Forgive the lack of posting in the last 10 hours or so, but Detroit is only 2.5 months away and I’ve been checking out some options with regards to the gear I’m going to have to get.
On top of the usual mountains of text, I’m aiming to provide video, daily podcast style interviews as well as the obligatory photographs.
I made an investment earlier this year in a really good HD video camera, so that’s covered. The next items on the list are a decent DSLR camera and some sort of audio recording device.
On cameras, I’m yet to decide whether to go Nikon or Canon. I have, and love, a Nikon film SLR and I was going to with Nikon again simply to be able to use the lens off the film camera. The lens will work, but after speaking with some camera guys I found out that it’s not really optomised for digital, so I may as well open up the field and assess the Canon as well.
For audio, I’m thinking of picking up a cheap Minidisc recorder. I’m a little confused as to their capabilities though. One base-level Sony one that I’m looking at doesn’t have a microphone input, but does have a line-in input. Aren’t these the same things? Or when they say there’s no microphone input do they mean a dedicated multi-pin input?
If the line-in is a standard 1/8-inch stereo plug, then I’m sure I can find a suitable mic to use for it, such as this one.
Suggestions welcome. Back to Saab stuff in a moment.