Tagged: mic

Video Review: Rode Newsshooter Wireless mic kit

(NOTE: the kit was provided to us free of charge but the opinions and love for it expressed are genuinely our own; we never let suppliers dictate what we say in our reviews) Rode’s Newsshooter kit turns any XLR microphone into a wireless radio mic....

Video review: Rode HS-2 headset mic

A test and review of the new HS-2 headset microphone from Rode, an update to their HS-1 model which was released some years ago. The mic was supplied to us for free by Rode but the review is independent; Rode had no editorial control. To...

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Video Review: RODELink wireless mic kit

The RodeLink wireless microphone transmitter and receiver kit has two parts, the beltpack transmitter unit, and a receiver – both around the size of a pack of cigarettes. Both are made of plastic and though they feel reasonably substantial, you’d probably want to take care...

Rycote Invision Softie Lyre with mic on camcorder

Review: Rycote Lyre Mic Mounts

It is quite telling that when we at Tubeshooter film a video about better sound recording for your films, it doesn’t get anything like as many views as one about the low light performance of the latest camcorder. People are obsessed with low light –...

Rycote InVision Softie Lyre Mount with pistol grip

Video Review: Rycote Shotgun mic Lyre suspension

Rycote’s Lyre technology for suspending a microphone so as to minimise handling noise has been applied across a variety of products from boom poles to on-camera mics. Here we test the version for handheld shotgun microphones. Buy one from Amazon UK at http://amzn.to/1vde59g and we get a...

Rycote Softie Lyre mount

Video Review: Rode InVision Softie Lyre

We test the Rycote Softie Lyre Mount which is designed to replace the bracket on your camcorder which holds a top-mic in place. Rycote claim its patented “Lyre” system reduces the mic’s pickup of handling noise and lens motor noise – and we conclude that...

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Connecting XLR mics to consumer camcorders

Connecting professional XLR microphones to consumer level camcorders or DSLR cameras is fraught with potential problems. Many people seem to assume they can just wire an XLR to 3.5mm jack plug and all should be well – but it won’t! In this video, I briefly...

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Connecting Pro mics to your consumer camcorder

The problem Many camcorder users, quite rightly, wish to improve their sound quality and an obvious way to do that is to use an external microphone rather than the inbuilt ones on the camcorder. But whereas consumer camcorders boast a 3.5 mm stereo socket to...