Category Archives: Microphones

Microphone and Recorder shootout for filmmakers 2014 edition Zoom H6 vs H4n vs Audio Technica AT803

In this video I put the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder head-to-head with the Zoom H4n Handy recorder and see if the new and improved Zoom H6 is indeed new and improved.

I compare the sound quality of the H6 XYH-6 X/Y capsule, the H6 MSH-6 Mid-Side (MS) capsule, and the H4n X/Y built-in microphone.

I also compare their preamps and recording ability using the extremely popular Shure SM58 microphone, the Audio Technica AT803 lavalier microphone, and the insanely affordable Neewer lapel microphone.

See (or hear) which options you like best for your own productions, and let us know in the comment box!

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Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/ZOH6.html?KBID=67818
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Support this website by checking out the Zoom H4n at one of our affiliates:
Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/ZOH4N.html?KBID=67818
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Support this website by checking out the Audio Technica AT803 at one of our affiliates:
Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/ATAT803.html?KBID=67818
Amazon (Canada): http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000ZLV77E/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=212553&creative=381305&creativeASIN=B000ZLV77E&link_code=as3&tag=sj02-20
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Support this website by checking out the Shure SM58 at one of our affiliates:
Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/SHSM58LC.html
Amazon (Canada): http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000CZ0R42/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=212553&creative=381305&creativeASIN=B000CZ0R42&link_code=as3&tag=sj02-20
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Support this website by checking out the Neewer Lapel Lavalier microphone at one of our affiliates:
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Studio JPIC 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Preview

In this video, I do a recap of what I have been up to in 2013 and what’s to come in 2014. If you hover over any video, a link should appear to bring you to it in a new window.

Happy New Year everyone!

Rode Podcaster Microphone

In this video, Matt Granger does a demonstration of the Rode Podcaster Microphone which you can connect to your computer using a USB connection.

Rode Stereo Videomic vs Videomic Pro

In this video, Matt Granger compares and differentiates the Rode Stereo Videomic and the Rode Videomic Pro. The Stereo Videomic is more of an omni mic, which is great for capturing ambient noise. The Rode Videomic Pro is closer to a shotgun mic, which focuses on the main subject you point the mic towards, and tries to discard any noise coming from the sides.

Quick Tip – How to place a lapel or lavalier microphone

In this video, I show how to place a lapel or lavalier microphone to prevent wind noise coming from a talent’s breathing.

Fourway microphone comparison Neewer lapel Zoom H4n Shure SM58 Canon T2i

In this video series, I will be posting some comparisons between the Neewer lapel microphone, the Zoom H4n, the Shure SM58, and the built-in microphone of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

The first video is shot indoors in a low noise environment.  The second video is shot outdoors with very little wind, and the 3rd video will be shot on a very windy day.

Description from YouTube:

In this video, I do a comparison between the Neewer lapel microphone, the built-in microphones of the Zoom H4n, the Shure SM 58, and the built-in microphones of the Canon Rebel T2i.

This video shows how each microphone sounds in a quiet environment with very little noise.

Filmed using the Canon T2i and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. The main narrative comes from the Neweer lapel microphone, then each section comes from its respective microphone.

I will also be doing an outdoors with low wind version of this video, and an outdoors with high wind version.

In this video, I do a comparison between the Neewer lapel microphone, the built-in microphones of the Zoom H4n, the Shure SM 58, and the built-in microphones of the Canon Rebel T2i.

This video shows how each microphone sounds in an outside environment with very little wind.

Filmed using the Canon T2i and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. The main narrative comes from the Neweer lapel microphone, then each section comes from its respective microphone.

I will also be doing an outdoors with high wind version.

Neewer Lavalier Microphone

I bought this Neewer lapel microphone off ebay at 2.88$ including shipping and taxes in Canada, and I was quite amazed by the sound quality it produces.  I highly recommend you watch my review and see, or rather hear, for yourself.

If you are interested in buying one, you can support us by using the following link to the eBay auction: Neewer lapel microphone (eBay link)

Description from YouTube:

In this video, I do a review of the Neewer Lavalier Microphone I bought from ebay at 2.88$ CDN including shipping and taxes.

My first thoughts revolved about if this deal was too good to be true, but after reading and watching some reviews, I decided to take the gamble, and try out this super cheap lapel microphone.

I’m very amazed by the results so far, except for a few caviats I discuss in this video. But if you control the environment you record in, you can achieve great cheap results.

What’s in my Camera Bag

In this 3 parts series, I do a review of the LowePro Pro Runner AW450 camera bag and show you my photography and videography equipment, and share my experience with all of them.  In the first part, I do a review of the bag itself, then in the second video I show my audio equipment equip, and in the third video I show my photography equipment.

Description from YouTube:

In Part 1 of this series, I do a review and demonstration of the LowePro Pro Runner AW450 camera bag.

In parts 2 and 3, I will show what’s in my camera bag and explain why I use each piece of gear and how the experience has been so far. Part 2 will focus on my audio kit, and Part 3 will focus on my photography kit. The AW 450 has plenty of room for both.

This was filmed with my iPhone 4S for both video and audio.

If you liked this video, click the thumbs up icon. If you’d like to see more reviews like these, hit the subscribe button. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to do a video about, leave a comment bellow.

Thanks for watching!

Description from YouTube:

In Part 2 of this series, I show you the audio gear I store away in my camera bag. I explain what I use each piece of equipment for, and show you a few tips along the way.

This features the Zoom H4n, the Shure SM58 microphone, a 1/4″ 20-thread hotshoe adapter, an XLR cable and the Apex HP35 headphones.

In Part 1 of this series, I did a review of the camera bag itself.

In Part 3 of this series, I will show the photography gear I bring along in my bag.

This was filmed with my iPhone 4S for both video and audio.

If you liked this video, click the thumbs up icon. If you’d like to see more reviews like these, hit the subscribe button. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to do a video about, leave a comment bellow.

Thanks for watching!

Description from YouTube:

In Part 3 of this series, I show you the photography gear I store away in my camera bag. I explain what I use each piece of equipment for, and show you a few tips along the way.

This features the Canon Rebel T2i, the Tamron SP 70-300 DI VC USD, the Canon EF-S 18-55 mm IS kit lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and the Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III. I also show some Tiefen filters, a plump bob with some fishing line, some memory cards, and a few other gadgets.

In Part 1 of this series, I did a review of the camera bag itself.

In Part 2 of this series, I did a quick review of my audio gear, and showed how everything fits together.

This was filmed with my iPhone 4S for both video and audio.

If you liked this video, click the thumbs up icon. If you’d like to see more reviews like these, hit the subscribe button. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to do a video about, leave a comment bellow.

Thanks for watching!