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Feb 05, 2014 08:25 |  #16

tnguyen600 wrote in post #16665085 (external link)
I've been using the tascam dr100 mkii and the rode ntg2 with out any issues. As far as syncing, you can mount the recorder on/near the camera and connect the recorder to the camera so that it syncs. This way you dont have to deal with the clapper.
(http://www.amazon.com …004YUAGFG/ref=p​d_sim_MI_2 (external link))


How do you pan and focus the camera and run the boom mic with headphones all at the same time?


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Feb 05, 2014 08:34 |  #17

Depends on the project lol If i'm doing an interview style video, I'm not really panning or focusing. Subjects just sitting there talking. If I'm whipping out the jib or slider...I'm not really focusing on sound. More visual with a soundtrack.


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Feb 05, 2014 22:01 as a reply to  @ tnguyen600's post |  #18

Another question, related to external recorder purchase.
Which one would you guys recommend more, H4N, Tascam DR-40 or Tascam DR-100mk2?

I know that DR-100mk2 doesn't have 4-channel recording (has only 2) but is 4 channel even necessary for DSLR vdeo short movies?
Will I be able with TASCAM DR-100mk2 be able to record at least 2 channels? (Say shotgun for recording voices while built in mics for recording room ambient?)

Also, are they both stereo mics?


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Feb 05, 2014 23:28 |  #19

I do some seriously low budget gear reviews on video for youtube. I use a Rode VideoMic Pro Stereo for environmental on camera, but what I do for my speaking is just use a cheap amazon purchased lavalier mic plugged into a Zoom H1 field recorder that's in my back pocket. Then I just use plural eyes to sync it all up.

If I'm feeling really lazy, I'll just plug the lavalier mic directly into the camera (it has a really long cable).


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Feb 06, 2014 19:49 |  #20

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Another question, related to external recorder purchase.
Which one would you guys recommend more, H4N, Tascam DR-40 or Tascam DR-100mk2?

I know that DR-100mk2 doesn't have 4-channel recording (has only 2) but is 4 channel even necessary for DSLR vdeo short movies?
Will I be able with TASCAM DR-100mk2 be able to record at least 2 channels? (Say shotgun for recording voices while built in mics for recording room ambient?)

Also, are they both stereo mics?

Bump, anyone?
Would I really need the 4-chanel recording ability of Zoom H4N if I do DSLR movies?


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Feb 07, 2014 04:56 |  #21

I never tried that with my dr100mkii but the dr60d has 4 channel capabilities and there's a promo with BH right now. Free Plural Eyes!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_ch_track_linea​r_pcm.html (external link)

I might pick this up actually lol


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Feb 07, 2014 08:23 |  #22

Even though I have Tascam DR-07MKII and DR-100MKII, I picked up DR-40 when it was offered with the free Pluraleye. I then sold the DR-40 on Craigslist and kept the software.

I think DR-100MKII is quite sufficient for the OP's purposes. I love this unit!



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Feb 07, 2014 12:29 |  #23

tnguyen600 wrote in post #16670261 (external link)
I never tried that with my dr100mkii but the dr60d has 4 channel capabilities and there's a promo with BH right now. Free Plural Eyes!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_ch_track_linea​r_pcm.html (external link)

I might pick this up actually lol

That would certainly be my recommendation.

Bearing in mind that 4 channels is only two stereo channels. IIRC the DR60D will record two tracks simultaneously with one at a lower level (if you set it to do so) so, if you are only intending to record stereo you can have a "safety" track to get around any excessive peaks as an example.

4 tracks is always better than 2 and will give you much greater flexibility generally.


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Feb 08, 2014 08:46 as a reply to  @ John Sims's post |  #24

Dr-60D is cheaper now then the H4N.
Wonder if ts a good idea to get that one instead?


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Feb 08, 2014 08:53 |  #25

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Dr-60D is cheaper now then the H4N.
Wonder if ts a good idea to get that one instead?

I would get the DR60D. It has a dedicated headphone jack.


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Feb 08, 2014 10:01 |  #26

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I would get the DR60D. It has a dedicated headphone jack.

For monitoring the audio levels?
I thought the H4N has it too. Am I wrong? How can a recorder not have a dedicated headphone jack, that makes no sense !!!


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Feb 08, 2014 14:45 as a reply to  @ Van Gogh's post |  #27

Well no way back any more.
Just purchased the Tascam RD-60D recorder.
I realized that the better controls and form compatibility with DSLR cameras is important to me then the built in mic of H4N.
Hopefully I will not regret choosing it over the H4N.


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Feb 08, 2014 19:48 |  #28

solid choice! Hopefully you took advantage of BH's deal with the free plural eyes!


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Feb 08, 2014 22:29 |  #29

Ordered a tascam dr-60d as well yesterday! can't wait for it to come in.




  
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Feb 08, 2014 22:54 |  #30

If you're making a lot of money, go for the Zoom.

But if not, I use the Rode VideoMic Pro for everything and it works great. Never had a problem with audio after I bought it.

But if you're doing more commentary or follow shots where you need to only hear one person, go for the wireless ones.


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