It seemed like everyone was offering 32-bit float recording, but the leader of the industry, Sennheiser. But the wait was worth it, and now they have released the EW-DP SKP plug-on transmitter unit that not only offers 32-bit float recording but records a full 134 dB input to fill this range.
Sennheiser recently announced the 5th generation of its Evolition Wireless microphone ecosystem, the Sennheiser EW-DP (buy here). Given Sennheiser’s previous generation wireless microphones and their level of performance and reliability, we had to check out the new Sennheiser EW-DP for ourselves while at NAB 2023 in Las Vegas. So, we chatted with Sennheiser’s Head of Audio for Video Portfolio, Tobias von Allwörden.
The biggest difference between the new 5th Generation and the previous generation models is that the EW-DP is entirely digital. Its predecessors were all analogue. This represents a significant change for Sennheiser’s flagship portable wireless system and helps to speed up the on-set workflow. However, unlike most digital microphone systems today, this one runs on UHF frequencies, not 2.4GHz.
Sennheiser announced the fifth generation of its wireless microphone system. The company says it’s purpose-built for content creators, filmmakers and broadcasters, offering a wide range of applications. It’s a digital UHF wireless system “with a new portable design and unmatched audio quality” that’s designed to be as easy to use as possible.
Accessibility seems to be one of the major selling points of the Sennheiser EW-DP system (buy here), with a stackable “intelligent receiver” to help beginners get up and running quickly and to help old pros save setup time on set and speed up the workflow. There’s also a smartphone app that lets you remotely control up to 16 systems simultaneously from a single device.
Sennheiser has today announced the new Sennheiser Profile. It’s a USB-powered condenser microphone designed for live streaming, podcasting and voiceovers. As a USB microphone, it plugs directly into your desktop or laptop, but you can also use it with tablets and smartphones that sport a USB-C port.
Being a desktop microphone, the overall look is quite familiar. We’ve seen it before in countless microphones from other companies. But the Sennheiser Profile sports a number of buttons and dials that are extremely useful for working with a microphone on the computer, as well as a 3.5mm headphone output for live monitoring.
There are more people creating video content now than ever before. This means there are also a lot of people creating bad videos than ever before, too. Many of them aren’t really bad videos, as such. They just often have really crappy sound. Newcomers to video often think that they can rely on the internal microphones of their mirrorless cameras or smartphones, but you really can’t.
This video from Sennheiser has been out for a little while now but we haven’t shared it here before. It offers up a lot of valuable information on microphone choice. Alex Knickerbocker introduces us to the main different types of microphones and when and how we might want to use them to get the best results possible.
If you don’t know much about audio choosing a microphone can feel a little overwhelming. It’s like learning a whole new language full of omni-this and cardioid-that. But it really doesn’t have to be so complicated. Sennheiser’s Simon Beesley walked DIYP through choosing the best microphone for the job at hand.
So which microphone will cover all of your needs? “It’s a very good question,” says Simon, “realistically it depends on what you’re going to do, the type of working environment. There are lots of questions to be answered before you can select the ‘best’ microphone. There is no fix-all for all scenarios”
Headphones. They are an essential piece of equipment for most people shooting and editing video. But with so many different options out there, what on earth do you choose? And how do you know which ones are the best option for your needs? In this video, DIYP asks Sennheiser‘s Simon Beesley for the lowdown on which headphones you should be using when, and why.
Now before we get too far excited about ‘The One Headphone to Rule Them All’, Simon has some disappointing news. “There is no such thing,” he says. “There’s an idea headphone for a specific situation, but there’s no one headphone that covers every eventuality.”
We love gear! And more importantly, we love what can be created using that gear. DIYP is currently covering the IBC Show 2022 in Amsterdam. We will be interviewing a lot of brands, showcasing our sponsors and introducing a lot of new gear. But in order to do that, we need our own equipment!
In this video, Udi walks you through the video and audio set-up and equipment and shows you exactly what and how the team are using it.
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With IBC starting this week, we are excited to start our traditional IBC cinema gear giveaway. And this year, we have partnered with top brands to give you the best package to kickstart (or elevate) your Cinematography Career.
All you have to do to participate is tell us the brand of camera you are shooting with.
This giveaway ends on Tueday, September 20th!
If, like me, you use your cameras for video as well as photography, then at some point (probably sooner rather than later) you’re going to need to think about sound. While audio setups can get extremely elaborate, especially once you start doing more serious video, you’ll want to at least get some kind of microphone that you can plug right into your camera, regardless of whether you’re vlogging or trying to sync up separately recorded audio in post.
Here, we’re going to look at some of the best microphones you can get for vlogging that plug directly into your camera in 2022 and go through some of the advantages of each and where it might be worth spending a little extra money. We’ve split this up into two categories. First, there are the on-camera mics which as the name suggests, sit on top of your camera. The other are the wireless microphones which allow a little more freedom of movement in front of the camera.