Tagged: recording

Video Review: Rode VideoMicro & Videomic Me

Their VideoMic Pro is almost legendary in the field of low cost audio recording for camcorders and DSLRs but now Rode have unveiled two even more compact microphones aimed at the vlogging and mobile journalism markets. The VideoMicro and the Videomic Me are the same...

Video Review: Aputure A-Lav tieclip microphone

Aputure are well known for their value products but more commonly perhaps in the lighting field. Now they’ve launched a very low cost tieclip mic called the A-Lav, and we took a listen to it alongside comparisons with a Rode Lavalier, an Audio Technica ATR3350...

Aputure V-Mic D2

Video Review: Aputure V-Mic D2 shotgun microphone

The Aputure V-Mic D2 is the successor to – you guessed it – the Aputure V-Mic D1. It’s a compact, lightweight, mono shotgun mic for use on top of a camera or camcorder in place of an internal mic. It comes supplied with a furry...

Tascam DR-10CS and 10CL

Belt up for better sound

An interesting new product has been released by audio specialist Tascam in the shape of the DR-10C beltpack recorders. They’re designed to capture 24-bit, 48kHz mono audio from a lavalier (tie clip) microphone and store it onto micro SDHC cards, making them ideal for recording quality sound to...

Rode NT-USB featured image

Video Review: Rode NT-USB microphone

You get what you pay for in broadcasting, perhaps never more so than with audio gear. Cheap microphones sound like tat – all muffled, indistinct, nasty and horrid. Or at least, that’s the theory. Rode Microphones have been trying for years to disprove this assumption,...

Rode Blimp

Video Review: Rode Blimp (redesigned for 2014)

The wind. It’s a particular bugbear of ours when filming and presumably yours too else you wouldn’t be reading this review. As brilliant as microphones are these days, the sensitive little things can’t help but be upset by even a breath of air across their...

Rode VideoMic GO

Review: Rode VideoMic GO

Ask any group of DSLR video shooters what external microphone they have plugged into their cold shoe and one name is certain to crop up consistently: the Rode VideoMic. There are others of course, from the likes of Sennheiser, Que Audio, and Shure, but Rode...

Shure VP83F mounted on DSLR

New small shotguns from Shure for video

There’s a new kid on the block for DSLR and camcorder shooters who don’t have pro-style XLR audio inputs. In fact, there are two. The Shure “VP83 LensHopper” is a compact, on-camera mic with a shotgun pickup pattern and a 3.5mm jack. It claims to...