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Ty Ford
Re: mixing line feed with shotgun mic audio
on Jun 19, 2010 at 1:30:57 pm

Hello Keith and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Since you weren't mixing the show live, you have to do it in post. I've found that finding the right level for the room or camera mic can only be done in post. As with your time alignment, it's a one move correction. And yes, if you want room sound, you do have to time align the audio.

You don't say what sort of performance this is and how appropriate audience or indirect sound is, but Steve's comment about dry console audio is a good one.

I did that this Spring with footage of a concert where the shooter was 50 feet out in the audience and was taking a split track console and camera mic. Without sync and level adjustment, the audio sounded horrible. I slid the camera mic track earlier to match the console track and adjusted both tracks to get proper level and proper mix.

I left in just enough camera mic to make it sound like we were in a live theater, but not as sloppy as it would be even for the live audience who was there.


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