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YouTube in Surround Sound

From: Chris Stuard, WVEC-TV 13, Norfolk, VA One thing that has always annoyed me is when a producer or intrepid reporter would want me to shoot a video off the computer with sound (especially off the laptop in the field… Can we say YouTube?). After repeatedly being frustrated by micing up the (usually tiny) speaker […]

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It’s All About Protection

When using a lav mic, tie a very loose knot in the wire that will help control the mic from being jerked around if it is pulled on, which can cause the mic to rub across the clothing making a nasty noise. When using a wireless transmitter in the heat of summer, wrap the transmitter […]

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How to Hear the Horses During Water Polo

from: Stephen Press I was sent to shoot a story on underwater hockey. If I had been given notice I could have gotten an underwater housing but as this is news and they’ve only known about it for two days before* so the pool had a maintenance tunnel around it and by removing a light […]

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Don’t Get Blown Away

From: Mike Sellers, KPLC-TV I don’t have a windscreen for my lav, but a photog from KLFY showed me a trick once that works just as well, if not better. If your subject is wearing a shirt that has a button front (regular button-down or polo), clip the lav with the mic between the fabric. […]

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Water Cooler Talk

From: J.D Dworkin WPIX-11 NY Need a little bit of extra nat sound but your station doesn’t have good mic equipment? Try this trick and see what happens. Go to your nearest water cooler and take a few of those cone cups. Cut the cone tip off the bottom of one. Take your simple little […]

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It’s Not Just a Camera Anymore

From: Jim Travers WBTV I have had great luck recently using my DVCPRO D700 as an audio mixer while doing live shots.  Just have an engineer (or anyone who knows the secret handshake) go into the internal menu and set your audio output to the “mix” setting.  That sends both channel 1 and 2 to […]

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Helicopter Audio

From: Jim Friedman NBC 10, Philadelphia, Pa When you need that audio of cockpit chit-chat and you can’t plug in to their system, try this. Take the passenger headset and remove the earmuff pad from one side of the headset. Place your lav mic head between the foam and the speaker. Tape the lav head […]

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