Many consumer grade recorders like the Zoom H4n and even many cinema cameras have XLR microphone inputs that don’t provide enough amplification or gain. The result is that recordings can come out much quieter than you’d like. Sometimes it is also due to weak output levels from consumer grade microphones. Then in post production, you might boost the level only to find that there’s a bunch of hiss or self-noise.
The FetHead Phantom from Triton Audio solves this problem for condenser microphones like shotgun or boom microphones.
Links to gear discussed and used to shoot this episode:
Deity S-Mic 2 Shotgun Microphone: Coming Soon
DPA 4017b Professional Shotgun Microphone
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro cinema camera
Panasonic GH5 - My favorite small camera for video
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens - incredibly versatile lens that is on the GH5 most of the time
Copyright 2018 by Curtis Judd
Music - MZA by Cary Judd, used with permission
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