Video and Audio for live concerts

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jaray, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. jaray

    jaray Guest

    I'm looking for those of you out there doing live music event/concert
    videography
    .. What are you using to record the audio?
     
    jaray, Jan 9, 2004
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  2. Hi -

    Sound guys are pretty cool, so if you ask nicely, they'll let you run a
    stereo feed from usually the soundboard and feed a stereo line directly into
    my portable DAT Recorder. Then with a small Clapboard I clap it, so its
    easy to sync my audio with my video when I edit. So far its worked great.
    **Just wish I had a digital clapboard that displayed timecode - then things
    would really be easier.

    minstrel
     
    minstrel80232, Jan 10, 2004
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  3. jaray

    Crusader Guest

    I try to feed the main board stereo line into a mixer, then one stereo
    output goes to the camera and another to a second recorder just in case. I
    often run an audience mike as often the stage mics don't pick up the claps
    very well. Once in Premier, I send the audio out to cooledit and tweak it
    as needed.

    Lacking a main board output, I will mike the stage with at least three mics
    low in front. If there is a PA system, I'll mic a speaker.

    Tony
     
    Crusader, Jan 10, 2004
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  4. jaray

    jaray Guest

    Yeah most of the ones I work have been and the bands have contracted me to
    do it so usually there's no problem getting a line out of the board.
    What type of portable DAT do u use?
     
    jaray, Jan 10, 2004
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  5. Well I use a Portable Casio DAT Recorder I bought from
    www.americanmusicsupply.com for about $800 dollars. It has Stereo Line
    In's and Outs (Both RCA and Digital) *I bought it 10 years ago, I use it all
    the time for my "Live" stuff.

    minstrel

    *P.S. The other trick I do, is carry a small tackle box with extra cables,
    adapters etc. You never know on a live shoot, what kind of sounboard or
    setup they have. My motto - Be prepared. *Also if you have to set up mics
    or string cables, please Use Gaffers Tape - It sticks your cables down, but
    tons easier to remove afterwards than sticky Duck tape.
     
    minstrel80232, Jan 10, 2004
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