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Posted 05/06/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses budget options for improving the audio quality of your DSLR shoots. Rives explores on-camera microphone options, including the lightweight RØDE VideoMic GO shotgun microphone and the Tascam TM-2X stereo microphone. Rives also looks at the Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Audio Recorder, a dual-system option that records both internally to SD cards; it also sends a signal to your camera for backup. Lastly, Rives highlights the benefits of using lavalier microphones and provides both wired and wireless options to consider.
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Posted 05/12/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the  Beachtek DXA-SLR Ultra 2-Channel XLR Adapter, and how it can improve in-camera audio with a DSLR camera. Rives explores the adapter's form factor, how it attaches beneath the camera, and considers the included detachable rail system with 3" rods. Rives also points out the two Neutrik Combo XLR and 1/4" input connections, which can be switched from line level to mic level and provide Phantom Power, as well as advanced features such as gain control, limiters, and audio playback. The video concludes with a brief look at two other audio-adapter options from Beachtek: the DXA-SLR Mini and the DXA-SLR Pure Passive Audio Adapter. 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 06/06/14
In the following video, Rob Rives gets his hands on the Sony PCM-D100 High Resolution Audio Portable Recorder and demonstrates the sound quality it is capable of capturing with its built-in stereo microphones. Rives explores the functions and features of the PCM-D100, including its multiple digital audio format recording capability, and 24-bit/192kHz PCM and 2.8MHz DSD. The video showcases the way the recorder sounds when capturing acoustic guitar, as well as an outdoor scene. Rives also talks about its 32GB of internal storage and its support of external SD cards for expanded memory. 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 11/17/14
In the following video, Rob Rives runs through a handful of USB microphones and some of their outstanding features. The video demonstrates the sound quality of USB microphones, such as the RØDE NT-USB, Audio-Technica AT2020USB+, Apogee MiC 96K, and sE Electronics X1 USB, allowing you to hear the mics and formulate some idea of what each is capable of doing. Rives demonstrates the differences in controls between the microphones, highlighting the strengths of each one. 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 12/05/14
In the following video, Rob Rives, of B&H fame, gives a hands-on demonstration of six different portable digital audio recorders, examining their features and differences. He explores their available input and output capabilities, recording functions, and built-in microphones. Rives showcases their multiple features and points out some of their more advanced options. 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 12/18/14
While we generally recommend getting closer to the subject and using a dual-system solution to avoid recording the camera's noisy preamps, in many one-shooter, run-and-gun situations, that's not always possible. This video is designed to give you an idea of what some of these microphones sound like in such situations. We begin by listening to the poor audio recorded from the built-in mic on a DSLR, followed by examples of how six camera-mountable microphones sound, individually. The featured microphones include: Polsen SCL-1075, RØDE VideoMic Go, sE Electronics ProMic Laser, Sennheiser MKE 400, Shure VP83, and the Senal SCS-98. 
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Posted 02/17/15
In the following video, Rob Rives gets hands-on with Beachtek’s DXA-Pocket audio adapter, and compares it to three other Beachtek products to see how the features match up. He examines the DXA-Pocket's available I/O and how Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and DSLR shooters might use the adapter to help get better audio compared to their camera’s built-in microphone. Rives shows you how the form factor works with your camera, and discusses its battery life and power options. 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 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 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
8694 Views
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
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