Audio for DSLR Part 1 – Run & Gun

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In this video we look at ways to improve the in-camera audio on “run & gun” style, single-operator shoots using camera mountable mics that plug directly into the camera’s 3.5mm external mic input. Audio for DSLR Part 1 – Run & Gun


BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

Rob clearly states that the Azden mics offer a terrific improvement over the DSLR’s built-in mics but there is a noticeable noise floor and some hiss. These microphones do offer tremendous value and performance for the price.

Ryan Somelofske says:

Does the first Azden normally have that static noise? Or was that just poor gain settings?

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

@AGameEveryDay “It’s coming in early 2013. Thanks. Thank you for watching”.

AGameEveryDay says:

PLEASE do Audio for DSLR Video part 2

Commander Smith says:

noticed the rode video mark had a hissing noise but not the Video mark Pro so i think the upgrade would be worth it.

epv1967epv says:

Surprised to see NO product links in the video description. Why so??

Kwenaethata Lepang says:


BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

@JacanaProductions It is not usually recommended as it can add unwanted noise to the signal but you could split the microphone signal with a Y cable into the two inputs so you can level one lower than the other. It is more recommended to record to the single channel and monitor and ride the levels to avoid it from peaking.

JacanaProductions says:

I need to direct the sound of one mic into two channels and set the levels different on each, one lower than the other. How can I do this with inexpensive recorders. I’m aware the pro gear has limiters that negate the need for this. In the ideal world we’d all have Sound Devices 302s 😉

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

@Jim Hase The ME66 is an XLR microphone so you would need a different Juiced Link device to use it on a DSLR.
On the B&H site, search the part# JUCX231
This will allow you to connect two XLR microphones to the DSLR camera with a mini mic input.

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

@Doomic (MY)  Thanks for your interest. We’ll have Part 2 out by the end of the year

Kiln Filn says:

When is pt 2

spider1g5 says:

Hey, they used the same intro music as videomaker!

Jim Hase says:

What is that Juiced Link – device ?? Do i need sth like that for my Sennheiser ME66?? :)

Hugh Sweeney says:

I didn’t think much of the Rode Video Mic Pro so I bought an Oktava M012 and a Tascam DR-100mk2. I’ve tested them, see my videos. obviously not as good for ‘gun & run’ but nice for film making. Just like with colour grading footage, editing the audio with eq and compression / limiting is really important and most people overlook this.

Jacob Salzberg says:

I have a question. I have a t2i with the Rode Videomic Pro. Just got magic lantern to turn off AGC and whatnot, but I can’t seem to get my camera to recognize the mic. I turned the decibels on the mic up to 20 and made the camera decibels 0, yet i didn’t get any sound at all. Are there steps I’m not doing. Is it a chance that the mic is defective? I bought it new so hopefully that’s not the case.

Justin Leyba says:

If you have an H4n, you should go for an XLR mic! The quality would be so much better. If you’re wondering how the Rode Videomic sounds with a Zoom H2, watch the trailer to my short film, THE OLD MAN AND THE LION, on my channel. Good luck!

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

No, there is not. 

JONvincible says:

Great video, thanks for posting this! Can’t wait for part 2.

pav2k says:

deadkitten LOL

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

The Zoom H4n is a wonderful device for most field recording applications and is excellent as a direct mic into a DSLR in many situations as well. Where a more directional audio pick-up pattern is desired – using the Rode VideoMic is a sound choice and highly recommended.

Julien Neel says:

These videos are excellent, thank you!

AvidStudioPro says:

My Audio Technica shotgun mic makes my sound fantastic! I also have a Zoom H1n and a Zoom H2n but I use those for interviews and voice overs / narration.

drewnetwork says:

Great video. I’ll forward this video when I get hit with the standard audio questions.

Alejandro Romero says:

Video cameras are for video, still photo cameras are for still photos…

misterosc says:

Is there any SLR that uses the same output both for a mic and headphones?

charvelgtrs says:

Rode Videomic Pro is the way to go.

John Irvine says:

thanks for uploading, i just read an article you guys had on the site about this, i need to get an external mic asap but i need a new cam first

BHPhotoVideoProAudio says:

This part focuses on on-camera microphones. Dual-system recording solutions, such as Zoom recorders, will be covered in an upcoming installment. Thanks for watching.

Jackson9797 says:

oh yeah, thats the best choice you can go with. Its just kind of expensive.

beardguy45 says:

Sounds great

ToasterShow says:

Is the Zoom H4n with the Rode Video Mic a good choice? I have currently the Rode Video Mic but if I plug it to my Canon 600D the sound s not that great but to the Zoom H4n (I ordered) would it better, [the zoom h4n is also buyed for the future, so that i didn’t must buy a new one in 1 1/2 year]

putty1574 says:

David Di Franco Sent me here!

Zebrahead6000 says:

Where’s the Zoom H1?

johannes914 says:

Lavalier mic rules …

MarkTheTechGuy says:

I have a Canon 60D I use a Rode video mic with Magic lantern software hack it’s great for turning off the AGC this system works great.

Emilio Fornatora says:

cool stuff

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