Bullets of info

February 19, 2008 at 9:59 am

I’ve had numerous Audioflow topics running through my head, but none were extensive enough for an entire blog. So let me shoot through some bullet points. The strike has come to an end, and we’re all glad to hear it. I’m not going to discuss the politics of the situation, […]

The impossible dreams.

January 17, 2008 at 11:43 am

This isn’t going to be a tech savvy post, but I thought it would be nice to discuss my (and hopefully your) dreams for the next year. For the last several years our business has been dominated by new gear. Let’s face it, post houses are finally coming about and […]

Power Depletion in T minus…

December 27, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Revised February 1, 2008 Battery distribution for an ENG bag or cart is not a new idea. Many of you have been doing it for the better part of a decade. The batteries have changed, the gear has changed, the chargers have improved, but the basic idea is the same; […]

For a written transcript…

December 7, 2007 at 12:10 pm

For years news and documentary producers have required a mono recording with timecode to send back to transcription houses. I’ve never been to a transcription house, but I picture a bank of desks filled with circa 1950 female secretaries or court reporters typing feverishly with headphones on. The reason my […]

Let me level with you.

November 21, 2007 at 12:38 pm

What is the difference in line level, mic level, tape level, consumer level, +4, and -10? Some are the same, some are louder. Clear it up for you? I didn’t think so. Audio levels are measured in decibels. Tons of logarithmic math can explain this, and many others have explained […]

Lav-a-liers…Mount up.

October 31, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Hopefully my title has caused a chuckle for some of you. A call back to 1994 Hip Hop may date me, or you for that matter. I use this as a bit of a segue into the world of mounting, hiding, and protecting lavalier microphones. This was an overwhelming request […]

Talk it out.

October 17, 2007 at 4:36 pm

The Remote Audio Boom cable system allows two way communications between the mixer and the boom op. The simple push-to-talk box rests on the boom operators hip. The box accommodates a passive mic input for the boom microphone, an active mic pre input for the boom ops headset, and a […]

Tonaderspeisung Baby!

September 28, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Condenser microphone powering is a daily issue dealt with by mixers across the globe. For many of you it is a forgotten detail. You have a Sound Devices mixer and a brand new Schoeps CMIT5U. You leave your channel one phantom on almost continually because that’s your boom mic input. […]

Misinformation?

September 25, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Misinformation is continually prevalent in our industry. The staff at Trew Audio has bit on it just as easily as you, our customers. One person’s experience can quickly become a generalized statement about a product to which everyone seems to adhere. Just last week we heard a nasty rumor that […]

48.048 kHz?

March 19, 2007 at 11:26 am

So, when is it appropriate to record at 48.048 kHz, and how should you set your recorder when doing so? The answer lies in your project sound and picture workflow – not just on set, but all through film-to-video transfer and postproduction. If you understand the workflow, and how your […]