Audio for DSLR Video Production

How to use a DSLR Camera

DSLR video production can easily be mistaken as an unprofessional amateurs attempt at video production. Though DSLR is not at the same level of quality as industry standard cameras, DSLR video production can rise to higher levels of professionalism with the use of specific techniques and
equipment. One of the aspects that DSLR video lacks most is a high-grade sound recorder for industry standard audio. In order to obtain that standard of audio when using a DSLR camera to record video, a sound recording device will need to be used in replacement of the recorder built into the camera. Sound recorders can be easily purchased and attached to any modern DSLR with simple attachment pieces and cords. Sound recorders also vary for a broad array of options when it comes to the specific type of DSLR audio someone is needing to record. For something so detrimental to the quality of DSLR video production, the simplicity and accessibility of an attachable sound recorder creates a much more hopeful outlook for DSLR audio and DIY enthusiasts of video production services.

How to use DSLR Audio

DSLR audio can be elevated in quality by the use of several different types of sound recorders. The recommended type of sound recorder depends on the situation and setting. If one is using a DSLR
camera to record an interview a lavalier will produce the best product. The lavalier easily attaches to a person’s clothing, which makes honing in on a subject’s extremely easy. What one will get is a clear, crisp recording of the subjects voice. Another example for the different scenarios is a group interview with more ambient noises that need to be cancelled out while certain noises or voices are effectively captured. In a complicated situation such as this, a shotgun mic is one’s best option. Shotgun mics are designed to target specific audio amidst a crowd of sounds when there are too many subjects in one scene. In the business of DSLR video production services, it will pay greatly to strategize the most effective ways to capture industry standard sound. Before recording or shooting, one should have a firm understanding of what the setting and scene are calling for and which type of sound recorder is best suited for the job.

How to Record Audio with a DSLR Camera

Most types of sound recorders require specific attachments and pieces in order that the device can be attached to the camera. In the case of a Sony Canon Rebel t6s and a Zoom h4n sound recorder, two main
pieces are needed for easy and secure attachment. Those pieces are a hot shoe mount adapter and a line to mic cord. The hot shoe mount will physically attach the two pieces together, while the line to mic cord will relay audio back and forth between the recorder and the camera. As well as these two pieces, a recommended cord will be an XLR cable. If one is using a lavalier as a mic, an XLR cable will be needed in order to retrieve the highest quality audio onto the sound recording device. These cords and attachments can be easily found through photo/video specialty merchants or Amazon. While one may think that the primary item one needs is the sound recording device itself, it cannot be utilized until it has the proper accessories to allow it to work alongside your DSLR camera. For this reason, these accessories are crucial to being able to outsourcing audio for DSLR video production.

Here are a few of our recommendations for the types of mics and sound recorders for interview settings:

  1. Sennheiser 112-pG3

Sennheiser is a trusted brand for us and these models are a constant go to when it comes to interviews and situations that need lavaliers. They easily clip on and adjust according to the environment while recording industry standard sound.

2.Rode Video Mic Pro

This may not be our go-to for classic interviews with little background noise, but when it comes to recording high-quality sound amongst a busy environment these are a winner. The shotgun style mic on these are dominant in their ability to zero in on the targeted source and neglect any surrounding noises. They also are a bit more budget friendly.3.

        3. Zoom H4n

This option is a bit more versatile and less specialized. It may not be as high-quality as a Rode, but the Zoom H4n produces incredible sound for a fantastic price. This recorder is also nice for a selection of different environments and which makes it a better option for someone who wants quality sound for a number of different settings, including an interview.

These are three of the trusted brands and models that have proven themselves trustworthy and effective, especially in interview settings in our experiences with Boston video production. For professional DSLR video production services, sound recorders are crucial. These sound recorders are both versatile and dependable when it comes to capturing quality sound in interview settings and will keep your DSLR audio up to industry standard.

With DSLR video production, it is crucial to utilize certain strategies and pieces of equipment in order that the final piece is professional and refined. In order to achieve this level of refinement audio needs close and specific attention in order that the sound is clear and industry standard. By utilizing professional sound recorders, DIY and DSLR enthusiasts can achieve top-notch audio in their video production services.