dat machine? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 8th, 2005, 02:06 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 44
dat machine?

Can anybody give me some information about dat machines? I understand you hook up the mic to the dat machine, record the sound seperately from the video, and then with editing synch it together? Is this essential for creating good sound?
Andres Bant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,976
Your description is correct, except DAT recorders are aging out. They are being replaced by recorders that use hard drives and solid-state memory cards.
In addition, camera audio has been improving lately. Depending on the camera, and audio equipment hooked to it, good sound is possible without using an external recorder.
If you want to be physically separate from the camera, but don't want to depend on wireless transmissions to do this, then an external recorder must be used.
Jay Massengill is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network