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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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Vimeo buys up Cameo

In our opinion there’s a nasty trend in video apps these days and that’s to have little useful functionality and lots of frivolous superficiality. Can we find an shoot-edit-upload app that we actually like? No we can’t, and Cameo doesn’t sway our opinion either. Fortunately...

Nikon D3200

Decent low light and audio in a cheap camcorder?

Answer There is no camcorder in your price range that will handle low light well. In fact I’d go so far as to say there is no camcorder under £2,500 that will handle low light at all well. DSLRs tend to be better in low...

iOgrapher

Video Review: iOgrapher for iPad

A brief review and test of the iOgrapher for iPad – a hard but flexible plastic shell that turns your iPad into a more fully-featured video making tool.

Red Giant Universe

Invitation to join Red Giant Universe

They’re spinning the announcement in a terrifically positive way (of course) but it seems as though plug-in software developer Red Giant has taken a leaf out of Adobe’s book and wants us all the start paying them on an ongoing basis. Their new offering, labelled...

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$$CASH$$ up for grabs from Vimeo

Video hosting platform Vimeo.com says it’s set aside a development pot of ten million US dollars to support projects hosted under their paid on-demand system. There’s a catch of course – creators must have raised over $10,000 on specific crowdfunding platforms or have been accepted to...

New kit from Audio-Technica

Fancy a new set of bargain cans or a really rather costly vocals mic? Audio Technica has both! Being introduced at the Pro Light & Sound event this month, the company’s rolling out headphones snappily labelled the ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x and ATH-M40x. They’re the little sisters...

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...