Rob Ellerby near a train with his gear

Congratulations to Rob Ellerby! He is Videomaker’s Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Sweepstakes winner and now the proud owner of a Zoom H5.

What He Just Won

Ellerby will be taking home the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder, a portable audio recording device with dual XLR/TRS combo jacks. Each with their own gain control, pad switch and phantom power controls. It records directly to SD cards of up to 32 GB with on-board compression.

The prize comes with a shock-mounted X/Y stereo mic capsule that we think is perfect for recording audio right on location. But that’s not it; the recorder will also work with any of Zoom’s interchangeable mic modules, making for the best sound possible in practically any instance.

A Little About Our Winner

Ellerby says that he is relatively new to videography, but he’s been in the photography biz for some time now as a freelancer specializing in equestrian subjects — mainly horse racing.

He became interested in video after trying out video drones: “[It] allowed me to fulfill a boyhood dream of doing aerial photography,” Ellerby says.

However, the majority of his work is ground-based. While he covers a wide variety of topics, he admits he has a special passion for steam power and its many forms.

Many of his videos can be seen on his YouTube channel: gaspode2005.

As for the Zoom H5, Ellerby says that he is “thrilled to have won the recorder” and that he looks forwards to “using the Zoom to enhance the sound in my future videos.”

We at Videomaker would like to once again congratulate Rob Ellerby for winning our our Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Sweepstakes. We hope that you’ll be able capture lots of great audio with the Zoom H5, Rob! Happy recording!

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry is a blogger and Videomaker Contributing Editor.