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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #16
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Oooooooh, I did not think of that!

I do have an additional G2 that I could use... Great idea Dylan! Thanks! :)
Just don't put the two lav's side by side on the talent where they might "clink" into each other... like I did the first time I double mic'd someone. :)
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #17
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Here's something in the meantime <http://www.realitycrew.com/watch.html>

I'm sure I can get something with a bit more production value uploaded.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #18
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Hey!

For some reason I did not get a forum e-mail... I am glad I checked back!

Watching vids now! Thanks Guy!!!

Also, checking out your DVeStore now. :)

Keep up the amazing work!

Have a great day!
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #19
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Is it clothing noise or cable noise?

You need to find out if it is cable noise or clothing noise. I use Trams (they provide every accessory for mounting options) or a Countryman lavaliere. There is a special technique for mounting your mic and avoiding clothing noise. Make sure you get enough lead time to run a test with the talent so you can adjust the mounting to their clothing. A excellent book is "Location Audio Simplified".
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Old March 15th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #20
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I second the recommendation. See more at Home. Very useful.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #21
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Hi Mark and Chris~!

Thanks for the book tip!

$54.95 sounds very reasonable. Adding it to my purchase list. :)

Have an excellent day, and thanks for the replies.

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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #22
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Hello,

...When I watch TV shows (reality/American Idol... yadda), I see the mics are very tight and appear to transmit great audio.

Micky
Micky:

Although I believe the mike will make the biggest difference in sound quality, the reciever and transmitter will also make a big difference in sound quality.

I have a Lectrosonics and Sennheiser G2 system and the sound quality is very different between them.

I doubt any broadcast shows use G2 level equipment.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #23
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Hi Jeff! Thanks for the reply. :)

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I doubt any broadcast shows use G2 level equipment.
Good point. :)

Man, I would love to get some on-the-job experience working on a television show!

Anyway, thanks for the clarification and your input. I really appreciate it. :)

Have a great night,
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Old March 17th, 2009, 06:59 AM   #24
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I doubt any broadcast shows use G2 level equipment.
G2 is used a lot in broadcast - you see them all the time.

Just don't use the supplied tie mic. and change it for something better (eg: MKE 2-ew).
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Old March 17th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #25
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I've seen the G2 on a lot of news reports, even with the supplied ME2 or ME4 mic.
They are fine for short reports but for longer presentations in productions that go through a dub they would not hold up so well. The other end of the spectrum is drama where they would sound bad and very different from a boom. Even with the upgrade to an MKE2.4 gold or similar there will still be no high frequencies or fidelity. The upgraded mic makes a good difference but the radio link is not a great sound.
Seen the Sony plastic diversity system on strictly ballroom a lot amongst other things too. Same thing really. OK for poor sounding shows of which there are many these days. Not much cop for drama.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #26
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Hi John and Jimmy, thanks for the replies~!

Interesting observations... I am definitely planning on upgrading my lav mic.

Dang, I am anxious to film again... All these tips have been great!

As soon as I upgrade my equipment and/or test the new techniques that I have learned (thanks to all!), I will post back here with my findings and experience.

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Have a great day,
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM   #27
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The G2 shortfalls are distance and diversity.

The G2 does not have the long range that most Lectros have.
The G2 is not diversity like most Lectros, meaning it has one receiver antenna. Lectro has 2 receiving antennas that can switch instantly to the better signal.

Moat lectros are also 'tighter'. Meaning they use a much narrower band so they are less prone to interference.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:49 AM   #28
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Thanks for that info Ed!

Good to know those details... I wish I could afford something with diversity. :(

But, for future buys, I will keep this information in mind.

Have a great night!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:21 PM   #29
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G2's on Food Network show 'Chopped'

Last year I did sound on that new food network show Chopped and since they only had 350/day for me, including equipment, I used my G2's (with cos-11's). Worked flawlessly and sounded great.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #30
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Last year I did sound on that new food network show Chopped and since they only had 350/day for me, including equipment, I used my G2's (with cos-11's). Worked flawlessly and sounded great.
Chris:

What was the audio captured to?

Did you use a mixer(s)?

Did you change batteries daily to be safe?

Did you have any problem with levels or clipping?

Just curious about the details.
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