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Posted 04/06/16
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses how to improve the audio in your video without the use of a dedicated audio editor. He explores the basics of audio levels during recording, and what to do once audio is inside the video-editing software, including normalizing and compression. We also briefly look at what to be aware of during final audio output. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 11/03/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Sennheiser ClipMic Digital and MKE2 Digital microphones for iOS, and how they can be a useful addition to any pro audio/video setup. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of both microphones, including Apogee’s Pure Digital preamp and audio converter, which plugs directly into the lightning connector to bypass the noisy phone electronics. We showcase the Apogee MetaRecorder software app, offering control over input monitoring, gain adjustment, and input processing with settings for compression, limiting, and EQ. Rives also shows you how to utilize an Apple Watch to control remote operations, such as transport control, adding markers, and gain adjustment. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
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Posted 10/29/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Zoom F8 Professional Multi-Track Field Recorder for Filmmaking and Sound Design.  Using both an Audio-Technica AT899 Condenser Lavalier Microphone, as well as a Schoeps CMC6 MK41 microphone mounted on an Auray Boompole with a Schoeps shockmount, Rives makes a direct comparison of sound quality at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution between the Zoom F8 Field Recorder and the more expensive Sound Devices 688 Professional Field Recorder.    The video explores the F8’s features including timecode support, three power options, dual SD card slots, redundant recording, its use as a multi-channel audio interface for Mac and PC, and compatibility with the company’s microphone capsules. It also includes wireless control with a mobile device using a dedicated app. These features make the F8 a powerful tool for everything from multi-tracking band rehearsals, recording sound for picture, and Foley work, among others—all in a portable and durable form factor.        We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
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Posted 10/12/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the five new products from Shure’s MOTIV series, and how they can be implemented in a variety of recording applications. This video explores the functions, controls, and features of the MV5, MV51, MVi, MV88 and MVL, including the ShurePlus MOTIV application, which allows control over the microphones from any iOS device. The video showcases the sound quality of each mic and demonstrates how simple they are to set up and use in any situation. Rives also shows you the onboard DSP modes, to help you achieve the perfect recording. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 07/14/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Sennheiser AVX Camera-Mountable Digital Wireless Audio System —designed to streamline your workflow significantly when recording sound for picture. The video focuses on Sennheiser’s rich history of building world-class wireless solutions, and shows off the capabilities of the ME2 lavalier microphone when it’s attached to the SK bodypack transmitter, as well as the AVX-42 handheld transmitter. Rives shows us the EKP XLR receiver’s sleek form factor, which weighs only 3 oz and attaches directly to the XLR input on your video camera, with the ability to rotate 320 degrees to accommodate different setups. He also demonstrates the system’s adaptability to DSLRs with the included shoe mount and XLR to mini cable, USB powering options, and battery-power option when phantom is not available. Additional features include the system’s ability to find the cleanest operating frequency in the 1920 to 1930 MHz range automatically, boost transmission power as needed, and provide excellent Automatic Gain Control.    We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 06/23/15
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Audio-Technica’s System 10 camera-mount digital wireless system, and how it can be integrated into your camera rig for wireless audio. The video explores some of the functionality of the system, as well as discusses its digital audio quality and operating range. Rives shows off both the lavalier and handheld microphone options, letting you hear their sound quality firsthand. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
28964 Views
Posted 06/09/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the new  RØDE RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit, a camera-mounted digital wireless microphone solution. With the system mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video explores the system’s 100-meter wireless range and ease of use in pairing the transmitter to the receiver when using the 2.4GHz spectrum. The system supports 8 discrete channels with 8,000 channel combinations and utilizes dual internal antennas at 90-degree angles for maximum signal radiation and space diversity at both ends. The video demonstrates the system’s shoe mount, which allows you to attach the receiver to your camera, as well as the additional 3/8" thread for expanded mounting options. Powered by a pair of AA batteries or via a USB port, both the transceiver and receiver have a battery life of at least 7 hours. The receiver’s OLED screen shows you levels, battery status, mute, and channel selection. The video further explores the system’s user interface, as well as the gain, pad, and mute functions, to ensure your camera receives a signal at the appropriate level. The video also demonstrates the included omnidirectional lavalier mic (with foam windscreen), and shares Rives’s advice on getting the most of the system in real-life applications. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com
1490 Views
Posted 05/21/15
In the following video, B&H’s own Rob Rives demonstrates the new QLX-D digital wireless audio system, and some of the applications in which it can be useful. The video’s audio is all recorded through the QLX-D system, allowing you to hear exactly what it’s capable of capturing. Rives gives us a rundown of its specs, including the extended frequency range and AES 256-bit encryption. He also switches up the microphones he uses, demonstrating the line’s range. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com 
2122 Views
Posted 05/14/15
Adrian Toto has an important piece of advice for wedding videographers: think about audio! Quality audio bridges the gap between fine art and storytelling and is imperative for a successful wedding video. Toto outlines the basic audio gear and mic setups needed to record a wedding, whether you are shooting solo or with assistants, and he mentions a few pitfalls that you can expect along the way, and how best to avoid them. His pointers are apt for a video team or anyone shooting solo, but his most practical tip—hire an assistant who is as comfortable with sound as with image.
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Posted 04/24/15
Accessories such as boompoles and gear bags may not be the coolest things showcased at NAB, but every pro knows they are one of the most integral parts of a kit, playing the all-too-important supporting role for pricey microphones and wireless systems. K-Tek is a well-known name in this field, and Rob Rives checks out some of their new wares, including a 3-section graphite pole optimized for smaller spaces, in addition to a 2-section aluminum entry-level  pole. The K-225 19' boompole features 6 sections, allowing it to pack up smaller, and is also available in a cabled version. The newly announced Gizmo Bag has a clear back, allowing you to see what you have packed away without having to open the bag.  Please check back for pricing and availability.
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