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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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What would be the best setup for weddings?

What's the best way an setup to capture the audio at ceremony, the dialogue of the priest and the couple? What would give me the most quality and clean output?
Please desconsider recording from the table.

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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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What's the best way an setup to capture the audio at ceremony, the dialogue of the priest and the couple? What would give me the most quality and clean output?
Please desconsider recording from the table.

Thanks a lot!
What do you mean by "recording from the table?"
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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recording from the sound table, mixer, i'm sorry, my bad english.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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I use two wireless Sony Lavalier microphones (UHF), one on the priest and one on the groom, works like a charm - crystal clear audio every time. I prefer to use my own audio during the ceremony, can't trust a DJ with this however at the reception I would go through the desk if not an option I hook every speaker with a mic.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #5
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usually i just lav the groom with a wireless. and then with the balcony cam, or back cam i hardwire into the board. usually i'm using a xha1 for the back cam and it has xlr and 1/8th mic. but i have a little bag of "problem solvers", which are basically every little audio adapter from xlr's to rca to mini and back. you'll probably have to spend a good bit of $$ to get all of those adapters but its well worth it. you never know what kind of audio board they'll have and what type of outputs you'll have access to.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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Audio adapters

Michael,
Can you give a short list of the kind of adapters you have in your problem solver bag?

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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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Jim this is what I purchased a few years ago.
It's invaluable to me.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...apter_Kit.html

As was said, it can be kind of pricey, but at some time or another I have used almost all of these adapters.
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That's quite a collection of adapters.
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Check out this kit
http://remoteaudio.com/adapt.htm
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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #10
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Fellipe, I'm a great believer in radio microphones. Cheap mics up close always beat expensive mics used far away, so get some omnis and pin them to the lectern, the groom and the choir stall. I leave a Zoom H2 and a Minidisc lying about as well.

Remember - you can never have too many audio tracks to choose and mix from. Backup (as Custer said) is a wonderful thing.

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Old June 12th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #11
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I just did this last weekend for the first (and last!) time. I put lavs on the groom and officiant and fed those to the PA board. From the PA board I got a feed from the guitarist and bass guitar. I also had an M/S hidden behind a rock (ceremony was outdoors) for ambience and a wandering lautanist. I recorded these tracks (and timecode) using DP (with a Traveller) and sent a mixdown to an HD P1 for backup. It all worked out but it's too nerve racking. No chance to go back and do it again if you goof up. My tension was relieved somewhat when the officiant did the Frank Dreben (Naked Gun 2.5) lav in the lav thing (he was also relieved). The PA was off so I was the only one to hear but I did get a chuckle out of that.
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