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How to Shoot with Dual System Sound on a Canon DSLR

08.20.10 @ 2:47PM Tags : , , , ,

Daniel Plym shoots for the online entertainment mag Buzzine, and as a result he shoots a lot of red carpet interviews — on a DSLR. He’s responsible for both video and audio as a one man operation, and he manages to shoot dual-system without an audio guy. Here, he breaks down how he’s able to do this via the combination of a 5D Mark II, Sennheiser wireless mic, Zoom H4n, and the Pluraleyes plugin for Final Cut Pro. His tutorial is clear and concise — perfect if you’re not yet shooting dual-system but are thinking about doing so:

For more on DSLR audio options, of course, there’s the Audio chapter of The DSLR Cinematography Guide.

[via FilmmakerIQ]


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  • Excellent! This is more or less my set-up…I’ve got a lot of dual-system footage to edit, so I’ve been meaning to look at Pluraleyes…thank you, sir!

  • What version of FCP are you using? Is there a comparable software for Adobe Premiere?

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