DSLR Audio

My Current Recommended DSLR Pro Audio Setup

I often get asked about gear. This audio setup was configured so 3 or 4 people could be interviewed at one time.

With this setup, the audio recorder sends a signal to the DSLR camera’s line in port.

Updated Summer 2019

Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder

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Cost is around $280.

The H5 is a good choice because of large control dials, the ability to listen to output as well as send output to a DSLR camera. It’s also more expandable than the Zoom H4N Pro, my 2nd choice.

SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN)

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A typical fast SD card for the recorder. Used as backup to the line out signal.
Cost is around $6.

Movo LV4-O2 XLR Phantom Power Lavaliere Omnidirectional Microphone, with Lapel Clips and Windscreens (2 Pack)

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A decent quality Lavaliere at a decent price. They have long cables, but you may need to extend that with an XLR cable.
Cost is around $75.

Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

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A shotgun mic will get good directional sound from a short distance. Good for when a lavallière is problematic. Not needed but a good option to have.
Cost is around $170

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

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Critical for hearing noise in the system. See my loving review here.
Cost is around $80.

AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable – 10 Feet, Black

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Buy 3, one for each mic.
Cost is around $8 each.

3.5mm Audio Cable, CableCreation 3.5mm Aux Cable/Auxiliary Cable 90 Degree Right Angle

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This connects the recorder the the DSLR camera.
Cost is around $5.

You will also need a mic stand for the shotgun mic.

That sums it up!

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