Sennheiser has launched three new video tutorials explaining how to use its new AVX wireless microphone systems for cameras.
The video series features award-winning videographer Geert Verdickt, who goes through the essentials in using the system, whilst offering invaluable tips from his extensive film-making and teaching experience.
Video 1: Trust your ears (and not the meters)
In this first video Geert shows us how to install the AVX camera receiver, connecting it to a video camera or DSLR and he also explains the buttons on the receiver.
The receiver and microphone transmitter will pair automatically after switching them on, then you match the AVX’s audio level to the camera. Geert explains why you really should use your heaphones when matching levels: “Don’t just trust the meters but use your headphones and let your ears judge the sound.”
Once the levels are set, the system will handle any differences in loudness, correcting the levels automatically for your audio recordings.
Video 2: Which mic to choose and how to best put it to work?
In the second video, Geert gives his tips on handling the microphones and how to choose the best mic for the application at hand.
He also goes through the differences between the two available lavalier mics, to the correct position of the mic and tips on combatting wind noise, showing us how users can create quality audio.
Video 3: Batteries, pairing and range
In video three, Geert discuss the importance of battery power for location work, explaining the kind of operating times you can expect from the equipment. He also shows us how to check the battery status and how to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack via USB (and during operation).
Along with demonstrating the AVX’s automatic on/off function (when cameras are providing phantom powering), how to identify paired units, and how to pair up a receiver with a new transmitter. Along with a demo of the system’s range on a typical Belgian farm.
For more info on the AVX system, check: www.sennheiser.com/avx
Excerpts from Press Release.