December 3, 2014 at 6:59PM


external audio solution for BMPCC

Hi, I am not sure which audio recorder to get to use with my BMPCC. Should I get the Zoom h2n or the Zoom h4n? I realize that the h4n is probably better in certain areas, but will it produce much better sound with my Rode Videomic? If the sound is not much better than I would most likely go with the H2n to save a few dollars.


For a low cost portable recorder my first choice would be the Tascam DR-60 Mkii and a good XLR microphone.

If you want to stick with the Zoom brand, then I would look at the Zoom H5 or H6 recorders, which are better than the Zoom H2n and H4n for this kind of work.

December 4, 2014 at 1:55PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Zoom h4n is cheap now and is a robust machine. I use a lot with black magic or canon.

January 22, 2015 at 4:46AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

The Zoom h4n would be a better choice here. If budget permits look at the Zoom h6n for a bunch of more options including de-clicked volume knobs!

If you want a bit more grunt, I use the Tascam DR 60D. It's large but an excellent field recorder for the price. And it offers Phantom Power so you can use a better mic if you have one available to you.

Hope this helps, Ben
Producer, Global Pictures
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February 23, 2015 at 5:35PM

Ben Kumanovski
Director | Cinematographer

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