When recording with digital cameras, such as the Canon T5i “EOS Rebel” or Sony RX-100 “Cyber-Shot”, you will find the onboard microphone quality is inferior compare to the video quality. To capture better sound, you must use a dedicated microphone such as the Shure VP83F. This microphone allows for superior and highly directional recording, as it uses a super-cardioid pickup pattern, reducing noise from the sides and behind the shooter. It includes a shock mount assembly to minimize noise from the operation of the camera itself: buttons, panning, zooming, etc. For simple operation, this microphone also includes a built-in recorder for you to save files to. Just remember to sign out a micro SD card!
- Shure VP83F “LensHopper” shotgun mic, cable, shoe mount, windscreen (in EDC)
- Headphones (in EDC, or bring your own)
- 2 AA Batteries (10+ hours recording time, bring your own)
- MicroSDHC digital flash card (up to 32 GB, ~64 hours recording time, bring your own)
- Set up microphone with batteries and memory card.
- Attach microphone on top of camera with included shoe mount.
- Use the microphone’s headphone jack to monitor audio levels.
- Power on with left/green button. Test the microphone. Adjust levels with center button.
- Start (audio) recording with the right/red button. Press again to pause or unpause.
- Record your video using the Canon or Sony camera controls.
- Note! Be sure to slate the audio/video recordings. You can use your hands as a clapper.
- Hold the right button down for at least one second to stop recording.
- Subsequent recordings will create additional files on the flash card.
Synchronizing Audio and Video
- Transfer video files from camera/card to computer via USB or SD card slot.
- Transfer audio files from mic card (with micro-to-SD adapter) to computer via card slot.
- Import video files into editor (eg. Adobe Premiere) and mute its (camera) audio track.
- Import dedicated microphone’s audio file into the same editor/project on separate track.
- Note! The Shure outputs a monophonic (not sterero) signal, which is normal for its type.
- Line up clapper image and audio. It should be visible as a spike in the audio waveform.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd7BPX8oEeE (full slating tutorial)
- https://youtu.be/bd7BPX8oEeE?t=190 (manual slating)