DSLR Audio

www.dslrfilmnoob.com I’ve been waiting to post this for more then a week. The first Bluetooth transmitter I received was defective and I had to send it back. The seller was kind enough to cover return shipping, but the back and forth took awhile. I finally received the working Bluetooth transmitter a few days ago and had a chance to run the setup through its paces. I’m very happy to say that everything works great! I was able to get clean audio transmitted over 50 feet line of site and about 20 feet through walls. Two tests of battery life showed 5 hours the first test and 3 hours 45 min second test. Not the 8 hours promised by the manual but still quit good for the price. The receiver actually ran out of power before the transmitter on the second test. I would have thought it would be the other way around. Both the transmitter and receiver aren’t much bigger then a compact flash card so they wont add much weight to your rig and since the Bluetooth transmitter sends stereo audio you can get 2 channels of audio back to your camera. I have the full write up with links and pictures here: www.dslrfilmnoob.com Equipment used in this video: Canon 7d & t2i Canon 50mm f1.2 Canon 35mm f1.4 Sigma 30mm f1.4 Zoom h1, Zoom h4n Generic Bluetooth transmitter/receiver set Sennheiser G2 wireless mic Rode video mic CPM FILM TOOLS RIG

www.adorama.com Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In earlier episodes Rich showed you some great gear to use and the best field work flow when shooting sync sound. Join Rich again in this episode as he shares the post-production process for the final edit in Adobe Premiere Pro. Watch as he takes you through the steps to use Premiere’s built-in method of syncing sound. Then, follow along as he explains a way to use popular programs, such as Plural Eyes, for those high volume projects. Related Products: Sync Sound Production: DSLR | Video Skills youtu.be Recording Sync Sound: DSLR | Video Skills youtu.be Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera Body with Optical Low Pass Filter www.adorama.com Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone www.adorama.com Zoom H4n Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder www.adorama.com XLR Male to 3 Pin XLR Female Microphone Cable with 4 Inner Conductors www.adorama.com Sennheiser Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Lavalier Mic www.adorama.com Samson MK10 Lightweight Boom Mic Stand www.adorama.com Ultimate Support ULTI-BOOM-TB Telescopic Mic Boom www.adorama.com Denecke Dcode TS-3EL Time Code Smart Slate www.adorama.com Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Hi-fi Stereo Headphone www.adorama.com Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Software for Windows www.adorama.com If you have questions, share them with us at: Adotv@adorama.com

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Dave Dugdale’s Site for the 19k mp3 file www.learningdslrvideo.com Parts used in this video: 2 3.5mm to XLR adapters $16 www.bhphotovideo.com Studio 1 Productions XLR mixer $60 on ebay (any stereo XLR to 3.5mm Adapter will work) AUDIO TECHNICA pro W88 VHF transmiter $45 on ebay (very cheap and dirty little transmiter) Cold shoe to 1/4-20 adapter $12 (mine came with the $40 arm) cgi.ebay.com This quick demo shows what a few cheap parts can do to disable AGC on your canon 7d. Lets hope canon releases an updated firmware soon to fix this problem. Equipment used for filming: Canon 7d Canon 35mm 1.4 lens Sennhieser ew100 wireless transmiter Manfrotto 503 hdv tripod

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Note: This cable does not yet work with the t3i. One of the features that makes the Canon 5d Mark III look so attractive is the new audio monitoring port. Canon should have included this port long ago, but I guess there is no point in complaining now. I’ve covered other methods that allow you to add headphone monitoring to your camera (See link: youtu.be ), but the Sescom USB to 3.5mm female cable is probably the most elegant. A single cable with no adapters turns out to be a pretty handy method for monitoring audio. This adapter does require Magic lantern to work properly. Also note that the audio output of the Canon t2i maxes out at 6db, which is enough to drive a normal par of headphones but the output level isn’t extremely loud. If you need more volume or don’t want to adjust headphone levels using the menu, I still recommend adding a headphone amplifier like the Fiio E5 to the mix. You can find the Sescom DSLR-550D-HOCF here: www.bhphotovideo.com And the Fiio Headphone pocket amplifier can be found here: www.amazon.com Equipment used in this video: Canon 7d Canon t2i Canon 24mm f1.4 Canon 35mm f1.4 Sigma 24mm f1.8 Sescom DSLR-550D cable Sennheiser G2 wireless system

Explaining the use of field mixers and inline pads to gain quality audio recordings with DSLR cameras… Inline Pad how-to guide here: www.uneeda-audio.com

Here is a simple way to reduce audio noise/hiss from a powered external microphone into your Canon D-SLR using a FiiO E3 or E5 headphone amplifier. This trick did not seem to work with my unpowered lav mics. I hope this simple trick helps some people gain better audio recordings into there camera. Feel free to follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/krotoflik Check out my website: www.krotoflik.com Thanks for watching!

Finally, a DSLR camera accepts line level audio input instead of only mic level sound. SUBSCRIBE : LIKE : FOLLOW BLOG WRITE-UP: www.ShannonRawls.com RECORDED WITH: Canon XLH1, iPhone 5, Audio Technica AT897 MENTIONS: Sescom Cable, Zoom H4N, H1, Tascam DR-40, 1D, 7D, 5D, Nikon D600, D800, Behringer CT100

Hear the difference between the RØDE NTG-3 and the VideoMic Pro going into a Panasonic Lumix GH2 DSLR camera. Compare the sound of a mini-plug microphone plugging directly into the camera against a professional XLR shotgun going into a Sound Devices 302 mixer and then into the camera. I also compare the sound of these mics with the Audio Technica 4073a professional shotgun microphone. For a full report, please check out my blog post at www.sam-mallery.com

A must-watch audio comparison for anyone shooting on a budget! See pricing for all these: All items in an Amazon list (UK) – amzn.to Zoom H1 (US) – amzn.to Neewer microphone (US) amzn.to HT-320A on ebay (US) – rover.ebay.com HT-320A on ebay (UK): rover.ebay.com Thanks for watching! To see more of my work, and to get connected with me: Website: www.nitsan.info Blog www.nitsantv.wordpress.com Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com Google+: plus.google.com Flickr: www.flickr.com Vimeo: vimeo.com Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com

Watch more at www.lynda.com This digital video tutorial explains how to get better quality audio with a dedicated audio recorder. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

In this awesome tutorial I’m going to show you the best way to use Singular Software’s PluralEyes to sync your DSLR footage with your externally recorded audio files. Raw, unedited and totally heart-tugging educational content here, folks! www.perplexitypictures.com http www.singularsoftware.com If you’re keeping up with the times (and looking at this tutorial) you’ve probably already had experience with shooting with a DSLR. The problem with a lot of these nifty, compact cameras is that their audio outright sucks. So if you’re smart, you recorded your audio separately to an external device, like the Tascam DR-100 or Zoom H4N. This is called Dual System Audio. Those are some smart-sounding words, guys. In any case, when you have audio separate from video – you need to be able to sync it so that your actors don’t look like raging idiots from a foreign film dubbed over by drunk lizards. This is where PluralEyes comes in. The premise of what it does is look at the waveforms of the internal audio from the in-camera mic and the externally recorded audio to find the perfect sync point. It’s not perfect and it takes some playing around, but after a few times you should the hang of it – and it will immensely speed up your workflow so you can worry about the more creative things – like making a PJ sandwich with just the right ratio of peanut-butter to jelly. Too much peanut-butter is as dry as a desert. In the end, the two important things to follow: -Get really good and clear

This episode of Tech Talk, I go over the latest Magic Lantern Firmware and some of the key features which I use it for when shooting video with my Canon T2i. PLUS I found a simple way to get Live Audio preview! The version shown in this video is: “magiclantern-2011Aug28.550D.109.60D.110.600D.101.alex.zip” with the Oct. 7 autoexec.bin file. If you have no idea what any of this means, check out the MJ Wiki page: magiclantern.wikia.com Magic Lantern’s New Official Website: www.magiclantern.fm Also, check out Media Unlocked Channel for more Magic Lantern Info along with other great DSLR Tutorials: www.youtube.com The cool thing about the monitor used in this video is that it can provide a live audio preview without any special cords! For more info on the Access HD External monitor used in this video: www.amazon.com Look for us on facebook!! www.facebook.com Twitter: www.twitter.com Thanks for watching! This episode: Filmed on the Kodak zi8 Mic: Audio-Technica ATR-35S Lavalier Microphone Edited with Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 (trial version) Windows 7

Thanks for watching this Review. I was researching online if there was any reviews and tests about this item and sadly there wasn’t. As a HDSLR filmmaker’s point of view, I wanted to do a review as a guide to buyers. People get confused when buying field recorders. Weather zoom h4n or Tascam dr100. There are many forums and blogs but I wanted to show you guys the features of it too! Tascam DR100 is really well built product. Very solid compared to Zoom and Lighter. Has individual volume controls, and 3 1/8 jacks for headphones and line in and out. Make a wise decision when buying your gears. I suggest Tascam over Zoom. But if you want 4 channel recording and usb recording. Zoom wins. Link to the item www.bhphotovideo.com

froknowsphoto.com I know how important audio is to my videos so I just pulled the trigger and picked up this Sony UWP Wireless Microphone System. I start of with an un-boxing of the unit as well as a sniff test and move into an actual test of this unit. It set up as soon as I turned it on. It just needed one minor setting tweak to dial in the DB settings for my speaking. I will be using this microphone from here on out in most of my videos. To pick up one of these units click here froknowsphoto.com

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See and hear how TASCAM portable recorders can take your independent films to the next level. With great quality sound, built-in condenser microphones, and flexible mic inputs, TASCAM recorders provide a much better way to record on set. Listen to examples recorded with the built-in microphone of a leading DSLR camera versus recording on the TASCAM DR-40 four-track recorder, and learn more at tascam.com.

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Just upgraded to a Zoom h4n and that it sync perfectly with the canon 7d, I ran this test to get an idea of what microphone configuration I’ll be using on my next project. The zoom h4n has no sync issues at all, and has a time and date stamp on each file which is great for matching up audio it will be replacing my zoom h4 as my most used field recorder. I have the Zoom h4n set in 4 channel mode so that i can use both microphones and the zoom h4n’s on board mic’s at the same time. Shot at 720p at ISO800 2f lens Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.4f DFocus follow focus adapter and Indisystems square with 15mm rails

John Hess reviews the Beachtek DXA-5DA – a pre-mixer that adds professional audio recording capabilities to your HD-DSLR camera rig. For the full review and a link to purchase check out filmmakeriq.com