Here’s a quick comparison I did of recording dialog with an MKH60 Shotgun Microphone mounted on a camera vs. mounted on a boom. Click To Play
Would love to see you do a session at PodCamp Boston called “Audio For Video”. Especially, how to record audio on a separate device, then synch it with video shot on a camera that doesn’t have an external mic jack.
Joe, thanks for the suggestion, I just added Art and technique of double system sound to the Podcamp Boston 2 session list.
Wow. That sounds great. Thanks for sharing. What camera did you record into? Was a field mixer used?
Guy, I recorded into a Sony HVR-A1 with the AGC and Mic NR turned off. The microphone went through a Sound Devices 302 mixer, since I prefer to meter and adjust levels with the mixer, plus it has a very good limiter (compared to most cameras). But the mixer is virtually transparent, it neither improves or degrades the sound. The trick is to turn off noise reduction on the camera and when using a mixer, turn off automatic gain control on the camera and let the mixer’s limiter deal with unexpected peaks.
Thanks for sharing Dave. Is there a less expensive battery powered field mixer with limiters that you would recommend?
Guy, there are other small field mixers on the market. If your budget calls for something less expensive than the Sound Devices 302, you might consider the Azden FMX-32 3-Channel Field Mixer or the PSC DV ProMix 3 as alternatives to the Sound Devices 302. but I’ve not used them myself, my personal experience is limited to the Sound Devices and Shure field mixers.