A Very weird 5.1 idea. Will it at least work?

PYFMG wrote on 9/1/2014, 6:50 PM

I am planning on working on 5.1 for the first time and would like to know if this ridiculous sound rig will work when editing 5.1. I plan on having a Zoom H5 with XYH-6 Mics facing forward and a Zoom H1 facing backwards for rear sound. Funny, I have enough money to buy the AX1, but not enough to buy rear facing mics. But I digress. Anyways, I know this will add an extra component to work with (More work), but will it at least work? To my knowledge, for the H1, I can switch the LR channels to be RL then assign it to the back speakers? Won't film until next weekend, so I just want to know if it will work so I won't have to bring the old H1 back from the grave. Just saying, this will be an experiment.


rraud wrote on 9/2/2014, 9:35 AM
Try it, it could work, however for takes lasting more than a few minutes, drift could be an problem along with the typical phase issues associated with multiple mics... it could be a major problem for the poor end user who doesn't have a 5:1 system and it's down-mixed to stereo or mono . On movie sound tracks, the multichannel mix components added after the fact.
PYFMG wrote on 9/2/2014, 10:24 AM
I was afraid of phasing. Anyways, I'll try it out. Not many of my shoots are more than 1 minute long. Mostly city shots.
ChristoC wrote on 9/2/2014, 4:27 PM
Put CLAPPER at top and tail of every take will assist greatly!
musicvid10 wrote on 9/5/2014, 5:26 PM
H5 records four simultaneous tracks, does it not?
That's exactly what you need to create stellar 5.1, nothing more.
No phasing concerns with this time-proven setup.
willqen wrote on 10/8/2014, 1:36 AM