Re: Question about sound equipment and post for 16mm

From: Rob Danielson (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 08 2006 - 11:09:23 PST

Hi James-- Students here have been hiding a $170 Sony 910 HiMD
recorder on each performer with $60 stereo lavaliere mics-- either
both mics for the voice or one for "off-mic" effects. For long
shoots, they record in HiSP record mode (7+ hours on one $6 disk) and
let it roll continuously and sync up the converted 44_1-> 48K .wav
files in post in FCP. HiMD speed variation and quality is comparable
to DAT. Rob D.

At 1:05 PM -0500 2/8/06, James Macgillivray wrote:
>I apologize if this post is boring, but it might help others like me
>who've never done sound for 16mm before.
>I was hoping that someone on the list might be able to give me advice
>both on recording sound for my films and post-production. Basically
>I'm looking to buy something under $200 dollars that will be able to
>record sounds that are happening while filming.
>In other words, the mic doesn't need to isolate voices or any other
>noise; I'd like to have all the sounds but without becoming a total
>Also, since I don't know how I'll be cutting the sound, it would be
>best if it were a really versatile format.
>I think I'd prefer to cut sound on a Steenbeck with mag stock. Does
>anyone know a place in New York where I could record sound onto mag
>Lastly, does anyone know a place that will transfer a 16mm film and
>mag soundtrack onto DV?
>Thank you so much, in advance, if you can help me.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

Rob Danielson
Film Department
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.