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Video: How to use a Sound Devices Mixpre-3 or Mixpre-6 as a USB interface (Part 2)

Video: How to use a Sound Devices Mixpre-3 or Mixpre-6 as a USB interface (Part 2)

Posted by Dave Fisk on 19th Jun 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through how to use a Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 as a USB interface. This is the second video in a two part series. Transcript: In my first MixPre USB functionality video, I talked about the basic functions of using the Sound Devices MixPre as a USB interface for your computer, but what if you wanna go a little more advanced? What if you want audio that is coming into the MixPre via USB to go back out via USB in
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Video: How to use a Sound Devices Mixpre-3 or Mixpre-6 as a USB interface (Part 1)

Video: How to use a Sound Devices Mixpre-3 or Mixpre-6 as a USB interface (Part 1)

Posted by Dave Fisk on 18th Jun 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through how to use a Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 as a USB interface. This is the first video in a two part series. Transcript: The Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 can be used as a USB interface for your computer. The USB-C port on the MixPres is the USB port that you'll need to use to interface with your computer. If your computer has USB-C on it, you can use a USB-C to USB-C cable. This will provide
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Video: What's the difference between Dynamic mics and Condenser mics?

Video: What's the difference between Dynamic mics and Condenser mics?

Posted by Dave Fisk on 17th Jun 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through the different between dynamic microphones and condenser microphones. Transcript: Hey everyone, Dave from DVEStore here. And today I wanted to talk to you about microphones, and specifically the two different types of microphones. Now there's all different types of mics out there in terms of usage. You have lavalier mics, shotgun mics, large studio condenser mics, contact mics, hydrophones, small diaphragm condenser mic. T
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DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review by Steve Oakley

DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review by Steve Oakley

Posted by Steve Oakley on 13th Jun 2017

Since Blackmagic Design acquired DaVinci a few years ago we have all wondered the same thing: when is BMD going to slash the price of the full grading panel? That hasn’t happened. I suspect this is because of the limited sales of the panels and their probably being fabricated in a manor that didn’t lend itself easily to volume production. For a very long time there have been rather limited choices in having a dedicated control surface for your grading app. There are some third party
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Video: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Modes and Signal Routing

Video: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Modes and Signal Routing

Posted by Dave Fisk on 12th Jun 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through the different modes on the new Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. Transcript: The Sound Devices MixPres have three operating modes: Basic Mode, Advanced Mode, and Custom Mode. Here's a really good way to think about this. If you're new to audio and don't know gain staging, or signal routing, or why you wouldn't want to screen [SP] tracks, then Basic Mode is for you. The Mix-Pres ship in Basic Mode, so the very first t
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Video: Metering Options for the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6

Video: Metering Options for the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6

Posted by Dave Fisk on 10th Jun 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through the metering options for the new Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. Transcript: The Sound Devices MixPres have five methods for observing the meters. The first is each channel knob has an LED ring that surrounds it, and the brightness of the colors tracks the level of the input. So the brighter it is, the hotter your signal. And each are capable of displaying the following colors. Green means you have good signal. Red means your
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Live Streaming Case Study: Graduation

Live Streaming Case Study: Graduation

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 9th Jun 2017

A couple of weeks before graduation, the Othello School District decided they wanted to live stream their graduation ceremony. Client needs: Live switch four cameras up to 300 feet away Facebook Live stream two languages simultaneously Make it happen in two weeks The challenges: No video production class No video production teacher No video production gear Two weeks!?! OK, they did have two older Sony cameras, but that's it. Joel, my compatriot, worked with
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Live Streaming Case Study: Focus Groups

Live Streaming Case Study: Focus Groups

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 8th Jun 2017

I've been working with a local lawyer, who regularly hosts focus groups. This client's needs are: 1. To stream privately to YouTube and switch between two cameras and a two camera multi-view. 2. Output a program feed to a client monitor. 3. He would like to record a local backup copy of the meetings as well, as he occasionally needs to go in and pull out one specific section of video. After discovering that he has a fairly recent iMac to work with, my thoughts
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My Weekend Affair with the Diva Ring Light Super Nova

My Weekend Affair with the Diva Ring Light Super Nova

Posted by Calissa Treat on 6th Jun 2017

Here at DVE Store, one of the benefits available to our employees is being able to take home product and get to know it. We encourage everyone to dabble in the wide variety of products that we have to obtain intimate knowledge of said products and to find something they're passionate about. This past weekend, Calissa, our new Customer Service Representative, wanted to take home one of our most popular products, The Diva Ring Light Supernova and here’s what she had to say about it: The 
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