"How do I set up my recorder?" and "Which settings should I use on my recorder?" are probably the most common questions I receive when it comes to learning how to record dialogue sound for film.
The trick is that, there aren't a set of magical settings that apply in all cases. But there are some general guidelines we cover here and more importantly, we discuss the "why" or "what" behind each setting.
We use the manual for the Tascam DR-70D and walk through the most important settings and how to set them for various situations.