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New ZOOM F8 Field Recorder Packed with Features to Empower Filmmakers


In the field recording becomes professional with ZOOM's F8 MultiTrack Field Recorder

There are those who think that all you need to get audio is a decent microphone, but ask anyone who has recorded on location and they’ll tell you that “in the field" recordings are fraught with problems. In steps the ZOOM F8 MultiTrack Field Recorder to alleviate field recording woes with a solid performance backed up by a slew of technologies and a simplified menu optimized for quick access.

One Microphone Every Videographer Should Own


One of the best ways to improve the quality of your video is to improve your audio. That means choosing and using the right mic. If you can afford a host of microphones, fill your gear bag to the brim with them and use whichever mic makes the most sense on the set. But what if you could only have one? Which mic makes the best all-around, multi-purpose utility tool for producers?

The Four Microphone Pickup Patterns Every Videographer Should Know


close up shot of a studio microphone
Recording audio is a great mystery to many people. "What mic is best?" There's no easy answer because each setup is different and requires different mic types and different audio capturing needs. Your audio setup will change with every shoot. But understanding the microphone pickup patterns will help you pick up the best mic for any situation without too much brain drain.

Six Tips for Cutting Down Mic Wind Noise


So you've got the camera set up, your talent is miked up perfectly, and the shot looks stunning. Your audio guy (or perhaps you if you've got a small crew) slips on the headphones, and that's when he hears it. The windstorm that seems to be blowing a hurricane force wind directly into your mic. Since we're not likely to be able to just turn off the wind, and fixing it in post can have mixed results, here's six tips to cut down wind noise on your mic.

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