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Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby szymbura » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:12 pm

Hello,
I’m very glad to be a part of this forum.

So , I have the request to record soundbites/ dialogue during a speedway race . The dialogue- between coach and motorcycle riders , will take place in the motorcycle garage where all bikes are tested and repaired. Therefore there will be a lot of unwanted noise of engines . Moreover if the coach sees the microphone above his head he stops talking . So , I will have to gather sound from the distance around 10 meters . I have 4 parabolic microphones 1 x 26 inch , 1 x 16 inch and 2x 9 inch form Klover - https://kloverproducts.com/
+ cedar dns 2 dialogue noise suppressor - https://kloverproducts.com/ .
What would be the method do record dialogue best way ? What shall I buy etc .
The environment is hard , engines , screaming , public etc .

That’s a sample from the speedway - https://youtu.be/Ir2R6cPGAW8
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Re: Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Welcome! :thumbup:

What you're planning - the 10 metre thing - simply won't work.

To get anything like intelligible sound you'll need headset mics or, second-best, clip-on cardioids.

In my experience many people will baulk at headset mics, so you may have to use clip-ons. Even then you could well struggle...

So... ideally you just need to conduct the interviews and grab the comments in a quieter environment.
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Re: Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby Wonks » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:25 pm

Will the coach know that he's being recorded and you aren't simply trying to spy on another team's plans? If the coach is going to shut up when he sees a mic, it makes it sound all rather dubious to me. Otherwise you just do it properly like Mike says.
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Re: Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby szymbura » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:07 pm

Wonks wrote:Will the coach know that he's being recorded and you aren't simply trying to spy on another team's plans? If the coach is going to shut up when he sees a mic, it makes it sound all rather dubious to me. Otherwise you just do it properly like Mike says.

They’re aware as it’s a deal with Canal+ TV but they’re just stopping the conversation or it’s not natural when they see camera and mik
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Re: Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby szymbura » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:08 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:Welcome! :thumbup:

What you're planning - the 10 metre thing - simply won't work.

To get anything like intelligible sound you'll need headset mics or, second-best, clip-on cardioids.

In my experience many people will baulk at headset mics, so you may have to use clip-ons. Even then you could well struggle...

So... ideally you just need to conduct the interviews and grab the comments in a quieter environment.

Thanks , I’ll try Q5X player microphone also
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Re: Soundbite from 10 meters in the garage

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:38 pm

I agree with Mike. headset mics or lavaliers are the only real option. Parabolics won't give you the necessary separation between wanted voice and background noise in that kind of environment.

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