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Ty Ford Audio & Video Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition Paperback Book

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Ty Ford Audio & Video
Ty Ford Audio & Video Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition Paperback Book
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Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide dispenses answers to thousands of online questions from videographers about how to capture better sound on video shoots, in the studio, and on location. Readers are initially surprised by how small the book is but find that there are no wasted words and that all of them make sense to the average human; no electronic formulas to memorize, no discussions about wavelengths, calculus, trigonometry, or physics required.
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Ty Ford Audio & Video 978-1-60643-676-952495 Overview

Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide dispenses answers to thousands of online questions from videographers about how to capture better sound on video shoots, in the studio, and on location. Readers are initially surprised by how small the book is but find that there are no wasted words and that all of them make sense to the average human; no electronic formulas to memorize, no discussions about wavelengths, calculus, trigonometry, or physics required.

Boom, lav, and handheld mics are discussed. A section on mic patterns and their strengths and weaknesses help you choose which mic is best for a particular shot. The Mixer section explains why a mixer can make your audio sound better and how to connect everything to help you get better production sound rather than spending time in post trying to fix problem audio.

A Q&A chapter takes you through the thought processes required to make good decisions about how to get the best audio you can, regardless of the setup.

The Good Gear Guide is an up to date list of solid location audio gear. The Equipment Rental Guide is a list of qualified professional equipment rental houses in the US, in case you need to rent audio gear you don't have. Heavy-duty plastic covers insure the book will survive in a run bag. Spiral binding allows the book to remain open to the page you want without having to hold it.

The Anti-Panic Checklist on the back cover helps you through those anxious moments when you know something's wrong, but you're not sure where to look. In a companion online video tutorial, Ty Ford demonstrates the differences in ear-worn, lav, supercardioid, and shotgun mics. You hear what the mics sound like as they are being used with an ongoing narrative that explains what you're hearing and which mics work best in different situations.

Topics Covered
Microphones: Lavs, hypercardioids, shotguns
Application Notes: When to use each microphone and why
Mixers: Why a mixer? How to connect and calibrate
Good Gear List: Futureproof your audio with the best gear
Q&A, FAQ, and Index: Practical experience at your fingertips
Microphone and Gear Rentals: A list of rental-house websites
Anti-Panic Audio Checklist

Ty Ford Audio & Video 978-1-60643-676-952495 Specs

AuthorTy Ford
PublisherTy Ford
Publication Date2008
Edition4th
Cover TypeSoft
IllustrationsYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.55 x 4.45 x 0.35"

Ty Ford Audio & Video 978-1-60643-676-952495 Reviews

Unexpected

By Robert
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

This is a poorly constructed booklet with low quality images, some even pixelated. This is not a paperback or a field guide; it's cheaply printed with laminated covers. The spiral binding consistently unwinds itself. The price point is what prompts this review: far too high for such a poorly made product, and the useful content doesn't offset that.

Not a bang for your buck

By Victor
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-19

It gives great information but not enough regarding the price. It also looks extremely cheap.

Great guide and perspective for sound!

By Seymore McFly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-12-20

This is a great example of a person that gets it. There are several books that go into why thing are the way they are, but I wasn't looking for that. I just wanted the information on what I need to make sure I do when in the field; from a sound professional. This book isn't about the quantum scientific audio techno jargan I love reading. Its about making sure you cross and dot all your i and t's when in the field. It helped me create my own MAKE SURE list for projects as need be, which is what I wanted! Thanks Ty.

Perfect for the basics

By Shelly from Bmore
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-11-09

All I need was a basic book to re-acclimate me to audio since I am really not an audio chick but a DP who works more with camera and lighting. So this book is PERFECT for me. I do not need or have time to read a whole giant book on sound. Just the basics which makes this great! PLUS I have joined Ty's Facebook site which now gives me the ability to ask questions that I need answers for. Thank you Ty Ford - you are the best!!!

A helpful

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-20

This is a much smaller book, booklet really, than I expected. While it is full of helpful tips, it is more geared toward a beginning recording technician. It contains good descriptions of microphone patterns and types and a great section on setting your mixer. What I was expecting was more information and tips on the best setups and mikes for those occasions. A nice easy read but not the technical treatise I was hoping for. I was hoping more more advice than Listen...to hear which one sounds better.

Waste of Money

By WShelton
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-18

I bought this book/manual thinking it would be a good reference tool. I was disappointed with both the quality of the book and the very basic information provided. It's a waster to time and money getting this book. I would return it for a refund, but it's not even worth the cost of a stamp to send it back.

Quality information but overpriced.

By Zip Zinger
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-18

There is a lot of great information in this book. But, it is way overpriced for what you get. I read similar comments in other reviews before I bought it. But, it is still shorter then I anticipated. It is about 65-70 pages with larger then expected text, considering the length and overall page size (which is small). The book is small enough to fit in your pocket. This book will be great if you plan on having anyone help you with sound that doesn't have experience. It is about a thirty minute read, so imagine you can give it to anyone that is interested in helping you and they will read it and learn the basics quickly. Overall the book is good based on the quality of information. I think it is worth about $ or less though.

Very good on basics but expensive

By paul
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2014-12-02

I was looking for a book on basics for my beginning course in video. Mr Ford gives very good basic information on microphones, etc. and good tips on how to use equipment. Unfortunately it does not go into much depth. It is too expensive for such a small book (more of a booklet). I can not justify asking students to pay.

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