M-Audio In-Line 10dB Pad - Input Recording Accessory for Microtrack Portable Recorder.
This is what B&H carries in the 1/8-inch mini-RCA in-line pad format. But it only drops down -10dB. Frankly, it is probably not worth the bother to try to feed your camera this way, just replace the bad camera audio with the good audio later on the timeline.
Actually, my Nikon camera does not even have a 3.5mm mic input jack, fortunately, so I am not tempted to mess with it. I will just record double system audio using the entire Zoom H1 suspended on the camera (via 1/4-inch 20 adapter) in a shock mount. Or else I can have an external boom mic in the shock mount and mount the recorder to the camera's top or bottom. Then later, I'll just use Singular Software's DualEyes automatic audio replacement program. However, it is still a good idea to slate all your dialog scenes with an old-fashioned dumb clapboard.
DSLR cameras that shoot video have taken the world by storm. Although the pictures are gorgeous, it is hard to achieve the same level of quality for audio recorded onto the camera. The preferred solution is dual-system audio: capture sound on a separate recorder and substitute this for the camera audio in post-production.
DualEyes™ makes this complicated process a snap. It uses the same underlying technology as its big brother, PluralEyes, to automatically sync and cut the audio recording into clips that match the video clips. Bring them into your favorite NLE and you’re ready to start editing with great audio quality.
Because DualEyes is a standalone application, it can be used with any NLE software application, from consumer level to comprehensive professional production suites. It will initially be available for the Windows platform, but a Mac version will follow. Pricing has not been announced yet.
A beta release of DualEyes is already available.
Log in Register
Your B&H Photo login also works for B&H Insights! After your first login you will be able to create a username.