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. […]


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 […]