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Donato M. Rondinelli
1200A distorted audio
on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:49:08 pm

I was given 2 tapes that were shot on a Varicam. When I play the tapes on a borrowed AJ-HD1200A, the meters are in the red. Audio sounds nasty. Does this deck have output control like a PVW2800? The pots look like they're just for input. Could this be fixed on a deck with output volume levels or is the audio ruined?
Thanks!
-dMR


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walter biscardi
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:51:49 pm

That deck does not have output controls. It plays back the audio exactly it was recorded in the field.

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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:55:43 pm

Thanks Walter.
-dmR


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Colin McQuillan
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:05:23 pm

If the clipped audio is mission critical have a look at this:
http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx/

I've seen it bring awful clipped recordings back to life.

Colin McQuillan
Vancouver, B.C.


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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 1, 2009 at 8:51:14 pm

Thanks Colin. Great plugin but it doesn't remove everything. Maybe it's too far gone? It brings it back to life but not all the way.


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Colin McQuillan
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:42:16 am

Sorry to hear that! Guess if the audio is too far gone, it's gone...

Out of curiosity what happened to the audio? Line feed into a mic level input, or just recorded too hot?

Colin McQuillan
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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 2, 2009 at 12:53:18 pm

No idea. The producer left for India & customs wouldn't let the camera guy go. So she had to find a crew there. She questioned the DP multiple times about the audio, but he repeatedly said it was OK. At first,they didn't have headphones, just the camera speaker. She'll probably have to hire someone over there to re-shoot and she's already over budget because they overcharged her for the shoot. They seen her coming a mile away!

-dMR


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walter biscardi
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 2, 2009 at 1:06:21 pm

[Donato M. Rondinelli] "At first,they didn't have headphones, just the camera speaker"

I'm pretty certain that camera speaker sounds distorted at all times so they would have no way to knowing if the audio was distorted.

We have had instances of people submitting stories for a news series we edit here where we can literally see the audio person with headphones on, but the audio is completely overdriven and distorted. there's definitely some issues out there with folks having no clue what they are doing with a/v equipment.

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Colin McQuillan
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 3, 2009 at 5:50:35 am

[walter biscardi] "there's definitely some issues out there with folks having no clue what they are doing with a/v equipment. "

You've got that right! I also work as a camera op and have caught quite a few "sound guys" only monitoring from their mixer and not the camera output...

Colin McQuillan
Vancouver, B.C.


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Colin McQuillan
Re: 1200A distorted audio
on Dec 3, 2009 at 5:53:13 am

[Donato M. Rondinelli] "She'll probably have to hire someone over there to re-shoot and she's already over budget because they overcharged her for the shoot. They seen her coming a mile away! "

Sorry to hear that. Too bad the plugin wouldn't save the sound for you.
Hopefully it all comes together for you!

Colin McQuillan
Vancouver, B.C.


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