At NAB 2018, Deity Microphones made their debut and announced several new microphones for video and filmmakers. The D3 Pro is their new camera-top shotgun microphone but it has some features which make it stand out from many of the others on the market. First, it can automatically detect which type of 3.5mm input your recording device is using and adapts to work perfectly with that camera, phone, or audio recorder. And, with the D3 Pro Location kit, you can adapt the 3.5mm output to work with XLR based cameras and audio recorders.
Check for compatibility with your camera or phone.
If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses including processing dialogue audio, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F8 and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.
Links to gear used in this video:
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro - Standard, camera-top kit
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro - Location kit which adds pistol grip shock mount and 3.5mm to XLR adapter
MiniRig 2 Bluetooth Speaker - used for the off-axis rejection test. I use this because it is small enough to move easily around the mic and at the same time, is able to produce bass down to about 50hz which is critical for the test.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - I used this to record most of the product shots
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro - Use to shoot the talking head shots
Aputure COB120dmkII - Key light in the talking head clips
Aputure Light Dome II - Newer version of the big soft box with faster setup and gel holder
Lupo Superpanel Full Color 30 - RGB 1x1 panel light for Lighting Bridget
Moza Air 2 Gimbal - shown in the gimbal product shot - review coming soon
Came TV RGB Ringlight - Used to light the product shots on white background, review coming soon
Panasonic GH5 - Used in product shots and to record the audio in the silhouette sample clips
Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 Lens - Used on the GH5 and the BMD Pocket Cine Camera 4K
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens - Used on the BMD Pocket Cine Camera 4K
Copyright 2018 by Curtis Judd
Music Copyright 2018 by Cary Judd. Used with permission.
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