recorded audio with your video?


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:16:25 am

[Chris Mathews] "Anyone have any experience with syncing the professionally recorded audio with your video?"

You'll probably get a better answer on this in the Premiere forum -- this one focuses on live events and doesn't really delve into post-production issues.

I've used PluralEyes several times with great success. I'd think this would work fine, but this is not my speciality.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

Chris Mathews
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:03:09 am

I'm sorry, I should of been more specific. Has anyone had any experience syncing their video to a provided mixed sound file? I use PluralEyes all the time to sync audio from a shotgun mic to a 2-3 camera setup, but don't feel confident that the scratch audio from my camera will sync up with a sound file that has been professionally mixed from a live stage show. Maybe I am over thinking it and it will work fine? I've been known to do that sometimes.


Return to posts index


Walter Soyka
Re: Shooting live stage event and using a provided live recorded audio track
on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:27:33 am

[Chris Mathews] "I'm sorry, I should of been more specific. Has anyone had any experience syncing their video to a provided mixed sound file? I use PluralEyes all the time to sync audio from a shotgun mic to a 2-3 camera setup, but don't feel confident that the scratch audio from my camera will sync up with a sound file that has been professionally mixed from a live stage show. Maybe I am over thinking it and it will work fine? I've been known to do that sometimes."

I do think it will work, provided you don't overdrive your on-camera records, but this is exactly the question I'd take to a more post-oriented forum.

If you're really worried, you could send the mix from the board to the cameras with wireless transmitters/receivers.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]