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#1 Daniel Delarusa

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:21 AM

Hello everyone

I bought myself the 7D a couple of months ago and started to use it for the shorts I'm shooting. The only problem, as all of you probably know, is the audio.

A buddy of mine recently told me about the ZOOM H4N. I checked it out over the internet but thought I would ask people who understand something about that before I spend that kind of money.

It would be great if you guys could share some of your thoughts on this.

thank you

D.D.
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#2 Hal Smith

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:35 AM

Double system sound is best. It's more complicated, usually requires slates (see current thread in "Assistant Cameraman" sub-forum ( Slating ), and more crew but is well worth the effort.


I always recommend reading Tomlinson Holman's "Sound for Film and Television" as a first point in learning how to record professional quality sound. His initials are the "TH" in THX, he developed the system.

I'm now using the new Sound Devices USB Pre 2 outboard sound card with a netbook and Sound Forge Studio for recording. It's working extremely well. Not cheap but still more than $1,000 less than a standalone Sound Devices or Nagra professional digital recorder
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#3 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

I recommend that you pose this question to the Sound folks. :)

SOUND LINKS

http://jwsound.net/SMF/index.php

http://www.coffeyint...hpbb2/ramps.php - RAMPS, Sound Newsgroup

http://www.coffeyinteractive.com - Sound Forum

http://realfilmcaree....php?topic=14.0
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