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Al Rettich

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Presidential GOP debate.
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:05:17 pm »

Not sure if you saw this, but the moderator was wearing a dual lapel, but it was pointed towards the floor.  What does that gain you?
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 09:07:15 pm »

Not sure if you saw this, but the moderator was wearing a dual lapel, but it was pointed towards the floor.  What does that gain you?

Fewer plosives.
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 09:09:13 pm »

so basically nothing more than a "p" stopper?? Weird. 
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 09:17:34 pm »

so basically nothing more than a "p" stopper?? Weird.

If it's pointed down it's an omni lav, which is fairly resistant to plosives by nature, but I guess any little thing that helps. Or it was easier or less obtrusive that way.

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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 10:19:15 pm »

I'm not watching - are both lavs on a dual clip?  It's possible to invert polarity (aka "flip the phase") on the pointing-down mic and mix it in with the pointing-up mic to produce a tighter polar pattern.  From cardioid (up mic by itself) through hypercardioid and all the way to figure-8 depending on how much down-mic gets mixed in.
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 10:40:11 pm »

Somebody has been coughing off-camera.  If it's a moderator, perhaps that's why?

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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 11:33:00 pm »

They do the omni lav pointing down on some British TV shows I have seen and I think it is a great idea. I would like to see a Countryman E6 made with the Omni element pointed back away from the mouth. It should pick up the same without the breath and wind noise when they walk fast.
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 03:40:36 am »

If it's pointed down it's an omni lav, which is fairly resistant to plosives by nature, but I guess any little thing that helps. Or it was easier or less obtrusive that way.

Mac

They're doing it on Jeopardy! too.

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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 06:45:13 am »

so basically nothing more than a "p" stopper?? Weird.
If you watch programming from the BBC, this is a common practice and as noted, it's an omni mic.
This way, you don't need a windscreen to help with plosives and the mic looks cleaner for the camera shot.
I tried it...once...and the presenter berated me for having the mic "upside down" and changed it.
Never tried it again.
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Re: Presidential GOP debate.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 01:22:04 pm »

If you watch programming from the BBC, this is a common practice and as noted, it's an omni mic


I have noticed this on BBC programmes for the last 30+ years and always wondered why.  Now I know!




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