The Zoom H4 and H4n Handy recorders become a big hit a few years ago thanks to the DSLR Filmmaking revolution. This year, Zoom has released the brand new Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and has improved the features to include a color LCD screen, up to six XLR inputs, and an interchangeable mic system.
About a month ago, the internet started to buzz with word that a new GoPro camera was coming out soon. There were high hopes and talks of 4K at 30fps as well as 240fps at 720. While the GoPro Hero 3+ does not offer those, there are still some things to be excited about.
The newest video in our basic filmmaking how-to series has arrived! Watch and learn how to properly wrap BNC and XLR cables . If you’re just starting out in the film industry or want to be a PA, this is a great video to learn a bit of set etiquette.
If there’s any filmmaking tutorials you’d like to see, please let us know in the comments below.
The H4N Zoom recorder has been a big hit for filmmakers shooting with DSLRs. It’s a great handheld recorder that allows you to use its microphone or plug in an external. It’s a few years old now and Zoom has just announced it’s replacement, the brand new Zoom H6.
While new camera’s tend to get all the buzz, we think that there’s a lot of reasons to get excited over the H6! Zoom is calling it the “most advanced portable recorder ever”. It offers six tracks of simultaneous recording and has interchangeable input capsules such as X/Y, MS, and Shotgun mics. Dual XLR/TRS combo capsules can also be purchased.
RODE Microphones has just added an awesome feature to their site called the RODE Soundbooth. Now no matter where you are you can check out all of RODE’S microphones and compare the audio and quality side-by-side.
All of the audio was recorded simultaneously from the same source to give you an accurate sample of each microphones capabilities. RODE Soundbooth currently has twenty three of their microphones including the NTG8, NTG3, NTG2, NTG1, VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic, VideoMic Pro, Stereo Video Mic Pro, NT4, NT5, Broadcaster, Procaster, Podcaster, Lavalier, PinMic, HS1, K2, NT1-A, M1, and M3.
The Soundbooth also allows you to hear the mics in five different scenarios that you would normally encounter including indoor and outdoor dialogue, voice over, acoustic music performance, and live reinforced music.
Go here to check RODE’s Soundbooth out and find the perfect mic for your next production.