The right audio cable is an often overlooked, yet critical component in capturing audio. In this movie, audio specialist Jeff Jacoby untangles the cable mysteries. Jeff shows what different connectors you may encounter, and importantly, what type of sound cables you should always have with you when you go out on your shoot.
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- In this movie, we'll take a simplified look…at cables and adapters.…I've been asking for years why is there more than one…audio cable or audio adapter, it would be so much easier…if there was just one.…As it is, we have multiple cables, adapters, plugs,…connectors, transformers, and all sorts of stuff…that winds up in a bag somewhere and, of course,…all cables tangle themselves up overnight…because they have a mind of their own.…It will help you a great deal if you wrap your head around…some of the basic types of audio connectors…that you'll encounter.…
There are four types of audio connectors…that you should have at least a passing familiarity with.…Have a close look at this one for example.…This is called an XLR or three pin connector.…It's very popular, goes out on lots of dates,…and provides you with a positive, clean, robust connection.…And that's what you want.…When you're on location, you really don't want…bad audio connections that result in crackling sounds…and other issues.…As a result, the XLR is a professional standard…
This series, Capturing Audio for Video, demystifies sound capture, offering professional insights along with practical tips and tricks. In this introductory installment, Professor Jeff Jacoby shows how to plan a shoot with sound in mind, choose microphones, and adjust camera settings and audio hardware to capture the best results. These tutorials are easy to follow and apply, fun to watch, and enormously helpful for video producers and directors.
- How to "think" in audio
- How to choose microphones
- How to set up a boom mic
- How to set up your camera and cables
- How to work with sound recorders and mixers