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Old March 21st, 2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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Getting good audio when there's no clothing to hide mics under

This is from the nekkid dating show "Adam Looking For Eve - Germany" which naturally is subtitled for broadcast on dubious government funded TV channels in English speaking countries.

To my embarrassment it took me ages to figure out how they were able to get such good clean audio when there are no boom mics being used. Exceptionally clever placement.

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Old March 21st, 2018, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Getting good audio when there's no clothing to hide mics under

The Discovery US show "Naked and Afraid" uses something similar. Both contestants have necklaces for th emic, and they carry a satchel with the transmitter.
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 08:05 PM   #3
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A naked woman standing in front of you, and your puzzled about her microphone?
Boy, aren't you the charmer ;-)
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Old March 23rd, 2018, 09:08 PM   #4
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*Deleted flippant comment I thought better of afterwards*

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Old March 25th, 2018, 03:06 PM   #5
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A naked woman standing in front of you, and your puzzled about her microphone?
Boy, aren't you the charmer ;-)
As audio guys think of weird things when watching tv/films...... almost can be tricky to switch off the professional/technical side of our brain (but when I do, it is a sign of a really good story that it was able to draw me in!).
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Old April 19th, 2018, 06:36 AM   #6
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Re: Getting good audio when there's no clothing to hide mics under

They could have put a Sansa Clip behind the daisy, and eliminated the pouch hanging on the back. Probably slightly lower quality, though.

How many years until we have surgically-implantable mics? (Maybe the CIA has them now!)
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Old April 22nd, 2018, 04:19 AM   #7
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They could have put a Sansa Clip behind the daisy, and eliminated the pouch hanging on the back. Probably slightly lower quality, though.
You'd be stuck with no way to monitor the audio then!
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Old June 11th, 2018, 12:32 PM   #8
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Why not use boom mic?
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Old June 11th, 2018, 04:15 PM   #9
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You'd need a dedicated soundie to go around with the camera man, and they complain about their arms get a bit tired after a while.

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Old June 11th, 2018, 09:51 PM   #10
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and they complain about their arms get a bit tired after a while.
Get a better boom op then!

Lots of these reality tv shows do use a boom op.
(but also shockingly many don't! Thus why you often hear now and then really bad audio on reality tv....)
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Old June 12th, 2018, 05:22 PM   #11
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Re: Getting good audio when there's no clothing to hide mics under

A blonde colored head mic in the hair, with a mini blue tooth transmitter in the hair.

For the short hair guy it may be a different story,
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Old June 13th, 2018, 06:06 AM   #12
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A blonde colored head mic in the hair, with a mini blue tooth transmitter in the hair.

For the short hair guy it may be a different story,
Nope, that isn't the right answer, look instance at their necklaces.
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