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The latest firmware update for the current Blackmagic Cinema Camera only officially included one new feature, mainly for broadcast professionals who needed interlaced video in a TV environment. However, according to Robert Wolzak from juicedLink, it seems they also snuck in some audio functionality changes, but not without additional idiosyncrasies. Get all the details in the video below:
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Robert Rozak from Juicelink shows us his new Blackmagic-specific on-camera preamp with balanced outputs, while Izotope shows RX 2 and RX 2 Advanced audio repair and restoration software. Get the scoop from our floor coverage with FreshDV: More »

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The folks at juicedLink have already presented us with strong evidence that using the company’s Riggy Micro/Assist low-noise pre-amplifier configuration with DSLR shooting has major advantages. First and foremost, it greatly improves the noise-floor performance of on-board recorded audio, even matching high-end dual-system recorders in its signal to noise ratio — additionally, though, using any good preamp avoids the mobility and convenience you lose with having to use a separate recorder, plus the need to sync in post. Now, juicedLink’s Robert Rozak performs another exhaustive test, this time to illustrate the benefits of using the Riggy Micro/Assist setup with Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera — plus major audio issues that must be addressed with that camera system. Check out the video below to see the results. More »

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Audio remains an underdeveloped feature on most DSLRs — DSLR shooters must resort to independent recorders or pre-amp devices plugged into their cameras.  However, with each new model we see (small) steps in the right direction. We have yet to see a DSLR (even at the high end) that provides direct XLR inputs, but we do now have some basic control over gain levels along with headphone monitoring.  While providing a comparison of the the 5DmkIII and D800′s audio features, juicedLink’s Robert Rozak presents his latest pre-amp device, the RM333, and how it builds off of these new features: More »