B&H has the Tascam DR-40 XLR audio recorder for $99.99 (reg. $179.99) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. This is one of the more compact and affordable audio recorders that offers phantom power to shotgun mics like the Rode NTG-1 and NTG-3. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Adorama is giving away a free Shure VP83 or VP83F shotgun mic with a variety of Canon, Nikon and Sony HDSLR and mirrorless cameras.
The VP83 is a shoe-mounted shotgun mic similar to the Rode VideoMic pro and retails for $200. The Shure VP83F includes an onboard recorder for higher quality audio files instead of just passing audio through to the camera. It runs $300.
Check out all the cameras and kit options that include the free Shure shotgun mic here at Adorama.
If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.
Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.
If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.
There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.