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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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To add reverb or not in post

Hi all,

I was sitting here getting my game plan for this wedding I'm editing. And I just wanted to ask an opinion question.

For those who use the lav mic on the B&G, in post do you add reverb or an echo so that the vows ect are not so flat?

I have really good lav audio, and was going to add some reverb so the vows don't sound like they are right next to the cam.

Just wondering what you all do.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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I'd give an example of it to the bride and groom before you commit it to the final project.

You could probably add a soft mist effect with the reverb to make it like a soap opera dream sequence, too. Women eat that stuff up.

But just give them some examples before you hand them the final project, otherwise you may find yourself on Judge Judy trying to explain yourself.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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Hmm, how is a soft mist effect done in Vegas/Acid?
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Old August 24th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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As for audio reverb in this case, I'd only add the most subtle hint to make the audio perspective more natural. It should not be noticeable. So make sure you're working with very good monitors while editing and try some tests on ordinary TV speakers too.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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Hmm, how is a soft mist effect done in Vegas/Acid?
I don't know. Fog? What filters do you have available?
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #6
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You can get the soft mist effect by getting the sound effect off sounddogs.com.

Or maybe you mean soft focus... in which case, you can:
Vegas 6 only: Nest the project, and superimpose the nest onto itself. On the top layer, set opacity to 50% and add gaussian blur.

OR

Quick blur, amount 50%

OR

Sony Glow gives a different effect.

Some other ways to do it too, like Zenote glow. Or use a diffusion filter when you shoot.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 08:13 AM   #7
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Nice Glenn, thanks for the advice. I'll give a whirl.
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Old August 29th, 2005, 01:12 PM   #8
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No.

They don't do this on tv.

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Old September 19th, 2005, 02:15 AM   #9
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Using the audio from the second camera can sometimes work beautifully.
Of course it depends on where (or if) it was setup, what enviroment you're working with and the level of ambience.

I mixed an outdoor weddding like this and it worked really well - you can here some birds chirping, the leaves rustling in the wind etc... and it all adds to the realism of the video - makes it sound like you're there.
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