Zoom H4n Firmware Update Gives XLR Inputs Independent Audio Levels

Zoom has just announced a firmware update to its H4n Handy Recorder that enables independent level controls for its XLR inputs.  With the new firmware, you can capture your boom and lav mics at different levels and then the stereo WAV file can be split into two mono files in post production.

You can download the firmware version 1.70 update from Zoom’s website.

PluralEyes Adds Support for Sony Vegas Pro 10

The latest PluralEyes update has added support for Sony Vegas Pro 10.  In case you aren’t familiar with this magical audio syncing software, check out our PluralEyes Review for the full rundown.

More details about PluralEyes for Sony Vegas Pro 10 in the press release below. [Read more…]

HDSLR Audio: Shotgun Mic Shootout

When I started taking a seriously look at working more with video, the last thing on my mind was audio.  I learned quickly that capturing quality audio is critical to a good video segment.

I certainly have a long way to go in figuring out a solid audio work flow, but at least I’m starting to figure a thing or two out.  Hopefully, my experiences and thoughts on different types of equipment and capture work flows will help those who are as clueless as I was last year. [Read more…]

Zacuto Announces Z-Finder EVF

Zacuto has announced an EVF for use with HDSLRs via the HDMI port.  This product looks to be very similar to Redrock Micro’s microEVF from a couple of days ago.

The product is currently in the prototype stages, but it will feature a 800×480 resolution screen magnified by a traditional Z-Finder and powered by a Canon LP-E6 battery for half-day power.  The estimated price is currently $775, which is nearly $200 more than the similarly spec’d Redrock Micro microEVF.  The Z-Finder EVF should be available in February/March 2011.

Check out the video below for more. [Read more…]

Redrock Micro microEVF

Redrock Micro just announced a new microEVF that is a true EVF for HDSLR cameras with a HDMI output. The microEVF can attached directly to the camera with a outboard hotshoe mount, or it can be mounted elsewhere on your HDSLR rig. The price is expected to be $595 when it becomes available.

Check out the video of the new microEVF from DSLR News Shooter below. [Read more…]