Location Sound Technique?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by sectioneight, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. sectioneight

    sectioneight Guest

    Thanks to all who answered my previous post on sound engineer day
    rates...

    Have a few more...

    1) Is it still accepted practice to feed the cameraperson (video
    shoot) via a stereo cable with headphone return or is it now more
    desirable to use a wireless feed between the mixer output(s) and the
    camera/vcr?

    2) Can you still safely get away with using single-channel VHF or UHF
    mics on non-feeding frenzie (ie. everybody and his brother is there to
    cover it) shoots or is frequency-agile the only way to go these days,
    period?

    Thanks!
     
    sectioneight, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. sectioneight

    Ty Ford Guest


    Still acceptable and more responsible if you want to make sure the audio
    actually gets to the camera. With the increased RF problems these day, one
    has to be very careful. Wireless feeds make me very nervous. I'd want to
    double record, using a hard wire to a DAT or nagra, or Deva. But If I had a
    Nagra or Deva, I doubt I'd be looking for gigs where teh mixer feeds the
    camera. I have neither a Deva or a Nagra, BTW.

    maybe. If you really know the territory. If you're buying for tomorrow,
    single channel systems should come cheaper simply because they are more
    vulnerable and less flexible.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford

    For Ty Ford V/O demos, audio services and equipment reviews,
    click on http://www.jagunet.com/~tford
     
    Ty Ford, Jul 31, 2003
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