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Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Kit

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Kit

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Kit

Rode NTG2 Microphone Kits

Rode Stereo Microphone Kit

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Kit

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder is a small format 2 to 4 channel audio recorder. It features four built in microphones with four selectable pick-up patterns, enabling stereo and surround sound configurations. It can record in .MP3 or Broadcast quality .WAV file, each channel records as a separate file allowing for post-production mixing.

 

It can be used to record from a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack output (such as a microphone or line out from a mixer) but does not have an XLR jack like the other Zoom recorders. 

 

This is the most user friendly of all the Zoom models when in comes to using the device as both a microphone and recorder, especially in audio only situations. (Podcasts, Radio, etc.)

 

The kit includes monitor headphones and various accessories for different recording situations.

User Friendly Rating

Novice to Intermediate

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_AUDIOH2N_01

 

Basic Specifications

.MP3 recordings (up to 320kbps)
.WAV recordings (16 or 24 bit) (44.1 khz, 48 khz or 96 khz)

 

Battery and AC Power (wall socket) options.

 

Wired remote and extension.

Furry Windsock included for windy situations.

Other associated accessories (check kit contents)

 

The built in microphones can record in:

- super cardioid pattern (good for single source recordings),

- mid-side stereo pattern (which allows you to control the “width” of the stereo pickup),

- 2 channel stereo (good for across the table interviews)

- 4 channel stereo (good for ambiances or full room recordings.)

 

Battery Time

The recorder is powered by 2 AA batteries (user provided), these cannot be rechargeable AA batteries due to incompatible battery chemistry.

~20 hours (with fresh batteries.)

 

Recording Time

~24 hours (for HQ .MP3 or 16-bit .WAV)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a small shoulder bag.

 

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

Zoom H2n Manual

 

H2n Leather Case

H2n Black Foam Windscreen
H2n Furry Windsock

Silver Table Tripod

Black Hand Grip Attachment

 

H2n Wired Remote

H2n Wired Remote Extension Cable

 

H2n AC Power Supply (USB Cable and USB Wall Plug) (USB Cable can also be used to connect recorder to computer for file offloading)

 

16gb SDHC Memory Card

2gb Micro SD Memory Card (in SD Card Adapter) (To be used as Backup)

 

Sony Collapsible Monitor Headphones (with Leather Pouch)

Manuals

Zoom H2n Official Manual

        GEM Lab Quick Start Guide

 
 

The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder is a medium format 2 to 4 channel audio recorder. It has two microphone inputs that accept XLR and TRS sources, included in the kit is a standard XY stereo capsule. The two XLR/TRS microphone inputs that can output phantom power to applicable microphones. It can record in .MP3 or Broadcast quality .WAV file, each channel records as a separate file allowing for post-production mixing.

 

The built in microphones record in a super cardioid pattern which can be used for ambiances, close to source recordings or single source voice recordings. This is also the simplest recorder unit to use with external XLR microphones.

The kit includes monitor headphones and some accessories for different recording situations.

User Friendly Rating

Intermediate

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_AUDIOH5_01

 

Basic Specifications:

.MP3 recordings (up to 320kbps)
.WAV recordings (16 or 24 bit) (44.1 khz, 48 khz or 96 khz)

 

Battery Powered.

 

Furry Windsock included (for the onboard microphone) included for windy situations.

Other associated accessories (check kit contents)

 

Battery Time

The recorder is powered by 2 AA batteries (user provided), these cannot be rechargeable AA batteries due to incompatible battery chemistry.

 

~15 hours (with fresh batteries assuming microphones attached to XLR inputs have their own discrete power sources. I.E. if the RODE NTG2 is used with an internal AA. Using Phantom power will lower battery life.)

 

Recording Time

~24 hours (for HQ .MP3 or 16-bit .WAV)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a small shoulder bag.

 

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

Zoom H5 Handy Clear Case

H5 Black Foam Windscreen
H5 Furry Windsock

Zoom H2n Manual

Gorrilapod Video Flexible Table Tripod with Magnetic Feet

 

16gb SDHC Memory Card

USB Cable (to connect recorder to computer for file offloading)

 

Sony Collapsible Monitor Headphones (with Leather Pouch)

Manuals

Zoom H5 Official Manual

GEM Lab Quick Start Guide

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Kit
Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Kit

User Friendly Rating

Intermediate to Advanced

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_AUDIOH6_01

 

Basic Specifications

.MP3 recordings (up to 320kbps)
.WAV recordings (16 or 24 bit) (44.1 khz, 48 khz or 96 khz)

 

Battery Powered.

 

Furry Windsock (for the onboard microphone) included for windy situations.

 

The XY microphone records in a super cardioid pattern which can be used for ambiances, close to source recordings or single source voice recordings.

The M/S (Mid-Side) capsule can record a stereo file where the width of the stereo pickup can be modified in the settings on the recorder, this allows you to more correctly target a sound source in a noisy environment at a close distance.

 

Battery Time

The recorder is powered by 4 AA batteries (user provided), these cannot be rechargeable AA batteries due to incompatible battery chemistry.

 

~20 hours (with fresh batteries assuming microphones attached to XLR inputs have their own discrete power sources. I.E. if the RODE NTG2 is used with an internal AA. Using Phantom power will lower battery life.)

 

Recording Time

~24 hours (for HQ .MP3 or 16-bit .WAV) (*Assuming 4 active tracks rather than 6)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a small shoulder bag.

 

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder

Zoom H6 XY Stereo Capsule

Zoom H6 M/S Stereo Capsule

H6 Black Foam Windscreen
H6 Furry Windsock

Zoom H6 Manual

 

Padded Neck strap

 

16gb SDHC Memory Card

USB Cable (to connect recorder to computer for file offloading)

 

Sony Collapsible Monitor Headphones (with Leather Pouch)

Manuals

Zoom H6 Official Manual

GEM Lab Quick Start Guide

 

The Zoom H6 Handy Recorder is a medium format 2 to 6 channel audio recorder. It has four microphone inputs that accept XLR and TRS sources, included in the kit is a standard XY stereo capsule as well as a M/S stereo capsule. All four onboard XLR microphone inputs can output phantom power to applicable microphones. It can record in .MP3 or a broadcast quality .WAV file, each channel records as a separate file allowing for post-production mixing.

 

It's inputs and microphone capsule can all be used simultaneously (with different sources such as microphones, instrument cables, or a line out from a mixer), with each source and both sides of the stereo mic recorded as separate tracks.

This kit is the most capable for extensive audio for video tasks, where many sources must be recorded simultaneously (i.e. three wireless lapel microphones and a shotgun (or stereo microphone) for general coverage.) Such a set-up requires some experience with audio recorders to properly manage the recording process.

 

The kit includes monitor headphones and a neck strap, which allows this recorder to be used more like a conventional on body film sound mixer/recorder.

User Friendly Rating

Novice

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_RNTG2_01 + GEM_RNTG2_02

 

Basic Specifications

Mono Shotgun Microphone for Audio/Visual applications.

 

Battery or Phantom Powered.

 

Foam Windscreen Included in kit.

This microphone should be used at a maximum 1 foot distance from the source in order to get the best presence in the recording. Includes a standard microphone mount (3/8th screw), can be used with a boom pole and shock mount (not included in kit, some are available through other resources at Concordia.)

Battery Time

Can be powered by a AA battery (not a rechargeable battery, due to chemistry contraindications) or by a 48v Phantom Power connection to a recorder, but you cannot power it through both at once. (This will cause distortions and damage the microphone.)

 

~100+ hours (with fresh AA battery. Do not leave battery in microphone when not in use.)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a medium-small shoulder bag.

 

RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone

2’ XLR Microphone Cable

20’ XLR Microphone Cable

NTG2 Black Foam Windscreen
NTG2 Microphone Mount (3/8th Screw)

NTG2 Manual

Manuals

Rode NTG2 Official Manual

 

The Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone is a basic mono XLR microphone, suitable for a variety of recording situations associated with audio/visual production.

 

As opposed to many shotgun microphones this microphone can be internally powered by a AA battery (reducing the power drain on the recorder unit.)

 

This microphone is suggested for use with the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder (GEM_AUDIOH5_01), Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (GEM_AUDIOH6_01), Canon XA30 Camcorders (GEM_XA30CAMCORDER_01 + 02) and Sony A7SII when used with the Cinema Kit and XLR interface (GEM_A7SPHOTOCINE_01, GEM_A7SCINEMAKIT_01, GEM_A7XLR_01.)

 

A 2’ XLR is included for on camera mounting and a 20’ XLR is included for use with a boompole or hand recorder.

Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone Kit

User Friendly Rating

Novice

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_RODESTEREO_01

 

Basic Specifications

Stereo Microphone for Audio/Visual applications.

 

A Deadkitten windsock is included for exterior recording situations.

10’ cable extension (3.5mm stereo cord)

3.5mm stereo to dual mono XLR adapter cable

This microphone can be used directly with the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder (GEM_AUDIOH2N_01) with its 3.5mm line input and 10’ extension in order to record from a distance. It can also be used with the Canon XA30 Camcorders (GEM_XA30CAMCORDER_01 + 02) when the XLR handle is not in use. (Note, it will be more difficult to control the volume as it will be controlled through camera menus and not physical switches, which XLR inputs have.)

This microphone can be used with the following devices with the use of the 3.5mm to Dual XLR adapter: The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder (GEM_AUDIOH5_01), Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (GEM_AUDIOH6_01), Canon XA30 Camcorders with XLR Handle (GEM_XA30CAMCORDER_01 + 02) and Sony A7SII when used with the Cinema Kit and XLR interface (GEM_A7SPHOTOCINE_01, GEM_A7SCINEMAKIT_01, GEM_A7XLR_01.)

Battery Time

Battery Powered by a 9v (Square) battery (not included.)

~100+ hours (with fresh 9v battery. Do not leave battery in microphone when not in use.)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a small bag with a hand hold.

RODE Stereo VideoMic Pro
RODE Deadkitten Windsock

10’ 3.5mm Microphone Extension Cable

1’ Y Cable (3.5mm Stereo Female to Dual XLR Male Connections)

Extra Lyre Bands

Manuals

Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Manual

 

The Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro is a stereo 3.5mm headphone jack microphone, suitable for a variety of recording situations associated with audio/visual production. The microphone has a built in lyre shock mount and can be mounted directly to a camera (by use of a cold shoe mount) or to a boom pole/microphone stand (via 3/8th screw on the bottom.)

This microphone is supplied with an extension cord (10 ft) to allow it to be used at a distance to the recorder and a 3.5mm to dual XLR adapter. As such it can be used with almost any camera or recorder at the lab, check the description to the right for setups.

Rode Stereo Microphone Kit

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, 1250 Guy Street, FB 319,Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 2T4

Mailing address: Gem Lab, School of Cinema, FB 319, Concordia University, 

1455 Maisonneuve BLVD. West, Montreal, QC Canada, H3G 1M8

 

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