DIY Video and Photography Projects

Aspen Mics HQ-S Lav Mic Sound Tests via thePodcastersStudio.com
November 10, 2014






Still haven’t found a good affordable LAV Mic to improve the audio in your videos? A few weeks ago I shared some information about the AspenMics lavaliers, and i’m not the only to say it’s great sound for the money. Here’s another recent review from Ray Ortega of ThePodcastersStudio.com testing out the $50 dollar AspenMics […]






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VM-200 Stereo Condenser Microphone
April 2, 2012






New Opteka VM-200 microphone. Claims an metal body, directional XY stereo, shock mount suspension, PAD switch, high pass noise filter, and windscreen filter included. Sounds like a decent build on the outside. Is it effective? Well, we all know If the guts are cheap, it will sound cheap. It also looks a bit beastly compared […]






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Tascam DR-40 Firmware – Independent Levels
February 28, 2012






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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Zoom H4n (Factory Refurbished) Portable Recorder
March 14, 2011






The Zoom H4n Portable Audio Recorder is a trusty little tool that almost every DSLR team has on hand. If you’re looking for the cheapest deal, right now you can pocket a good 20% off on the factory refurbs + Free Shipping. Hard to find normally but a popular store front on eBay (which I […]






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JuicedLink DS214 Arrives
March 1, 2011






Doesn’t look like it in photos, but this thing is small. The DS214 is really a great little device to professionally (and simply) add headphone monitoring and level adjustments for microphone inputs to DSLR’s. The DS214 even includes AGC Defeat so this little black box can literally work magic for all DSLR audio shortcomings. Love […]






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Audio Technica ATR288W Wireless Example
February 3, 2011






There’s only so many wireless microphone systems out there and If you’ve been wondering about this particular Audio Technica ATR 288W, here’s a small clip. YouTube member creese13 writes in and shares a little test he’s put together. Taking the budget wise Audio Technica ATR288W wireless system out for a small stroll it seems to […]






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New Stuff from Rode, Varizoom, Vello
January 26, 2011






Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone Not long ago Rode announced a new VideoMic Pro and now it’s available. Didn’t I just grab a new Microphone Windscreen over my VideoMic? This does not appear to be a replacement for the already popular VideoMic, but a new microphone altogether. Smaller form factor, better shock mounting, external […]






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Audio Microphones & Recorders for your DSLR
December 14, 2010






G.I. Joe always told me ‘knowledge is half the battle’. So for the newbies in the hiz-ouse – If you’re still shopping for a microphone to suit your DSLR audio needs, you’ll probably already find that the Rode VideoMic is a very popular one. I’ve run my own tests and found that it does perform […]






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