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Author Topic: Recording the (wind noise free) sound of Ducati  (Read 1447 times)
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« on: May 27, 2020, 11:19:57 PM »

Trying to record wind noise free Ducati sound

Well, not really a good example (both in editing (video / audio sync) and recording audio), but, still better than wind noise full of audio recorded by camera’s internal mic.

Recording wise, I just have to do some more test, to figure out best gain setting.
(The recorded level was too low (didn’t want exhaust note peaking at wide open throttle)
Synchronizing audio files and multiple camera video files was real time consuming, and I really don’t have time for video editing right now.
(Hand crapping for reference point only works when you are shooting short, single file video.
When you are NOT riding for video shooting, when you are trying to match audio file to dash-cam footage,
you have to take time.)

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 07:02:12 PM »

Sounds pretty good to me...   waytogo


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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 10:18:15 PM »


Today, I tried one more time.

This time, on the back road near me (Lucas Valley Road, to be precise. Those who live in this area, you know where it is.
Those who don't live around here, this is where Skywalker ranch is located. Yes, George Lucas still owns Skywalker ranch.
And no, Lucas Valley wasn't named after George Lucas.)

 I just put Zoom H1n in the tail pack (Wolfman Peak) and recorded today.
Much easier than running lav mic into the air cleaner box.
And, while it's not perfect, it does cut down the wind noise without muffling the exhaust note.

Camera #1
Mobius, permanently mounted on bike as a dash cam. (Powered by the bike's battery, auto on -off. loop recording.)

Camera #2
Dragon Touch Vista 5


Audio recorder
Zoom H1n (Gray)
"Gray" version is much cheaper than regular black one.
B&H sells them.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 10:29:05 PM »

Low RPM fly-by

Pretty simple. (Well, the set up is.)
Just two cameras and one audio recorder.

Doing everything just by yourself requires some getting used to.
(But you will get used to, eventually.)

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 12:03:48 AM »

So, capturing motorcycle sound is a difficult task, even for the professionals.

Talking about professionals, there's one thing that really bothers me (or, used to bother me) about motorcycle sound in Hollywood films.

Take a look at this. (Terminator 2 : Judgment day 1991)

Then, this. (First Blood 1982)

The bike John Connor rode in Terminator 2 was Honda XR80 (and XR100. Yes, two bikes were used. Edward Furlong rode XR80, his stunt double rode XR100 ...)

The bike John Rambo stole was Yamaha XT250.

Both XR and XT are 4-stroke bikes. Why, WHY the Hollywood's sound engineers had to put 2-storke sound in these films?
(That's what I thought, back then.)

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