How many times have you heard video producers complain about their love-hate relationship with the new DSLR shooting and workflow? Yes, using a DSLR gives you the chance to swap lenses and capture great depth-of-field shots, but then you have to deal with the one big issue that traditional camcorders have addressed for decades: capturing good clean audio. BeachTEK has a solution.
I shot with a DSLR and I have been looking into getting an xlr adapter box such as the one made by Beachtek so I can use xlr mics. After thinking, I was wonder what the difference would be if I just bought an xlr to 1/8 (1/8 goes into my dslr) cable as long as my mic is powered? Thats $10 vs $300...am I missing something here?
Just got my new HF S21 in the mail Monday- of course they just announced a new recorder that looks even better, but who cares. This thing shoots sharp as a tack.
The mini hot shoe is an issue for me- how do i mount my lights, externtal mics, etc? Do I have to buy all Canon supplied to fit that shoe? How about adding external XLR mics- do i need a Beachtek or something like it?
Has anyone used one of those handles from Opteka? How about a wide angle attachment?
I just purchased a Canon FS100 camcorder and a Beachtek DXA-2s XLR adapter to go with it. I have a cheap Peavey PVi100 mic I'm using right now, and I'm not really happy with the results. Does anyone have experience with this Beachtek adapter and a good wired mic to go with it? Thanks in advance!
Well,as thetitlesays, my Beachtek DXA-4 adapterisn'tworking the wayitshould.The rightXLR plug isn't working.I opened it up justenoughtosee what lookslike oneofthe wiresconnectedtoitcame un-soldered.My problemis,there isaton of glue holding thetop plate onto aninside plate whichmakes itimpossibleto just pulloff.
Sony VX2100. Less than 100 hours on it.Great shape, this has been babied!
It comes with a Beachtek DXA-6 XLR - Phantom Power, XLR - 1/8 line/mike stereo,
Libec TH-M20 tripod and fluid head,
Sony 3 watt light that runs off of the on board battery,
U-Flycam Steadycam Stabilzer,
Tamrac 612 Camera Bag,
Tiffen UV protector filter,
Cinetactics Matteblox DV System,
Users Manual and Service Manual on CD
battery, cables, charger.