The new Zoom H6 is another new full featured audio recorder hitting the market. It's got a lot of features. But, some things lacking that would be valuable for video production, like locking connectors, a more viewable screen, and phantom power as an option for audio bracketing. In this video listen to clips of the H6, and compare to the old H4n, Tascam DR-60D, and juicedLink Riggy-Micro. Watch the video below to learn more.
While at NAB, we learned about a variety of cages that customers are using with the BMCC. So, we wanted to make some changes to the enclosure to provide with more mounting options to accommodate those cages. Now, the BMC366 is fully product released! It mounts to the BMCC, and all the sweet audio benefits it will provide you (low-noise preamp, 3 balanced XLR inputs, 2 balanced outputs, unbalanced output, Audio Bracketing (for camera overload protection), Selective Power-Down (to extend battery life).
Canon just updated the firmware of the 5DMKIII to allow recording video out the 5DMKIII HDMI port. Now, external video recorders like the Atomos Ninja 2 can be used. Unfortunately, it does not include audio data via HDMI. So, another solution needs to be used for capturing audio on the Atomos Ninja 2. The Atomos Ninja 2 has a line level stereo minijack input. This can be used to interface with ENG mixers with line outputs like Sound Devices MixPre-D. Although the juicedLink Riggy-Micro is not a full line output (it is an amplified microphone level output), the Atomos Ninja 2 itself has 12dB of gain. So, the juicedLink Riggy-Micro pairs with the Atomos Ninja 2 very well. In this video you will be able to hear audio clips comparing the signal-to-noise performance using the Atomos Ninja 2 with the Sound Devices MixPre-D versus the juicedLink Riggy-Micro. Watch the video below to learn more.
This video provides an overview of audio on the BlackMagic Cinema Camera. Unfortunately, the firmware (v1.1) implementation in the camera has some "anomalies" (meter calibration issues, DC offset issues, constricted headroom issues). So, this video is fairly lengthy to explain these "anomalies", and explain how to work around them to record audio with excellent signal-to-noise directly in the camera.