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Zhiyun Crane V1 vs V2 – Whats the difference

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Zhiyun Crane V1 vs V2 - Whats the difference
Zhiyun Crane V1 vs V2 - Whats the difference

Hey, guys,Welcome to my video comparing the crane version, one gimbel that I’ve used for over a year, that I loved my favorite Gimbel’s that I’ve owned just all around.

Fantastic product. And as far as I know, the best. Single-handed Gimbel just easy to use. Take it out of the box, put your camera on there. Don’t even balance it correctly or all the way and go and shoot fantastic product in. Pretty much everybody agrees that this is the one to get if you’re going to get a singlehanded Gimbel vs. the version two. Now, don’t get confused.

This is not a tzion or how we pronounce it. Craine. This is the crane version too. So there is a difference. The crane, too, is going to be out here shortly and I hopefully will have a video on that. That’s a larger gamble.

It supports about twice the weight and also has focusing ability built into it.

So this is the version two of this gamble. The version one is no longer for sale on most Web sites, but there are people selling them second hand.

And people do wonder, should they upgrade to the version, too, if they have the version one or suggest they buy a version one for less money than some people are selling them. Now, as far as performance, there really isn’t any difference I’ve uses for over a year.

This for about three months and the footage looks identical.

So even if I did show you side by side test, which I decided not to, you’re not going to be able to see any difference. They both have the same type of encoders and motors.

They both do a super good job. There’s no micro jitters. And as long as we as long as you like, practice how you walk, you’re not going to get a lot of up and down motion. So that part of it is great. Now, where there is a difference is convenience in adjustability and stuff like that. And there are a couple of things I prefer more on the crane version one.

So let’s go ahead and start getting into it. First off, wait. So when this thing came out, it supported 100 Grim’s.

Later on, they put out a firmware update that allowed it to go up to eighteen hundred grams. This guy out of the box supports eighteen hundred grams.

Now, one interesting fact that not a lot of people know about is Crane was actually telling people if you’re using a camera system that’s under fifteen hundred grams, do not up your upgrade your firmware.

So I actually did not upgrade my phone line because I’m using the lightweight Sonis.

They said that if you do that Fermor upgrade, you’re not going to get good performance under fifteen hundred grams. So very interesting.

I didn’t test it out myself since I was lower. But if you are shooting over fifteen hundred grams do the firmware. If not do not with this gimbal. They don’t say anything just out of the box. It supports up to 18 hundred grams. So there may be some kind of a difference.

But as far as spec wise than coders and motors, I couldn’t find anything. Now the first thing you’ll notice, if you’ve owned a crane one and you pick up a crane, too, is the grip. This was one of my complaints with the version one.

The version one has a very long grip, a kind of just gets in the way sometimes, especially if you want to pack it down, put it into a bag, it’s going to stick out so it’s longer.

So they actually change out the batteries and the shorter, fatter, shorter batteries allow them to make this grip shorter, which is nice.

The new batteries get about twelve hours of battery life with two of them, which are included in the box, which is definitely nice. When I go out and shoot a wedding, I don’t have to swap batteries these last basically all day. It’s fantastic.

Now the older ones, they got about six hours, but they actually included four batteries in the box. Each still get about twelve hours about her life.

But you’d have to charge two sets of batteries, bring them and then swap them out when it does die. And sometimes it is inconvenient when they do die out.

Now onto the next most noticeable part, and that is where you attach your camera.

This has three different rails and they have about two and a half inches of travel. And so you decide how far you want to mount your camera and then you can adjust forward and backwards for the lens or the weight. Now, the new version uses a quick disconnect plate. Now there’s actually a bolt in the back so it won’t accidently come out.

And I’ve never actually took a mine out. What it is really nice for is to have more travel forwards and backwards. This is about one inch more travel. So if you have a lighter camera or heavier camera, you can adjust it that way.

Now, what I like most about the split is that I’m able to adjust the camera sideways as well, not just forward and backwards.

Where here I had three slots. I choose one. I didn’t have any fine control. Here I do. So if there was ever a situation where you’d rather have one your camera be in between one of these, which did happen to me, you’re able to do that now on top of that.

I can remember how much sideways or how close I had the camera to this play right here when I put it in. And so I can set it up really quickly.

Probably about twice as fast. Now, what would happen with the version one is I would put it in one of these slots and depending on the camera and the lens, I had to mess with this bar a lot more often because I didn’t have fine control of it sideways.

So I would always put it in a just how much forward is adjust this bar here and then I might have to adjust the forward and back as well. So it took longer to do that.

Or here I basically never find myself adjusting this part since.

I’m using just a few lenses with one camera. I’m able to just finally adjust it here so it is a lot more convenient. Now, along with this setup right here, having one inch more travel going forward and backwards, you actually have about a quarter inch more travel on this top bar, on this bar here and here.

So all your axes have about a quarter inch more travel, which might not sound like it would matter, but I have had times where I needed a little bit more adjustment.

The top are here now with this one. I’ve never had that happen because I have more room here. And I also have the adjustments here as well. So overall, it does make quite a bit of a difference if you’re switching out multiple cameras or multiple lenses on here to be able to adjust that quicker.

Now onto the last physical difference between the two Gimbels.

As you guys see here, the joysticks are different. Here we have all the controls on the front where here we have the on off switch here. And then we have our zoom control on the side.

On this one, we have all on the front. We have a photo button. Now also turns it on and then you have your little zoom controller and then you have your model and the joystick.

Now, Zion’s said that this is a better version, which gives you more fluid control and they preferred overall. That’s why they switched over to it.

This is where I kind of disagree for some reason.

And other people may not agree with this, but I felt like it was a lot easier and a lot more fluid for me to control with this joystick.

So this is kind of resembles like a a P.S. to our P.S. three Europeans for little controller where you push it up and it actually flexes forward and backwards. So it feels more natural to me, maybe because I was gaming. This thing is flat and it doesn’t really move forward and backwards. It just goes up and down and left and right.

And just in my experience, I feel like I just had finer control with this.

Now, this button here actually also was the mode dial so I could be adjusting the Gimbel double click on it and I can change my modes or triple click whichever mode you want to go into.

Where here I have a separate mode dial and I feel like sometimes this one I don’t know if it just is my unit. I have to, I click it twice and it doesn’t register the net to click it again. Where this guy always worked out of the box.

So those are the physical differences between the Gimbels. Not a whole lot, but there are some things that make the new version improved overall. Is it worth upgrading if you have the version one? Well, I think for most people, no, it’s not.

That performance is basically the same. And if you don’t mind the longer grip and you have the time to balance your camera properly. It really won’t matter.

Now for me when I’m shooting weddings and now in the field and I can balance this guy twice as fast in every moment counts. And I don’t want to be missing any shots. That does matter. And also the battery life, not having a die and then having a swap out battery somewhere through the wedding. That is also nice as well.

Now, I will have an actual review video on the version, too, with example shots from different weddings that have shots.

If you guys want to check that out, And then as soon as the actual version to Crane or the crane, too, are messing up Maham myself, as soon as that guy comes out, we will be testing that as well. Thank you guys for watching.

If you guys any questions you guys can ask in that comment section below, I’ll have a link to this guy which is currently on sale. And it’s a fantastic, fantastic gamble. A giant makes great products for great prices. Those links will be down in the article description. Thank you for watching and I’ll see you in the next article.

Affordable 4K Editing Monitor Comparison – Dell VS LG

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Affordable 4K Editing Monitor Comparison - Dell VS LG
Affordable 4K Editing Monitor Comparison - Dell VS LG

Hey, guys,I’m comparing to high quality, but low price for K monitors. Now, about two years ago, the first four key monitors that were under a thousand dollars hit the market.

There are great for photo and video editing and other programs that needed a lot of screen real estate space, but they had some major issues.

Now, first, they were T panelist’s, meaning the colors weren’t as Vibha and the viewing angles sucked. And the other downside was the color accuracy wasn’t there.

Now, fast forward a few years and now we have a couple great options that currently are around the 500 dollar price mark, maybe a little bit less than our IPF panel. So the viewing angles are great, the colors are great, and they’re ninety nine percent color accuracy.

Now, if you guys want to fast forward and see my choice out of these two monitors, check the first link in the article description.

Now, if you guys have been watching our videos and you like what we do, make sure to check out our Patrie on page where we offer extras for those that support us starting off with build quality. Both monitors are built well with the DL taking the lead.

The stand and screen mount is very solid compared to the LG, which has a tendency to wobble back and forth. If your desk moves, the LG also has an issue where could possibly tip over in certain cases, especially if tilted downwards.

The DL, on the other hand, holds its ground. The DL is also superior in terms of display adjustment.

You can adjust the height, pivot, swivel and tilt where the LG can only adjust tilt.

The best part of the Dell’s stand is that you can actually rotate the monitor 90 degrees, which could be a selling point for some. The DL also includes a very useful mechanism for removing the stand when need be. The LG stand is screwed and completely.

I even had trouble popping the screw cover off because of the glossy plastic.

Now let’s talk about the design. In my opinion, the LG is both cleaner and sharper. Looking out of the two, the best looks ultra thin, although there is a visible gap between the edge of the pixels and the bezel when you turn the monitor on the Delane, other hand, has a much larger bezzle.

The front of the LG stand also looks very clean and seems to be a brush aluminum painted black. The whole rear of the LG is glass black, including the back of the stand.

This looks nice, but tracks dust and fingerprints.

The Delhi sports Matt Gray plastic all around with an aluminum looking bezzle and stand. The DL makes it easy to hide your cables with an included port through the stand in a port cover on the back.

The LG also has a little plastic loop that clips on the back of the stand, which works surprisingly well. Height and cables. The DL screen does it a bit closer to you, thinks the versatile stand, which could be a downside depending on your preferences.

The LG is a bit thinner with a bump in the center where the back of the DL is flat but convex.

The DL does have buttons visible on the front. While the LG has them hidden, as far as I know, the DL is a clear winner. But let’s start with the LG. Unlike the DL, the LG gets HDMI 2.0 in total. The LG gets to HDMI ports and one display board, the Delane other hand, gets one HDMI to display ports, one being mini one display port out for daisy chaining an extra monitor in five U.S. B 3.0 ports. Moving onto the menu system.

I like that does better. It has physical buttons and a simple to navigate and use.

The LG has a little hidden control knob that makes for a very clean look. It works as the power button and also like a joystick to navigate through the menu. It feels weird when you first start using it, but once you’re used to it, it works just fine.

I also want to mention that the Dell doesn’t use an external power brick, which isn’t a huge deal, but it’s definitely nice with our monitors.

Both monitors had a little bit of back bleed when viewing a pure black screen to us.

The LG look to have more bleed than the Dell. Luckily, no backlight bleed is noticeable when viewing regular content. Both of the monitors are color accurate in the SAGD color space, which most people use with my data color display calibrator.

Both put out a ninety nine percent Asabi rating. However, the LG beats out the DL and then DC and Adobe RGV color space. I also want to mention that both monitors came with a factory calibration sheet. My personal choice is the Dell.

It’s IO is more flexible with lots of options. It would have been nice to have HDMI 2.0, but that’s not a big deal because even four year old graphics card support for K at 60 Hertz with display port and only the latest graphics cards have HDMI too.

So if you’re buying either of these monitors, you’ll likely be using display port.

The Dell also has a superior stand and the menu system is easy to use. If your main concern is gaming, the Dell will do a good job. But you’ll likely want to go with the LG for the freezing support and other gaming features.

If this video is helpful or if you enjoyed it, give me a like on this article.

And if any questions you guys can ask in the comment section below if you want to buy one of these, we have some links in the video description. And if you guys buy thrill’s doesn’t cause you any Aysha, but it helps us to make more videos like this one. Now, the prices do fluctuate on both of these monitors.

So price is very important. I check out the price of both at the time that you’re watching this video. Cause sometimes one can cost more than a.

Other if you want to see more article like my review of the G.T. X ten eighty four article editing.Check out our patrie on page and all the extras that we give to our supporters. Thank you guys for watching and we’ll see you in the next article.

Is Vega 20 Worth it for 15- MacBook Pro- Benchmarks & Thermals

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Is Vega 20 Worth it for 15- MacBook Pro- Benchmarks & Thermals
Is Vega 20 Worth it for 15- MacBook Pro- Benchmarks & Thermals

Hey, guys,And this articleI’m going to be testing out and benchmarking this brand new 2018 fifteen inch MacBook Pro with Veiga 20. Graphics now have the exact model linked in the article description below. You guys can go and check that out.

But Apple just updated these machines just a few months ago with the 32 gigs of RAM finally and six core processors, including an I9 processor, which got to quite a bit of bad press for getting really hot and not performing as well as it should.

So let’s go ahead and start off with the geek bench for C.P.U test.

Well, I talk about this machine. There’s two new graphics cards. We have the vaguest 16 and the Veiga 20. These costs 250 and three hundred fifty dollars more than the top graphics that were available previously. So the price point is going up on these machines.

And I honestly think that Apple wanted to include these graphics cards when they refresh this machine a couple of months ago.

I’m guessing Amy just wasn’t ready at the time. I am glad that they gave us the option now instead of waiting another year, year and a half to put it in, which Apple does sometimes. But it does suck for those young guys who just bought a macro pro, spend a bunch of money.

And it’s just now you have better graphics cards options.

But a lot of you guys, you’re not really limited down much by the graphics cards. It really depends on how you use machine and how much you push it if you’re gonna be maxing out this machine. You need the best performance.

I think these graphics cards probably makes sense. Now, like I said, I have the Vega 20 version. There is the 16 version. But in my opinion, you’re already spending that much money on a MacBook Pro and you’re upgrading to the higher end graphics card.

Why not spend an additional one hundred dollars to a very small percentage point of your overall purchase price and get the Veiga 20? So here we go.

We have our geek bench C.P.U scores. Fifty six. Seventy five for single.

Twenty five six. Fifty four. Multicore score. Great multicore score. I’m really interested in the thermals that they’ve improved them at all with the I9 and now it’s run what you guys are waiting for the graphics card test with open s.L.

And as this is running on to say that this article is not sponsored, but we do have a crazy shopping season coming up.

If you can be buying computers, lenses, accessories, really anything on Amazon being H or Abdirahim? I do have affiliate links in the video description. No, I can’t tell you to bookmark em or anything like that, which is I’m not saying that. But if you’re to be shopping before you check out, if you guys click one of those links that does help out support the channel helps me be able to spend money and do tests like these and running for you guys.

Use those affiliate links when you’re going to be shopping and that’s going to help me out. So here we go. We have our open SEAL results, seventy one thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.

So that scores about thirty five percent faster than the C MacBook Pro using the 560 X, which was the best graphics card previously and a little bit better compared to the five fifty five X. And for the medal results we have seventy three thousand two hundred and thirty eight.

That’s about twenty five percent faster than the five sixty X and about fifty percent faster than the base model five fifty five X. So going off of this geek bench for mental score you’re spending somewhere between five to thirteen percent more money to get about twenty five percent more performance.

That depends if you’re getting the base model that allows for this graphics card upgrade or if you’re upgrading your ram, your processor and your story.

So five to thirteen percent more money for twenty five percent more graphics performance, meaning that if you do push your graphics card to the limit, that upgrade does seem like it’s worth it. Now let’s go ahead and run heaven benchmark.

This is a graphics test more for like gaming workloads. But I just wanna see how much of a difference we see between the previous graphics cards.

If you like to do a little bit of gaming after you’re done with your video editing, this is something that may matter to you. I do want to say that I’m going to be doing a lot of testing in regards to article editing like I typically do.

That takes a ton of time. And I know so many of you guys we’re asking, is it worth to get the Vega Twenty?

You guys are ready to order it, just waiting for a video pop up.

So I decided to make the separate kind of performance and benchmarking, video testing and seeing the difference in just the raw graphics performance.

Of course, that may work a little bit differently if you’re doing video editing and also depending on the program that you’re using, we might see some great gains in one program and maybe negligible differences in another.

So make sure you guys are subscribed. Make sure guess how those notifications enabled to you guys don’t miss out on that article. So one interesting thing that I’m noticing here is that the laptop is silent.

Now, I’m looking at the temps. Here were graphics card is maxed out and we’re running at seventy seven. Seventy eight degrees right now. So still slowly kind of going up, but it seems like it’s running cooler than the previous models did.

Now this one has HBL to memory both of Vega sixteen and twenty and that’s faster memory and it should use less power as well.

So hopefully that helps with the thermals of the system. All right. So there we have it, thirty eight point four frames per second with a score of nine hundred and sixty seven.

So that is eighty two percent faster. I wonder why we’re getting so much better performance in this kind of a gaming scenario. That’s very interesting. So, yeah. Eighty two percent fast air for between five to thirteen percent more money.

That definitely seems like a win to me. And what’s really interesting is the temperature is now the fans kicking up, but they’re standing between seventy seven. Seventy eight degrees Celsius, not going up. Eighty five are kind of those ranges, and the fans aren’t on full blast, so the temps seem quite good as well. So now we’re in Sinnett Bench.

I want to start off with the open G.L. test as the graphics test.

Now, I kind of stopped using this graphic sets within a bench because it doesn’t always give really accurate numbers. It’s consistent. But the way it works is it doesn’t only test the graphics card.

It tests a graphics card in relation to the S.P.. Use of the C.P.U isn’t clocked as high.

Your score isn’t as high, even if you’re using a, you know, really nice graphics card. So it’s kind of bottlenecked by the C.P.U. But just in case, let’s go ahead and run it. So I’m honestly surprised we have almost one hundred and ten frames per second and the same laptop with the same C.P.U. Like I said, this test is kind of linked with the C.P.U.

Got about ninety two to ninety four with the previous graphics card. So that looks like a respectable difference in performance analysis. C.P.U here.

And what I’m really curious is if they’ve improved any of the thermals, maybe the better thermal paste or any other kind of updates when it first came out. We got about a thousand and then with their C.P.U tweaking, so it doesn’t constantly change frequencies.

It kind of went up to around eleven hundred. So we got one thousand one hundred and five and that’s very similar to what we got in the past.

I’m gonna go ahead and open up into a power gadget here.

That way it can run this test five times, let it heat up and see if our thermals have improved at all. And what’s really interesting is we look at our temps here. The chart didn’t just instantly spike up on the laptop, hit like 100 degrees within a couple of seconds.

It was much more gradual, similar to what we saw with the 2017 and 2016, the previous MacBook pros. So I wonder if they did manage to do something to improve the thermals there.

Now, as we’re finishing up with the last test here, I could tell that we’re still throttling we’re not reaching the maximum potential of this chip, but the temps are about 90 two right now. And the fans are kicked up and running at three point three gigahertz. So I’m not seeing as low dips as it did in the past.

And this is just testing the C.P.U. It’s not testing the graphics card. But if this graphics card runs cooler, plus a C.P.U runs a little bit cooler, that means we should be seeing some performance boost.

So I averaged out five runs and I got a thousand and sixty eight.

So roughly six percent higher score than the same MacBook Pro in the past. Like I said, this isn’t using the graphics card, so it seems like something may have been updated. We’ll just have to wait and see. So hopefully you guys enjoy this article.

He has many questions asked in the comment section below. Once again, I do have links in the description that you guys can check out. I definitely appreciate that.

I will be doing a lot more testing and comparing the article editing results with final cut premiere pro and an inch resolve to the other lineup, the base model, the middle kind of spec model.

And then if you’re gonna be getting this graphics card for the Vegas 16, those you guys wondering about that they’ll be somewhere in between.

This results in the five 60s results. And if you’re already spending the money, I would just push you towards the Vega 20 anyways for one hours more after he’s spending a ton of money. So think think for watching.

The BEST First Sony Lens

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The BEST First Sony Lens
The BEST First Sony Lens

Hey, guys,And this article, I’m going to talk about the number one best first lens, or if you could just buy one lens. What lenses you buy for your Sony camera.

Now, this is a very annoying question I’ve gotten over the years.

It’s a very tough question and one that you can’t really answer. That was extremely difficult to answer until now because who could just get away with having one lens? Unfortunately, some people are in that position.

Either it’s because they don’t have the money to buy more than one lens or they just want to have one all around lens.

They can go shoot with regardless of if it’s something that’s on a longer and shooting some portraits, shooting some landscapes.

Something is just going to get you buy, but not really compromising too many areas.

It’s been just over seven months since this lens launch. I’ve been using it since then. And this is the lens that I would recommend if you can only get one lens for use on a camera, the 24 to one of five F four zoom lens. I should turn it around here for you guys.

Now, I never would have thought that I would recommend an F for zoom lens.

When I start out in photography, I would just avoid F zoom lenses like the plague just because the sensors were not good enough to shoot at enough for they would not be enough light to get you good images if you’re in the lower light situation.

I was shooting wedding photography and if you went up to like ISO two thousand of my five D mark TEUs, which is what I shot the majority my weddings with a man. Those images did not look that good. Fast forward to today.

And these Sony cameras at 60 400, I said look better than my five day mark tooted.

So you have multiple stops of improvement and low light performance. So now, instead of sticking with two point eight zooms and even then I had a lot of times in Lorelei’s situations I’d be shooting prime lenses, F1 four of eight. I can get away with getting fantastic images with that look good quality wise with an F4 lens.

Now, on top of that, some of those lenses are aphorisms were not that sharp.

This guy is tack sharp. So I let you know why I chose this lens. First off. Twenty four to one to five is a fantastic range. Sure. A lot of people use twenty four to 70s, but I find that 70 millimeter to be a little bit limiting if you’re not in a controlled environment.

So sure, if you go out and shoot you’re doing portrait’s shots, you could set somebody up, you could get closer Rekia further.

But if you’re doing a run and gun shooting, you’re an environment that you can’t control.

You’re shooting an event 70 is just not enough. And then you’re gonna have to if you’re shooting at 70, you can crop and posts, which might be OK if you have nice seven ar3. But a lot of you guys are me buying a seven threes, which is what I’m shooting on right now.

And you really don’t want to drop in on that. Twenty four megapixel image, at least not very much.

So having that extra range to one to five is really, really helpful. Now on top of that, this thing is tax sharp. Like I mentioned. I compare this to the G.M. and it is almost as sharp. It’s extremely, extremely close sharpness wise.

And that’s on a five K display that I’m looking at it. So.

Twenty four millimeters was almost the same and shooting at seventy millimeters. It was just slightly behind the G.M. lens, surprisingly.

And that was with the G.M. stop down to F4, which does give it an advantage. So this thing is super, super sharp. On top of that, this thing has image stabilization, which the G.M. does not have that will work with the IBIS internal system and get you better stabilization.

It’s also smaller and lighter, which is really nice. It’s better balanced and it’s thirteen hundred dollars, which isn’t cheap, but compared to twenty two hundred hours of the G.M. man, it really is a good value overall. You also have cheaper lenses.

Isn’t this only lineup that you could potentially go for like the twenty eight to seventy four.

But I just have not recommended that lens. First off, it’s not as wide as this, which isn’t that big of a difference. Twenty, twenty four. But you’re stuck at seventy instead of going to one of five and that lens is much softer. It definitely does not compare in terms of sharpness to this. Twenty four to one oh five.

And I have a variety of lenses in my arsenal and most of the time when we’re going out to shoot somewhere in a running gun situation, this is the lens that is on the camera when we’re shooting.

So all those article we’re doing, comparisons in the park, different locations like that, even for some wedding stuff, we’re using this lens because of just the flexibility that you have.

An F4 is not that bad for a lot of you guys. That car coming from, let’s say, a crop sensor, Sony camera or you’re coming from a mike for third’s.

F4 is like F2 Punti on your Sony, a sixty five hundred.

But of course you have a better zoom range compared to say it can in sixteen, the 50s or those kind of lenses.

So you can still get a good amount of blur, especially since you have that one of five. If you’re shooting some portraits, it’s not that much worse in terms of the how shallow the depth of field is. The Boca compared to a twenty four to seventy two point eight lens.

Yes, you have an advantage with a 2.8 as far as aperture of.

With this thing, you can zoom in a little bit further, a little closer. Walk back a little bit. You’ll get more compression and the boco will be fairly similar. So overall, this lens has been great. The manual focusing really, even though it is of tronic.

It does work quite well. I think Sony is improving their manual, focusing with these electronic lenses over time. The stabilization has been great. The bill quality itself is really nice. Better than the Tamron lens that I’ll be comparing it with.

And you have this little programable button. So I think the majority of people that are out there are agreeing with me on this, too, because this loss has basically been sold out ever since they came out over seven months ago.

It’s constantly on backwards. So if you do want to pick one of these up, check out the link in the article description that supports my channel and order the lens.

You might have to wait a little bit. But so far, it’s been so long and it just keeps going on backward and backward because they keep selling more than they’re making. So there you have it. If you have a different suggestion, comment down below.

I’d love to hear your guys thoughts, but all around, if you buy a single prime lens, you’re gonna be limited no matter what, if you buy a wider prime lens.

You can’t do Porch’s very well if you buy a standard size like a fifty fifty five.

You can’t do group shots very well. Nothing really wide. If you buy something longer, that of course you’re limited on the white end.

So being able to have twenty four to one or five with an F4 aperture with these new sensors that perform really well I think in a very sharp lens with really fast autofocus and something you just put on the camera and be pretty much ready for every situation. It is really a good deal. Value wise.

Not bad. It’s all the more expensive in the Canon and Nikon counterparts.

But it is quite sharp, so I can’t blame them too much. That’s it, guys. Thank you guys for watching.

I will be talking about the difference between this lens and that. Tamron twenty 28 to seventy five f twenty. Another great value lens. Less expensive than this in the future. So guys do not want to miss out on that article.

Pocket Cinema 4K Blackmagic RAW TESTED

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Pocket Cinema 4K Blackmagic RAW TESTED
Pocket Cinema 4K Blackmagic RAW TESTED

Guys, it smacks it’s a very exciting morning today because Black Magic finally released their black magic roar for the pocket for K Camera.

Now, this was announced quite a while ago. They released it for the ERs and many pro. And we’ve been waiting and waiting for this little beast of a setup right here.

I get it all rigged up and I’ll talk about kind of my setup in my full review. I’ve been kind of waiting for some of these updates. The last update fix a bunch of things, which is awesome. But I want to wait for black magic. Right? And now we have it.

So let me tell you a little bit about it. It is on their website and you guys can download it.

And then I’m to go out, shoot some footage, show that off to you guys. I’m not leave a link in the description where you guys can download if you want to play with it yourself.

And then I want to just compare it to the cinema DNG that we had before and kind of give you guys the benefits of not only having the smaller file size and the smarter codex and being able to playback the footage on your computer instead of seeing still images, but also the processing power with previous raw codecs, especially the cinema DNG.

That’s very C.P.U intensive. This new one also will use your graphics card.

So if you’re editing on a laptop like I am, you should be able to edit Black Magic rha much easier than the previous Rossie of a bunch of file size and have a lot more flexibility. So it’s a great update. Let’s get the sucker installed and then we’ll go out and shoot.

All right, guys, I went out to my favorite coffee shop, my family, I just did a handheld sigma 18 or 35, so no stabilization.

That’s where there might be some camera shake. But I try to shoot in Fourcade, 60 black magic. Prado’s all twelve to one.

Of course, I haven’t seen yet. It’s all on this SSD. So I mentioned the file sizes.

That’s one of the benefits with black magic. Right. And with a one terabyte SSD like this Lincoln description, very inexpensive. With twelve to one, you can shoot for 12 hours on one of these SSD. So let’s take a look at how these files react in Finder.

I am using my screen recording, so I’m using about eight 10 percent of the C.P.U and I’m plugging in SSD if I use.

Quick look with Mac, you’ll see that automatically I get this pop up of the thumbnail. So compared to cinema DNG Press where you don’t know what the clips are, you actually can see not only that, we actually see the resolution and the frame rate above and it pops up with next to the file name.

And here we get a little open black magic. Right. I’m playing back for K 60 here raw while I’m also screen recording and my C.P.U usage is only thirty nine percent.

Thirty eight percent rate there without any issues on a laptop. So this is a six car model.

That is. That is nice. This is this is the future of RA. No more having to plug it into your software and having to do proxy’s or maxing out your c.p.u. K 60 RA 40 percent CPUSA 38 percent, including screen recording at the same time.

And let’s open up a four k twenty four clip right here of my son. So playing this back are S.P. usage is at twenty two percent. Twenty one percent.

Twenty two percent. And that’s while I’m screen recording.

So I opened up the latest version of DaVinci Resolve here I have a four to one cinema DNG.

I have progressed for two to each cue, which is about the same size as four to one, maybe actually slightly larger, but without the RA benefits. And then I have the black magic for all 24 frames per second. The black magic rate is 12 to one.

That’s smaller file size than even the GJ five’s 400 megabits per second. And it’s twelve bit raw. So let’s take a look at the CPUSA Shyam screen recording.

That does affect a bit. But playing back the cinema DNG four to one, we’re looking at about forty one actual percentage of CPM usage. Thirty one right there.

Drop down a little bit. Thirty two. And of course this is twenty four. If it’s 60, it’s gonna be higher. Here’s progress. Twenty eight. CPS is thirty one percent. CPS usage. And then we’re going to the Black Magic Rod.

And we’re looking at twenty one percent, 15 percent.

So it’s playing back easier than the progress RA while being a third of the file size or smaller.

And still maintaining the raw capabilities. So that is really nice. I’m screen recording, which you shouldn’t screen Nucor while doing this, but look how smooth the timeline is. There’s basically no lag. So let’s go over to the color tab.

And of course with the cinema DNG, we have the capabilities to change our decoding quality, which I have it to full res. You can change your ISO, of course, if we move over to our progress clip.

All of that is missing. Even though the file size is just as large, the black magic rock band, we still have all those capabilities and you can adjust your ISO Black Magic did a really good thing.

Hopefully it’s going to be more widespread than, for example, Progress Raw, which is just in final cut for now. And of course, we have the capability of changing the ISOs in other settings. So let me know what you guys think in the comments section below.

I will say that if you upgrade and you get the black magic raw, you do lose the cinema DNG.

So they got rid of that. Their CEO said that there is some issues with licensing. So that was a big part why they got rid of it. But also the the black magic RA is a lot more capable, it’s more flexible and it’s a smaller file sizes while retaining the same quality.

So personally, I’m gonna be shooting a lot with maybe like eight to one or the twelve to one.

But along with that, they also have the set of consent. Birth rates are variable. So that’s another great option where if you need a lot of bitrate, more big rate for the senior shooting, it’ll raise up to like say fifteen one of the settings, but then dropped down to about 20 megabytes a second when you don’t need that. So that is another great option.

I think I’ll be exploring that as well. I’ve been holding off to do my full review of this camera now that we have some nice former updates and fixes for some of the biggest downsides that I had with the camera and other black magic, Garah is out.

I’ll have to be wrapping up my review and putting that out.

Of course, I cut down on my rig to go and shoot handheld, but I’ll have some parts in. Description as well for the rig. You guys saw at the beginning they guests were watching this one, and I’ll see you in the next article.

$25 Lav Mic – Does it suck- Ep.1 – Compared to Rode

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$25 Lav Mic - Does it suck- Ep.1 - Compared to Rode
$25 Lav Mic - Does it suck- Ep.1 - Compared to Rode

Hey, guys,Welcome to Does It Suck? Episode one, the show where I take a look at low budget video gear and see how it compares to more expensive, more popular options.

So if you’re on a budget, can you buy something that’s less expensive and still get a decent result? So today we’re gonna be taking a look at a twenty five dollar lavalier microphone right now using a shotgun mike, which is OK for some situations.

But situations like this, you shouldn’t be using a lavalier mike to get closer to your subject’s mouth and to get more cleaner, richer sound compared to a shock. And Mike, on a camera.

So this guy right here, I’ve been suggesting it to people for a while and I’ve been pretty impressed with it, but I’ve never actually done a side by side comparison.

So with that, you get this little nice case, you get a little windscreen, you get the microphone. Now, what really is interesting about this is actually has a little wind screen type of phone built into it.

It’s nice and small, has a nice clip that’s reversible decent length cable, and it also has this locking mechanism.

So if you’re plugging into a recorder that has this lock or a wireless unit, like we’ll be testing out, you can plug it in and you’ll know that it’s not going to get unplugged. So this guy’s only twenty five dollars. You guys will find a link in the article description below.

Now, what I’m comparing it to is this road smart llave plus.

Now, this is designed for iPhones or other phones, but I’ve noticed a lot of people actually will buy a fifteen dollar adapter and use it for what they’re like. Zouma each one. Or with a wireless set, just because I think mainly people trust the road brand, that they need good microphones.

They’re extremely popular and they have really good warranties and stuff like that.

So people buy the setup and use it. And I have myself as well. So what you get is a little pouch. You actually get a little windscreen that will come on and you get the setup here. So this guy is about 90 dollars if you include this adapter.

So you have the regular Mike said you have a clip that is slightly larger, also reversible.

And this capsule doesn’t look like he has a windscreen built into it. It just has a little grill on top and the cable slightly shorter.

And then you have this adapter, if you want to plug into a recorder or a wireless unit, like we’re gonna test right now. So a 90 dollar setup. I’m curious how these two will compare. So let’s go out and get it plugged in and we’ll do some sound tests.

This is the audio quality test of the road. Smart, loud, plus lavaliere microphone.

This is audio quality test of the twenty five dollar budget lavalier microphone. This is the audio quality test of the road. Smart, loud, plus lavalier microphone. This is audio quality test of the twenty five dollar budget lavalier microphone.

Now another thing that matters with these lavaliere microphones is the wind resistance.

So this microphone, the twenty five dollar one does have a little windscreen built into it. We’re going to do some tests comparing the two mikes with that windscreens without external ones and then with to see how they compare.

Now, I’m going to go ahead and put on the windscreens and we’ll see what difference that makes. So we had a chance to listen to the mikes and the tests that we did, and honestly, I’m really impressed.

Like I said, I’ve been recommending this microphone to people for quite a while now. And I can finally say that I’ve tested and I’ve compared it to something else and it definitely is worth it. So as far as the audio quality test, it was really, really hard to tell the difference.

I had to put on some professional level headphones, and even then it was very close.

If I had to give an edge to one of the microphones, surprisingly, I’d give it to the twenty five dollar microphone. It was a little bit louder. Not very much, but a little bit louder, maybe a little bit more. Kind of lower notes in the voice, which is what you want to hear when you’re doing a recording of voices like this.

But if not, they’re they’re the same. If you don’t want to give an actual let me know what you guys think sounded better in the description.

Now, as far as the wind test, this is not really a great test.

What I notice because it’s hard to blow at the same consistent amount. But what I can say is one microphone does not do a noticeably better than the other. They both show it in kind of an equal amount of noise.

But once again, if you guys think otherwise, let me know. I’d definitely love to hear you guys his opinion. So I’m very impressed with this twenty five dollar lavaliere microphone.

Now, one thing I do also want to mention is we did have some either interference or some some weird look tronic staticky type of noise.

Until I touch this adapter, we were going to switch over to the other Mike and I kind of just touched it. And then I did one more test in that one didn’t have any noise.

So this part right here may have just not been plugged in completely all the way. Or maybe this part right here or something or maybe as bad. Sheely I’m really not sure. But we had this weird noise and you guys can hear that right now.

This is audio quality test of the road. Smart laugh plus lavalier microphone.

So what that really leads me to think is having this extra adapter is just one extra point of failure. One. One more thing that could go wrong. So if you are using this supposed to just put some gaff tape on here or something, that might help.

But then once again, this does not have a locking mechanism like a twenty five dollar one does.

So if you’re plugging in somewhere that has that lock, that saves you from worrying about if it’s plugged in all the way or for unplugged a little bit. So we did have that issue. Now, when I use this in the past, usually it’s good. So maybe it’s just a one off thing.

But I do want to mention that. So my conclusion is this lab Mike.

Twenty five lab Mike does not suck. I’m honestly super impressed how how well this does. We are going to be doing a love mike shootout ranging from maybe ten dollar lavalier microphone all the way up to a 250 DA lavaliere microphone.

Well, you have about six different setups, Once again, I’ll have a link to description to this twenty five hour laugh. Mike Downbelow.

So go ahead. Check that out. And my suggestion is, I mean, if you’re a beginner filmmaker, you definitely should buy this microphone. It’s such a great value for the money. But if you’re like me and you have some more high end microphones, you should at least own one or two of these or maybe more.

And that’s what I’m using right now as a backup, because if you have your Hyorin Mikes, that probably do sound better’s, you know, stuff in the two, three hundred range.

But this still sounds so good that if you need as a backup, if your microphone goes battery, you make up a few more people, you have that option. And for twenty five bucks, you really can’t be that. So you should at least have one or two of these.

That’s my opinion. So thank you guys for watching. Let me know you guys liked about this article.

We’re going to be doing some more cool article like this, comparing some cheap lower end gear to some higher end gear. So I’m looking forward to making some more.

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NEW 2019 MacBook Pros – What Video editors need to know

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NEW 2019 MacBook Pros - What Video editors need to know
NEW 2019 MacBook Pros - What Video editors need to know

Hey, guys,This article we’re going to be talking about the brand new 2019 MacBook pros that Apple just quietly updated.

Most are going to give you some advice if you should upgrade from previous Mac books. And if you’re gonna be ordering which models I think are most worth it and which ones you should avoid.

Before I jump into what I want to let you know that I have links on the article description to these new MacBook Pro is the ones that I would recommend.

Helps me create the article where I do tests and compare and give you guys all the information that you want to know.

So I definitely appreciate it. I do have one of these new toys, Nineteens on Order, and as soon as it arrives, they’ll be my priority, testing it out and seeing how it compares. So if you guys enjoy all the hard work, time and effort and money that goes into police.

These new macro pros have apples for generation butterfly keys.

It’s been four years with four generations. That means they keep having issues and Apple keeps updating them. Personally, I would rename them by now if they actually fixed issues.

Now, to be honest with you guys, I didn’t have any issues with my 2016. I had the second gen. And this new one with the 3rd Gen has been perfect.

And I use these all the time so it doesn’t affect everybody, but they can get dust in the breeze underneath the keys and then they stop working. So if you have that issue, reach out to Apple, they will fix it for free, including the 2008 teens.

These new ones should be better. Hopefully that’s going to solve any issues.

Intel just released these new eight core processors for laptops, and Apple went ahead and updated just like that. And I will say I’m sorry to anybody out there that just bought a MacBook Pro if you’re outside of your return window.

Man, that does suck. I got this Mac book not that long ago, and I still feel a little bit of, you know, kind of weird this.

At least I got some use out of it, but only one. There’s a newer machine that came out, especially if it costs less money. I’ll talk about prices.

Just a bit less than a year ago, Apple updated their Mac books, added thirty two gigabytes of RAM, a new processors.

And so a lot of people updated. In three to four months later, we had another update with a bag of graphics and a lot of people were upset. I definitely understand that. And now, in less than a year, this is our third update. So that is kind of weird and frustrating.

But on the other hand, it seems like Apple is caring much more about their Mac business.

For many years, it seemed like they kind of gave up an altogether. So that’s kind of one positive that we could take away from it. The big question that I know a lot of you guys have, and it’s the same question that I have.

Will these new processors have the same thermal issues?

Will they be getting too hot? Are they going to be slowing down? And is there actually going to be the difference between the current laptops that we have compared to these new ones?

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Looking at the base, fifteen inch MacBook Pro, that now comes with a two point six gigahertz, six core processor. In the past, the start of the two point two gigahertz. And now we have a bump up in the past. It costs about one hundred dollars to go to two point six girds. But the big difference now is the fact that it’s a nine gen c.p.u.

My hope in my wish is that this thing does not heat up as much as the eighth generation.

That’s kind of what we saw with the new IMAX. They don’t heat up as much. Some crossing my fingers hoping that that is the case. Now, the graphics cards haven’t changed at all.

And just like in the past, you have to get the twenty eight hundred dollar Mac book if you want the option to get Veiga 20 graphics. In my opinion, that is a major bummer because if there’s not that big of a difference between these processors, you’re going to be forced to spend a lot more money in order to get the Veiga graphics that perform really, really well.

Much better than the 560 X jumping up to the higher tier that comes at the two point three gigahertz ecorp processor.

It is a nine generation I9 processor. So Apple is fixing their mistake.

They’re no longer making you upgrade to get the I9. That was a full on scam because of thermals. It performed no better than the seven, even though it costs three hundred dollars more. Now they still give you an option instead of three hundred.

Now it’s two hundred dollars and not bumps you up by one hundred megahertz at the base and two hundred megahertz on the boost clock. Now I will tell you guys my recommendation. Is not to bite.

That’s that’s a tiny, tiny difference and most likely under load.

There’s going to be no difference. What so ever. So don’t spend the two hundred dollars there. Now, if you do heavy article editing, I would still recommend going for the Veiga 20 graphics. That made a massive difference overall. In some cases it didn’t.

But for most people, there’s a big difference going with good graphics.

It still is an expensive upgrade because one more info on that. I have a little link right up here so you guys can see the 560 X versus 555 versus Vega 20. It definitely makes a difference. And I really wish that was available with the six core.

So now the big question, what does this mean for filmmakers?

Well, first off, if you’re happy with how your Mac book performs, there is no reason to upgrade. I know some of you gearheads out there is just like me. We love having the latest and greatest. We love having better performance.

But if your machine is doing the job, don’t even worry about it.

If you’re having troubles, though, I think this new Aikau processor, as long as it’s not going to go crazy with the heat, as long as it performs at least the same or hopefully better. This is gonna give you some improvements if you work with raw files like Cañon, Raw, Red, Raw, other raw formats.

If you’re working with raw photos, that is gonna make a pretty good upgrade because those extra cores really come in handy there.

Now, if you’re somebody that works with 10 bit footage, eight foot H h to six five or standard four K 10 ATP, there is a very good chance that you guys are not going to see any difference whatsoever.

For all those codecs, there are special chips inside of the MacBook Pro to help it read those files without having to rely heavily on the processor.

That means that you might see no difference whatsoever. And then if you’re doing color grading, you’re doing effects. You have titles, animations, a lot of the processing is done with your C.P.U.

So if you’re somebody that is with Premier Pro, where you really push your machine with RA codecs, definitely make sure you guys have the notifications enabled you.

I will do a full test and comparison as far as thermals, article editing with the different programs and show you if there is any difference at all.

Kamerar Brightcast V15-345 LED light Review

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Kamerar Brightcast V15-345 LED light Review
Kamerar Brightcast V15-345 LED light Review

Hey, guys,Today, we’re taking a look at the bright cast LCD by color panel. Now, it’s a very unique light. There’s a few like it on the market.

But this thing is high quality. It’s flexible, which gives you a lot of different options. And you can detach the control panel and the battery solution from the panel itself.

So if he’d hide it somewhere, put it into some places where you normally couldn’t put a standard LCD setup into, it’s very convenient. So this was sent to us by camera. I turn down most most things that are requested to get sent here for review.

There’s just a few items that I do take in. Something that’s very interesting that I could tell is going to be a good product, or if I’ve bought things that I own and use things from the brands like Camera are, then I’ll accept it.

So this thing was sent to us and we’re gonna be giving this away a week from now on our patrie on page.

So if you’ve been considering becoming a patron for just a few bucks a month, you guys could do that. Helps us to make more articles, explore some different ideas, and just helps us make videos like this one. So thank you guys so much. We’ll have a link and description. We could check that out.

So it comes in this little round cylinder case, which is really nice.

It’s quite small. And I’ve already taken it out and we have used it. So usually it’s wrapped up. So this is the main control panel.

There is kind of like a Velcro material on here.

And you have your standard mount if you want to put it on a like a light stand. And this is a V lock setup if you want use of you like battery.

And then up here, you have your on and off switch, a little panel and then you have the option to Dimmit and then to change the color temperature. So this thing does have a variety of color temperatures.

So you can have daylight or you can have tungsten or you can just go between.

So if you’re in a situation where your just have mixed lighting there, then some shoots that I’ve done where they have just such weird setups, like they don’t care where you would need a mix somewhere in between to get there. A white balance. That’s very convenient.

So this thing is two hundred and fifty, I believe, 256 chips on there. So they’re not actually used their LCD chips and a lot of the LCD panels, they’ll actually have a variety and say 500 chips, but you’ll only be using half of them at the same time, depending on what setting you have them on.

So this actually uses all them at the same time. So even those 256.

It’s going to be matching output wise. Two panels that have a lot more actual LCD chips, as you guys see. Here’s the main panel here. And it’s super, super flexible. And these ships do shine the light, the light outputs very wide.

So it’s nice if you want fill and then say you have a subject, you can always do something like this and change, kind of like the the big nangle get it to not spread as wide. And this is also sealed. Now, this whole unit right here, it’s waterproof.

So if you’re sitting outside in the rain or, you know, doing something where you are in the conditions, it’s sealed to you.

Not to worry about that, of course. This unit is not in. Let’s see if we have a V Mount battery.

It’s not either. So you want to make sure that’s protected. But this is so that’s very convenient as well. So you can adjust this to a variety of ways depending on what you want. So that is really nice. On the back here, you have the opposite, the Velcro amount.

So if you want to connect it to this or somewhere on the wall or on a ceiling or anywhere, you need seeing a car underneath where where your feet typically are to shine up, you can form it and you can, you know, attach it somewhere.

So this is the cable, the attached to the control panel. It’s like a mini SLR style cable.

So you can get like an extension if you need it to be longer, if you need to put it somewhere further away from this pack. And that’s where you connect it.

Right here, the output side. So that goes to the panel and then the input side. This one does come with the AC power seekers powered off like this. And then if you want to do like a V Mount battery, let’s get the cable out.

Here you have this option. So the Vimont doesn’t actually connect, does it have a battery plate? Use a D, tap the plug in and the plug it into this control panel here so you can get an extension, a longer cable, and I’ll show you how this works. So we have that right there.

And you can mount this.

To the control panel. Unless you do like a simple setup. Here we go. And and now we have our battery on here.

The control panel on. There we go. We’re at the maximum brightness to fifty five. And then we could dim it. So you have your color temperature read out here. Now shine on the background, so fifty six hundred or thirty two hundred.

And anywhere you want in between so you can fine tune it and you can have actual read out here. So you know exactly what you said it to.

And then on the output Dimmit. Zero to 255.They have it, output is quite good. It is really wide and these kind of chips. I found them to be, I guess if you want to say, softer than actual little LCD diodes.

But you can get a soft box for this as a really nice collapsible soft box that’s very inexpensive that they make that works perfectly with this all linked that in the article description, if you guys want to check that out.

But very, very simple to use this couple little cable kind of guides or tie downs that you can use if you want to make sure your cables aren’t going loose but nice and simple.

And we actually use this on a recent interview shoot that we did in a warehouse. And it did have some mix lighting. And fortunately, the bureau shots, the main shot went great, but the bureau shots, the card corrupted. So we can’t show you guys that. But you guys are getting a second angle here.

So my biggest kind of complaint, you know what? I think it fixed itself now or might be the other battery. So the actual locking mechanism, I wouldn’t lock properly on one of my V Mount batteries, so I’d grabbed the V Mount battery and it kind of slip off. But this this one that I just got in actually locks really well.

So my thought was it wasn’t actually the panel, it was just the battery. Maybe there wasn’t mounting as well or it wasn’t designed completely properly.

But this one is perfect. No issues actually dropped the panel in the snow.

Of course, it’s sealed. So that didn’t matter. But. All right, great. So very flexible. And if you guys have seen some other options that are on the market, there are a lot more expensive than this panel. So overall, I’ve been really happy with it.

I typically I’ve started to use some of these bigger lights. I guess we’ll see some reviews on bigger single OLED chips. They can put some really big modifiers. Right. Now, the main one I’m shooting with has a forty eight inch soft box.

So very, very soft light. So we’ll be giving this guy away and hopefully you’ll find a good home. So if you guys are interested, check out our patrie on page in about a week from now.

We’ll be doing a giveaway. Other than that, I think for the money, it’s definitely worth it.

The CROI rating, I believe it’s higher than 96. So you’re not going to get any weird tinting issues that you’re gonna have to correct IP sixty seven rated. And of course, you have the different color temperature.

So let me know if you guys have any questions.Want to see more articles like this one along with a lot other a lot of other gear reviews, camera reviews, some editorial stuff like that.

Get AMAZING Audio for ONLY $98

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Get AMAZING Audio for ONLY $98
Get AMAZING Audio for ONLY $98

This article is brought to you by Squarespace Snax City, I want to show you how to go from terrible audio that sounds like this to audio that sounds like this all for under one hundred dollars.

The gear tips instead of them share with you is really a standard in the industry. But there’s still a lot of people were just getting into YouTube or starting out doing filmmaking that don’t know about it.

And those that do don’t know that you can get a setup like this that can improve your audio.

So much for under a hundred dollars. All this gear right here cost me ninety eight dollars, including the microphone. This microphone is really the best bang for the buck. I actually compared it to a three hundred dollar microphone.

And it does. Fantastic. And the other gear that I have here isn’t really just the cheapest gear I can find. Just I can make an article. It’s under a hundred dollars. It’s actually really good gear for the money.

This is actually a genuine Manfredo part. They make great, great products.

This this light stand right here is very inexpensive, but it’s metal and has really good construction that’s going to last you this boom arm that we’re gonna use.

This isn’t the exact when I’m going to link to because this is not super good.

But Amazon lost or the U.P.S. lost my package from Amazon. So I have to wait to get the other one I ordered. And we have an extension here. Now, a lot of people want to just go out and buy a microphone like this.

Put it on their camera and they kind of expect to get much better audio and then they’re a little bit disappointed. Let’s just take a quick listen how it sounds like without a microphone.

And with this one, a tech body that you can expect me using the internal microphone and your camera. And here’s how the audio sounds, plugging in the shocking microphone. So there is an improvement, but it’s not huge. So we’re going to combine the rest of these items here, improve our audio and make it sound much better.

Now, before I start putting this together, I want to give you a couple completely free tips on how to improve your audio. These are simple things, but a lot of people just miss them or forget about them. First off, shut off your furnace, your air conditioning, whatever you have.

This can randomly kick on or it’s going to be on while you’re recording and it makes it sound bad. Second, turn off any refrigerators, mini fridges, any other types of devices with compressors. And last, if you have a loud computer, hard drives or raid arrays, you want to shut those down as well.

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Now, setting this all together is extremely easy, especially if you have the correct parts. I chose this lifestyle, and not only because it was not very expensive is metal build. So the quality’s good, but also because it gets quite high.

So you can even use it for a person who’s six or maybe even a little bit taller standing and still be able to boom a microphone above them.

This is the boom arm I’m using for this specific article. I have a link to a different one in the description that I think is a little bit nicer. I just had to use it since, like I said, my package was lost in the mail and I didn’t want to use the one that,So obviously goes on on top.

Very easy. And you can loosen this up and adjust whatever angle you want. Let’s go ahead and move this over.

The next thing I might do is grab the shocking microphone and screw in this little reducer. Screw that right in. Because this is a larger size and they’re gonna grab our Manfro adapter, take off a little protector.

And screw the shock and microphone on. There we go. And now let’s take this little adapter out of here. Simply attach it and tighten it down.

Now I’m going to plug in the extension into the shock and microphone. And, of course, the other end is going to go into your camera. If using a shocking microphone like this tax star, it has a plus 10 decibel boost.

Some of the roads have a plus 20. So you want to enable that.

That way, you can turn down the internal gain in your camera and the microphone adjustment settings as low as you can go while still having a strong signal. This is going to reduce noise.

Now, we obviously can’t leave the setup right here in the shot.

I’m going to move this over to the side of the table. Raise it up and a position, the shock and Mike slightly in front of me above my head. Just out of the shot. And I’m on a point. The actual microphone not in my mouth, but just below that. And I kind of throw area.

Now, once up, you definitely don’t want forget to use the sandbags that come with the boom arm. I filled mine up with pennies, but you can use rocks or sand and just hang that on the opposite end of your boom arm.

This is just going to help it be more stable and make sure it doesn’t fall over.

It’s also a good idea to weigh down the lights in itself. This one has some pretty good weight to it. It’s metal compared to the cheap plastic ones, but it’s better be safe than sorry.

So as you guys can see, we’re all set up. I plugged in the microphone extension cable into the camera and set the internal preempts all the way down.

So obviously we’re not going to keep shooting like this.

So let me change back to the same focal length that I was shooting before. And that way this microphone will be out of the shot and you won’t notice it.

So there you go, we’re all set up with the same exact look as we had in the beginning, but audio that sounds much better and truly is amazing for under a hundred dollars. Let’s take a quick listen to how it sounded like before and how it sounds after you guys smack city to show you how to go from terrible audio.

That sounds like this to audio. That sounds like this all for under a hundred dollars. Yes.

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And this is really the best bang for the buck to get good sound. No matter if you’re standing up where you’re sitting down or you’re outside getting the mike as close as you can and turning down those internal preamps just gets you much cleaner sound.

Now, I’m also going to have article on how to d noisier audio and how to e cue it to improve the sound.

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Rode vs Azden – Worth the EXTRA $$$

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Rode vs Azden - Worth the EXTRA $$$
Rode vs Azden - Worth the EXTRA $$$

We’re going to be comparing roads latest and greatest, the video Mike Pro plus two as Dennes s.M X fifteen. You probably have never heard about this micron right here, but it has a couple cool features.

Then it kind of matches up with this road at about half the price.

So much of a link to it in the article description below. I think right now you can pick it up for one hundred and forty nine dollars versus three hundred dollars for the road. Both of them have plus 20 decibel boost.

If you want to lower your gain inside of the camera to get cleaner audio and both want have negative 10. So if you’re shooting like a loud concert or something like that and both of them have auto on functions, which is really what got my attention on this, as in microphone.

So when this road video like Pro Plus was announced and it was launched, I bought it right away.

I thought the auto on function was awesome because there’s been many times where I forgot to turn on my regular road video. Mike Pro and I had a lot of audio clips or a lot of clips that did not have audio. And that’s really, really frustrating. So having an auto on is great.

But unfortunately, in my time with this microphone, I barely ever use it. Most of my latest videos have actually been shot with the road video micro.

Their least expensive microphone just because I like how it sounds. This microphone has some really great features, but I just haven’t been using it often because I don’t like the sound as way too much bass. Not enough means and highs.

And I think this sounds way better. And if you guys saw my comparison where I compared the full lineup of road mikes, this one was my favorite. So I really like the Ottone functionality, but because of the sound quality and because of one big issue that it had, they pointed out in the review where it just sticks too far back in.

If you’re shooting with a camera that has an even F, you can’t use that IVF on it.

This thing does not make my recommended list. That’s why this microphone got my attention. It also has the auto on functionality.

You also have the boost on the signal that’s coming into your camera, which is great, especially if you’re shooting with like cannons and you’re able to use two double E’s instead of a nine volt battery in here. And then also that price point.

And it’s not perfect on top of your camera, but it’s definitely not bad for most cameras.

You’re gonna be able to use the E.V. F now here. I can’t get perfectly close, like, if I wanna get my eye completely sealed in there. I still do still kind of touch this mounds. I wish it didn’t stick out as much, but I could still use it.

And I can still see with this type of microphone on top of a camera and most of you guys out there are shooting with mirrorless cameras. Now, where that AVF can be invaluable.

So I want to put this microphone, which comes in at half the price of the road video Mike Pro plus and see, how does it sound if this thing is going to sound better than the road microphone?

It’s also going to have the auto on functionality, which is really, really convenient.

It’s going to have that plus 20 decibel and the negative 10 decibel options. And it’s not going to block your AVF on top of that, coming in a half the price of the road. This thing is going to be one steal of a deal.

So let’s start the comparison testing on a boom arm, which is my preferred way to record audio.

That way you have a really nice, rich, full sound and I minimize any echo and any background noise. After that, we’re gonna set these microphones on top of a camera and just record kind of in test run and gun style indoors. Then we’re gonna do outdoors.

So we have less sound from bouncing off the walls when I’m speaking. And then we’re gonna see how well the eiseley noise around the microphones and behind them.

This is audio quality test using the road video Mike Pro plus on a boom arm. This is audio quality test of the ascent s.m x fifteen on a boom arm. This is an on camera audio quality test of the road. This is an on camera audio quality test of the Asten.

This is an outdoor on camera audio quality test using the as Dan. And this is where it’s nice to be able to access IVF because it’s super bright out here.

This is an audio quality test using the road, which does block the IVF on pretty much every camera.

All right, guys. Let me know which microphone you think sounded better in the comment section below.

Personally, I definitely preferred the sound of the ads down the road has a ton of low end punch. Way too much, in my opinion. And it’s rated down to 20 hertz, which is really quite low. Where this one is rated to 40.

Now, I do wish that this had a little bit more base, but it’s very easy to add back in and post.

That’s what I end up doing with this road video micro pretty much for every shoot. But I also heard more meds and more highs. There are a lot more clear, whereas the road the main reason why I don’t use it is because it sounds very muffled.

I don’t like the sound signature of this microphone. Now, a couple other things that I notice is, for example, outside we did hear a little bit more wind noise with this microphone.

I think there was a little bit more wind. At least I felt a little bit more wind when we were recording with the as an outside. But just in general, if you look at the foam, this is cheap and not very dense compared to the phone foam here on the road.

It’s much more densely packed and just feels much higher quality. And in general, the road, the build quality and the materials in the plastics do feel a lot better quality than this one. So it’s very interesting.

It’s when actually has a 10 year warranty listed on the box, just like the roads.

You can see they’re trying to compete with the road, but Road is known for their excellent customer service. So if I had to put my trust in a brand, if something would break, it definitely would be the road.

Now, as far as blocking out noise that as Dan did dramatically better.

So you guys heard in the front the sensitivities were the same balance out to about negative eight negative nine decibels on both them. But when I tested the brown noise on the sides of the microphone. So this is testing how much noise it blocks out from the sides. This guy right here, that as then was seven decibels quieter.

It’s definitely noticeable. And on the backs of blocking out noise behind the microphone.

This one was fifteen decibels quieter. It did a much better job of blocking out the noise, which is exactly what you want when you have a camera or a mike on top of your camera. You’re doing a run and gun shooting.

You’re out loud environments. You want to pick up what’s in front of you really well and reject noise from the sides and from the rear.

So the as and definitely surprise me in that regard. So overall, being half the price, if you’re looking for a microphone, it’s going to have good sound, good, accurate sound quality and also have that great auto on feature.

I definitely think this is a good choice. And for it coming in at half the price and less than just the regular road video, Mike, that requires a rival battery that does not have the auto on.

I think it’s a really good value. Now, I do have to mention, since we are comparing it to this road video, Mike Pro plus this thing is packed with more features. So this thing can actually do a negative 10 decibel lowering on one channel if you want a safety backup track.

It has too low frequency filters that you can switch between and then it has high pass boost and you can remove the cable.

And it also comes with a rechargeable battery that he mentioned.

You can also run it onto Doubleday’s just like this one. You can also running on USP Micro, Frager, USP Micro right here. So this thing has a ton of flexibility as a bunch of features as auto on, but the actual sound quality just isn’t there for me like it is with the as then.

So I will have links to both these guys in the article description. You guys can go check those out. And like I said, the time I make this video, this thing is exactly half the price of the road video. Mike Pro.

If you guys want something that has a little bit of a lower budget, I would definitely recommend the road video, Miško, that I’m shooting with right now. Put a link in the description.You guys might even see a card for the full shootout between all of the road microphones. Zikos, go check out.

And I think you’d be really surprised with how well this 59 dollar microphone does.