Tascam iM2X iPhone Stereo Mic for $39.99 – Deal Alert

 Tascam iM2X

The Tascam iM2X stereo condenser mic for the iPhone is only $39.99 right now at B&H (reg. $79.98). The iM2X records in 16-bit / 44.1 kHz through the free Tascam linear PCM recorder app and supports the iPhone 4, 4S and iPads through the third-gen.

This price has probably dropped due to the new lightning connectors on current iOS devices, but it’s still a solid deal if you are using an iPhone 4S/4 or an prior-gen iPad. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Tascam DR-100mkII XLR Recorder for $250 – Deal Alert

Tascam DR-100mkII

B&H has the Tascam DR-100mkII 2-channel XLR recorder for $250 (reg. $300). This is a solid portable XLR recorder at a great price. If you’re shooting any dual-system audio with your HDSLR, this is one of the best portable recorders you can buy – especially at this price. You can check out my Tascam DR-100mkII review here. You can find the deal price here at B&H Photo.

Tascam DR-40 XLR Audio Recorder for $124.99 – Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Tascam DR-40 XLR Audio Recorder for $124.99 - Cyber Monday Deal Alert

B&H has the Tascam DR-40 XLR audio recorder (a favorite among HDSLR shooters on a budget) for $124.99 after $15 mail-in rebate as one of its Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. The DR-40 regularly runs $199, so it’s steal before you even deal with the mail-in rebate. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Red Giant’s ‘Form 17′ is Multicam Mayhem to Show Off PluralEyes 3

Red Giant’s latest short, Form 17, takes on a 14-page script packed with dialog and shot in one day with multiple cameras and a Tascam DR-100.  This combination made for a massive amount of footage and audio to sync up in post, which Red Giant made short work of thanks to its new PluralEyes 3 audio-syncing software.

If you want a closer look at the BTS after watching the short film above, check out the making of video here on Red Giant’s site.

Zoom H4n, Tascam DR-100 MkII & Olympus LS-100 Compact XLR Recorders Compared

Zoom H4n, Tascam DR-100 MkII & Olympus LS-100

I’ve been using the Zoom H4n for a couple of years or so now when shooting with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II and 7D.  Tons of other users around the world have been using it as well.

The Zoom H4n has a lot of stuff going for it – it’s compact, it’s relatively inexpensive and it provides much better sound quality than you get out of your DSLR’s internal mic.  However, the Zoom H4n isn’t the only game in town. [Read more...]