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Re: DV Mode Interviews 1st day

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Nate Stephens
Re: DV Mode Interviews 1st day
on Jun 25, 2008 at 9:31:06 am

"And don't get used to that, that is way too low in my opinion. Digital audio works way different than analog. Even though -20 is 0, you have way more headroom to play with over 'digital 0' than you'd expect. A lot of experienced audio guys kind of didn't believe us when we told them to raise the levels beyond -20 way back when we started with digital audio. I tend to have things peak @ -10, and even -6. Don't be afraid to push the levels in audio just calibrate your mixer as such. This will help your headset volume as well. "

When the new Sennheiser G2 wireless got here last week I tried them out on my self and it seems that when plugged directly into the camera, the voice would start to rattle when the audio meter hit the second bar (-12) ... So I turned down the sensitivity in the Sennheiser to -20 and have been averaging the interviews on the HVX meter at the first mark which is -20, so the interviewed won't peak much above -12 and hopefully not rattle.. My headset is not the best and the speakers in edit suite "B" are very basic, so they might be distorting way to early on playback..

I am plugging the wireless directly into the HVX, I can understand where a field mixer would be very helpfull.. (But this one man band has only so many hands.... I even get to ask the questions.....)

The HVX has a -50 and -60 audio setup. It seems if it had a -40 that I could use the middle of the mic dial instead of the first 2 dots.... But then I am not an audio expert... These new Sennheisers just make me sound like one..

If I don't have to be so critical to avoid the voice rattle,, give me some hints on how to save that audio and correct that distortion in post...

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