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Old 11-18-2005, 06:47 AM
BruceBaklarian BruceBaklarian is offline
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Default Lavalier VS Boom Mics and portable recording media

Hi Folks
For Field recordings, What do you preffer? Why? When Can they be used? advantages and disadvantages?
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Lavalier VS Boom Mics and portable recording media

Be a little more specific with your application and you'll probably get some good tips.

If you're referring to dialog, I've never met a rerecording mixer that wouldn't prefer a well-recorded boom to a lav. There's just no contest in the richness, size and dynamic range of the signal. That being said, there are many, many instances in current production where location and cameras make lavs necessary and the equipment is a lot better than even a few years ago. For some types of shooting, it's the only practical solution.

You say "field recording." The folks gathering effects use a whole arsenal of task-specific and sound-field microphones.

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Old 11-18-2005, 03:35 PM
Charles D. Ballard Charles D. Ballard is offline
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Default Re: Lavalier VS Boom Mics and portable recording m

Lavs are a great backup for the boom...
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:03 PM
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However there are now many producers (mostly on TV) who came up hearing only lav mic dialog, and that's what they are really happiest with. They also believe that it makes production faster and allows multiple cameras to rove at will. This is mostly a hallucination, and multiplies work for both the production and post production sound departments on the way to producing audio that is usually inferior in every way to a well boomed track. That said, there are many situations in which there is no choice at all, and the shot has been planned with lav mics in mind. Then you do what you gotta do.

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