Audio video gear, Michael Maardt 2018

  • Sony PXW-X70 broadcast quality, 4K ready. sony.com. I decided after seeing this review from The Video Whisperer.shop bhphotovideo.com 1.800 USD. 2016 in Germany: 2.000 EUR ex VAT.


  • Aputure ligthning C120D Mk II

  • Lavelier microphone Roede's PinMic is very nice. You hardly see it. The cord runs underneath your shirt. Very good for my voice. See also DE shop 189 EUR
    Transducer: Condenser
    Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response: 60Hz to 18kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Signal noise ratio 69dB
    Equivalent noise: 25dBA SPL (per IEC651)
    Maximum Input Sound Level: Maximum SPL 110dB (clipping SPL)
    Power Requirements: Min 2V - Max 5V through MiCon wireless adaptors
    P48 through MiCon XLR adaptor
    Output Impedance: 3kΩ Typical
    Output Connectors: MiCon XLR Adaptor
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 0.62 x 0.86 x 1.29" (16 x 22 x 33mm)
    Weight: 0.35oz (10g)

  • The classic AT3350 DE shop 36 EUR, good for female voices and fantastic value for money

  • Canon EOS 550D with several lenses. Camera alone used 2018 for 2-300 EUR



  • Panasonic Lumix TZ-100 compact. 550 USD.
    20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor



  • I started with Zoom H4n, but destroyed it by putting chinese batteries into it. The batteries had higher voltage than 1.2V, and I was not aware of that. BANG ! H4n gone! After that I used Tascam DR-40 for voice over. Here is a fantastic review of the DR-40. The built in mics are very good. I also I get good result using the DR-40 with Rode Pinmic connnected with Rode Micon-5 to XLR input. DE shop 143 EUR (sept. 2018 I sold it, because too many audio recorders)



    2018, sept.:

  • Zoom H1n handy recorder

    Link to Zoom. See also shop Thomann.de 89 EUR.

    non-slip rubber surface coating, real X-Y mic arrangement WAV/mp3 recording, 24bit/96kHz linear PCM, built-in monitor speaker, mini-jack input for line signal and plug-in powered mic, auto recording level, lo-cut filter, time stamp, track mark function, up to 10 hours of operation with 2x AAA batteries; A/D & D/A conversion: 24bit, 128 times oversampling. Signal processing: 32bit. Recording media: Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory card (up to 32GB). H1 also functions as a USB audio interface, Outputs: stereo mini-jack, USB 2.0 (micro-USB) connector, Includes Software, Dimensions: 50 × 137.5 × 32 mm. Weight: 60g, colour: black with non-slip rubber coating



  • Zoom F1 field recorder + lavalier mic

    Link to Zoom. See also DE shop 166 EUR

    Connecting mics, see photo right ->

    Dual-channel audio recorder; Compatible with zoom microphone capsules; Supports WAV formats up to 24-bit/96kHz or MP3 formats on microSD/microSDHC card (up to 32GB); USB audio interface for PC and Mac (class compliant); Rec-hold function to prevent accidental operation of the keys; Switchable limiter and high-pass filter; Auto Gain Control; internal clock for timestamp function; Connections: Input for ZOOM microphone capsule, 1/8" Mic-Input with screw-down lock connector; Stereo headphone output; Micro-USB for file exchange with computer; Power supply: 2x NiMH battery (AAA) or USB; incl. F1 Field Recorder, LMF-1 lavalier microphone, WSL-1 windscreen, MA-1 microphone clamp, BCF-1 belt clip; 2 type AAA batteries; quick reference guide; Dimensions: 64 mm (W) x 79.8 mm (D) x 33.3 mm (H); Weight: 120 g (without batteries)

    Video Zoom F1-LP


  • Zoom H5 portable audiorecorder

    Link to ZoomDE shop 44 EUR
    interchangeable input capsules system - compatible with all Zoom input capsules, Includes X/Y capsule XYH-5, Up to 24-bit/96kHz BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 formats, Four-track simultaneous recording, supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB, Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad, gain controls for each input, Plug-in power (2.5 volts), Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting, Chromatic tuner and metronome, Auto-record,
    Pre-record and Backup-record functions, MS decoding, Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown, Normalize, Divide and Trim editing, Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording, A/B loop playback, Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed, Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad (requires optional cammera connection kit), Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
    Requires AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries, Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries, build-in Speaker, Included Accessories: XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule, AA size (LR6) battery x 2, USB cable, Foam windscreen, Case, Operation manual, Steinberg Cubase LE software download, Steinberg WaveLab LE software download, Dimensions H5: 67 x 135 x 42 mm, Dimensions XYH-5 capsule: 66 x 82 x 41 mm, Weight H5: 176g (without batteries), Weight XYH-5: 94g


  • Zoom stereo XYH-5 capsule with shock mounted mics

    Link to Zoom. See also shop Thomann.de.

    MIC capsule for Zoom recorders, shock-mounted X/Y microphone capsule provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle; mics are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to minimize vibration and handling noise; ideal for location videography and live broadcast/podcast applications; compatible with the Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, Q8 Handy Video Recorder, U-44 Handy Audio Interface, F4 and F8 MultiTrack Field Recorders, as well as the ECM-3 extension cable for Zoom microphone capsules, Max. SPL: 140 dB


  • Zoom stereo XYH-6 capsule with adjustable mics

    Link to Zoom. See also shop Thomann.de
    Accessorie mic capsule for Zoom recorders, two adjustable cardioid mics for X/Y recording; the angle of the two mics can easily be changed from 90 degrees to 120 degrees for a wider stereo image; compatible with the Zoom H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, Q8 Handy Video Recorder, U-44 Handy Audio Interface, F4 and F8 MultiTrack Field Recorders, as well as the ECM-3 extension cable for Zoom microphone capsules


  • Zoom aph 5 Zoom APH-5, Accessories Pack, contains AC adapter AD17, Haired Windjammer WSU-1 and Wired Remote Controller RCH-5


    Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for Zoom H-6 & H-5, incl. hairy windscreen, super-cardioid polar pattern



  • Sony FDR-X3000 action cameraUS shop 368 USD
    DE shop 430 EUR


  • Software: Audacity og Camtasia Studio for Windows

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