5/25/2018 0 Comments
Do you want to improve the audio in your video recordings?
No matter if you use a smartphone or a big camera, the right mic for the job can make a big difference in audio quality. After our recent PPN More Gear Show #13 where we discussed the basics of recording video with your camera, we also covered the audio part to go along with your video. I promised in the episode to give recording video a shot and share it with our audience. And to make the first video helpful, I decided to test three different audio setups for in camera audio recording.
And yes, the video is supposed to be in B&W - I just like it better that way ;-)
Let me know what you think and if you would like to see more videos like this at PPN in the future.
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Fuji X-T2 in camera mic
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Audio Technica ATR3350iS
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Marco Larousse is a journalist and a fine art, street and documentary photographer, a educator, speaker, and podcast producer of photography related topics - MarcoLarousse.com. Marco has a background in photography of 30+ years.
I may be in the minority but I never take my gear out without a lens hood mounted to my lens. Some of you hate them or think they are unnecessary. I disagree. I find them very valuable and here’s why.
1. The lens hood shades the front of your lens to prevent unwanted flare or a washed out image. It stops the stray light from bouncing around the lens barrel. (Even indoors or at night there can be stray light that causes flare.)
2. It offers damage protection in case you bump the front of your lens into something that could damage it. I like to think of it as a bumper.
3. If you need to shoot fast, you can often rely on the lens hood to protect your lens while the lens cap is off.
I always try to use the manufacturer’s lens hoods because they are designed to reduce shade or shadow or vignetting. I will make exceptions and go with old-fashioned collapsible rubber lens hoods if I don’t like the manufacturer’s hood.
I like metal lens hoods but they are hard to find.
If you’re an Olympus user here’s a heads up. Some of the Olympus lenses have a cosmetic cover that installs over the bayonet mount on the front of the lens. This needs to be rotated off the lens for some Olympus lens hoods to attach to the lens.