Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: HELP........ Hiss

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Llandysul, Wales
    Posts
    249

    Default HELP........ Hiss

    Ok, something really basic

    How do I remove or even avoid hiss

    D810
    Sennheiser MK66
    Tascam DR60D


    Thank you
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by JR1; 03-06-2016 at 03:38 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,457

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JR1 View Post
    Ok, something really basic

    How do I remove or even avoid hiss

    D810
    Sennheiser MK66
    Tascam DR60D


    Thank you
    that hiss is awful - I'm guessing that there is something completely out of whack in your setup

    does your audio equipment have a setting for sensitivity? I'd start there

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Llandysul, Wales
    Posts
    249

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zamiotana View Post
    that hiss is awful - I'm guessing that there is something completely out of whack in your setup

    does your audio equipment have a setting for sensitivity? I'd start there

    100%.

    It never occurred to me, I have the "microphone input on the D810 set to 15" and wide range now set to vocal. I need to control the sound better from the extarnal Tascam better rather than the cameras preamp

    Thanks for kicking me in the right direction

  4. #4

    Default

    i dont know about your microphone / camera setup but i had to remove hiss on a canon / rode set up yesterday, the advice i found worked best needed sensitivity control on both the mic and the camera.

    Set the camera sound sensitivity down low (quarter strength or a bit less) and set the microphone sensitivity high, this nicely cut the hiss out

  5. Default

    Prevention is the best medicine, and that's all about gain structure (or gain "staging"). Analog devices add noise. If the level is low out of one device into the next then it will be proportionately lower compared to the noise added by the second device. The signal to noise ratio will never increase and any gain applied after that will raise the noise along with the signal.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Llandysul, Wales
    Posts
    249

    Default

    WOW! complicated but understood, I had the cameras gain right up, now down and the tascam sets the output

    Thanks
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    10,844
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    bouldersoundguy's comments apply to every signal/noise ratio, not just those in the electronic/electrical chain. The single best improvement you can make to sound in this photo is o get the mic off the camera and as close to the source as possible (thus increasing the ratio between the sound you want to capture and the background or ambient sound)
    Tim

  8. Default

    Yep, every time you reduce the distance by half you gain 6dB from the source. If you lower the device gain by that amount the net result is 6dB less ambient sound in the recording. Going from 4m to 1m effectively lowers ambient sound by 12dB. At 25cm it's a 24dB advantage over 4m.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Llandysul, Wales
    Posts
    249

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    bouldersoundguy's comments apply to every signal/noise ratio, not just those in the electronic/electrical chain. The single best improvement you can make to sound in this photo is o get the mic off the camera and as close to the source as possible (thus increasing the ratio between the sound you want to capture and the background or ambient sound)
    Yep, for that I have bought a long XLR cable and handle for the microphone

    Also I think the ME66 Sennheiser will be a big improvement over the Rode videomic

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Llandysul, Wales
    Posts
    249

    Default

    Appreciated

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. my sony PC110 has intermittent audio hiss
    By thecount in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-16-2008, 02:08 PM
  2. Remove White noise and Hiss
    By anevman in forum Sound Recording and Audio Editing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 06:23 PM
  3. A Loud HISS on opening Pinnacle Studio v9 SE
    By Dancer in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-28-2005, 07:16 PM
  4. Pinnacle Studio 9 SE Hiss on opening
    By Dancer in forum Pinnacle Studio, Edition including Avid Xpress and Liquid
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2005, 06:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •