Monday, February 18, 2013

About Recording Basic Sound

About Recording Sound

Once you really get around to making your iphone films the thing that will bother you the most is sound. The device can record impressive video, but recording sound at a professional level on its own is a bit beyond it.
If you are making a short film to show to family and friends the iphone’s mic will get the job done, but if you want to make a film that will be shown to strangers and entered into contest then you are going to need to record better audio.

Since I am a low budget filmmaker, I thought that I would offer you some low budget solutions today.
There are two micro budget filmmaking solutions that I would like to talk about today.
The first one is the Zoom h1. There are many recorders in the Zoom family. The h2 and the h4 are popular as well, but cost a bit more. The goal of this post is really finding quality sound for less than a hundred dollars.

 You are going to look at recording Audio separately and then mixing it after you shoot. You are going to do this because you get better sound quality this way. You are going to do this because it is what the professionals do.  Okay here is a quick look at the Zoom h1 and a second video on a shock mount for it. The shock mount is for a dslr, but you can get a simple pole and attach it.

 Now let’s look at the Tascam im2 mic. This will allow you to record sound directly to the phone. It is very easy to set up and use. Just download the app and go. Here is a short video on how it works.

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There are dozens of options where it comes to recording quality audio for your iphone film. Ths has been two. If they work for you great. If not you are free to do the research and to go out and find the option that works best for you. Iphone filmmaking is not always easy, but if it is something that you love you should have fun at it.

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