B&H deal: Buy any Zoom recorder and get PluralEyes 3 for free

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Sean - a couple of dumb questions... is the Zoom H4n the way to go for DSLR video over using a wireless lav mic? Have you used PluralEyes, and is it pretty straight forward for mixing the audio with the video?

I have shot a couple of interview videos for work with my D800 (nothing big and fancy, just for internal use on our Intranet), and have access to a Sennheiser EW122P wireless lav that I can borrow, and it has worked very well for the two interviews that I shot. I was thinking of purchasing a Sennheiser setup, but the Zoom is less than half the cost and the PluralEyes looks to be a great bonus.

I really don't have a lot of video aspirations, but I do enjoy learning new things.
 
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Sean - a couple of dumb questions... is the Zoom H4n the way to go for DSLR video over using a wireless lav mic? Have you used PluralEyes, and is it pretty straight forward for mixing the audio with the video?

I have shot a couple of interview videos for work with my D800 (nothing big and fancy, just for internal use on our Intranet), and have access to a Sennheiser EW122P wireless lav that I can borrow, and it has worked very well for the two interviews that I shot. I was thinking of purchasing a Sennheiser setup, but the Zoom is less than half the cost and the PluralEyes looks to be a great bonus.

I really don't have a lot of video aspirations, but I do enjoy learning new things.
I use it in conjunction with other mics (lav, shotgun, etc running into the bottom XLR jacks) and it gives me more options for sound. If I had to choose and I was only doing single person interviews, I would go the lav mic route.

PluralEyes just showed up so I'll have to try it out and report back - I ordered a 2nd H4N so I could leave one of them setup at a specific location and still have another for the field.

Sean
 
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I use it in conjunction with other mics (lav, shotgun, etc running into the bottom XLR jacks) and it gives me more options for sound. If I had to choose and I was only doing single person interviews, I would go the lav mic route.

PluralEyes just showed up so I'll have to try it out and report back - I ordered a 2nd H4N so I could leave one of them setup at a specific location and still have another for the field.

Sean
Thanks, Sean! The lav mic it is - makes the most sense to me, too.
 

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