Mike Kobal

April 22, 2010

Rel, Studio Fashion, Stop motion: Canon 7D

Rel in the Studio, Stop motion: Canon 7D from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

A full day fashion shoot-with incredible model Rel-in less then a minute! Check out
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Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 7:32 am

April 21, 2010

Manual Sound Recording with the Canon 5D mark II, AT897 and Sound Devices MixPre Field Mixer


Kudos to Canon for giving us manual sound control for the

5D2 in their latest firmware, we can finally turn or AGC and set the levels manually. There is only one glitch, we cannot see or change the levels while recording, it has to be done beforehand. Nonetheless very practical in controlled situations, I use the AT897 microphone to record directly into the camera and the result is very good (during assignment I have a professional sound guy record sound to a separate device) but there are times and situations when you need to do it yourself. ( I also use the Marantz 661 as a stand alone device, I prefer the level control over the Zoom H4N) Now I was curious what would happen if I plugged a small field mixer directly into the 5D2. Got my hands on the Sound Devices MixPre and was immediately impressed with the built quality and the clean signal it produces. Ideally, I would have liked the the Beachtech DXA 5DA but could not get it on time for this test. I think this would be a really good combination, for now check out the video and see/hear for yourself.If you find this information helpful, please consider helping me maintaining this blog by purchasing your gear through my product links to B&H. It will cost you nothing and allows me to keep adding! Or consider making a direct donation using PayPal


Thank you.

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 9:11 pm

April 14, 2010

Vimeo at NAB 2010

Vimeo at NAB 2010 from Stephen Niebauer on Vimeo.

Steven Niebauer and Andrea Allen team up and bring us the best in HD DSLR gear, sit back and enjoy!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mike.kobal @ 8:43 am

April 7, 2010

Alter Ego

Alter Ego from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Got the idea for this short film during a photo shoot with Thomas Gibbons and Thomas Hassler, took approximately
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Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 8:14 am

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