Category: Sound

Some sounds of #Yellowstone

Last year, I made a short video featuring the Thermal Sounds of Yellowstone. This fall, I attempted to recreate parts of that video in 3D and stereo sound (rather than the monaural recording of last year). Here are some samples of what I recorded this year, both uploaded to the blog as MP3 files:  2012YellowstoneDragonsMouth – the Dragon’s Mouth thermal vent/geyser inside a short cave at the Mud Geyser Basin.  2012YellowstonePaintPots – the...

Clever way to program a DSLR – by putting the code outside the camera

Inexpensive dongle interfaces between iPhone and certain Olympus and Panasonic DSLR cameras. A software app on the iPhone adds new features including time lapse, motion detection, high dynamic range controls, and other capabilities. Does it work? E-M5 iPhone controller… | 43 Rumors. Which camera company will be first to offer their own software development kit for a camera?

3D with stereo audio recording setup

I am setting up gear to record an event this weekend in 3D, and to record audio in stereo with two long shot gun directional mics. I use two Lumix GH-2s for the video recording but there is no way to monitor the recorded audio on the GH-2. Plus, I am using XLR mics. While I have a separate XLR mic mixer, I was not successful in feeding stereo signals into...

Why Youtube frequently issues copyright violations on licensed use of music

I predicted this was going to happen the moment Youtube announced it was automatically scanning videos for copyrighted music: The problem is that Content ID improperly flags licensed music as a copyright infringement – leading to embarrassment for producers and editors that have legitimately licensed their music from a reputable company. via Larrys Blog – Keep Yourself Copyright Legal | Larrys Blog. How can they tell the difference between a recording...

Videos to watch

Devin Graham is an amazing young videographer in Utah; I’ve been watching his videos for quite some time. Watch this and see if you agree! I recommend subscribing to his Youtube channel. Seriously! I also recommend his good friend Lindsey Stirling’s Youtube channel. Watch this video – created by Devin – and you may be hooked too. Lindsey is featured in this video:

Demonstration of 2 shot gun mics used for stereo recording

The following video was recorded using an XH-A1 and two on camera mounted long shot gun AT-835b microphones. This was not an ideal way to mount the microphones but it definitely performed “good enough”. When the camera and mics are a long ways from the field, there is not as much stereo channel separation as you might expect. But the stereo mics add a depth to the sound that was missing...

Stereo shot gun mic test clip

Test of my stereo shot gun mic set up – handholding the shotgun mic array in my left hand and holding my Canon HV30 and Beachtek audio mixer in my right hand. Not ideal, but an amusing little test clip. These birds were about 30 feet away from me, with a several hundred foot cliff just beyond. Pointing the long shotguns in that direction picks up some background noise – just...

Sound recording – and the need to avoid screaming kids!

As I have decided to pay much more attention to the sounds in my environment, today I took a pleasant hike along a meandering river – more of a big wide stream, really. From a sound perspective it had great potential – burbling water, crickets, frogs, squirrels and chipmunks chirping, ducks and birds. Now that I pay attention to sound, I begin to hear interesting things everywhere. But as my luck...