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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #16
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Re: Rode NT4 on Camera?

I will give you 2 examples...
ie: Motor racing, one option is to mount stereo mics to the built up cameras so it provides a matched stereo image to the picture image...But this way of doing things provides very little dimension of the car passing because the car is normally is framed in the centre of screen. Yes it give plenty of atmos but minimal defined image, and this is switched via an audio follow switcher to match the cameras.
The other example is to use fixed mics independent of the moving camera, this gives a wide audio image that has movement and is treated like a 'window' like in a house. This method works well for open country motor race circuits rather than built up city tracks.
But in reality a combination of both methods are often used with built up big cameras use the fix mic method the portable cameras use the panning method.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #17
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Re: Rode NT4 on Camera?

Originally Posted by Brian P. Reynolds View Post
But isn't that how the human head works.... If you turn your head the image that arrives at your ears ALSO moves.
Yes. But that's not the way movies, TV, radio, etc. are made. You don't sit in a theater or in front of your TV turning your head. The producer, camera, editor did that FOR you.

The only thing that works that way is specialty "binaural recordings" and even those don't pan around indiscriminately unless they are trying to induce vertigo in the listener.
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