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#1 Erdwolf_TVL

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 07:39 AM

My budget is nil. I am not shooting for money, just for fun!

Any advice in this regard would be most appreciated!

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Super-8 at 24 PFS.

Sound from a parallel mounted mini-DV camera (constantly running).

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Once telecined, the video will be presented at 25 fps. So, there will be a significant sync gap between the audi and video signals from square one.

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I intend to use the rattle from the 8mm mechanics to synchronise the sound and video start / end points.

Once I have calculated the length difference in millisenconds, I will squash the sound digitally to match.

I will at this point also apply a digital noice reduction filter to the audio track to reduce the rattle.

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I will end up with video running 1 fps faster than it should and sound that is slightly higher pitched.

But at almost zero cost, it can't be too bad?
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#2 Grainy

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 03:54 PM

I don't think noise reduction will reduce that sound as much as you'll hope and still make it worth while.
If it could, "fix it in post" wouldn't be the joke/bane of every location sound man out there.

Here's another suggestion: record the take with both super 8 and video, and as soon as you're done, use the video track as reference, over headphones, for your actors to self dub a clean track onto a different recorder. Try and get a better mic than the one that comes with your camcorder, too. Those tend to stink. I think amazon.com, of all places, sells a 40+ dollar shotgun mic that's not bad at all.

You'll have an easier time resolving the drift between the sound and picture with today's online cutting devices than trying to mass-conform a sound track.

Also, search the archives for a trick George Selinsky came up with on non-sync recording.

Anyway, however you do this, good luck! Post your results if you can!
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