The built-in microphones on portable digital recorders are great for recording ambient sounds and live music, and their line-level inputs are really handy when you need to connect a mixer. But how about taking advantage of the external microphone input on your recorder? Using tiny lavalier microphones with portable digital recorders opens up a wide range of creative recording possibilities. Check out this article to learn about the interesting things you can do with this gear.
Your camera and accessories require protection—and that's why you have a camera bag. Sometimes, though, that isn't enough. For those particular times, there are items that you'll need for extra insurance. Luckily, you won't need to sacrifice your lunch money for the week to purchase them. Here's a quick round up of some of the items you should take a look at.
Reddy Kilowatt would be proud. The iconic cartoon character of the electrical power industry was always pumped to power your appliances. Now Pearstone has positioned itself to do the same with chargers you can use at home, in the car or even in Europe.
If you've ever scratched the surface of your digital camera's LCD screen, you already know how disturbing it can be. And it never goes away... ever. To better ensure scuffs and scratches don't put a damper on your day every time you glance at your LCD screen, Pearstone has introduced a new line of heavy-duty, polycarbonate LCD screen protectors designed for use on a variety of DSLRs and smaller digital cameras.
A good XLR cable is one of the most essential accessories on the planet. Even though you may use them regularly, you still may not be sure what to look for when buying a new one. Pearstone recently unveiled a new line of XLR cables that offer a high level of quality at a surprisingly budget-friendly price. In this post I'll show you what to look for when choosing an XLR cable.
A typical human being sees the world through two eyes, smells the world through two nostrils, and hears the world through two ears. Why we only have one mouth is a mystery, but it likely has something to do with noise pollution. Since we hear the world through two separate ears, recording audio in stereo for video work seems like a natural choice, but it isn’t always the best choice. Even so, there are many situations where using a stereo mic on a camera yields really nice results. In this article I’ll tell you about the times when you should use a stereo mic on a video camera, and make it clear when you should use a different kind of microphone. Plus I’ll share some mission critical tips for getting good sound when shooting outdoors.
Just about everyone on the planet is familiar with clapper slates, but few people understand why they're used on set. Now that video-enabled DSLR cameras are at the top of many people's wish lists, the need for clapper slates has never been greater. In this post I'll test out the Pearstone SADC-711 clapboard slate, and let you know why it's an essential item for any serious video shoot. Lights, camera, blog post!
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