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The Easy Guide to Good Audio Tracks

This brief guide gives you my best tips and makes it easy for you to improve your audio tracks. 

Start at the front and read all the way through or pick a chapter that solves a problem you have right now.

Either way you'll find information and guidance on how to take your audio production skills from zero to functional.

Click here to download this free ebook – and let me know what you think!


Audio for DSLR Video


Announcing a new blog focused on one thing – helping you make better audio tracks for your DSLR videos!

It's called GoodAudioTracks.com.

Every blog post I've created on this site about audio gets a lot of traffic, lots of comments and questions. So, I've decided to create a new blog focused on the audio side of DSLR video.

With the help you'll find on goodaudiotracks.com, you'll be able to go from zero to functional.

Here's what that means:

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GoPro has just announced the Hero 3 – a camera that will shoot 4K resolution for under $400.


Here’s a link to one of the best reviews of this camera by none other than Vincent Laforet – the father of DSLR video. He nails it – GoPro cameras are game changers.

If you’re looking for a great inexpensive “B” camera, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to go than the GoPro HERO3: Black.


Dan Chung at dslrnewshooter.com has good things to say about the newest Sony camcorder with a large DSLR sensor.

While the Sony NEX-EA50EH may not have the best model name, it does offer some surprising features at a remarkable price.

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Kick Light

Just found this on Kickstarter.com – The Kick is a great idea that will be extremely useful for DSLR video. It’s small, easy to carry and can be adjusted to match or enhance most any lighting setup.

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Canon T4iFor some shooters the Canon EOS REBEL T4i – 650D is the holy grail – a Canon DSLR with full-time autofocus while shooting video.

Here are are a few questions to ask yourself before putting your hard earned cash down…

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DSLR Audio Questions

questions about audioLike most people, when I was learning how to shoot video with a DSLR camera I was focused on the visual elements of the production.

I  already knew that audio is at least as important as video in great productions. Besides, I was in love with the amazing film-like images from such an affordable camera.

I soon discovered that DSLR video has special audio recording issues.

Having over 30 years of production experience gave me a good start in dealing with those issues but taking projects through the entire workflow successfully and efficiently was a struggle.

I get enough questions about the audio side of DSLR video that I know I’m not alone in my quest to improve the audio of my DSLR video productions.

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Digital Bolex – Dreaming Big

Digital BolexA new kickstarter.com project for a Digital Bolex camera is trending fast (almost 3x their $100 minimum in a couple of days! In fact, their initial product run on 100 cameras is sold out.

The question is…

Can a camera promising 2K film-look video for $3,000 be the answer to your dreams or is it too good to be true?

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Canon 5D Mark III

Canon has announced the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera with enhanced video recording features. At a suggested retail price of $3,499 USD for the camera body you need to ask yourself, “Is this the right camera for me?

Here’s how to know for sure!

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I’ve been able to update the DSLR Video Buyer’s Guide about every six months since it was released. And now the latest version is out with a big change – it’s now available on Kindle at about half the price of the PDF version!

I created the DSLR Video Buyer’s Guide to clear the air about which equipment will work best for you.In minutes you’ll know the most important decision factors in each equipment category. And, more importantly, you’ll know what makes the most sense for you and your production style. You’ll gain confidence and make an informed decision on your equipment purchase.

I cover Cameras, Lenses, Camera Support, Audio, Lights and the Rest of the Kit. You’ll find solid, usable information about what I’ve found that works during the 30 years or so I’ve been a video producer.

You’ll find recommendations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced shooters. Plus I make specific comments for Photographers, Video shooters and Aspiring Film Makers for each category.

Now Available on Kindle!

Previous versions of the DSLR Video Buyer’s Guide have been available as a PDF only, purchased through ClickBank.com. I made a decision to move distribution to Amazon.com and you benefit in several ways:

  • If you’re an Amazon Prime member you can download the entire DSLR Video Buyer’s Guide at no cost – zero, nada, for nothing! The Guide was accepted into Amazon’s new Kindle Owner’s Lending Library program and that means you can read the book at no cost on any Kindle reader.
  • The price has been reduced to almost half of the PDF version so even if you decide to buy from Amazon you’ll save more than 50% of the previous price.
  • You still get all the great information, all the links to the equipment online resources, and you can read it on most any computer with free readers.
  • I give you a link in the book where you can subscribe to all future updates. And you can download a PDF copy at no cost when you subscribe.
All in all, there’s never been a better time to get a copy of the DSLR Video Buyer’s Guide. Check it out and let me know what you think!