Tagged: xlr

Video Review: iKlip A/V

We’ve been sent an iKlip A/V unit to review from IK Multimedia (though all opinions are our own and IKM has no editorial control over this video). It’s a bracket for mobile phones to assist while filming which offers a good quality balanced XLR audio...

iKlip AV in use

New pro audio rig for mobile phones

Audio/video phone accessory manufacturer IK Multimedia has announced a new combined grip and audio interface with a balanced XLR input. The iKlip A/V is said to offer a mic preamp with phantom power and a place to slot in common wireless receivers. Having also a right-angled substantial grip to...

Videomic Me on iphone

Slew of new gear from Rode

If you’re a mobile film-maker, vlogger or multimedia journalist then Rode’s latest batch of toys probably has something for you. They’ve unveiled the VideoMicro, a tiny (80mm long) microphone designed for on-camera use, giving better sound than those terrible mics you find built in to most...

Rode SVMX from the back

New stereo on-cam mic from Rode

They may be labelling it “a new standard in immersive audio” (what??) but let’s not get carried away with marketing blurb – Rode’s new on-camera microphone is essentially a stereo mic albeit one with some very interesting features which should definitely make it worth a look....

Sony PXW-X70

Pro makeover for Sony handcam

*** Update, November 2014: we have now done some testing on the PXW-X70 and you can see the results here www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/12/02/test-videos-sony-pxw-x70/. We’ve also decided the X70 is the best “entry level pro camcorder” – see why at this link: www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/10/17/best-entry-level-pro-camcorder-2/ *** Much as it did with the...

Mono XLR socket

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...

Mono XLR socket

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...