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Good location audio will make your film shine. The less you have to redo in post the better, as nat sound will bring a level of realism to any project. There are many tools available to help you achieve better sound, from a bevvy of tried and tested field recorders to some crucial on-camera mics like the ever-popular Rode, but what about those hard-to-reach areas away from the camera? Clearly wireless mics are the solution, but which mid-range system is the best? Thanks to Dave Dugdale of Learning DSLR Video, we have our answer. Check out the wireless mic battle of the ages after the jump. More »

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Dave Dugdale over at Learning DSLR Video pits the recently announced Nikon D5100 up against its similarly-priced brethren, the Canon T3i. Dave runs through low light, aliasing, and rolling shutter tests (be sure to watch it in HD). The interesting thing about the D5100 is, despite its visuals holding up pretty well in the comparisons, according to Dave it lacks basic manual movie controls (for those, you have to step up to the D7000), which makes the T3i a better choice for filmmakers. Here’s the shootout: More »