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The Complete Sound Devices MixPre-3 & MixPre-6 Video Series

The Complete Sound Devices MixPre-3 & MixPre-6 Video Series

Posted by Dave Fisk on 9th Oct 2017

Over the last few months our sound guy, Dave Fisk, has been creating a series of videos about the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. In this blog post we have curated them in a chronological list. You can see them below. Episode 1: Introduction to Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Sound Devices is now shipping two new small recorders, the MixPre-3 and the MixPre-6. Both machines offer a lot of punch for a low price and feature high-quality components like fantastic m
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Video: Proper Budgeting for your Audio Equipment Purchase

Video: Proper Budgeting for your Audio Equipment Purchase

Posted by Dave Fisk on 6th Oct 2017

When it comes to purchasing audio equipment, there are a lot of things to consider. Sometimes it isn’t just a matter of buying on a recorder or only a wireless system. There are other products involved. Sometimes what you may be looking to purchase might not be the right choice for what you are trying to achieve. In this video, Dave talks about what is involved in budgeting for an audio purchase and the steps you should take. Transcript: Hi, everyone, Dave from DVeStore here, and
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Live Streaming PAX West with the Teradek Cube 655

Live Streaming PAX West with the Teradek Cube 655

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 28th Sep 2017

I took a gig over labor day weekend, running the live streaming for PAX West (a large gaming convention in Seattle). I'm going to give you a little behind-the-scenes look at the whole setup and some tasty tidbits of knowhow as well. Me and my partner-in-streaming, Adam Wygle (Bootstrapper Studios): There were seven cameras total; 3 stationary, 1 on a Steadicam, 1 on a 30' crane, and 2 selfie cams for the competitors. The plan was to have up to three simultaneous stream
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All Hard Drives Go To Heaven

All Hard Drives Go To Heaven

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 28th Sep 2017

Or maybe they go to hell. It probably depends upon what is written upon their hearts, er... platters. Anyway, my point is that all hard drives die. Yes, they ALL die. Are you ready for the death of your hard drive? Take it from someone who is still in mourning over 5 lost terabytes of data from losing two drives on a RAID 5. Run a RAID 6 configuration for better redundancy. You'll want at least a 6 drive array for that; like this G-Tech array. Then when you are done
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Video: 5 Little Things that Every Sound Mixer Needs in their Kit

Video: 5 Little Things that Every Sound Mixer Needs in their Kit

Posted by David Fisk on 28th Sep 2017

There are lots of pieces of equipment that sound mixers use on a daily basis. We are all familiar with the big stuff, like mixers, recorders, microphones, wireless systems, and boom poles, but there are little things that often get over looked and not thought about until they are needed on set, and it can be an issue if you don't have them. In this video, I talk about 5 little things every sound mixer should have in their kit.  Transcript: A prod
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Video: Rode Videomic Pro+ Listening Test

Video: Rode Videomic Pro+ Listening Test

Posted by Dave Fisk on 27th Sep 2017

In this week's video Dave walks us through a listening test of the brand new Rode VideoMic Pro Plus compact directional on-camera microphone with a Rycote Lyre suspension mount. He will walk you through each out of the box default setting of the microphone. Transcript: Hey everyone, Dave from DVE Store here. And today we're doing a listening test of the new Rode VideoMic Pro Plus. Now a lot of people would say, "Why are you doing this outside? It's noisy outsid
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Video: How to Deal with Noisy Locations with Different Microphone Techniques

Video: How to Deal with Noisy Locations with Different Microphone Techniques

Posted by David Fisk on 13th Sep 2017

There will be times when you are faced with a noisy location. There are mics used on super small one-man-band no budget jobs, and there are mics, that aren’t super expensive, that are much better options. Sometimes “good enough”, really isn’t good at all. In this video, Dave gives us three different mic technique examples for a noisy location and talks about the positives and negatives of each, as well as addressing some common misconceptions.
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BTS: DVEstore Live Streaming Setup!

BTS: DVEstore Live Streaming Setup!

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 30th Aug 2017

I recently configured a multi-camera live streaming setup in the studio here at the DVEstore. In the video below, I run through all the pieces and how they work together. Below the video, I've put links to all the various parts and pieces so you can get more details and prices. There is a section in here about connecting a Macbook Pro to an ATEM Television Studio HD, as well! Note: Some of the products have been updated and links are to the currently available versions
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Converting an Office into a Live Video Studio!

Converting an Office into a Live Video Studio!

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 28th Aug 2017

This month I was introduced to the Proctor Gallagher Institute when I was asked to help them convert a home office into a live-streaming studio! After talking with Josh, their IT guru, it was clear that he was insane. He wanted the entire setup able to be remote-controlled via the internet! The first thing he did was put together a monstrous i9 PC, which is roughly the size of my VW Golf (and only slightly less expensive). Here it is, in a closet. I'm terminating some CAT 6 cable, using
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