1. An experiment in using an external battery-powered mic preamp/USB audio interface for connecting professional microphones to a consumer camcorder (Camcorder must have a mic jack).

    Verdict: Good results, better with condenser mics than with dynamic.

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  2. dvestore.com/tascam-dr-40-4-channel-digital-audio-recorder-with-xlr-inputs/
    Here we jump into the DVeStore Theatre to audition the Tascam DR-40 portable recorder with a variety of microphones. First the RODE NT2A large diaphragm condenser, 2nd, RODE NTG-1 shotgun, 3rd MXL 355 lav, 4th Sennheiser E835, and last the RODE NT2A once again, through a Mackie 1402 VLZ mixer and into the Tascam via Line Level input.
    Chroma keyed with the new $2499 ATEM 1M/E HD mixer switcher in real time. Camera A (Main front shot) Panasonic AF100 via SDI, Camera B Sony SR11 (Close-up) via HDMI. Recorded Mixer output via HDSDI to FFV Sidekick.

    # vimeo.com/29206731 Uploaded 23K Plays 40 Comments

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