Category Archives: audio

Parabolic Microphone

The parabolic microphone can collect and focus far away sounds by aiming the dish directly at the distant sound. Ideal for capturing professional audio in sporting events, wildlife video, special events, law enforcement and espionage.... Keep reading >

January 2, 2015 | audio, video technology | Comments

Turn Down Those Loud TV Commercials

The FCC rule against loud commercials has been circumvented due to a loophole. As of June 2015, that loophole has been closed. ... Keep reading >

August 5, 2014 | audio | | Comments

$200 Sony Wireless Bluetooth Microphone ECM-W1M

Sony Wireless Bluetooth Microphone ECM-W1M $200... Keep reading >

April 7, 2014 | audio, production | Comments

Audio For Video Refresher

One of the principles of good audio recording is to bring the microphone close to the source. That’s why audio usually sounds bad when recorded from a smart phone or an on-board camera mic. The mic is simply too far away to record good audio. A lavaliere mic attached to the person about ten inches […]... Keep reading >

January 3, 2014 | audio | | Comments

Rode’s Videomic Shotgun Perfect For DSLRs

On-camera shotgun mic for less than $100. Ideal for DSLRs.... Keep reading >

October 24, 2013 | audio, production | | Comments

Zoom H6 – First 6 Track Portable Audio Recorder

The Zoom H6 Audio Recorder is the First Portable 6-Track Recorder... Keep reading >

Audio for Video — Part 1 Tape Formats and Hardware

Audio for Video — Part 1 Tape Formats and Hardware... Keep reading >

Audio For Video – Part 2 Microphones & Techniques

There are very few things that sound worse than the built-in microphone included with most camcorders. These mics seem to pick up more background noise than good sound. Apparently, manufacturers think buyers don't care because built-in microphones haven't changed much in 10 years. What's worse, several camcorders today don't even have a jack to plug in an external microphone! By using an external microphone to record your sound, you can dramatically improve audio quality while adding professionalism to your videos.... Keep reading >

Audio For Video – Part 3 Audio Production Techniques

Regardless of how polished your finished video is, nothing can influence your viewer's mood and acceptance of that video more than a professional soundtrack. In the past, professional audio could only be produced at major recording studios. With the advent of low-cost pro audio tools and computer-based audio production, you now have the power to produce anything the big boys can at a fraction of the price.

In this section we will look at audio production techniques you can use to produce professional soundtracks, narration and sound effects.


Nothing sets the mood ... Keep reading >

A Short Course in Wedding Audio

The practical requirements for recording audio during a wedding shoot, plus a bit about what to do with your audio during the edit.... Keep reading >

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