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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.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

www.dslrfilmnoob.com I’ve been testing the Gopro Hero 3 for the last week or so. Even though i’m not an extreme sports type of person I think a camera like this is a great value for POV. Time lapse features are excellent, video quality is great for a camera this size, and it supports 2.7k at 30fps. The downside is the android app which still needs a lot of work and the on board audio quality. This review ran a little longer thin I was expecting so I’ll be posting the low light tests as well as, audio tests with the usb adapter, and a guide on using the hero 3 black edition as a steady cam in a future video. Here’s the tutorial on the time lapse I mentioned: www.dslrfilmnoob.com And here is the the Wasabi Batteries I’ve been using: www.dslrfilmnoob.com Equipment used in this video: Canon 6d Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Gopro Hero 3 black edition

Facebook: facebook.com More DSLR Tutorials only here: youtube.com In this “how to” video we show you our three styles how to shoot an interview / conversation. It doesn’t matter if you have a tripod or not – there is always a nice solution to film an interview. Voice Over: Moritz Janisch Copyright 2012 by Fenchel & Janisch Filmproduktion GbR Twitter: twitter.com More DSLR videos on our channel: www.youtube.com Official website: www.fenchel-janisch.com

www.dslrfilmnoob.com There are many new audio devices being released for DSLR film makers. One of the latest is the Juicedlink DS214. The DS214 is considered the part of Juicedlink’s Value line. At about a quarter of the price of Juicedlink’s flagship model, the DT454, you can pick the DS214 up for about $144 on amazon or B&H. www.bhphotovideo.com As far as audio quality goes, juicedlink products are top notch. The only real complaint I have is the design. The 1/4 20 hole is in a rather awkward location, and the included audio cable is very short. I used my makerbot to build an adapter that makes the mounting a lot easier. You can find out more about that here: wp.me Over all, I think the Juicedlink DS214 is a handy tool. Equipment used in this video: Canon 7d & t2i Zoom h1 Canon 35mm f1.4 Sigma 30mm f1.4 Sennheiser G2 wireless mic CPM film tools rig

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

www.dslrfilmnoob.com I’ve had the Tascam Dr-40 for quit some time, but until Tascam added the firmware update that gives you independent control of the input volume, I hadn’t really considered it a true competitor to the Zoom h4n. Now that this feature is available, the Tascam is a very affordable alternative to the Zoom h4n. Take a close look at the features that are available for the h4n, if there is something that you can’t live without, then it’s the better choice. If not the Tascam DR-40 does a great job of recording audio, has a long battery life saves you about $150 compared to the Zoom h4n. Unless you need the features, most people will be happy with the Tascam DR-40 for any audio project. But take a listen to the audio from both units and decide what’s right for you. As of this writing, you can buy the Tascam DR-40 for $150 here: www.amazon.com And you can pick the Zoom h4n for between $270 and $300 here: www.amazon.com The boom mic used in the first audio test is a Audio technica 4073: www.amazon.com I almost sneeze a few times during this video, apparently I now have allergies. Thanks nature. Equipment used in this video: Canon 5d mark III Canon 50mm f1.2 Zoom h4n Tascam DR-40 Audio technica 4073

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Many times DSLR shooters need an XLR to 3.5mm adapter with phantom power and audio gain. You could spend $300 to $400 on Beachtek or Juicedlink adapters but if you only need to plug in a single microphone and don’t need all the extra mixing features and audio features why not save some money. The iRig Pre is an XLR adapter with 48 volt phantom power as well as built in gain that was originally designed to work with iOS devices. You could use a iOS to PC adapter to adapt the iOS cable on the iRig Pre to your DSLR, but the cleaner option is to hack off the cable and use the built in 3.5mm jack as your audio output. This hack requires no extra parts or additional hardware and turns the iRig Pre into a very handy $35 DSLR XLR audio adapter. You can can get the iRig Pre on Amazon for a little under $35 here: www.amazon.com Or on B&H for about the same price: www.bhphotovideo.com If you don’t feel brave enough to perform the hack on the iRig Pre you can still buy the adapter cable here: www.amazon.com If you want to hear some more examples of the iRig Pre you can find an MP3 sample here: www.dslrfilmnoob.com And here: www.dslrfilmnoob.com Equipment used in this video: Canon t2i Canon 7d Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 Sigma 24mm f1.8 Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Nady CM90 Shure SM58 Sennheiser G2 wireless system

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Many of the direct recording audio solutions for Canon DSLR Cameras involve large boxes and other random Items in order to get the audio into your camera. But once the audio is being recorded by your camera how do you know if it is any good? Well with the the help of a FiiO e5 headphone amplifier: www.amazon.com and a female RCA to 3.5mm adapter: www.amazon.com You can add audio monitoring functionality to your Canon DSLR Camera (when using a field monitor). I have two people to credit in this video. The first one is Christian Sundsdal. He is the one I mentioned who hooked the rode VideoMic and FiiO e5 together. You can find out more about him here: vimeo.com And the second is Youtube member Freyguyproductions. He sent in the question that got me started looking for this solution. You can find his blog here: Freyguyproductions.blogspot.com NOTE Remember this is for use with a field monitor. You need either an HDMI monitor or a little composite input monitor. See: www.dslrfilmnoob.com The screen on the camera goes black as soon as you plug the usb-composite adapter into your camera. If you aren’t using a field monitor this probably isn’t the way to go. Equipment Used in this video: Canon t2i & 7d Canon 35mm f1.4 Sigma 30mm f1.4 Fiio e5 headphone amp Sennheiser G2 wireless mic CPM FILM TOOLS Rig

www.dslrfilmnoob.com It seems like everyone is looking for low price audio options these days, but no matter what audio solution you choose it wont do you much good if the microphone is to far away from the talent. In general the rule of thumb is to get the microphone as close to your subject as possible. Field recorders do a great job but they can be hard to hide in frame, adding a boom microphone helps, but if you’re working by yourself it might be hard to get the microphone positioned correctly. That’s where wireless microphones really come in handy. You can place them in the sweat spot right in middle of the chest and even with a lower end system you can get much better audio then a microphone that’s placed 4 or 5 feet away. The Audio-Technica pro 88w is one of the lowest priced usable wireless systems on the market. At around $100 to $120 you get a VHF wireless system with a cold show adapter and a lav mic. Audio quality isn’t amazing right out of the box but if you follow the post production tips in this video you can change sub par audio into very usable audio with only a few extra steps. Just remember the microphone output of the receiver included with the pro 88w doesn’t produce a very strong signal, so you’ll need to use a preamp or crank up the audio inputs on your camera. It’s a little more work then other systems but if you’re willing to put up with the extra hassle it’s definitely worth taking a look at. If you are in the market for a wireless system you

www.dslrfilmnoob.com I’ve come to the point where I need a few extra UHF wireless microphones systems around. The Sennheiser G2 wireless system I use right now works great and most of the time the two sets I use are plenty, but lately I’ve run into situations where it would be nice to have one or 2 extra for a second camera. So I started looking around on ebay for a set of used G2 Ew100′s in a different frequency. It seems that they’ve become so popular that the used price is almost the same as the new price. I was about to give up and order a new set from B&H when I came across the Samson Airline Micro wireless system. I vaguely remember hearing something about them last year, but I never actually followed up to see if they’d been released. I found a refurbished set on Amazon for $245 and thought I’d give them a try. Over All at a price of $250 to $300 I think the Samson Airline Micro Is a very good value. Even though the audio wasn’t as clean and clear as the Sennheiser EW100 G2 unit I normally use, I don’t feel like the difference was big enough for most people to really notice. I think most will forgive the slight difference in audio quality for a $200 savings over the Sennheiser G2. Pros: The compact size, protective case, UHF band, and price. Cons: No way to change out the battery, difficult to program, and the audio is a little muddy. Conclusion: If you listen to the audio tests and can’t tell the difference then the Samson Airline Micro should make you very happy

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Running audio and video equipment at the same time can be a lot of work. Sometimes it’s easy to miss simple things in one or the other because your focus is divided between the two sets of equipment. ADR (automatic dialog replacement) can be a very painful experience so if you can rescue the audio in post it makes things a lot easier. In this example I cover the autogate function in CS5.5. The an audio gate is a method used to reject audio above or below a set threshold. This can be very handy if you are trying to remove background noise from a given audio track. Set the lower threshold to something above the noise floor and below the lowest need audio level. That way whenever someone isn’t speaking into the microphone you have silence. This method is very handy if you want to change out the ambient sound with other audio sources. In the example I use audio from www.freesound.org to give the impression that there is a forest around me. Adding new background noise can be very handy if you need to blend audio from two or more different shots together. The added background noise makes it feel as though each of the people in these different shots are standing in the same area at the same time. You can also use this method to cover up problems with audio that would otherwise makes it unusable. I’ll been spending a little more time on this channel covering editing methods I use to correct our reduce audio problems in post. There are a number of audio

www.dslrfilmnoob.com The rode VideoMic pro has been around for awhile, but I finally came up with a good enough excuse to buy one. Although the audio tests don’t show any real difference in audio quality, the higher price of the VideoMic pro gives you a much smaller and lighter package. The new design has better suspension system and the +20db switch gives you a much stronger audio single for cameras with poor or noise amplifiers. Pros: Smaller Size Better shock mount design +20db audio output for stronger mic signals Cons: Flimsy looking audio cable If you need a smaller on camera microphone or a stronger audio signal for your camera, it’s worth the extra $50 to $70 for the VideoMic pro. If you don’t care about the large size of the original VideoMic and don’t have problems with the output volume, you’ll probably be just as happy with the original Rode VideoMic. Update: Right after I posted this video I was sent a link from Rode saying the thinner cable was reinforced by some kind of material. Hopefully that is correct. If it is then the thinner cable is probably a good thing. Also there is a mistake at the 4 min mark where I accidentally refer to the original Rode VideoMic as the VideoMic Pro. It’s to late to fix that one, sorry guys. You can pick up the Rode VideoMic here: www.amazon.com You can pick up the Rode VideoMic Pro here: www.amazon.com Equipment used in this video: Canon 7d & t2i Canon 35mm f1.4 Canon 24mm f1.4 Sigma 24mm f1.8 Zoom h4n Rode VideoMic Pro Rode

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Video and Music – Copyright © 2011 SurfacedStudio Full tutorial here: www.surfacedstudio.com An instructional video on how to utilise the concept of shutter angle to make your DSLR video look like film! The tutorial covers the effect of shutter speed, how it impacts the look and feel of your footage and what exactly the term ‘shutter angle’ means. It then shows how you can use different shutter angles to give your DSLR video a specific, film like feel. If you like this video, please subscribe to my channel and follow me here: YouTube www.youtube.com Website www.surfacedstudio.com Twitter http

www.dslrfilmnoob.com Recording audio can be one of the most important things you can do for your work. One of the first things I recommend for new DSLR shooters is an XLR splitter: rcm.amazon.com By splitting the audio output of your microphone, you can record 2 different volume levels at the same time. This is very handy if you don’t have time or the extra help running your field recorder. If one audio level peaks you can always switch to the second channel audio in post. Another Very handy item is the Zoom h4n remote control: rcm.amazon.com This gives you a very basic audio read out and allows you to start and stop the zoom h4n with out having to reach forward and operate it. I recommend adding Velcro to the back of your remote so that it can be mounted on or near your camera. Equipment used in this video: Canon 7d & t2i Canon 35mm f1.4 Lilliput field monitor CPM film tools mounting parts Sennhieser G2 Wireless mic system

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