iRiver 512mb 795 version at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 14th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 173
iRiver 512mb 795 version

I've been recording wedding videos for about a year now and I usually use a sony minidisc player as my ambient/backup recorder for audio during the ceremony and reception. I can record upto 5 hours or so on one minidisc and the sounds comes out pretty nice.

I've been reading these forums and have seen the iriver mp3 player/recorder and I am now curious as to how many people use this item and how much recording time I would get on the 512 mb version and how clear is the audio?

thanks.
Eric Holloway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2005, 07:02 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Bonaire, Ga.
Posts: 356
Here is the record times for the 256mb version (times will double for the 512mb)

At 44.1KHz & 128 Kbps = 4 hours 26 minutes
160 = 3 hours 33 minutes
192 = 2 hours 57 minutes
224 = 2 hours 32 minutes
256 = 2 hours 13 minutes
320 = 1 hour 46 minutes

Here is a link of a mic comparison test using an iRiver:
http://easylink.playstream.com/foley...s/mic_test.wax
Mark A. Foley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 173
Thanks for the reply. By the way, your link doesn't work.
Eric Holloway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Bonaire, Ga.
Posts: 356
http://easylink.playstream.com/foley...s/mic_test.wax

guess I copied it wrong....sorry...should be active now
Mark A. Foley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #5
Tourist
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 1
Thanks for the sample Mark.

The Giant Squid microphone in the sample does sound superior.

Are you using the powered Giant Squid model with the battery box? I consider the small size of the iRiver recorder one of its best features, so having to add a battery box to the set-up might be a deal breaker for me in spite of the improved audio quality... At least for putting it on the groom.

I currenty use the Azden 830 mic.
Paul H. Wages is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2005, 08:01 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The Deep South
Posts: 168
I use the 795 with the Giant Squid non powered. The GS maker says that the battery powered ones are 15 decibals less signal strength, which makes no logical sense but is true. You would want to use the non battery powered ones.
Daniel Runyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2005, 03:24 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Runyon
I use the 795 with the Giant Squid non powered. The GS maker says that the battery powered ones are 15 decibals less signal strength, which makes no logical sense but is true. You would want to use the non battery powered ones.
Thanks to Daniel Runyon and Glenn Elliott for all the posts on the iRiver and GS mic. It's a awesome package. I just used it and it sounds awesome. It's a great alternative to a $500+ wireless microphone and we will have no chance of interference! I will still use a wireless but I will also use a couple of these combo's. I purchased a 795 from bestbuy for $129 afte 20 mail in rebate, ends tomorrow(4/23). That is just so cheap for an excellent audio source!!!

http://www.trulux.com/pictureuploads/IMG_1360.JPG <- I didn't resize, sorry dialup users

Pic of iRiver with Giant Squid mic


Thanks again,

Jon
Jon Omiatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #8
Tourist
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Right now geeks.com has the iriver 795 for $89.99. It is refurbished however, but would probably be fine. I've bought from them before and they're fine.

Just search for 795.

Justin
Justin Bohannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 43
I have the 795 and the Azden EX-503 mic. When I have recorded with them I only get sound in the left channel. Is this normal? I am using LINE-IN and STEREO for my settings. Thanks for any help.

Kevin
Kevin Brumfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2005, 05:52 AM   #10
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 3,884
where would one get this Giant Squid mic??
Peter Jefferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Jefferson
where would one get this Giant Squid mic??

http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/


Link to iRiver Mic
http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/gs/gs-mono1.htm
Jon Omiatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2005, 09:23 AM   #12
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 3,884
thanks for that :)
Peter Jefferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2005, 09:48 AM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Brumfield
I have the 795 and the Azden EX-503 mic. When I have recorded with them I only get sound in the left channel. Is this normal? I am using LINE-IN and STEREO for my settings. Thanks for any help.

Kevin

Yes, if you have a mono mic it will only record on one channel. In your NLE just combine the right and left channel and you will be set.

Jon
Jon Omiatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #14
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 43
Thanks Jon!
Kevin Brumfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #15
Tourist
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4
only iriver?

I've been asked to do a wedding, and since it's not my normal 'gig' I dont want to invest a lot of money for something I may use once or twice. The Iriver option sounds appealing. I have a question.. will any mp3 recording device work? I found a 1gb recorder that sells for a really good price and is very portable. Is everyone using the Iriver 795 because of its price? Or does it have superior audio qualities?
Paul Park is offline   Reply
Reply

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

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

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

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

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 > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:25 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network