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Microphones for RAW video recording?
« on: June 07, 2013, 04:35:11 AM »
What microphones mount onto the Canon 6d and do not record onto the Camera's SD card but another storage source? With microphones such as these we don't take any performance hit with our write speeds...

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 04:38:20 AM »


Link to specs at the ZOOM page;
http://www.zoom.co.jp/news/article/548

Not out yet but hoping its better than the H4n.  :D
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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 05:33:32 AM »
H4n is good, I've used it on a couple projects. The onboard mics are rough, though; make sure you invest in a solid shotgun mic and dead kitty as well.
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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »
Thanks or the links guys it's perfect! When is the H6N to be released?

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 03:35:49 PM »
Dang, that H6 is nice.  Swappable mics too—Genius!

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 03:43:57 PM »
With microphones such as these we don't take any performance hit with our write speeds...

Don't forget that you still need to record reference audio in-camera (if you want to be able to sync audio to your external recorder..)
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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 04:34:56 PM »
Greetings, The sync-beep function inRaw module is more than enough for syncing audio from H4n. By the way, I have been happy with a Rode NTG2 for audio.
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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 04:58:51 PM »
Don't forget that you still need to record reference audio in-camera (if you want to be able to sync audio to your external recorder..)

Its helpful but it's not necessary. Right?

And for the sync beep, for some reason I can't rap my mind around how this would help. Can somebody explain how one would use the sync beep to sync audio?

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 06:22:02 PM »
@xNINELiVES: The beep is timed exactly to the "shot time" of the first .DNG in the raw sequence. So you literally drag (in the timeline of your NLE) the external audio you recorded (you did start sound before picture, right?) until the beep lines up with the beginning of the first frame. Boom: synced. You don't need an in-camera sync track to match up to, as long as the sound recorder you use catches the "beep" sound of the first-frame sync beep. Of course, you have to keep track of what you shot and what you recorded, because if you shoot for awhile you might have multiple beeps on your externally-recorded sound track. Cheers!
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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 07:01:34 PM »
@xNINELiVES: The beep is timed exactly to the "shot time" of the first .DNG in the raw sequence. So you literally drag (in the timeline of your NLE) the external audio you recorded (you did start sound before picture, right?) until the beep lines up with the beginning of the first frame. Boom: synced. You don't need an in-camera sync track to match up to, as long as the sound recorder you use catches the "beep" sound of the first-frame sync beep. Of course, you have to keep track of what you shot and what you recorded, because if you shoot for awhile you might have multiple beeps on your externally-recorded sound track. Cheers!

Why didn't I conceptually understand this earlier?! Thanks for the explanation :)

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 08:40:10 PM »
Wouldn't it be great though since we have a camera that records audio to get a reference track to sync up with / have as a backup?

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Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 09:06:06 PM »
Wouldn't it be great though since we have a camera that records audio to get a reference track to sync up with / have as a backup?

Yeah it would be great but it saturates part of the write speed for the video.