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Bob O'Brien
On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 2:16:45 am

I have a client that needs to direct a videotaped interview from 2000 miles away. The client must be able to speak to and hear the interviewees. Any creative solutions?

Thanks!

Bob O'Brien


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gizmo1160
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 8:02:20 am

Hi there .. tricky
1.I have used a cell phone with ear phones from the phone as talent IFB (interupted fold back)... works well but only one way listen
2.I also used a GENTNER AP10 Hybrid for talkback and remote interviews...works well
3.here is a site of a company that makes phone interconnection things
http://www.jkaudio.com/tv-film-applications.htm
4. Here is a site about telephone interface things( maybe a bit techo for you but have a look anyway.
http://www.infomatek.com/Telephone_transmission%20characteristics.htm

All you have to do is get your head around what you want to send where....I hope this helps


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Matte
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 11:24:47 am

How will the director SEE the interviewees?


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Bob O'Brien
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 1:10:24 pm

Thank you for your responses!

The director has not requested to be able to see the talent. One thing I am considering though is if my location has a broadband connection, I might use the iSight on my MacBook Pro through Skype to offer that. Seems like this might work for a down-N-dirty "phone patch" as well, no?

Bob


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Matte
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 1:59:33 pm

[Bob O'Brien] "might use the iSight on my MacBook Pro through Skype to offer that. Seems like this might work for a down-N-dirty "phone patch" as well, no?
"


There will likely be a sizable timing delay with all the digital conversions going on.

So just make the director aware not to jump in too quickly on a take.


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Bob O'Brien
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 2:01:00 pm

Good point. Thanks for your input Matte.


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Ty Ford
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 24, 2007 at 5:38:11 pm

Source elements makes a software called Source Connect. It's a peer to peer VOIP software that uses data compression. It sounds good and the trial period is a week or so.

I predict it will soon make ISDN audio obsolete.

Regards,

Ty Ford

Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. More at: http://home.comcast.net/~tyreeford/AudioBootcamp.html
or http://www.tyford.com


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edward  chick
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 25, 2007 at 12:55:56 am

What about renting a JK Audio Telephone INterface? Foolproof, sounds great.


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HowDoYouDoThat
Re: On-location "phone patch?"
on Oct 30, 2007 at 8:28:03 pm

Sorry to jump in late.

Put a speaker phone on the interviewee's lap.

I do these all the time for the networks. We use a JK audio hybrid with comtek IFB.

But for the low budget or someone who doesn't own phone gear, just put a speaker phone near intview subject. When doing this method, keep in mind that interviewer must stay silent during answers and make sure interviewee not start answer until interviewer is done. And, when using speaker phone, interviewee's tend to talk louder for some reason, so make sure they are hip that they should talk in a normal tone.

Hope this helps.



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