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Old 08-17-2009, 01:25 PM
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Hello everybody.

I just got a job where I need to record the background noise of the scenes I am shooting. But I know nothing about recorders, so I was hoping some of you guys could help me?

I rember that some time ago Hans recommended this recorder:
http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro...?ProductId=757

Is this still a good choise?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:45 PM
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I don't have one yet but I've heard good things about this one.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:18 PM
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Hi Paddy

Thanks for your reccomendation.

I have actually been recommended the big brother to that one - the H4n, but I have no experience with these products my self, so it is sooo hard to know what to choose.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:23 PM
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Hi Paddy

Thanks for your reccomendation.

I have actually been recommended the big brother to that one - the H4n, but I have no experience with these products my self, so it is sooo hard to know what to choose.

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With aprice half of the Edirol you can not go much wrong.
Here are some danish links.
http://mediamac.comon.dk/index.php/u.../product_id=64
http://www.rockshoppen.dk/product.asp?product=3070
http://www.aage.dk/shoppingsystem/vare.asp?varenr=44597

I can see that it has the tripod thread at the bottom which I miss so much on the Edirol.

Only thing is that the mikes are both back and front which is fine for recording when you do not have all the hands occupied by the camera,

But for Events how do you do it,
My Edirol hangs in a string around the neck or in my breast pocket.

Thats how this was made.
http://www.360-foto.dk/grundlovsdag/
and this
http://www.panoramas.dk/2009/midsummer-in-denmark.html

You can hear the camera but thats how it is unless you have your own human soundrecorder with you.

You may get your heart beat with the H2

You could of course get yourself a bike helmet and mount the H2 on top of it.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:54 PM
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Hans. You are great. Thank you
I am truly amazed by your contribution to this industry, and the quality of your work. Hopefully we can get more people here in Denmark to appreciate Virtual tours.

Do you have any advice you could share for shooting panoramas in crowded areas - with people moving?

I think I'll order the h2 right away. It is to be used at the end of this month, so I will have a bit to get familiar with it.
I guess I have to take another look at Audacity as well. IT have been a while since I've used it?.

Oh year - that reminds me that I have to look up the thread I read last year with advice to choosing a monopod, so I won't have to bring the tripod at this assignment. I remember reading about someone who attached a small monopod to his belt. That seemed like a good way to do it.

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Hi all

I thought Iíd just add mine to the list, for the people that do not want to spend ?200 or more for a recorder.

I use a ?19 Olympus VN-2100PC, itís a mono digital voice recorder. Itís basically, the cheapest one out there, but it does the job for me.

http://www.seelincolnshire.co.uk/bbc..._01/index.html

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Default H2 - Super!

I own a H2 and must say the sound quality is outstanding!
I use it for ambiental recording and also to record our Band rehursals from time to time. Excellent recorder and with lots of features, lightweight because of it's "cheap" plastic body which is the only thing they could have made better in my opinion.

The H2 is very easy to use and you can record endless hours with a 2 or 4 GB card.
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Hi all

I thought Iíd just add mine to the list, for the people that do not want to spend ?200 or more for a recorder.

I use a ?19 Olympus VN-2100PC, itís a mono digital voice recorder. Itís basically, the cheapest one out there, but it does the job for me.

http://www.seelincolnshire.co.uk/bbc..._01/index.html

Harry
The Olympus surely do a alright job. Thanks for showing what you can do with a cheap recorder
I would like a recorder that could be used with a video camera as well, and fortunately this next assigment is paying more then enough to buy the H2.

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The Olympus surely do a alright job
I know itís not the best sound, but for ?19 it did ok

I have also used Xilisoft Audio Converter, to pull the audio track from video footage, witch worked ok too.

But I have been looking at the Zoom H2, and after having a look at this on , think Iím going to have to get one.
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Great video

I've noticed that there are many videos available on YouTube, so that should make the learning process a bit easier.

Mine should come today or tomorrow
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