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Cell phone pulse interference issue

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Mantik-X, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Mantik-X

    Mantik-X Guest

    Some friends of mine went to that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week being held at Bryant Park in NYC this week to do some field recording with a video camera. The footage was loaded into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing and I noticed that cell phone pulses were recorded on the audio portion of the video. Can anyone suggest methods or technologies to shield the recording equipment from cell phone pulses?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lead shielded cables? I don't know that there is a solution to this other than requesting that people turn off their cell phones. Or, you could do a James Cameron and use a nail gun to tack everyone's cell phone to the wall. If there is a real solution to this, I'd love to hear it too.
  3. Mantik-X

    Mantik-X Guest

    Although it might look ridiculous - maybe wrapping most of the surface of the recording equipment in aluminum foil might help.
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Moderator Resource Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    I feel your pain. What kind of camera(s) were they using? Onboard mics? Audio Interface? Cables?

    I made the mistake ONCE of trying FRS headsets on a 3-camera shoot. I had a guy at the center (wide-shot) camera directing and running the video mixer while I did the audio. He was calling the shots to cameras 1 & 3, and everytime he keyed the mic, the radio gave off enough energy to glitch the video. (Thank goodness for redundant recording) So rather than leave the event with a nearly finished product I had to go back and edit around every video transition without losing continuity. - not fun.

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