Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending tone and testing levels, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
So now we've got everything hooked up properly.…And we've made sure that we're getting a signal from our microphone to our camera.…Now we want to make sure that we're getting…a good and clean audio signal to our camera.…All I was concerned about before, just making sure I'm getting some audio.…Now I'm going to go ahead and clean it up make sure I'm getting proper audio.…So to do, that I need to make sure…the mixer and the camera are speaking the same language.…This is important concept to understand…because this is an analogue mixer, however this…is a digital camera, when it comes to audio.…
So this is analogue audio, and digital audio.…The only difference between the two is a scale.…So these are both measuring audio, the exact same way.…But using two different scales.…So I like to tell people to think of it…as the difference between the English system and the metric system.…There's a big difference between inches and…centimeters, and you'll want to make sure you understand that difference.…So the same thing on these scales.…
recipesfor situations like conference panels, stage shows, and narrative dialog scenes. Anthony also shows you how to set up mixers, wireless mics, and booms, and make sure your camera is correctly set up to capture audio. He wraps up with troubleshooting tips covering a range of issues, from wind noise to echoes, and shows how to fix the problems you can't solve on set in post production.
- Hooking up a mixer
- Selecting the right mic for the job—table, lavalier, or boom
- Using wireless mics
- Hiding mics
- Mic'ing the crowd at an event
- Capturing the action up close
- Matching visual perspective to audio
- Dealing with background noise
- Reducing rumble, wind noise, and hiss in post