August 5, 2014

More Audio Recording Options

Today I will be looking again into my audio recording options.  Since I looked into it last time I've got some new equipment.  So here are the options:
  1. Panasonic GH3 with Audio Technica ATR-3350 lavalier microphone.
  2. Sony ICD-AX412 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder with Audio Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier microphone
  3. Sony PCM-M10 recorder with built-in microphones
  4. TASCAM DR-100mkII with built-in Uni Microphones
  5. PC with Behringer Xenyx 1204USB mixer  with Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

March 10, 2014

GH3 Audio Recording Levels for Internal and External Mics

I used a source of pink noise (my iPhone with Ambiance app)  positioned within 2 feet from GH3 to normalize the recording levels for all the options.  Here are the settings leading to the same perceived recording levels:

Microphone OptionGH3 mic level
GH3 built-in6
Takstar SG-598, +0dB6
Takstar SG-598, +10dB1

March 9, 2014

March 5, 2014

Audio Recording Options

Here I evaluate my options for audio recording with my Canon Vixia HF G10 camcorder:

March 3, 2014

Insightfull Marketing!

Today I ran into One Market Media and their wonderful blog. Here are some very impressive examples of their industry analysis.

March 2, 2014

...why DSLRs are Dead for Video

Great summary which I wholeheartedly agree with.
Nikon D5300 Review and why DSLRs are dead for video 
Shame to see DSLRs overall and Nikon specifically loosing it so fast.  Makes me feel better about my moving to GH3.

March 1, 2014

Live Video Streaming with Ustream and YouTube Live

I did use Ustream to broadcast this event.  Loved Ustream Producer software, possibility to integrate desktop streaming, ease of editing "shots" which allowed to mix multiple streams and create goodies such as on-screen logos.  A custom-built  PC with i5 CPU and two Blackmagicdesign DecLink Mini Recorders was used as a software switcher and encoder.
Now my customer wants to use YouTube Live and I am testing it!  It appears that both Ustream and YouTube use custom versions of Telecast Wirecast, thus all the mechanisms of creating the shots and actual streaming are the same!  Except not entirely.  Productization is a bit different.  Looks like you will need to pay more with YouTube to have possibility to edits shots.  Both however want $200 from you to not have their watermarks in your feed.