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Field Production Electronic News Gathering, Electronic Field Production
Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Radio ENG Television ENG
Radio ENG (RENG) Microphone – Omnidirectional, dynamic best. – High pass filter – remove rumble – Adjust signal to noise with placement of mic. – Also need quality headphones to monitor. Recorder – Minidisc, hard disk, Compact Flash – Might need mixer for multiple inputs. Transmitter – Telephone, remote transmitter, digital CODEC.
Television ENG Camcorder mounted mics are convenient, but… – Pick up camera noise. – Directional and pick up wind noise. – Inverse square law. Wireless mics are unobtrusive, but… – Subject to noise, interference, drop out. Handheld mics are obtrusive, but… – They do direct the attention of the viewer. Most camcorders have multiple audio ins and a primitive mixer, but… – Whenever possible, it’s best to send audio to camera line -in through a mixer.
Electronic Field Production Covered – The event is happening anyway – you’re just covering it Sports, political conventions, etc. Staged – The event is happening in order to be broadcast. Awards Shows, American Idol.
Elements of EFP Announcers – Handheld, lavalier or headset mic are common. Crowd – Parabolic and shotgun mic are common. – Survey the crowd and acoustics of the venue. – Mic “home” and “visiting” fans, or their equivalent. Action – In sports, this adds intensity and variety. – There are many mic placement strategies, depending upon the sport. Surround sound – Is being used more and more to put the audience at home in the middle of the audience that’s really there. Differences with radio – Less action sound, more talk. – Must create a picture with words.