There are quite a few terms and definitions that are very useful to get a grasp of to really understand the film sound world.
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The XLR connector was invented by James H. Cannon, founder of Cannon Electric in Los Angeles, California (now part of ITT Corporation), and
A Shepard’s Tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with t
NTSC / PAL / SECAM Due to the frequency difference of the AC currents of different regions we end up with these two different video recordin
What Does SMPTE Stand For? Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. This is the body that developed this standard. You will find
Click to download this worksheet on Polar Patterns Whether its cardioid, hyper cardioid, super cardioid, shotgun or long shotgun, polar patt
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AAF File Explained* *this is regarding audio versions of AAF Files as you can use AAF files for images and much more. AAF file stands for a
List of Roles in a Sound Department Here is a breakdown of all the roles you are likely to see on the credits of major feature length hollyw
What is Gain? Microphones measure sound waves through tiny differences in voltage between its diaphragm and back plate (See How Condenser Mi
Word Clock and Timecode You have probably noticed on your recorder that you have Word Clock and Timecode. Are they the same? No. A Word Cloc
Mic level vs line level Keeping this short and sweet to eliminate confusion. Mic Level = Small voltages from microphones Usually around -60d