Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracing the signal from talent to recorder, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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When it comes to video and production problems,…if there is a problem during production on…set, I would guess that there's a 80% or greater chance that it's an audio problem.…Audio is notorious for slowing things down, because it can be…complicated with all the different switches and things we need to check.…So what I want to go through right now, is a quick…scenario that I use for audio…troubleshooting anytime there is a problem.…So, if you're not getting a signal, or something's coming in too low…or too high, I recommend that you start by checking with the source.…
And working all the way through the audio chain to the camera.…The reason I often say that your audio is more…important than your video, is not because it's more important storytelling-wise.…But because there are many more potential points…of failure that you need to pay attention to.…If just one switch or button is…wrong, you might end up with no audio at all or really bad audio.…So we want to make sure that we check all these…switches and buttons every single time there's a audio issue.…
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