I shot some video of a subject in an empty room. I pick up the sound on my external cam mic. The audio was apparently bouncing all over the room because I get this echo hall like effect. The audio is clear and useable but i was wondering if there was some way I might reduce some of the(audio in an empty room) effect.
Thanks for the advice. I use an excellent Sony external mic with cord attached to the camera. The mic was set-up on a table just under the speaker. The audio is not bad. Is there some sound processing that you know of that might help with some of the echoing.
Ya know. There is actually a way to lessen the effect. I didn't mention it because 90% of the time, the cure is too expensive for the amount of correction.
George Massenburg designed a noise reduction box with six faders for Disney a number of years ago to retrieve some audio from old film stock. It did have a capability to remove some slappy artifacts, but that was not its intended use.
The folks at CEDAR evolved that design to a noise reduction system of their own. It has similar capabilities, but, again, this was NOT designed to be an ambience canceller. I don't remember the model number of the CEDAR system.
I don't know if the Massenburg system is even available anymore. I think the CEDAR system was aboout $8k.
My review of the Massenburg system is in my OnLine archives.
I saw Ron and Kathlyn yesterday here at NAB. Great show. I am on assignjment, so I don't have a lot of time, but If you're out here and want to talk audio, try my cell; 410.960.0689.