Erik shows you how to get audio into a hybrid or DSLR camera.T he mirrorless camera uses a mini jack or 3.5mm audio input. He shows you the best microphones for using these inouts to get pro quality high quality audio into the DSLR camera. XLR inputs are the best if a camera has them. If you have a shorgun microphone with XLR use a external preamp to connect the XLR microphone into a mini jack input.
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- Clean, clear audio is very important.…Nobody wants to sit through a video…that has bad, unclear dialogue.…I don't care how beautiful the video was shot.…If it sounds bad, you will lose your audience.…Let's not lose our audience by using the low quality…built-in microphones that come with most cameras.…Let's talk about inputs you usually find on different type…of cameras…and the microphones that work with them.…Most hybrid cameras have audio inputs these days.…They typically use the smaller, mini jack input…due to the smaller physical space on the camera.…
Professional cameras use balanced XLR inputs like these.…They are great, solid-locking connections.…We'll talk more about XLR in a minute.…The mini jack input is not ideal…since it doesn't lock in…and can be more prone to that crackling sound…or interference.…However, with the right gear,…you can get good audio quality into the camera.…With the mini jack audio input,…you can use a shotgun microphone like this.…It slides into the hot shoe…and plugs into the side with the built-in cable.…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost