Editing Studio Lighting Question: HELP!!!!!

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Editing Studio Lighting Question: HELP!!!!!

Post by Scott Reppert » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:53 am

We need to acquire new actual room light fixtures in our TV editing room. The current ones are old and need to be turned OFF whenever voiceover work is done because the "hum" from them will get on the audio.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to which brand/type of lighting fixture or other hardware device can be installed to eliminate this problem?

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Post by genlock » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 am

Audible hum or electrical hum?
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Re: Editing Studio Lighting Question: HELP!!!!!

Post by Scott Reppert » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:33 am

genlock wrote:Audible hum or electrical hum?
Electrical hum. Building is like 108 years old and our electrician has done everything perfect but cannot undo all of the "wrong" that was
done before him...thus we have this electrical hum that shows up in our downstairs studio. We had the upstairs TV studio corrected, but
we do not use that anymore...it's just me, sitting down here, having to turn out the lights on the rest of the floor when I want to do some
recording in here. Now, "in here" needs new lighting and we were wondering what to do and where to go.

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Re: Editing Studio Lighting Question: HELP!!!!!

Post by lastone » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:33 am

Sounds like you have a balast problem.

Take the balast out of the fixtures and move them into a shielded box or closet.

We did this in radio all the time. No more electrical hum on the audio.
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