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27Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone audio Retesting

Aputure was kind enough to send me a replacement Aputure V-Mic D1 shotgun microphone and the audio results are much better. You can see in the original test (found here), that the first microphone I tested had a lot of self noise. The replacement I received last week sounds a lot better. Note: The samples were converted to […]

07Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone Audio testing

Update: I spoke with one of the reps from Aputure. It turns out that the unit I’ve been testing was a beta model shipped to me by mistake. Apparently the final version has shielding and grounding that the beta unit is lacking. Aputure was kind enough to send out a replacement. With that in mind […]

01Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone – First impression

Audio is a pretty important part of film making and there are a lot of different approaches when you’re trying to achieve good sound on a budget. In the past I’ve talked about audio adapter boxes and camera microphones like the Rode Videomic pro but what if you want to save a little money on a lower […]

06Apr Tascam DR-40 V.s. Zoom H4n features or price?

I’ve had the Tascam Dr-40 for quit some time, but until Tascam added the firmware update that gives you independent control of the input volume, I hadn’t really considered it a true competitor to the Zoom h4n. However, now that this feature is available, the Tascam Dr-40 is a very affordable alternative to the Zoom […]

29Mar Micover Puffin windscreen audio test

I’ve been interested in testing the Micover Puffin windscreen, but I have to wait for strong winds to get a good idea of how well the windscreen preforms. Yet another storm came through and I had just enough time to run outside and get some audio samples before it started raining. Sorry no video this […]