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10Dec Zoom H4n Portable Digital Audio Recorder $-100 Instant Savings


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Although the new Zoom H6 has been released, I still see teams working with the Zoom H4n. Why not? It’s a great audio recorder that really changed the way DSLR audio has been captured over the years.
If you’re not currently working with a professional audio recorder, now’s the time. The Zoom H4n is currently [...]

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09Aug Zoom H6 Digital Recorder + Rode ProCaster – First quick sample


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First test with the new Zoom H6 portable audio recorder out of the box plugged into my Rode Procaster microphone . (No EQ applied, so it might sound low or flat.) I was not able to use this mic directly with the Zoom H4n without adding at least a Cloud Lifter in between.

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06Aug Unboxing Photos – New Zoom H6 Portable Digital Audio Recorder


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Here’s a few images unboxing the new Zoom H6 Portable Digital Audio Recorder. You can see what it comes with, including it’s own travel case.

Nice Packaging..

A few accessories include X/Y Mic & Mid-Side Mic..

The back of the box shows optional accessories..

Comes with it’s own travel case..

Now it’s time to [...]

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17Jun Zoom H6 Digital Portable Handy Recorder with Modular Mic / Input


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As far as recent portable digital audio recorders go, there has been quite a buzz around the Tascam DR-60D Portable Recorder + Field Recorder. The Tascam proves to have good quality sound as a preamp, but when compared to something like a Zoom H4n, the Tascam does not offer a single built in microphone. [...]

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07Jan Portable Audio Recorder – Belt Mounted


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Here’s a clever little tip for carrying around a portable audio recorder ‘hands free’ and at the same time having quick access to the screen and controls. Vimeo member Bruno Chansou uses a B-Grip Camera Belt (found here Amazon), normally used to clip a DSLR camera combined with a Manfrotto Ball Head for positioning the [...]

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10Dec Cheap LAV Mics For DSLR Video


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If you’re looking for a good LAV Mic, go for the Rode LAV which runs $249 dollars. Doesn’t require very much gain, and sounds very clean. The Rode allows you to use an exclusive MiCon adapter that can be swapped to support basic 3.5mm, XLR, and more.

Rode LAV Mic with MiCon Connector
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01Aug New Gear – P&C GearBox DSLR Cage Video Accessory Bracket


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Disclaimer: I help to design products for PhotographyandCinema.com. The article below is information about the new P&C GearBox. There are many other great DSLR style cages available within articles of this blog that you may also want to consider.

P&C GearBox – DSLR Cage Video Accessory Bracket
It’s been several weeks, but the new P&C GearBox [...]

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13Jun Three Accessory Mount HotShoe Bracket


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Looking for the most simplest way to mount a Rode VideoMic, LED Light, and Zoom H1 to your camera – all at one time? There’s nothing more simple than this Triple Hotshoe Accessory Bracket. Under the bracket’s mount is a 1/4-20 thread so you can also use this on a lightstand. Great for stacking several [...]

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04Jun Sound Absorption for Voice Recording Room


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I was shooting this for my own journal and didn’t think I would actually publish the video, as i’m pretty private about certain things I work on. Then again, I was pretty happy with the results and wanted to share what my treatment was.
Keep in mind that this is not for Sound Isolation. This is [...]

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06May BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro Audio XLR Preamp


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YouTube member LJtutorials gives a run down on the new BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro. These audio adapters are used to adapt your higher end XLR Microphones to DSLR cameras and provide features like headphone monitoring, Phantom power, Cleaner Pre-amp, Manual Levels adjustment (during recording), and AGC disable. If you’re already enjoying a workflow of separate audio [...]

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09Mar Fiio E11 Battery Powered Headphone Amp


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For those that don’t want to sync audio in post you may attempt to plug a microphone (like a Rode VideoMic, LAV mic, or Wireless Mic Receiver) directly to the camera’s 3.5mm mic input, and then adjust levels from within the camera (unless you’re stuck with AGC). One problem is that the camera’s internal preamp [...]

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28Feb Tascam DR-40 Firmware – Independent Levels


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Did Tascam just drop a bomb on the Zoom H4n? The more affordable Tascam DR-40 is a great little recorder, but fell short when people realized you didn’t have the same independent audio track levels like a Zoom H4n. The new firmware released today (found here), now adds that functionality to the Tascam DR-40. It [...]

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27Dec B&H Learning Library – In Depth 2011


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B&H published a few articles in their Learning Library around popular gear in 2011. Check out a few of their articles that get in-depth with Fast Glass, Voice-Over equipment, Shotgun Microphones, On camera monitors, and Portable Audio Recorders. These articles are great reading materials for a more in depth look at at tips, tricks, and [...]

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18Dec Opteka Double Shoe Bracket


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Opteka releases a dual cold shoe bracket that mounts to your camera’s hotshoe. It’s a simple way and inexpensive way to mount two accessories directly to your camera such as an LED light, microphone, or audio recorder.

Opteka Dual Cold Shoe V Bracket
The Opteka looks to have a shorter profile, but it is very similar [...]

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23Sep Alzo’s Latest Microphone Shockmount / Accessory Bracket


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Alzo’s latest Multi-Mount serves the same purpose to hold accessories like a DSLR cage, and at the same time provides a shock mount for your Microphones / Portable Recorders. Looks like there’s no need to buy silly homemade shock mounts just for your Zoom H1 or a separate bracket to mount your JuicedLink DS214, this [...]

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15Sep Tascam DR-40 vs Zoom H4n


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When it comes to portable recorders with DSLR video, there’s two names that are sure to come up – Tascam and Samson (a.k.a Zoom). Here’s an interesting new product pointed out to me [Thanks Anthony] that could shake things up for Samson’s Zoom H4n product line. The H4n has been a long mainstay when it [...]

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