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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 05/20/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone. With the microphone mounted on a Canon 5D mk III, the video explores the microphone’s two settings: one for a mono cardioid pickup pattern and one for an internally matrixed mid-side stereo pattern.  The video compares the sound quality of the microphone to the camera’s built-in microphone, demonstrates the integrated shock mount that attaches to the camera’s shoe mount, as well as noting the 100-hour battery life from a single AA battery. The microphone includes a-10 dB and a-20 dB pad for recording sounds up to 148 dB, and an optional 80 Hz high-pass filter to help reduce hum and wind noise. 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 05/20/15
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Shure PG ALTA line of microphones. The microphones are designed to provide high-quality sound at an approachable price point for musicians and performers in a wide range of recording and live applications. The video explores ten different microphones, as well as three different kits for various applications. Specifically, Rives looks at: the PGA27 Large Diaphragm Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the PGA58 and PGA48 Dynamic Vocal Microphones, the PGA181 Side-Address Condenser Microphone, the PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Instruments, the PGA98H Condenser Microphone for Brass and Woodwinds, the PGA98D Condenser Microphone for Drums and Percussion, the PGA57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone, as well as the PGADRUMKIT7, PGADRUMKIT5, and PGASTUDIOKIT4 drum kits.             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 06/09/15
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
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Posted 11/23/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows us the RØDE VideoMicro, a compact camera-mountable microphone that features a cardioid condenser capsule for capturing pro-quality recordings. Highly portable, and great indoors or outdoors, the mic is powered by plug-in power from your camera, and it comes with a 3.5mm coiled connection cable, Rycote shockmount and furry windshield. It’s an ideal choice for ENG, wedding videos, film, and much more. 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 12/03/15
In this video, Rob Rives shows us a new six-track audio field recorder from Tascam, the DR-701D. An update to the DR-70D, the DR-701D now represents Tascam's flagship audio recorder for single-shooter video production. Designed specifically as an audio-recording solution for DSLR video applications, the DR-701D boasts dual built-in omnidirectional microphones and four XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power. In addition, the recorder features time code support, HDMI Start/Stop, improved audio quality, and the track count has been expanded from four to six so each XLR input can be recorded to an individual track and the stereo mix of those inputs can also be recorded to two tracks. 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 07/04/17
Join B&H’s Rob Rives as he discusses Sound Device’s Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6 audio recorders, in depth. First you’ll hear the Mix Pre-6’s Kashmir mic preamps in action as they pick up the dulcet tones of Rives’s voice. Then, he covers the units extensively, giving you an overview of their gain range, filtering options, connectivity complements, linear timecode capabilities, 32-bit ADC, powering options, corresponding iOS app, and more. 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 10/16/18
Join AB and Doug Guerra as they discuss the different challenges and techniques with which one is faced when recording and mixing audio for video. They cover topics such as equipment choice, EQ, compression, room acoustics, and more, and there are in-depth demos with screen captures that show how to go from an initial draft to a completed product. 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 05/27/19
Welcome to the first video in our multi-part Audio for Video series. In this introductory episode, AB kicks things off with a quick overview of topics that will be covered in this series. After that, he dives into the basics of audio for video, covering everything from environment prep to situational mic use. If you’re looking for a solid intro to audio for video gear, tips, and techniques, this is a great place to start. If you would like to continue reading about the Audio for Video series, be sure to check out all of our related content here. If you have any additional questions, comments, or you would like to make a request, be sure to leave a message down below.
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Posted 06/11/19
In this second video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses ways to choose the best mic for the type of content you’re recording. He discusses pickup patterns, lavalier and shotgun mics, mic placement, and more. If you want to know how to use the right mic to capture audio for different video applications effectively, this is a great resource. If you would like to continue reading about the Audio for Video series, be sure to check out all of our related content here. If you have any additional questions, comments, or you would like to make a request, be sure to leave a message down below.
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