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Ivars Trautmanis
Audio devices used for recording seperate from video
on Apr 6, 2010 at 4:34:23 pm

Hi everyone!

I have a question on separate audio recording.

Lets say I am on a $400-500 budget and I want to buy a audio recorder. What would you suggest?

Here are some recorders that I found.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/524130-REG/Sony_PCM_D50_PCM_D50_Profe...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/599285-REG/Tascam_DR_100_DR_100_Profe...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/545821-REG/Tascam_DR_1_DR_1_Portable_...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480163-REG/Zoom_H2_H2_Ultra_Portable_...

Would you suggest using this cabel? - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562038-REG/Remote_Audio_CAX3F1_8MS_CA...

Also im interested in a mic that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use... or maybe you can suggest 2 mic's one for INT 2nd for EXT use.

Thanks!


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Thax Clave
Re: Audio devices used for recording seperate from video
on Apr 6, 2010 at 9:30:19 pm

[Ivars Trautmanis] "Would you suggest using this cabel? - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562038-REG/Remote_Audio_CAX3F1_8MS_CA.....
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That cable is a BALANCED MONO cable (XLR-1/8" TRS) designed for a specific kind of balanced mono input.

The 1/8" TRS inputs on many units are STEREO, UN-Balanced jacks, and require adapter cables that are wired differently than the one at the link.

You need to know which recording unit you are purchasing before you know which cables to buy to match it.



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Will Salley
Re: Audio devices used for recording seperate from video
on Apr 7, 2010 at 2:20:14 am

Go for this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/600761-REG/Zoom_H4N_H4n_Handy_Mobile_...

It's got balanced XLR inputs that provide phantom power and the preamps are very good for the price.

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Ivars Trautmanis
Re: Audio devices used for recording seperate from video
on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:07:45 am

Thank for your help Will and Thax.

Maybe you can suggest some good mic's?


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Jordan Wolf
Re: Audio devices used for recording seperate from video
on Apr 8, 2010 at 2:30:57 am

Whatever you buy, go for a mic that you will NEVER regret having bought. I recommend: an Audio-Technica 4053b or a Sennheiser MKH416. When my university finally bought an MKH416 to supplement our ME66s, I was amazed at the A/B comparison between the two.

A hypercardioid pattern will tend to be better for indoor scenes, whereas a shotgun mic will tend to be better for outdoor scenes. You will NEVER outgrow either of those mics and, if used properly and within their capabilities, they will serve you well.

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