Elevate Your Video Audio with an External Recorder | Zoom H6

February 18, 2020 0 By Kailee Schamberger

You want the sharpest video quality so,
you need the audio to be just as sharp or else it falls apart. Now to get great
sound when recording on the DSLR or mirrorless camera, you need to use a
separate portable digital recorder to capture audio. Take this zoom h6 I have
right here for example, it’s designed with video creators and musicians in
mind, and there are a lot of reasons why using a portable external recorder gives
you high-quality sound. But before I get into it, remember come visit us here at
the Digital Goja showroom in Miami. And don’t forget, we publish new content
weekly, so subscribe to our channel and tap the bell icon to get notified about
our latest videos. Ever recorded a video where you get some noise like this… Well, a recorder like the Zoom H6 has high quality preamps with multiple microphones inputs for cleaner audio capture. What is a preamp? you say. Well, the preamp is what converts a weak electrical signal into an output signal strong enough to be
noise tolerant and strong enough for further processing. This is how the internal mic on our Canon 5d Mark 4 sounds. This is how the audio sounds when
recording using an external mic sitting on top of the Canon 5d Mark 4. And this is how the audio sounds like with the rode NTG-2 microphone connected directly
to the Zoom H6. Even though the quality of videos that you’re able to capture
from DSLRs and mirrorless cameras is amazing, and has made huge strides in the last few years, internal camera mics have a long way to
go. You can always connect an external mic to your camera and achieve good
quality audio but a portable external recorder allows you to connect even
higher quality mics that are not compatible with the connection directly
to your camera. To get the best quality audio and recording dialogue it’s always
best to have the microphone 40 to 60 centimeters from the talent and this
would be impossible if you were using the built-in mic of the camera or a
microphone that sits on top of the camera, unless you were vlogging. Now the H6 also allows you to capture multiple channels
independently for instance if you are going to record a wedding you can
capture the music and ambience on one track and have the bride and groom
completely separate tracks. The feature also gives you the flexibility to
operate multiple boom mics and not worry about missing any dialogue. Now you’ll
also be able to be more creative when editing your audio by being able to
tinker with each track independently. You can record to an SD card or straight
into the camera so you won’t have to worry about singing the audio in post.
Now the LCD screen on the H6 can be difficult to see outside of times in
bright conditions and it doesn’t have the best viewing angles but it does the
job and allows you to cycle through the different settings straight on the
recorder which is nice, but it also allows you to view the independent
levels as well. The Zoom H6 is a great recorder that a lot of videographers and
musicians trust. And, If you’re looking to pick one of these up, we’ll drop a link
down in the description box below. Now if you have any other questions, please, drop me a line below and if you like this video remember hit the thumbs up button,
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