PRESS RELEASE: Advanced Sound for DSLR’s
Chicago, IL – May 22, 2009 - Zacuto recently released a video discussing and demonstrating how to do Advanced Sound for DSLR’s. Since the DSLR cameras all have mini plugs, auto gain control, limiting and compression. Adapters are not really the key to getting good sound.
“A double system is really the only way you can get good sound on a DSLR,” explains Steve Weiss, Director, Zacuto Product designer. “Secondly, you should have a dedicated person to doing sound, or at least monitoring it.”
Guests Dave Schwarz (predator, producer, director, editor), Nick Barbieri (Zoom H4n dealer rep), Jeff Beaumont (sound engineer) and Scott Lynch (producer, editor) discuss how to get the best sound with DSLR’s in this video.
At NAB, Steve became familiar with the Zoom H4n a $349 portable stereo sound recorder. The H4N is a useful device, especially on a tight budget, to enable you to get 96kHz 24-bit sound with two XLR inputs. It also has an adjustable stereo microphone built in for great folly and handheld sound recording.
After a lively conversation on the best practices for sound recording, the guys run the Zoom H4n through a variety of set-ups to emulate the possible scenarios that take place in the field. Scott Lynch presents a full demonstration of how to sync the H4n audio with footage from the 5DMK2 in Final Cut.
“It’s never fun, especially with a small camera, to be tethered to a cable, which happens with a lot of cameras, and so another beauty of doing double system is the audio guy can position himself where he needs to be,” explains Jeff Beaumont, Audio Engineer. “The camera man can then position himself to be where he needs to be to get the best shot.”
If you want use a DSLR and record sync sound watching this video is a must.
See this captivating discussion and demonstration here: http://vimeo.com/zacutousa.
To find out more information or to purchase the H4n and related Zacuto mounting products visit: http://store.zacuto.com/H4n-Handy-Recorder.html.
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, ZACUTO, originally a production equipment rental house formed in 2000 by a former Director and DP Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, whose combined film/video experience of over 45 years, quickly expanded into a producer of high end production equipment with the creation of their revolutionary line of ZACUTO USA products.
Designed for independent filmmakers, Zacuto is your local one-stop-shop for customized camera packages shipped anywhere in the world. The Zacuto USA brand products are entirely designed and manufactured by Zacuto, made in the USA, and come with a Life Time Guarantee. For more information visit www.zacuto.com or www.store.zacuto.com .
(First posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 21:00 EDT)