Sound for Video Session: USB vs XLR Microphones, Timecode Modes, Wireless Frequencies

In this episode, we covered several sound for video questions:

  • What’s the quality difference between USB and XLR based microphones?
  • Recommended XLR cable brands?
  • What are the different types of timecode?
  • When buying wireless transmitters and receivers, which blocks should I get for my area?
  • What can I do to reduce pickup of reverb and street noise when shooting in a parking garage?
  • Which digital audio workstation app is best?

US FCC wireless information

Remote Audio XLR Cables

Cables at Sweetwater

Explanation of different types of timecode modes (Matt Price)

Hair wraps to hold external cable in place on a boom pole

Audio Technica AT2005 USB/XLR Microphone

Blue Yeti Pro USB/XLR Microphone

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