On Camera Mics

Shotgun Microphones for HDSLR Cameras

Okay. You’re out shooting an event or an interview. You have your HDSLR camera and your fast zoom or prime lenses, and your footage is looking great. When you get home, you import the footage into your editing software and, to your dismay, you discover that the sound quality is significantly lacking. Sound familiar? No matter how good your footage looks, bad sound can ruin a project.

Hands-On Review: the Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphones

As DSLR cameras continue to be a popular choice for capturing video, we have seen their feature set and value expand. However, one area where DSLRs consistently come up short is their built-in microphones. Commonly, many built-in mics will pick up mechanical noise from the camera.

New Sony Photo and Video Accessories

Sony recently updated their product line with a host of photo and camcorder accessories that can help you shoot better pictures and capture better audio. This article will review some of these accessories, to help you determine which are the right ones for you.

Introducing the New Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

The original Rode VideoMic has been one of the most popular on-camera microphones in video production for several years. It greatly improves the sound-quality of a camera, making it one of the best options for video shooters who need to upgrade their sound on a budget.

Holiday 2012: Recording Audio for Video Productions

When it comes to production sound for film or an original series, quality audio capture is imperative. Bad audio can ruin the experience for everyday viewers and critics alike. In this article, we’ll discuss the elements of an effective and ultra-portable sound recording rig.

Holiday 2012: HDSLR Shotgun Microphones

When it comes to image quality, HDSLRs offer videographers some highly desirable aesthetic characteristics. However, issues like automatic gain and loud autofocus motors have given these types of cameras a poor reputation for in-camera audio.

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Audio for DSLR Part 1: Run & Gun

This B&H video examines a few quick and affordable ways to improve the in-camera audio on "run-and-gun" style, single-operator shoots using camera mountable mics. These mics usually plug directly into the camera's 3.5mm external mic input and mount on your HDSLR accessory shoe.

The New Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Hands-On Review

Røde is the undisputed leader in on-camera microphone technology, and its new Stereo VideoMic Pro is the most lightweight, compact and superior sounding camera-mountable stereo microphone the company has ever built.

Hands-On Review of the Que Audio Q Mini Shotgun

If you’ve ever checked out an impressive piece of gear and thought to yourself: “Wow, this thing is really neat, but imagine if they could shrink it down so it’s only a third of the size.” This is exactly what Que Audio has done with the shotgun microphone.

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