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Anyone can take a basic camcorder, capture an important event or family gathering and put together a reasonable, if somewhat amateurish presentation that friends and family can enjoy. But when you watch a segment on the evening news, you expect the footage to look professional.

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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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The new Fostex AR-4i offers a complete solution for improving the sound quality of the high-definition videos that are shot on Apple’s wildly popular iPhone 4. You slide an iPhone 4 into the cradle of the AR-4i, and it gives you multiple microphone inputs, line-level inputs, level meters and improved A/D converters which enable the phone to capture pristine sound quality.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

The iPhone 4 is a revolutionary device that’s capable of recording impressive looking, high-definition video (especially considering that it’s a telephone). But there’s one thing that the iPhone doesn’t have an app for: providing a way to improve the sound quality of its built-in mono microphone.

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What fits in the palm of your hand and is capable of creating a high-resolution 5.1 surround sound recording of the world around you? Nope, it’s not the Zoom H2—it’s the newly redesigned Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. This new model has some big shoes to fill for such a compact recorder, because its older brother was one of the most popular portable digital recorders of all time.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Zoom has announced the latest addition to its highly regarded line of portable digital recorders, the new H2n. It's a big deal because this model is an update to the Zoom H2, which has been one of the most popular portable recorders ever.

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Tips and Solutions

Portable digital recorders are really popular these days, yet there aren’t many models designed specifically for over-the-shoulder bag work, which is often favored for recording audio in video productions. Most of today’s portable digital recorders are small and designed for handheld use, but their compact and ergonomic designs aren’t what most location sound people need in their bags.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

There’s a wide range of workflows in today’s production world, and the new Sound Devices MixPre-D is a versatile piece of equipment that will flow with the many different kinds of work.

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Hands-on Review

New shotgun microphones come out every once in a while, and more often than not their arrival is met with little fanfare. However, when a giant like Sennheiser releases new models, the professional production world stands up and pays attention.

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Tips and Solutions

With all of the advantages that the HDSLR revolution has given video producers and filmmakers, there are a number of well-known drawbacks to be aware of: moiré, aliasing, lack of headphone monitoring and sensors that quickly overheat. One of the lesser-known drawbacks is an audio feature called AGC.

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Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside the audio bags that are used in professional video and film productions? In this article we’ll take a close look at the gear found in a typical professional location sound bag, and explain what each piece of equipment does. You’ll gain an understanding of how all these devices connect together and why each tool is necessary to have.

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Hands-on Review

When it comes to ENG video capture, form factor and performance are paramount, and with a total weight of 8.2 lb (including the lens, 4.3" LCD screen, microphone and battery) and phenomenal image quality, the JVC GY-HM750U ProHD solid state compact shoulder camcorder  makes for an attractive video recording package. 

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