Sound Recording

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Audio Recorder: Zoom H2N

Level I

This audio recorder is simple to use and is great for recording both voice and music.  It has built-in condenser microphones that offer different pickup patterns for directional or ambient recording.  There is also an option to activate both front and back microphones (ideal for interviews).  A stereo-mini jack will accept one of our Level I lavalier microphones if greater sound isolation is desired.

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Shotgun Microphone (1/8")

Level I

This microphone is a step up from the built-in microphones on our Level I camcorders and DSLR cameras. It is more directional and offers an improved ability to isolate a desired audio signal from ambient noise.

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Wired Lavalier Microphone (1/8")

Level I

This contact microphone is great for interviews.  It can be clipped to a shirt collar or lapel to isolate the subject's voice.  Connects with a stereo-mini cable that can be plugged into our Level I camcorders or any of our DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
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Wireless Lavalier Radio Microphone Kit (1/8")

Level I

Includes a wireless transmitter and receiver for situations where your subject needs freedom of movement and it is impratical to tether them to the camera with a microphone cable.  The receiver connects to our Level I camcorders or any of our DSLR and mirrorless cameras via a stereo-mini cable.
Zoom H5

Audio Recorder: Zoom H5

Level II

We recommend this recorder for use with our Level II and III microphones, as it includes XLR inputs.  It can be used in a boom kit to record broadcast-quality sound that can be synchronized with camera audio in post-production.
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Shotgun Microphone (XLR)

Level II or III

These microphones can plug into our Level II and Level III camcorders, or our Level II audio recorders, to transmit broadcast-quality audio via an XLR cable.  Recommended for use with our boom poles, or with microphone stands when a boom operator is not available.  The Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone (Level II) can be powered via AA battery.  The Rode NTG-3 microphone (Level III) must draw phantom power from the camera or audio recorder.
Wired Lavalier Microphone Kit

Wired Lavalier Microphone Kit (XLR)

Level II

These contact mics are great for interviews. Attach the transmitter to your talent's belt, and run an XLR cable into one of our professional camcorders or Zoom H4/H5 audio recorders.

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Wireless Lavalier Radio Microphone Kit (XLR)

Level II

These kits transmit an audio signal over radio frequencies—tricky to set up, but great for situations when your talent is distanced from your camera and sound crew. Each kit includes a transmitter and receiver, which can be paired with our Zoom H4/H5 audio recorders or the XLR audio ports on our professional video cameras.

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Boom Pole

Level II

When working in the field with a separate sound recordist, this boom pole allows you to place one of our shotgun microphones in close proximity to the subject.