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iPhone Microphone vs. Rode SmartLav and VideoMic Pro

I received a comment on one of my YouTube videos about “hiss” coming from the microphone. I put together this quick video in my office to compare the regular iPhone 5 microphone to the Rode SmartLav and the Rode VideoMic Pro . I’ll let you listen to the differences.

Each microphone has it’s own unique […]

By |August 29th, 2013|Audio, iPhone|1 Comment

Shotgun Microphone Comparison

Hey everyone. Sorry it’s been so long between posts. Work has had me slammed.

I’m upgrading my camera from the Canon T4i to the Canon XA-20 video camera. I’ll save the reasons for upgrading for another post but it put me in a position to get another microphone. In this quick video, I compare 3 different […]

By |August 21st, 2013|Audio|0 Comments

Rode smartLav review

I’m quite impressed with the new Rode smartLav microphone . The build and sound quality are quite good. While I did a couple of other quick videos on it, I wanted to take a little more time to share some of my thoughts on this unit.

The first thing that caught me was that the cord […]

By |March 20th, 2013|Audio, iPhone, Video|3 Comments

Rode smartLav microphone comparision

Rode just introduced a wired lavalier microphone specifically for mobile devices. The Rode smartLav is a wired TRRS microphone. This means it works with cell phones, tablets, and other portable devices that use a single headset jack for audio and microphone features. It is NOT designed to be plugged into a video camera. Those require […]

By |March 17th, 2013|Audio, iPhone, Video|7 Comments

Camtasia Chromakey Camera Comparison

I’ve been playing with the new Camtasia:Mac 2.1 update. I love the new chromakey feature. But what difference does the camera make when trying to use Remove a Color feature in Camtasia?

This video shows 4 different video cameras including the built-in iSight camera, the Logitec C910, an iPhone, and a Canon T3i as video sources. […]

By |May 7th, 2012|Camtasia, Screencasting|1 Comment

Camtasia:Mac 2.1 is a Screencasting Game Changer

The new Camtasia:Mac 2.1 upgrade included a pleasant surprise–chromakeying!

I’ve been a asking for this feature since 2009. You see, I got tired of the usual picture-in-picture window that Camtasia and ScreenFlow provided. I never did like the effect. Granted, it’s better than nothing, but to me it looked very boxed in.

That’s when I started experimenting […]

By |May 7th, 2012|Camtasia, Screencasting, ScreenFlow|8 Comments

Camtasia:Mac Creative Chromakey Uses

I’ve had a chance to play with the new Camtasia:Mac 2.1 update. I really like the new Remove a Color option and see all sorts of possibilities for using it. This capability is usually called chromakey. Here are 5 unique uses that I see right away:

Repurpose some of your existing Keynote/PowerPoint presentations.
Add a video link […]

By |May 7th, 2012|Camtasia, Screencasting, ScreenFlow|2 Comments

How-to Connect With Your Viewer: Three Essential Video Tips

I help a lot of local business owners, consultants, and entrepreneurs develop videos. When coaching them on their delivery, I emphasize three key points for their delivery.

Now I will say, they don’t always include them. I know, sometimes they get nervous and forget. But I’ve noticed that when they do include these delivery characteristics, their […]

By |February 21st, 2012|Video|7 Comments

6 Different iPhone 4S microphones compared

The best way to improve your video right off the bat is to improve your audio. This video compares 6 different microphone solutions you can hear them being used in an iPhone video.

The 6 different microphones I compare are:
1. iPhone 4S built-in mic
2. Audio Technica ATR-3350
3. Audio Technica ATR55
4. Zoom H1
5. Sony ECM-AW3
6. Sony […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Audio, iPhone, Video|7 Comments

Kansas City Small Business Video Marketing Presentation

Small businesses need to incorporate video marketing. But you maybe asking, why and where do I begin? This series answers why, what, how, and wraps with killer YouTube tips to give your small business web videos the competitive edge.

I gave this workshop on Down & Dirty Video Marketing at the SHBC Entrepreneurial Expo, held on […]

By |November 29th, 2011|Video|5 Comments