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Livestream Broadcaster Pro | 1080p 5Mbps Encoder Stream Live

Use the Broadcaster Pro to stream live, directly from any HDMI camera, to viewers across the globe. The Broadcaster Pro allows you to stream your content in three ways; via 2.4/5GHz WiFi, a 10/100 ...

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Tried to do the job without this and battled audio and video issues. This simplified the task and we are now streaming easily.
February 7, 2016
It is a good product, only the shipment takes too long
December 28, 2015
It is working very good.
December 3, 2015
Works great, the streaming has a excelent quality. We use it with a Gopro and a Sony Video Camera, using HDMI.
August 18, 2015
I was unable to make the Livestream Broadcaster Pro work today with the latest Verizon modem USB620L. They no longer make the Verizon 295 which is still recommended on the Livestream website, and AT&T also does not make the Momentum any longer, and they state on their website that the unit does not work with the latest AT&T Beam USB modem which is the only one you can get now.I was on the phone multiple times today and their support could not help me make the unit work with the Verizon USB 620L modem (paid $250 for it!).So basically I am unable to use the Broadcaster Pro with a USB modem. (I am shooting a rally on the street tomorrow.) So I guess I will return it. If I ran Livestream I would immediately handle a situation like this - outdated modems listed on the website and an inability to get the device working with a new customer.Everything else about your company so far has been great, but this did not work for me and I would see a returned non-working product as a serious problem if I were you.
August 31, 2015
I really like the mission of Livestream and we increasingly use the service to provide the families of our school with online access to live events and activities at our school. We've been using a computer and old video camera (from the 90's I think) to stream our events. It took me about a year to get to where I could wrangle the resources to purchase this latest Livestream Broadcaster Pro (directly from Livestream-sorry Amazon). In any case, the first unit arrived and I noticed a couple of things that caused me to immediately be concerned:1) As I took the unit out of the package for the first time, the little rubber feet (3 of the 4 on the unit) stuck to the packaging, basically falling off the unit. Now, I realize that maybe that's not the biggest deal to most folks but the investment we made in this device was substantial (for us) and I expect the technology I purchase to hold together for a while before this sort of thing starts to happen.2) I noticed that there was also a scratch or mark on the main display in the upper left-hand corner that was about 8mm long. Again, I noticed this immediately out of the box. The mark did not appear to effect function and was probably more an annoyance than a critical issue.To their credit, when I contacted Livestream they quickly agreed to return the first unit and replace it with a new unit. So, I give them high marks for their quick response. Unfortunately, the second unit has pretty much exactly the same issues. I followed-up with their service people and suggested that it would appear, based on my experience, that they have either a manufacturing issue and/or a packaging issue that results in a couple of cosmetic damage outcomes. I genuinely like being able to purchase something that is actually made in America. I would also like what I purchase to be of the highest quality possible and, regretfully, based on my experience with these Livestream units, I do not believe that is the case with this Broadcaster Pro.I will follow-up this initial experience with additional information once I am able to put the unit through some field testing with an HDMI camera (once we round one up). I'm uploading a short video on YouTube to share my experience as well.
July 21, 2015
This is a piece of proprietary hardware that ONLY works with a proprietary streaming service. The fact that the name is livestream only serves to confuse the buyer further in the description of this product. I have asked for it to be clearly spelled out in the description but we will see. Also if you look at the box itself, it is exact in every detail to my VidiU which is open to all streaming services like YouTube, Wowza, influxis and hundreds more that show up everyday, Obvious it is the same hardware running a different software. As a broadcaster for many years let me say that purchasing the Broadcaster Pro will severely limit your growth potential. This one is going back,
January 2, 2016
It wouldn't imbed a like to websites unless you got a big package that is 2,000 a year with them and then when we went to get a refund they fought us about it and basically told our church no we won't give you your money back. The years membership we paid for and used for 5 min that was 599.00 for the year was useless to our needs so service and costumer service all was bad and you can't talk to a live person unless you have the 2,000 - 10,000 a year account unless you throw a big enough fit
June 3, 2016
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Livestream Broadcaster Pro Go Live From Your Camera with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB...

Broadcaster Pro Go live from your camera Use the Broadcaster Pro to stream live, directly from any HDMI camera, to viewers across the globe Broadcast quality inputs and encoding With H.264/AAC ...

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Worked very well for the purpose.
November 4, 2017
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Teradek Inc 10-0245 VidiU Camera-Top HDMI H.264 Encoder

Vidiu is a consumer camera-top HDMI H.264 Encoder

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The product itself works as described. Its meant to remove the need for a computer. I would highly recomend that you check your internet speed before you invest in this because I was using this to stream to youtube live events and the quality was very poor. I'm sure in part it was my internet but I still expected much better quality then I was getting. Also, make sure you download the app. It makes the process much easier.
April 22, 2014
The good:-Pretty easy to use, once you get the app.- Small package (but not very mobile)-The navigation button is pretty cool concept, and works well (but can be a pain if you have complex wifi passwords to enter)-Works well when plugged into ethernet-YouTube live stream integration is seamless and super easy to setupThe bad:- This product needs a hardware refresh.- It's form factor indicates that it should be mobile, however the wifi connectivity is appalling. No 802.11ac support, cant get more than 3-4Mbps on either 2.4Ghz/5Ghz to 802.11ac/n OR g AP sitting right next to it. May not be an issue for 360p streams, but if you want 720p/1080p not very practical. Had to use a 802.11ac wifi connected to laptop --> then bridge that connection via ethernet to Viduu to get enough bandwidth.- 1080p streaming indicates needing 7.2mbps BW on the box, however even with more than 10Mbps upload on a dedicated pipe, 1080p is very choppy.- Battery life is less than 60 minutes. Again, not very useful when you are walking around.- Boot up time takes for every and the unit is very sluggish when starting/stopping streams- Tech support --> SUCKS! No response, no clear troublshooting advice.
February 5, 2016
Wifi is unusable. The internal Vidiu speedtest function tells me 200kbps with the Vidiu right next to the Wifi AP. My iPhone speed test tells me I'm getting 10 Mbps up.Alright, so I resigned myself to keeping it connected via ethernet. I get everything configured, and create a test live stream to Facebook (private to just me). Everything is going great, I stream for over an hour, no problemo. I leave everything plugged in but turn the Vidiu off and go to bed then come back the next morning to stream "for real." First issue: "No Video." I replug the HDMI cable: "No Video." I turn the Vidiu off then on again: "Not Ready." That's when I notice that the "menu" button/controller on the front of the Vidiu doesn't work. The Vidiu is locked up.Anyhoo, 2 resets later, I give up and am returning it.
August 10, 2017
I purchased this unit in order to live stream our church's services to Akamai and Wowza servers. The devices small size is great for portability, since it can be battery powered or AC powered with the included adapter. It can be frustrating fumbling with the tiny navigation controls, but fortunately you don't need to do this often once it's initially configured. The free android/iOS app is very helpful here, since you can connect to the device over wifi and make the configuration changes that way. We have used the LiveStream Broadcaster in the past and this is very similar, except the Broadcaster is locked down to only use LiveStream.com's servers. This VidiU can be used w/ many different servers.
March 31, 2015
Horrible. Says its connected to my Wifi but does not reliably show up in Live:Air. Only works half the time. For the price it should work ALL the time. Yes, I managed to upgrade the devices Firmware but took ALL AFTERNOON rebooting the devices, reseting to factory default, etc. Etc. Etc. I have a support request into Teradek about these things but apparently its a problem and the solution is to run ethernet which defeats the ENTIRE PURPOSE of this device. I purchased these to avoid having to run cables.
July 10, 2016
I know a newer version exists - The Vidiu Pro which can record your stream in mp4 format via SD card onboard. However I couldn't get a hold of one when I needed it. So I decided to buy the Vidiu for a live stream via Youtube for a client of mine.The streaming quality in HD format was great. I did a streaming for a high profile client and used this VidiU and it worked like a charm.No headaches associated. You just plug via HDMI from your camera to the Vidiu, and hook up an internet connection via Ethernet or WiFi, and you can stream live to Livestream/Youtube/Ustream without doing much more than login into your streaming account and setting the desired stream quality, etc...Overall this is a very good piece of equipment which stream up to full HD quality streams at 5Mbps. I'm a professional and I hated having to use multiple pieces of equipment (laptop, converter, etc) to create a live stream. This little device does the job nicely for 1-camera (or multi-camera environment) streams. It doesn't seem to overheat too much, and I can stream a long time if I connect it to power source without overheating (i streamed for up to 2.5 hours in HD 720p and it worked like a charm). When not connected to a power plug, you can stream about 60-minutes or more.I really recommend it. Their app works pretty decently on smartphone and tablet.The only downside is that you have to stream via their App on the ipad if you want to add text / photos / images to your stream (if you don't want to have to do it on a laptop but rather use an ipad/tablet)...
December 5, 2015
This box is AWESOME! It's easy to set up, get running, and do whatever with. Unfortunately the built in wireless doesn't work well for streaming. The building I was in has enterprise class access points and I was the only one there and the quality suffered significantly vs. the wired network. Otherwise it's awesome.
September 1, 2015
HDMI in, Cat5 out, turn on, choose streaming service, choose event, broadcast.Simple to use. Super glad I chose this unit.And yes, it does take forever to 'boot up'.At $700 it's expensive, but it would have cost you $20 grand 20 years ago to do what this thing does.A few years from now it'll be an app on your iPhone for $20.
December 20, 2015
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Blackmagic Design Web Presenter

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter makes any SDI or HDMI video source appear as a USB webcam for higher quality web streaming using software such as Skype or streaming platforms such as YouTube Live, ...

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It has some serious blanking and sync issues when plugged into a Mac and the camera is set to progressive, when I switch to interlaced it works flawlessly. I don't know if this is a bug with my setup or not. I am on the latest firmware but it randomly drops out when I have it set to progressive. Otherwise the image looks great, and it makes it easy to injest video into our system.
December 4, 2017
Solid device for streaming. Although I would never use my sources directly into it, I love the quality of compression it brings to the streaming output!
June 1, 2017
It’s exactly what I expected and more. Works great with my 15” MacBook Pro late 2016 model. Paired with my Canon DSLR via HDMI it even shows the info displayed on the camera screen which I didn’t expect but am delighted to have. I haven’t tried using SDI yet, but I suspect it will work great with my Blackmagic Camera.
November 12, 2017
It works as advertised and was super easy to get up and running. The only drawback is that it includes no cords and there is nothing in the description to warn you in advance so that you can prepare or order a cord. On the Blackmagic Design website it implies that the cord is not included, but I did not check there first.
January 6, 2018
Only four stars because no power cable was in the box. After upgrading the firmware to the latest works like a charm.
October 24, 2017
Works awesome, we use it with OBS software to livestream
March 19, 2018
Perfect setup for live streaming with HD cameras.
September 9, 2017
GREAT PRODUCT
June 16, 2017
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Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Sony MDR7506 Professional Stereo Headphones are ideal for sound monitoring in recording studios, radio, film production, video, electronic news gathering - and virtually any application where high ...

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I've tried a ton of headphones lately and these sound by far the best to me. I like generally flat sound. I'm more concerned with clear mids and highs and want present but not overpowering bass and low bass.Headphones I've tried include the following with my totally subjective sound rating on 10 point scale. YMMV.Audio Technica ATH-M50X - highs a little subdued for my liking - 7Beats Studio 2 Wireless - Subdued highs, some mid bass emphasis but not overpowering. 6Bose QC25 - A little weak on bass and weak on highs, best ANC. 7Bose QC35 - Can be a little bassy, especially at low volume. Bright highs. Best ANC. 9JBL - EVEREST 700 - Way too bassy. 5.JBL - Everest Elite 700 - Much better than non-Elite, 7OPPO PM-3 - Excellent, expensive. 10Sennheiser 202 - yuck. Too bassy, no highs, but cheap. 4Sennheiser 280 - well balanced. 8Sennheiser Momentum M2 - Close to perfection. 9.5Sennheiser PXC-550 - wireless noise cancelling. These are excellent. 9Sony - MDRXB950BT/B - Extra bass says it all. 4Sony 7506 - Perfection 10Out of all that I've tried the Sony 7506 are closest to perfection, to live performance. They are not bass heavy at all but can produce comfortable solid bass down to quite low frequencies. Tonal balance leans towards the upper mids and highs. Bright but not harsh. You end up hearing subtle sounds in the music that is missing with other headphones. Those who want more bass or don't want bright highs won't like these. But for my listening taste this matches perfectly.They are also very comfortable. Many of the headphones listed above are not as comfortable. Either tight band or thin band or ear cups that aren't big or deep enough. These headphones are great. Biggest disadvantage vs. many that I've tried recently is that these are wired... with a long heavy cord easy to get caught on things. I was looking for a wireless headphone. But ultimately I couldn't find one at a reasonable price that sounded anywhere near as good as these. Next closest was the Sennheiser PXC-550, but at $400, wireless wasn't worth an extra $320. I also found that there were times I didn't want noise cancellation. Too bad Sony doesn't make a wireless headphone with anywhere near this sound.Best of all, these are by far the cheapest of the decent sounding headphones I've listened to. The headphones in this list range in prices from $20 to $450.Highly recommend the Sony 7506... if you like this sort of sound signature.
August 17, 2016
These are my favorite pair of headphones I have tried so far. The overall sound of these are very balanced. This means the Low, Medium, and high tones are for the most part balanced out. You can easily look up a lot of information on these headphones. They are an industry standard which I have enjoyed owning for more than two years now.The overall design of the headphones is fairly good. They are structurally well designed for the most part.- Noise isolation is mediocre. You can hear people saying things through these depending on the volume.- Sound leakage on the original pads is fairly low. People won't have to hear your music when it is at a fairly loud volume.- Extremely long, coiled cable with 1/4-inch adapter. Possibly gold connections.- Sturdy cable design. Each cable bend point is reinforced with additional rubber. Soldering to the driver seems sturdy as well, it should be able to withstand most tugs. This is usually not an issue with the gargantuan coiled cable. The coiled cable also prevents a large number of tangles!- The headband is fairly comfortable. You could easily find a cover for it if it becomes a problem.- Cup adjustment pieces have numbers on them to ensure a specific setting.The problems I've had with these over time:- Headband will lose its tension between your ears over time. These headphones no longer fit as soundly on my head as they used to.- Faux leather pads will need to be replaced. I have included a picture of both of my ripped pads which I replaced with "Beyerdynamic EDT250V Headphone Ear Pads Black" these will create some additional noise leakage.- The wire that connects the drivers to the headband can get stuck in the housing. (see picture) This may wear the wire a bit.- Cable is extremely long. This can be an issue when you want to use these headphones outside of their intended purpose. The cable is generally a bit heavy, causing strain to the connections. I very often have to move it around to have it stop bothering me. The cable can be replaced with some soldering. There have been projects modifying the headphones to have a detachable cable. Google "Sony MDR-7506 Detachable Cable Mod" that I believe would improve the design of the headphones.- Like all over the ear headphones, these will be uncomfortable with glasses. They do become very uncomfortable after a few hours.- While these do come with a transport bag, even the fold up design makes them a bit of a pain to transport. This is to be expected.- Fold up design doesn't center the cups when the length of each ear cup is at minimum. (See picture) Not sure what this does to the longevity of the headband.- The blue portion of the "Professional" stickers on the sides are decals. One of mine peeled off. It looks similar, but is starting to disappear, and collects dust. (see picture)Aside from a few gripes, these are still my favorite set of headphones. They simply sound right. I was appalled to go to the store and listen to some Bose headphones and hear how bad the quality was in comparison: for a set of $300 headphones.These are undoubtedly worth the price. Don't hesitate to buy them if you can overlook the problems i have had.
January 18, 2015
I'm rating these five stars, but they do have one pretty big negative. They are excellent, studio quality headphones. If you plan to wear them out and about though (like the NYC commuter I am) they effectively also serve as earmuffs. That's all well and good in winter, but on the June day I wore them out, I was sweating out the top of my head and down my neck. Amazing sound quality, but not great for being out in the heat. In their defense, these headphones never made that claim. They never made any claims at all, as they are an inanimate object without speech capability. They do have the capability to deliver superb sound quality though, which is mostly what you want in a pair of headphones.
June 29, 2017
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Razer Kiyo - Full HD 1080P Streaming Camera - Pro Webcam Optimized...

Razer Kiyo - Desktop Camera for Streaming with Illumination.

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I purchased this camera to use for streaming on Twitch.Video quality is fantastic, the on board mic works very well, and it was plug & play with Windows 10 and Open Broadcaster Software.The camera includes a hefty clamp/base mechanism that can be used in a number of ways. You can either use it as an actual base and simply set it on top of your desk/PC/ etc. Or you can do what I did and clamp it to the top of your monitor.It would have been nice to see this integrated or detected by my Razer Synapse software (I am running a Razer keyboard and mouse) but it is not. That could be a good thing depending on how you look at it.The integrated light ring was a nice feature and one of the primary reasons I purchased this camera, but I actually realized upon testing that I didn't ultimately need it since I have quite a bit of natural lighting in my work space. I could see the light ring being very useful for someone in low light situations. The light ring itself has a few power steps so that you can adjust it on the fly by simply turning the ring of the camera.
December 29, 2017
The bottom third of the ring light stopped working less than 30 minutes out of the box. Very frustrating. I'm returning it for a replacement, but I've lost confidence in this device for now. I'll update after I receive the replacement.
January 5, 2018
Never got it to work. Light would not illuminate. Will return but they appear in backorder.
January 4, 2018
As a very casual streamer, I was content with my old Logitech C910, but was really excited to try out this new Razer Kiyo. 1080p at 30fps or 720p 60fps and a ring light that really helps in poor lighting situations like I have. I either had to turn on more lights than I wanted, or try to point a lamp at my face so the image wasn't super grainy. With the Kiyo, the lighting is built in, so I can play in a darker environment but I'm still well lit and the image isn't grainy at all.The camera doesn't require any installation with Windows 10. Just plug it in, and it is detected and it's ready to use in Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio) for Twitch or wherever you want to stream. The camera has a lot of mounting options. It can hang on your monitor, sit on a flat surface, or mount to a tripod mount and be positioned however you need it. When the camera is on, a small white light turns on, since the ring light can be turned off. To adjust the light, just twist the outside of the camera to make it brighter or dimmer. It's almost too easy to use.In actual use, I was really impressed with the quality of this webcam. I tried 720p60 at first and it worked well but for a streamer who is mostly sitting there, 1080p30 is better for me and sharper because I like to zoom in with software and fill the frame without having the camera right on my face. This is the first time I used extra lighting, and at first it was a little weird to have the ring light shining on me the whole time, but I got used to it quickly. You can stream in almost no light except for your computer monitor and this camera and it works fine as long as you aren't too far from the camera. The autofocus worked well, but I usually stream with a plain black backdrop so it wasn't really a challenge for my older camera either.The Kiyo is very small and portable and collapses pretty small to take with you if needed. The Kiyo has a built in microphone which works ok, but I'd recommend a dedicated mic, whether it's your headset mic or something like the Razer Seiren X microphone. If you just have regular headphones and don't want to buy a special mic or headset, the camera mic will work, but it's best if you are in a quiet area since it does pick up ambient sound. my computer is fairly loud when I play games, so it picked that noise up fairly easily. Still, it's a good option if you just want to plug the camera into your laptop, hang it on top of the screen and talk to someone on skype with normal headphones. I realize not everyone will be using this for gaming all the time.Overall, I was impressed with this Kiyo camera. The build quality is nice, better than many Razer products I've used, and it worked immediately right out of the box. The image quality is good and it works in very little light. I would recommend this for a streamer starting out that doesn't want to invest in too much camera and lighting equipment. If you buy a cheap piece of green screen fabric and hang it behind you, you can have a great looking chroma key webcam stream in OBS very quick, even if you've never streamed before.
December 5, 2017
This review is not coming from a gamer, but rather a person who creates instructional video e-learning in many different environments. It's one thing to have a studio in which lights can be situated to create the best look, but being "on location" is a much different story. Thus, the built-in lighting, plus this unit's ease of portability, makes it an excellent choice for anyone who needs to create "talking head" video away from the comforts of an office or studio. In the past I've made do with available lighting, but there are times when it doesn't look the way I'd like. After using this Razer Kiyo, I'll tell you that having the light can make a significant difference.LIKES:** No software required on Windows 10. Plug and Play!** Adjusting the light is EASY. Just turn the ring around the light as if you adjusting the volume knob on a radio.** Portability. The tripod mounting option is awesome for my needs. It also sits on a flat surface easily without it having to sit precariously. Very user-friendly for recording interviews in someone's office.** Compatible with OBS. I've been using Open Broadcaster for a while now. It provides awesome technical director capabilities so I can easily create engaging e-learning. I highly recommend it, but I suppose my touting that program is for a different review. As for the Razer Kiyo, anyone familiar with OBS will appreciate the easy interface.** FPS options. These are not options I've had before in a camera, and I see a lot of value in having them. 1080p / 30fps seems to work well for my head shots, but I did a trial doing a two-person interview, and the 720p / 60fps seemed to work better for that.DISLIKES:** Built in mic. It doesn't have a super-professional sound quality. Don't misunderstand -- I'm glad this unit precludes the need for an external mic, and the built-in mic is okay for many of circumstances I need. But after a bit of testing, I can tell there will be times when a separate mic will provide much clearer recording.That's about it, really, for dislikes. And it's not even a dislike -- more of a "could be better." Overall this is a really nice camera and there is little to dislike about it. For anyone who creates video instruction or does live webinars, I think it's a great camera and I highly recommend it.
December 6, 2017
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Livestream Broadcaster Mini HDMI Camera Live Streaming Device, 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Broadcaster mini and Livestream app are your solution for live streaming direct from your HDMI camera to any device in full HD.

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Believe what others have said: it doesn't work. Decided to give it a try because some people have gotten it to work, and some of the reviews from those who didn't seemed to be people who thought it should be plug and play. I've worked with digital video and streaming for years, so I know what I'm doing with a device like this. Got it, figured out how to set it up on my camera (not as easy as it sounds, had to find a YouTube video as their instructions are mostly worthless), and testing from home was at least able to get it to log on to my wifi network and act like it was going to start a test stream, but it failed at the actually live streaming part. Undeterred, and know that my home network might not have the bandwidth, I took to our actual streaming location where it wouldn't even communicate with the app on my phone, no matter what I tried. An absolute dog of a product. Sent it back and got a refund.
January 11, 2016
I just received the Lifestream Broadcast mini. I does not come with a manual or instruction. There are no instructions on there website to assist one in setting up. It would not pair with my phone and I did not have a password for the WIFI. I will be returning it today.
August 13, 2015
can be finiky getting set up , works great when you do
February 9, 2017
I've never been able to make it work on the free download, but once .From what I have found you will have to pay for the premium plan at $200 and 1 year minimum to get any help, and it will only load to Livestream.com
January 16, 2016
Today on 8/19/2016 my dad told me and showed me that the livestream mini battery swelled up and looks like it's about to burst into flames....... and now I am very upset and I want my money .....
August 19, 2016
What a piece of CRAP!!! I bought two. They don't work. When I tried to do the firmware update, one locked up and won't even boot anymore. I tried to contact Livestream (the people who made them) and they have not been responsive. My first email go an automatic reply. The next day came a "my product expert" is out of the office reply. While waiting for some information from the "expert", I received a third email which said:"We contacted you a few days ago to see if you had a chance to review the latest update from Pedro, the Customer Advocate assigned to your support request.We haven’t heard back so we’ll solve the ticket for the time being.We hope you resolved the issue successfully, but, if this isn't the case, simply reply to this email within the next few days and your ticket will reopen again automatically."Really???Their customer service stinks!
May 18, 2016
I've only streamed a couple of events (I bought this to broadcast hockey games) but so far it's worked great. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that there are no included instructions; you must go to the Livestream site to read them. (I know that's the way the world is heading, but this is a device that's going to be used on-site at various events, and having to refer to the web could be problematic. For a $300 device, there should at least be a cheat-sheet included.)That said, the device paired to my phone easily and setup was straightforward. New events were simple to create on the Livestream app, and I was able to stream flawless video on the "Adaptive High" quality setting using a mobile hotspot with an external antenna. Having used the previous version of the Broadcaster, I feel that the Mini -- controlled by the Livestream app on your device -- is an upgrade. Faster, easier, more flexible. Battery life seems good too, I streamed for about an hour and 15 minutes and still had full battery on the indicator. It does get a little warm in use; you'll want to keep it out of your pocket so air can circulate around it. I mounted it to my tripod using the included bracket.
April 20, 2015
This has to be one of the hardest devices to figure out. The nice packaging it comes in when you buy it from the livestream store is about the best thing that it has going for it now. I just got this, took me a few emails to even have it delivered, when it did arrive, it would not pair with my account from the android phone. Took it to several locations to ensure it was not my service. Won't find the phone, customer service is a paid feature so don't expect any type of support. Don't waste your money, they have the monopoly but the worst service and product. Easily will take your money but wont fix the device. Buyer Beware of this device!
April 15, 2015
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Livestream Gear - Dual Device Heavy Duty Tripod Setup for Live Stream,...

Easily mount two devices to this folding tripod that also doubles as a hand grip for live streaming with 2 devices while on the go. Get a solid grip on your Smartphones while streaming, adjust to any ...

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Believe what others have said: it doesn't work. Decided to give it a try because some people have gotten it to work, and some of the reviews from those who didn't seemed to be people who thought it should be plug and play. I've worked with digital video and streaming for years, so I know what I'm doing with a device like this. Got it, figured out how to set it up on my camera (not as easy as it sounds, had to find a YouTube video as their instructions are mostly worthless), and testing from home was at least able to get it to log on to my wifi network and act like it was going to start a test stream, but it failed at the actually live streaming part. Undeterred, and know that my home network might not have the bandwidth, I took to our actual streaming location where it wouldn't even communicate with the app on my phone, no matter what I tried. An absolute dog of a product. Sent it back and got a refund.
January 11, 2016
I just received the Lifestream Broadcast mini. I does not come with a manual or instruction. There are no instructions on there website to assist one in setting up. It would not pair with my phone and I did not have a password for the WIFI. I will be returning it today.
August 13, 2015
can be finiky getting set up , works great when you do
February 9, 2017
I've never been able to make it work on the free download, but once .From what I have found you will have to pay for the premium plan at $200 and 1 year minimum to get any help, and it will only load to Livestream.com
January 16, 2016
Today on 8/19/2016 my dad told me and showed me that the livestream mini battery swelled up and looks like it's about to burst into flames....... and now I am very upset and I want my money .....
August 19, 2016
What a piece of CRAP!!! I bought two. They don't work. When I tried to do the firmware update, one locked up and won't even boot anymore. I tried to contact Livestream (the people who made them) and they have not been responsive. My first email go an automatic reply. The next day came a "my product expert" is out of the office reply. While waiting for some information from the "expert", I received a third email which said:"We contacted you a few days ago to see if you had a chance to review the latest update from Pedro, the Customer Advocate assigned to your support request.We haven’t heard back so we’ll solve the ticket for the time being.We hope you resolved the issue successfully, but, if this isn't the case, simply reply to this email within the next few days and your ticket will reopen again automatically."Really???Their customer service stinks!
May 18, 2016
I've only streamed a couple of events (I bought this to broadcast hockey games) but so far it's worked great. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that there are no included instructions; you must go to the Livestream site to read them. (I know that's the way the world is heading, but this is a device that's going to be used on-site at various events, and having to refer to the web could be problematic. For a $300 device, there should at least be a cheat-sheet included.)That said, the device paired to my phone easily and setup was straightforward. New events were simple to create on the Livestream app, and I was able to stream flawless video on the "Adaptive High" quality setting using a mobile hotspot with an external antenna. Having used the previous version of the Broadcaster, I feel that the Mini -- controlled by the Livestream app on your device -- is an upgrade. Faster, easier, more flexible. Battery life seems good too, I streamed for about an hour and 15 minutes and still had full battery on the indicator. It does get a little warm in use; you'll want to keep it out of your pocket so air can circulate around it. I mounted it to my tripod using the included bracket.
April 20, 2015
This has to be one of the hardest devices to figure out. The nice packaging it comes in when you buy it from the livestream store is about the best thing that it has going for it now. I just got this, took me a few emails to even have it delivered, when it did arrive, it would not pair with my account from the android phone. Took it to several locations to ensure it was not my service. Won't find the phone, customer service is a paid feature so don't expect any type of support. Don't waste your money, they have the monopoly but the worst service and product. Easily will take your money but wont fix the device. Buyer Beware of this device!
April 15, 2015
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Pro Condenser Lavalier Lapel Microphone JK MIC-J 017 for Sennheiser Wireless Transmitter...

Professional Vocal Pickup, Pristine Audio Quality, Uni-directional Condenser Microphone; 1/8 Inch (35mm) Locking Screw Plug Compatible with Sennheiser Evolution Series, G2, G3, EWD1, SK D1 / Line 6 ...

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Believe what others have said: it doesn't work. Decided to give it a try because some people have gotten it to work, and some of the reviews from those who didn't seemed to be people who thought it should be plug and play. I've worked with digital video and streaming for years, so I know what I'm doing with a device like this. Got it, figured out how to set it up on my camera (not as easy as it sounds, had to find a YouTube video as their instructions are mostly worthless), and testing from home was at least able to get it to log on to my wifi network and act like it was going to start a test stream, but it failed at the actually live streaming part. Undeterred, and know that my home network might not have the bandwidth, I took to our actual streaming location where it wouldn't even communicate with the app on my phone, no matter what I tried. An absolute dog of a product. Sent it back and got a refund.
January 11, 2016
I just received the Lifestream Broadcast mini. I does not come with a manual or instruction. There are no instructions on there website to assist one in setting up. It would not pair with my phone and I did not have a password for the WIFI. I will be returning it today.
August 13, 2015
can be finiky getting set up , works great when you do
February 9, 2017
I've never been able to make it work on the free download, but once .From what I have found you will have to pay for the premium plan at $200 and 1 year minimum to get any help, and it will only load to Livestream.com
January 16, 2016
Today on 8/19/2016 my dad told me and showed me that the livestream mini battery swelled up and looks like it's about to burst into flames....... and now I am very upset and I want my money .....
August 19, 2016
What a piece of CRAP!!! I bought two. They don't work. When I tried to do the firmware update, one locked up and won't even boot anymore. I tried to contact Livestream (the people who made them) and they have not been responsive. My first email go an automatic reply. The next day came a "my product expert" is out of the office reply. While waiting for some information from the "expert", I received a third email which said:"We contacted you a few days ago to see if you had a chance to review the latest update from Pedro, the Customer Advocate assigned to your support request.We haven’t heard back so we’ll solve the ticket for the time being.We hope you resolved the issue successfully, but, if this isn't the case, simply reply to this email within the next few days and your ticket will reopen again automatically."Really???Their customer service stinks!
May 18, 2016
I've only streamed a couple of events (I bought this to broadcast hockey games) but so far it's worked great. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that there are no included instructions; you must go to the Livestream site to read them. (I know that's the way the world is heading, but this is a device that's going to be used on-site at various events, and having to refer to the web could be problematic. For a $300 device, there should at least be a cheat-sheet included.)That said, the device paired to my phone easily and setup was straightforward. New events were simple to create on the Livestream app, and I was able to stream flawless video on the "Adaptive High" quality setting using a mobile hotspot with an external antenna. Having used the previous version of the Broadcaster, I feel that the Mini -- controlled by the Livestream app on your device -- is an upgrade. Faster, easier, more flexible. Battery life seems good too, I streamed for about an hour and 15 minutes and still had full battery on the indicator. It does get a little warm in use; you'll want to keep it out of your pocket so air can circulate around it. I mounted it to my tripod using the included bracket.
April 20, 2015
This has to be one of the hardest devices to figure out. The nice packaging it comes in when you buy it from the livestream store is about the best thing that it has going for it now. I just got this, took me a few emails to even have it delivered, when it did arrive, it would not pair with my account from the android phone. Took it to several locations to ensure it was not my service. Won't find the phone, customer service is a paid feature so don't expect any type of support. Don't waste your money, they have the monopoly but the worst service and product. Easily will take your money but wont fix the device. Buyer Beware of this device!
April 15, 2015
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Sangean HDR-14 HD AM/FM Pocket Radio

The HDR-14 is an AM/FM HD pocket radio. The HDR-14 allows you to receive local stations with additional content, including sports, news and music. Access the latest digital entertainment and ...

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Tiny size. Great reception. I have had this little radio for less than one day and it might be the last pocket-sized AM/FM radio I will ever need to buy. Considering how tiny the speaker is, the sound quality is good enough to hear the difference in clarity between analog and HD. I haven't tried headphones yet.Much improved analog and HD reception (AM and FM) compared to my old Sangean HDR-1 tabletop unit. For stronger analog-only AM signals, it sounds like the bandwidth automatically widens for full treble; sensitivity and adjacent-channel selectivity are very good. Analog AM sensitivity is better than any radio this size I've ever owned. Analog FM reception is every bit as good as my other Sony, Sangean and Roberts radios.Buttons and menu are intuitive; I figured out how to use every feature plus the country/band/step configuration before I opened the manual, using the "try holding down the button" trick. I like that Sangean did not program in any artificial "chuffing" when stepping up/down through channels.Not sure about battery life yet; so far it has been playing for about 10 hours on AM-HD and FM-HD stations. 5v AC adapter provided. I expect it to go through batteries quicker than a purely analog pocket radio, since this thing is technically running software on a CPU.
May 17, 2018
I have owned two Sangean HDR-14 portables. I used the wrong adapter on the first and blew a circuit board to heck. So be careful when plugging in your radio.My second HDR-14 has improved performance on both FM and AM.Pros:Sensitive FM. This radio picks up HD signals better than my HDR-16. While it isn’t quite as selective on FM as the 16, its standard FM and FM HD sensitivity is quite good.Even weak FM stations are clear on this radio. Fringe stations that are in mono still sound clear.Small size and a lock switch make this radio convenient for travel.So far, have had good battery life.Cons:AM is noisy. Lots of radio noise hides weak signals that can be heard on other radios. From my location, good AM radios get WLW AM 700 in the daytime. The HDR-14 can’t, and I believe it’s because of the noise generated by the radio.FM selectivity could be a bit better. With a local station on 101.5, I can’t hear a weak station on 101.3. The HDR-16 can pick up the weak signal.Conclusion:Price, size, very good performance on FM and FM HD plus adequate AM reception make this radio a good buy in my view. If AM was less noisy, I would have easily given this radio 5 stars.Update 07/06. I traveled with this portable. Its FM is quite sensitive. On standard FM, it was more sensitive than my C Crane Skywave radio. In a market with strong signals, you may hear a weaker image of a strong FM station .4 MHZ above the signal. While in St. Louis, from my location, got weak 93.7 signal on 94.1. This radio is sensitive enough that this drawback doesn’t reduce my rating. Still very happy with it, especially on FM.
June 22, 2018
Despite excellent reviews, the on/off button would not stay depressed (hence the three stars since I really had no idea about how it might work without the issue). I made absolutely sure the lock was off. The radio did go on as long as I kept my finger pressed on the button. I tried everything including keeping the button depressed for varying lengths of time. I only tried to get this to work with batteries since that is how I wanted to use it. However since it was fulfilled by Amazon, the return and refund was prompt and trouble-free. Frankly I only buy electronics from the marketplace if fulfilled by Amazon to cover issues like this although I researched the vendor, who was highly rated both on and off Amazon. I decided against an exchange although I'm sure that would not have been a problem in and of itself. The other thing about the product as received that I thought was odd was no security tape on the box and no plastic film on the display window, both of which I had on another Sangean product which came in a clam shell package. However, the item did look new as far as I could tell. It just didn't work.
July 11, 2018
Day One purchase of this brand new Sangean HDR-14 AM/FM radio....and I love it. Not only for its small, compact footprint, but the performance on the FM Band and bringing in stations even my Sangean HDR-18 does not in side-by-side testing.My main purpose was purchasing this to enhance my workplace listening in Downtown Los Angeles and with two days of testing I couldn't be happier. Full HD signals from favorite stations KCSN 88.5, KFRG 95.1, KJZZ 88.1 plus most of the other HD stations in the Los Angeles area. I have also received San Diego Stations KPBS 89.5 and KGB 101.5 in full HD (130 miles) with this great radio.Search "SANGEAN HDR-14 Radio FM Bandscan Los Angeles" on You Tube for a long video showing some of the features.
May 20, 2018
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Pro Lavalier Lapel Microphone JK MIC-J 044 for Sennheiser Wireless Transmitter -...

Sweat and Dust-Proof Made Primarily for Indoor and Outdoor Activities; Professional Vocal Pickup, Pristine Audio Quality, Omni-directional Condenser Microphone; 1/8 Inch (35mm) Locking Screw Plug ...

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  Much better than the (dirt cheap) Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (3X Lapel Microphone) but less great than I was expecting based on reviews. I tested on several recorders and a phone, and while they sounded OK, they were a bit too sensitive to background noise and echo. For now, it is my primary go-to lav until I find something more omnidirectional. They do work well for interview work. My biggest complaint is that foam windscreen does not stay on well at all and as it is so small it is exceptionally easy to use.Check out my video where I compare it to other mics side by side with other recorders.
April 14, 2017
I use the actual $130 Senheisser G3 mics and wireless systems every day for work. I bought these for my freelance video/audio set up at home and they have almost the exact pickup pattern and are actually a little more sensitive/louder than the originals. They don't have a removable pop filter like the originals but they are very small so it hasent been a problem. Easy to hide under garmets, has a fantastic sound, and a fantastic price. Only thing is the cord seems thinner and cheaper and is about 1.5 feet shorter than the originals, but that hasent been a problem. Still plenty long to run for the transmitter to collar with length to spare. I'll be buying more!
September 6, 2014
Got this for my Panasonic GH4, and was hoping to use it with my multi-channel recording interface as well. Works great, however, my downfall is that I'm tech-savvy, my use case was extraordinary, and I did not realize how these lapel mics work. The Mic-J 044, as with other lavalier mics, are condenser microphones which require power to operate. External recorders such as the Zoom H1 and others, DSLR cameras, wireless belt packs, even computer sound cards, provide what is known as "Plug-in-power" with anywhere from 3-5 volts to power the mic. This is much different than the 48-volt phantom power you would see on an XLR-based mixer (don't try to use it, as it will likely destroy the mic). If you want to use an entry level lav like this in anything that doesn't supply "plug-in-power", you will need to get (or build) a battery power supply, not just a simple adapter from 1/8" to XLR. (There are several out there, even here on Amazon, for around $15). Also, note that the Sennheiser locking 1/8" TRS connector is not balanced. It is wired as a mono (T is + and R&S are -).In any event, I'm looking forward to getting lots of great use out of the two JK Mic-J 044's I purchased, and pleased with their performance.
September 25, 2015
I bought this as a possible replacement / backup for my Sennheiser g3 lav.Pros:+ the clip design makes it easier to position and hide than the g3+ audio turned out greatCons:- slightly shorter cable- poor design of the connector clip onto the g3 wireless belt pack. Feels very cheap when screwing it into the g3 and I wondered if it was even screwing in (it was that bad. That said - the recording turned out great and it did work)- less build quality than the g3.For the price, it seems like a fine option but it didn't live up to my expectation and will be relegated to a backup lav instead of my primary unit. Perhaps I'll test it out some more and start using it more but for now - backup it will stay. If you found this review helpful, feel free to click the helpful button.
February 1, 2016
This is a great lapel mic for the money, I got this mic for my sennheiser g2 system. The sound is very nice and clear, with a good flat tone, and you won't need to add much volume. The build is not the best, the cable is very thin, thats why i gave it a 4 star. I will buy another one of these back up. I produce music, I am very hard to please when it comes to sound. So go for it!!!
January 23, 2014
This is a great little microphone. I have only had it for about a week now, but on times I have used it I have captured some great sounding audio. I am recording through this lapel mic into a Tascam DR-03 recorder and getting great results for the price. I think this microphone actually has a fuller sound than the professional Sennheiser lapel mic that cost 5x the price. I would assume the build quality is better of that microphone, but what I have heard of the audio only I prefer this little JK mic. I would definitely recommend this mic to anyone in need of a lapel mic on a budget.
April 27, 2017
 Great product... sound clean and works beautifully. Only thing to remember is that records in MONO.... so you'll have to duplicate the channel wgith a software (Audacity will do) in order to hear it in both left and right channels.
August 11, 2016
From my test this mics sounds every bit as good as a Sennheiser ME2 lav mic when used in the Sennheiser G3 wireless system recording into a 5D3 or a handheld recorder. It actually is a bit more sensitive than the ME2 which is a good thing as the preamps don't have to work as hard. It's a little smaller than the ME2 so it's easier to hide. The cord is thinner and flimsier than the ME2 so I wasn't crazy about that, but as long as the talent isn't rough with this and you take care of it, it should last. Regrettably I had to return this lavalier because it requires "plug-in" power, a small voltage greater than 2 but less than 10 volts, and wouldn't work with my secondary wireless system transmitter that does not supply plugin power.
April 24, 2016
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BEHRINGER C-2

2 matched condenser microphones for stereo studio recording and live applications; Ideal as main and support microphones for studio and live applications; Cardioid pickup pattern for effective ...

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 My daughter's show choir operates on a very tight sound budget. It was an absolute requirement we spend our money wisely and still get quality sound. After reading other reviews on these microphones (both good and bad), we purchased two sets of these for our end of the year school program. The students sing jazz and pop music. Many songs were acapella. Before the purchase, I compared the specifications of the C-2 to several more expensive microphones. The Behringer C-2 microphones were reasonably sensitive and offered the prospect of good feedback rejection with their pickup pattern. In the end, while wanting to purchase expensive microphones (because you get what you pay for most of the time!), we bought the C-2 instead and absolutely could not have been more pleased with their performance.Like other reviewers, it is my opinion for the price, these cannot be beat. I have a reasonable ear (not professional at all) and it is my opinion there is not a significant improvement in sound between these and other more expensive mics. With special monitoring equipment, you might detect small sound differences but probably not important enough to warrant the extra $$. After all, in live stage performances, it is about being heard clearly and controlling feedback. These microphones deliver at a price point that is unbelievable. We do not need more expensive microphones. These fit our needs perfectly. I firmly believe you get much more than what you pay for with the C-2.Buy them. I do not believe you will be disappointed.I posted a video review here on amazon and also several audio recordings on my YouTube channel of the live performance. Here is the link:THEmlcollumhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM91YH0lZrrTgFfd_BQ2h0gPut on a good set of headphones and listen for yourself. Hearing is believing!! I believe you will be equally impressed.
October 1, 2014
Paired this with Behringer UMC202HD preamp to record choral arrangements using an ORTF pattern (110 degrees, with 17 cm separation at mic tip) which mimics human hearing. Kinda like recording for dummies, because it creates a nice stereo image and you don't need to be a genius to set it up. Just need a few adapters to prevent XLR cables for interfering with mic positioning.In any case, the mics perform as advertised. Perhaps there are better mics for professional work, but I'm recording family and friends and we're getting pretty amazing results. I'm using a MacBook Air, Garage Band, and that UMC202HD preamp I mentioned above. Great little, portable recording studio.
December 22, 2017
I've owned the C-2s for about a year now and I have say I reach for them more than almost any other mic I own (the winner would have to be the Blue Baby Bottle because it's just so dang versatile!). A little bit about my context: I'm a full time music technology educator, performer and composer. In terms of time breakdown, those three roles end up being around 70/20/10. I've used the C-2s to record guitar with students, mic choirs for school performances and even to capture room noise for in-ear monitors during performances. Here's what I like:-The cost to performance ratio is outstanding. They fall in the bottom of the cost range but offer a performance which is entirely usable in a variety of contexts. Would I use them for a classical guitar recording? No, but any studio you go to is going to have an excellent SDC. The C-2s also come with wind screens, mic clips and a stereo mount.-The durability is also outstanding. Working with students (as you teachers out there know) means you occasionally get the "oops, I dropped it!" or "I think the stand just fell over". With the C-2s, I haven't had anything shatter, crack or disintegrate yet. They survive being tossed in my gear bag (a repurposed husky tool bag), transported to and from gigs (latin dance band) and handled by students of all ages.Here's what I don't like:-The sensitivity of the mic is difficult to control using gain. What I mean is that in applications where the source of the sound is static or you want to either capture sound or not capture sound, the C-2s shine. But I haven't found them to be very nuanced in terms of picking up dynamic changes. I adjust the gain to get a good signal and then from there on out it's either "we got it!" or "we can't hear it". For me, this makes them more usable in live/on-stage applications than for recording.My recommendation? If you want a mic which costs next to nothing, delivers durability and predictable results, the C-2s are for you. Classroom use, technology teaching, reference/scratch recordings and live performance are areas where the C-2s shine. If you want a mic to create an outstanding guitar recording or choral recording for submission for contests or sale online, I'd strong recommend looking elsewhere (the Avantone CK-1, for example).
February 3, 2015
Awesome mic for the price. These were purchased partly for mic'ing kids on stage and partly for playing around with in my small home studio. They have a reasonable amount of self-noise, have a bit of presence boost around 6kHz and seem a bit lacking in the low range, but I was able to deal with that in EQ. Once EQ'ed, I liked the sound I got using an ORTF setup. I was very impressed with these for mic'ing the kids (used XY setup). They did better than the Shure SM57s as far as how much we were able to pick up and gain before feedback.Overall, I'm not sure I would recommend these for high-end recording studio use, but for an inexpensive set to use as a backup, to throw in your travel bag or to use with kids where mics might see more abuse you can't really go wrong with these. I figure at this cost if the kids trip over something and destroy a mic or two I'm not really out anything.
January 6, 2018
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Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Cardioid Boom Mic

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Mic features polar pattern and frequency response tailored for intelligible vocal reproduction; Closed-back circumaural ear cups help seal out ...

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 My daughter's show choir operates on a very tight sound budget. It was an absolute requirement we spend our money wisely and still get quality sound. After reading other reviews on these microphones (both good and bad), we purchased two sets of these for our end of the year school program. The students sing jazz and pop music. Many songs were acapella. Before the purchase, I compared the specifications of the C-2 to several more expensive microphones. The Behringer C-2 microphones were reasonably sensitive and offered the prospect of good feedback rejection with their pickup pattern. In the end, while wanting to purchase expensive microphones (because you get what you pay for most of the time!), we bought the C-2 instead and absolutely could not have been more pleased with their performance.Like other reviewers, it is my opinion for the price, these cannot be beat. I have a reasonable ear (not professional at all) and it is my opinion there is not a significant improvement in sound between these and other more expensive mics. With special monitoring equipment, you might detect small sound differences but probably not important enough to warrant the extra $$. After all, in live stage performances, it is about being heard clearly and controlling feedback. These microphones deliver at a price point that is unbelievable. We do not need more expensive microphones. These fit our needs perfectly. I firmly believe you get much more than what you pay for with the C-2.Buy them. I do not believe you will be disappointed.I posted a video review here on amazon and also several audio recordings on my YouTube channel of the live performance. Here is the link:THEmlcollumhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM91YH0lZrrTgFfd_BQ2h0gPut on a good set of headphones and listen for yourself. Hearing is believing!! I believe you will be equally impressed.
October 1, 2014
Paired this with Behringer UMC202HD preamp to record choral arrangements using an ORTF pattern (110 degrees, with 17 cm separation at mic tip) which mimics human hearing. Kinda like recording for dummies, because it creates a nice stereo image and you don't need to be a genius to set it up. Just need a few adapters to prevent XLR cables for interfering with mic positioning.In any case, the mics perform as advertised. Perhaps there are better mics for professional work, but I'm recording family and friends and we're getting pretty amazing results. I'm using a MacBook Air, Garage Band, and that UMC202HD preamp I mentioned above. Great little, portable recording studio.
December 22, 2017
I've owned the C-2s for about a year now and I have say I reach for them more than almost any other mic I own (the winner would have to be the Blue Baby Bottle because it's just so dang versatile!). A little bit about my context: I'm a full time music technology educator, performer and composer. In terms of time breakdown, those three roles end up being around 70/20/10. I've used the C-2s to record guitar with students, mic choirs for school performances and even to capture room noise for in-ear monitors during performances. Here's what I like:-The cost to performance ratio is outstanding. They fall in the bottom of the cost range but offer a performance which is entirely usable in a variety of contexts. Would I use them for a classical guitar recording? No, but any studio you go to is going to have an excellent SDC. The C-2s also come with wind screens, mic clips and a stereo mount.-The durability is also outstanding. Working with students (as you teachers out there know) means you occasionally get the "oops, I dropped it!" or "I think the stand just fell over". With the C-2s, I haven't had anything shatter, crack or disintegrate yet. They survive being tossed in my gear bag (a repurposed husky tool bag), transported to and from gigs (latin dance band) and handled by students of all ages.Here's what I don't like:-The sensitivity of the mic is difficult to control using gain. What I mean is that in applications where the source of the sound is static or you want to either capture sound or not capture sound, the C-2s shine. But I haven't found them to be very nuanced in terms of picking up dynamic changes. I adjust the gain to get a good signal and then from there on out it's either "we got it!" or "we can't hear it". For me, this makes them more usable in live/on-stage applications than for recording.My recommendation? If you want a mic which costs next to nothing, delivers durability and predictable results, the C-2s are for you. Classroom use, technology teaching, reference/scratch recordings and live performance are areas where the C-2s shine. If you want a mic to create an outstanding guitar recording or choral recording for submission for contests or sale online, I'd strong recommend looking elsewhere (the Avantone CK-1, for example).
February 3, 2015
Awesome mic for the price. These were purchased partly for mic'ing kids on stage and partly for playing around with in my small home studio. They have a reasonable amount of self-noise, have a bit of presence boost around 6kHz and seem a bit lacking in the low range, but I was able to deal with that in EQ. Once EQ'ed, I liked the sound I got using an ORTF setup. I was very impressed with these for mic'ing the kids (used XY setup). They did better than the Shure SM57s as far as how much we were able to pick up and gain before feedback.Overall, I'm not sure I would recommend these for high-end recording studio use, but for an inexpensive set to use as a backup, to throw in your travel bag or to use with kids where mics might see more abuse you can't really go wrong with these. I figure at this cost if the kids trip over something and destroy a mic or two I'm not really out anything.
January 6, 2018
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Pro JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier Lapel External Microphone Designed For ZOOM TASCAM...

Sweat and Dust-Proof Made Primarily for Indoor and Outdoor Activities; Standard Stereo 1/8 Inch TRS Connector Designed for Zoom Tascam Recording Devices; Professional vocal pickup, Pristine audio ...

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If you were to tell me this cheap no-brand lavalier would perform on par, or better than, lavalier's that cost 10x to 100x the cost - I wouldn't have believed you. But I'm hear to report, this lavalier sounds incredible.I read many reviews, and listened to many samples of reviews on YouTube, and always came back to this lapel mic. Right now I'm using it by plugging directly into a dSLR camera. I also use a 16' extension mic cord for longer reaches. Speaking of, make sure you use a microphone cable and not a headphone extension. The headphone extension does not have shielding for interference. The mic cable does. But you will have to pay more (actually, the mic cable cost me more than this lapel mic). :-)I got the stereo version (which simply splits the mono signal to both channels) so I didn't have to do that step in post-production.The pickup is strong with minimal background noise and cord handling noise. The quality of the audio is true and accurate for vocals, and makes for a fantastic interview mic.However, before purchasing, make sure you check which Pro JM lapel mic you are buying. There are many versions on Amazon, and the reason for this is the external plug. Each plug has a very specific purpose to fit a specific type of plug. Buy with the right connector and it works. But with the wrong connector and it won't work. Read first. Purchase responsibly.
July 18, 2017
This is the right mic for a Zoom H1. It provides both channels so you don't have to take care of that in post, and it sounds just as good as its mono versions. You don't give anything up and don't even have to adjust your normal input levels using this in place of the mono version. It's perfect.
June 16, 2016
I just got this puppy yesterday and I'm stoked because I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to capture audio in a wedding when there is no soundboard or if I'm in the back of a room, far from a subject. I did some research and came across the Tascam DR-05 recorder TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder (Version 2). I watched youtube video prodcut reviews to actually hear what the sound, sounded like and I was blown away. The price of this things was amazing as well, I couldn't pass on it. I got it yesterday and for someone who has never had a voice recorder before or a lapel mic, the controls were pretty intuitive. I did some sample recording and the sound was very crisp and clear. I have a wedding coming up in June and I can't wait to use this puppy.The build is lightweight and you can barely tell it's there. It came with 2 (two) windscreens which was nice. Only thing is I wish there was a carrying case for the mic. I don't want to damage it by stashing it in my camera bag, maybe I can just put it in it's original packaging. The cord is nice a long for any subject to have in there back pocket, side pocket, or coat pocket.Buy this thing today and you won't be disappointed.
May 9, 2017
I used this in conjunction with my Audio Technica broadcast lapel mic (35 years in pro video). It has noticeably more noise, and is muffled in comparison. I was able to remove almost all the noise in Adobe Audition, and use the Channel EQ in Final Cut Pro X to make a very close comparison (when I clipped both mics on together and recorded the same source). Close enough that I don't fear using the mic for pro work now that I have a process to clean it up. It's a spare I keep in the bag in case something breaks.I bought the Rode XLR adapter for it. Not a tight fit, but I tape it in and it doesn't click or buzz. Likes 24v phantom, but goes silent with no phantom or 48v phantom.
November 3, 2017
This is the second time I have ordered this lav lapel mic, they work great!I would recommend investing in some windshield covers as the ones that come with this mic come off very easy... these are the ones i am currently using without issue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013P1HKN0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
October 11, 2016
This is an excellent microphone for the price. I did a side-by-side test against some similar mics I've had and liked for a while. This was much better for a similar cost. There are two things I noticed that I really liked about this from an audio perspective:1. The EQ curve on it is very nice for voice. It will even work well when clipped to the middle of the collar of a crew neck t-shirt. A lot of mics will get muffled there.2. It had pretty nice gain which helps keep the noise floor down. I have a bunch of iFP-795/iFP-895/899 recorders and this mic will breathe new life into them because of the lowered noise floor compared to an Zoom H1. This works really well with the H1.Very happy with this. May buy more for movie audio.
July 2, 2018
I have been using another lav mic into my Tascam DR-05 digital recorder, but the connector broke and I found myself in need of a replacement. After doing some research I kept seeing this little mic recommended, so though I would give it a try.I am glad I did.The gain is very good, rejection is decent, and sound quality only needed a little adjustment in my DAW when recording in an untreated room. Nice little mic.
November 16, 2017
Pretty good little lav mic. It works great with my Zoom H1 mic. Although, if you are looking to record multiple people you will need to look into buying a splitter so you can plug two of these mics in at one time. The quality is good, and the price is hard to beat with some of the other ones you can find for really cheap, but they will not last as long.
February 20, 2017
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If you were to tell me this cheap no-brand lavalier would perform on par, or better than, lavalier's that cost 10x to 100x the cost - I wouldn't have believed you. But I'm hear to report, this lavalier sounds incredible.I read many reviews, and listened to many samples of reviews on YouTube, and always came back to this lapel mic. Right now I'm using it by plugging directly into a dSLR camera. I also use a 16' extension mic cord for longer reaches. Speaking of, make sure you use a microphone cable and not a headphone extension. The headphone extension does not have shielding for interference. The mic cable does. But you will have to pay more (actually, the mic cable cost me more than this lapel mic). :-)I got the stereo version (which simply splits the mono signal to both channels) so I didn't have to do that step in post-production.The pickup is strong with minimal background noise and cord handling noise. The quality of the audio is true and accurate for vocals, and makes for a fantastic interview mic.However, before purchasing, make sure you check which Pro JM lapel mic you are buying. There are many versions on Amazon, and the reason for this is the external plug. Each plug has a very specific purpose to fit a specific type of plug. Buy with the right connector and it works. But with the wrong connector and it won't work. Read first. Purchase responsibly.
July 18, 2017
This is the right mic for a Zoom H1. It provides both channels so you don't have to take care of that in post, and it sounds just as good as its mono versions. You don't give anything up and don't even have to adjust your normal input levels using this in place of the mono version. It's perfect.
June 16, 2016
I just got this puppy yesterday and I'm stoked because I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to capture audio in a wedding when there is no soundboard or if I'm in the back of a room, far from a subject. I did some research and came across the Tascam DR-05 recorder TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder (Version 2). I watched youtube video prodcut reviews to actually hear what the sound, sounded like and I was blown away. The price of this things was amazing as well, I couldn't pass on it. I got it yesterday and for someone who has never had a voice recorder before or a lapel mic, the controls were pretty intuitive. I did some sample recording and the sound was very crisp and clear. I have a wedding coming up in June and I can't wait to use this puppy.The build is lightweight and you can barely tell it's there. It came with 2 (two) windscreens which was nice. Only thing is I wish there was a carrying case for the mic. I don't want to damage it by stashing it in my camera bag, maybe I can just put it in it's original packaging. The cord is nice a long for any subject to have in there back pocket, side pocket, or coat pocket.Buy this thing today and you won't be disappointed.
May 9, 2017
I used this in conjunction with my Audio Technica broadcast lapel mic (35 years in pro video). It has noticeably more noise, and is muffled in comparison. I was able to remove almost all the noise in Adobe Audition, and use the Channel EQ in Final Cut Pro X to make a very close comparison (when I clipped both mics on together and recorded the same source). Close enough that I don't fear using the mic for pro work now that I have a process to clean it up. It's a spare I keep in the bag in case something breaks.I bought the Rode XLR adapter for it. Not a tight fit, but I tape it in and it doesn't click or buzz. Likes 24v phantom, but goes silent with no phantom or 48v phantom.
November 3, 2017
This is the second time I have ordered this lav lapel mic, they work great!I would recommend investing in some windshield covers as the ones that come with this mic come off very easy... these are the ones i am currently using without issue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013P1HKN0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
October 11, 2016
This is an excellent microphone for the price. I did a side-by-side test against some similar mics I've had and liked for a while. This was much better for a similar cost. There are two things I noticed that I really liked about this from an audio perspective:1. The EQ curve on it is very nice for voice. It will even work well when clipped to the middle of the collar of a crew neck t-shirt. A lot of mics will get muffled there.2. It had pretty nice gain which helps keep the noise floor down. I have a bunch of iFP-795/iFP-895/899 recorders and this mic will breathe new life into them because of the lowered noise floor compared to an Zoom H1. This works really well with the H1.Very happy with this. May buy more for movie audio.
July 2, 2018
I have been using another lav mic into my Tascam DR-05 digital recorder, but the connector broke and I found myself in need of a replacement. After doing some research I kept seeing this little mic recommended, so though I would give it a try.I am glad I did.The gain is very good, rejection is decent, and sound quality only needed a little adjustment in my DAW when recording in an untreated room. Nice little mic.
November 16, 2017
Pretty good little lav mic. It works great with my Zoom H1 mic. Although, if you are looking to record multiple people you will need to look into buying a splitter so you can plug two of these mics in at one time. The quality is good, and the price is hard to beat with some of the other ones you can find for really cheap, but they will not last as long.
February 20, 2017
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Short Shotgun Microphone w/Sennheiser MZH600 Windshield

The Sennheiser MKE 600 is a shotgun microphone designed for use with a camcorder or video DSLR. Building on the company's extensive expertise in designing shotgun microphones, it is able to take on ...

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I usually stay away from bundled packages, normally purchasing things separate (mic, mic mount, etc...). However, I took a leap on this product and couldn't have been happier.Sennheiser is a fantastic product. I have used many different mics but this one for the price takes the cake.I pair this mic with the H5 zoom. I have had other professional businesses ask me what I use and are just as amazed.Pros:-Great sound quality-Easily set up (may need to purchase separate mic stand which is helpful)-The accessories are of great quality.-Bang for the buckCons:-NoneOther:The one thing to be aware of is sound. This is considered a shotgun mic, it does a fantastic, and sometimes unwanted job, of picking up sound and noise. Know the environment in which you will be recording, as long as you have control over the noise level you will receive a great product.
August 25, 2016
As others have said, "Don't skimp on your audio!" This mic sounds great. This mic delivers way above its price in my opinion. I have used it for interviews indoors and outdoors with fantastic results.What I like:-Very directional sound as you would expect from a shotgun mic-Very clear, true reproduction of the audio being captured-AA phantom power is very handy-Build quality is superb-The furry windscreen works great outdoors.-Sounds great with my H4n (which is notorious for poor pre's)What I don't like so much:-The "shockmount" is pretty pathetic. I picked up an Eggsnow shockmount which is far superior and I think it was only about $20
October 28, 2014
Likely the BEST MIC I have EVER bought. Forget Rhodes Mics, this is the Pro quality I've been looking for. Great battery life and AMAZING sound quality.
February 7, 2018
I need the microphone for my Panasonic GH5 camera. The Sennheiser MKE 600 is a very good microphone. It is not noted that it only sends a signal to the left channel. For sound in both speakers you need to do post audio work. Splitter cables are available to put sound on both channels but it lowers the amplitude out of the mic and introduces more noise. The microphone is ideal if you have a preamp that will mix to both channels and then to your camera. Compared to the Rode VideoMic Pro it has a slightly better signal to noise ratio. The sound curve is a bit more linear as the VideoMic Pro pushes the lower frequencies more. The MKE 600 is more of a professional mic for more specific applications. The Rode VideoMic Pro is a bit more versatile for direct cameral mount without the aid of preamps or post audio work. I would say the MKE 600 and the VideoMic Pro are comparable for their price. For a standalone microphone on the camera hot shoe, I like the VideoMic Pro a little better. I repeat, if you are going to record to the left channel and then copy to the right channel in post-production then the MKE 600 is better. With the listing of more complete specifications the MKE 600 would be a 5-star mic for many people.
March 18, 2018
I'm a fan of the brand but this didn't meet my expectations, especially for the price. With the wind cancellation mode enabled it turned all lower volume sounds 'robo'. My search continues for a good sg mic.
May 20, 2018
I've been using this microphone for a film I'm working on for the past year. it has held up very well and produces great sound.
April 21, 2017
Mics like these just didn’t exist at this price point back in the old analog days. You’d spend a grand easily for a Sennheiser that could do the job.Get the bundle like I did. The dead cat is a must.
August 20, 2018
One of the best microphones for filmmakers. The quality of sound is top notch.
June 28, 2016
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Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 (BINTSSHU)

Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle, the world's first 10 bit HD/SD editing solution for USB 3.0 Windows computers. Simply plug in Intensity Shuttle and get access to incredible quality 10 bit HDMI, ...

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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 is one of the most complicated to set up, but easiest to use cards on the market. Read the system requirements and verify them before purchasing this card, otherwise you will have a $200 paperweight. I currently have this card working on a MSI x79 board that has a NEC/RENESAS USB 3 controller without issue in every major program from premiere, to Wirecast, Livestream Studio, OBS and others that support directshow devices. While the card only supports 1080i59.94 and 720p59.94 the quality is good enough for livestreaming.Support:Don't bother calling them or attempting to ask questions. You will get further by googling your questions. Additionally if you are having issues and you are not using a NEC/RENESAS USB 3.0 controller, it's not going to work, period.Pros:Pass through for monitoringSupports video sources 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i (at 59.94fps)no adapters for svideomix hdmi video and analog audioCons:no 240i support (no capturing N64, SNES, NES and other older systems)Newer driver versions do not really add any new features, sometimes cause instabilityno 1080p supportFinal Thoughts:If you are looking to capture on the go with a laptop: this card is NOT FOR YOU. If you have thunderbolt, pick up the thunderbolt version of this card, otherwise I would look at competing cards from avermedia.
September 9, 2014
This is very difficult to get working and is defiantly not worth the money. There are much more reliable products out there.One of the biggest flaws this device has is it only does pass-thru to your monitor/display when the recording program is the active window. This makes it a terrible option for people using it to record gameplay recording or streaming. Not that big of a deal if you are using it to digitize VHS from a VCR.Another bad thing about this device is that it is very particular about the signal that you are feeding into it. For example it will except signal from HDMI only when it is 720p/i (30/60) or 1080i (30), so no 1080p or 60hz. I was unable to get this device to except input from a Snes as it will not pickup on the signal that it outputs.I thought this product was going to be exactly what I needed since it has some many input/output option; however I quickly found that the device is very picky on what signals it will except.
October 29, 2017
Ugh, do not waste your money. This thing worked fine for me for a couple of months, and now I have nothing but problems. I don't know if it's the wire that is the problem or the capture card, but it always has a hard time connecting to my computer. When it finally decides to connect, and I try to record gameplay, the audio and visual ends up desyncing. Also when streaming, the audio just sometimes decides its not going to work. Occasionally restarting my computer and changing up cables might solve the issue, but more times than not, the hour I spend troubleshooting is wasted. Save yourself some time and money and go with the Elgado HD60 if you are only planning on using HDMI. I'm pretty sure Elgado has other products for AV cable connections as well.
October 13, 2017
Didn't work for my own usage, but that's because I purchased it in order to archive my (now quite old) family VHS tapes.After speaking with Blackmagic's tech support (friendly people, btw), they mentioned I would need to have a timecode corrector unit, which would likely cost another $100 or so for it to work my old analog tapes.The unit itself did work fine on both my windows PC and my Mac laptop. My PC is an older 2010 i7, and to make sure it worked correctly I had installed an add-on PCI express USB 3.0 card. I mention this since these USB 3.0 Shuttle's tend to not work well with the old USB 3.0 ports built-in to motherboards. These Intensity Shuttle units tend to score a bit low, so I wanted to rate it higher...but unfortunately it just didn't work for my own usage. As a reedeming note though, I tried other capture cards as well, and none of them were able to work correctly with my analog tapes… aside from [ironically] an extremely old PCI capture card that I purchased way back when Pentium 4's were the cutting edge of technology! Thus I ended up returning this unit & the others I tried.
October 7, 2015
Hate it! Drops video every minute to two minutes. Tried every configuration under the sun minus throwing it up against the wall! I'm even more upset at the guy who originally left the review saying it was so good and if you had a core i7 blah blah and I did all that and more and it's still a horrible product! I highly discourage you from wasting your valuable time, energy, and money on a piece of Sh!t like this.
April 7, 2018
Not a lot good I can say about it, It flat will not work in Xsplit Broadcaster, and won't work in vMix or OBS Studio using the HDMI input no matter what I do, I've watched what few videos's there are and matched the settings on the Camera the Intensity shuttle and the software and still no luck. (Updated) after fighting with OBS for a few days it now works in OBS just fine, It also worked with no issues in LiveStrem Studio 4 and 5 and WireCast flawlessly just plug and play, However, it still will not work at all in xSplit even though The manufacturer and Xsplit both list it as a supported device
April 23, 2018
There needs to be a huge alert on the Blackmagic Design website and Amazon order page for this device. It needs to say that this product will probably not work with your hardware. I actually got it to work for 5 minutes after a few hours of trial and error but when i had a chance to try again recently, it was not recognized by the Blackmagic or any other software. Probably because of windows 10 updates that no longer accepted the unsigned drivers. When i purchased this, there were fewer one star reviews so i figured i could make it work. Now it is too late to return.
January 2, 2018
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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 is one of the most complicated to set up, but easiest to use cards on the market. Read the system requirements and verify them before purchasing this card, otherwise you will have a $200 paperweight. I currently have this card working on a MSI x79 board that has a NEC/RENESAS USB 3 controller without issue in every major program from premiere, to Wirecast, Livestream Studio, OBS and others that support directshow devices. While the card only supports 1080i59.94 and 720p59.94 the quality is good enough for livestreaming.Support:Don't bother calling them or attempting to ask questions. You will get further by googling your questions. Additionally if you are having issues and you are not using a NEC/RENESAS USB 3.0 controller, it's not going to work, period.Pros:Pass through for monitoringSupports video sources 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i (at 59.94fps)no adapters for svideomix hdmi video and analog audioCons:no 240i support (no capturing N64, SNES, NES and other older systems)Newer driver versions do not really add any new features, sometimes cause instabilityno 1080p supportFinal Thoughts:If you are looking to capture on the go with a laptop: this card is NOT FOR YOU. If you have thunderbolt, pick up the thunderbolt version of this card, otherwise I would look at competing cards from avermedia.
September 9, 2014
This is very difficult to get working and is defiantly not worth the money. There are much more reliable products out there.One of the biggest flaws this device has is it only does pass-thru to your monitor/display when the recording program is the active window. This makes it a terrible option for people using it to record gameplay recording or streaming. Not that big of a deal if you are using it to digitize VHS from a VCR.Another bad thing about this device is that it is very particular about the signal that you are feeding into it. For example it will except signal from HDMI only when it is 720p/i (30/60) or 1080i (30), so no 1080p or 60hz. I was unable to get this device to except input from a Snes as it will not pickup on the signal that it outputs.I thought this product was going to be exactly what I needed since it has some many input/output option; however I quickly found that the device is very picky on what signals it will except.
October 29, 2017
Ugh, do not waste your money. This thing worked fine for me for a couple of months, and now I have nothing but problems. I don't know if it's the wire that is the problem or the capture card, but it always has a hard time connecting to my computer. When it finally decides to connect, and I try to record gameplay, the audio and visual ends up desyncing. Also when streaming, the audio just sometimes decides its not going to work. Occasionally restarting my computer and changing up cables might solve the issue, but more times than not, the hour I spend troubleshooting is wasted. Save yourself some time and money and go with the Elgado HD60 if you are only planning on using HDMI. I'm pretty sure Elgado has other products for AV cable connections as well.
October 13, 2017
Didn't work for my own usage, but that's because I purchased it in order to archive my (now quite old) family VHS tapes.After speaking with Blackmagic's tech support (friendly people, btw), they mentioned I would need to have a timecode corrector unit, which would likely cost another $100 or so for it to work my old analog tapes.The unit itself did work fine on both my windows PC and my Mac laptop. My PC is an older 2010 i7, and to make sure it worked correctly I had installed an add-on PCI express USB 3.0 card. I mention this since these USB 3.0 Shuttle's tend to not work well with the old USB 3.0 ports built-in to motherboards. These Intensity Shuttle units tend to score a bit low, so I wanted to rate it higher...but unfortunately it just didn't work for my own usage. As a reedeming note though, I tried other capture cards as well, and none of them were able to work correctly with my analog tapes… aside from [ironically] an extremely old PCI capture card that I purchased way back when Pentium 4's were the cutting edge of technology! Thus I ended up returning this unit & the others I tried.
October 7, 2015
Hate it! Drops video every minute to two minutes. Tried every configuration under the sun minus throwing it up against the wall! I'm even more upset at the guy who originally left the review saying it was so good and if you had a core i7 blah blah and I did all that and more and it's still a horrible product! I highly discourage you from wasting your valuable time, energy, and money on a piece of Sh!t like this.
April 7, 2018
Not a lot good I can say about it, It flat will not work in Xsplit Broadcaster, and won't work in vMix or OBS Studio using the HDMI input no matter what I do, I've watched what few videos's there are and matched the settings on the Camera the Intensity shuttle and the software and still no luck. (Updated) after fighting with OBS for a few days it now works in OBS just fine, It also worked with no issues in LiveStrem Studio 4 and 5 and WireCast flawlessly just plug and play, However, it still will not work at all in xSplit even though The manufacturer and Xsplit both list it as a supported device
April 23, 2018
There needs to be a huge alert on the Blackmagic Design website and Amazon order page for this device. It needs to say that this product will probably not work with your hardware. I actually got it to work for 5 minutes after a few hours of trial and error but when i had a chance to try again recently, it was not recognized by the Blackmagic or any other software. Probably because of windows 10 updates that no longer accepted the unsigned drivers. When i purchased this, there were fewer one star reviews so i figured i could make it work. Now it is too late to return.
January 2, 2018
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Pro Earhook Headset Headworn Omnidirectional Microphone JK MIC-J 060 for AKG Samson...

Sweat and Dust-Proof Made Primarily for Indoor and Outdoor Activities; Gooseneck Microphone Boom of JK MIC-J 060 Yields Maximum Flexibility; Professional Vocal Pickup, Pristine Audio Quality, ...

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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 is one of the most complicated to set up, but easiest to use cards on the market. Read the system requirements and verify them before purchasing this card, otherwise you will have a $200 paperweight. I currently have this card working on a MSI x79 board that has a NEC/RENESAS USB 3 controller without issue in every major program from premiere, to Wirecast, Livestream Studio, OBS and others that support directshow devices. While the card only supports 1080i59.94 and 720p59.94 the quality is good enough for livestreaming.Support:Don't bother calling them or attempting to ask questions. You will get further by googling your questions. Additionally if you are having issues and you are not using a NEC/RENESAS USB 3.0 controller, it's not going to work, period.Pros:Pass through for monitoringSupports video sources 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i (at 59.94fps)no adapters for svideomix hdmi video and analog audioCons:no 240i support (no capturing N64, SNES, NES and other older systems)Newer driver versions do not really add any new features, sometimes cause instabilityno 1080p supportFinal Thoughts:If you are looking to capture on the go with a laptop: this card is NOT FOR YOU. If you have thunderbolt, pick up the thunderbolt version of this card, otherwise I would look at competing cards from avermedia.
September 9, 2014
This is very difficult to get working and is defiantly not worth the money. There are much more reliable products out there.One of the biggest flaws this device has is it only does pass-thru to your monitor/display when the recording program is the active window. This makes it a terrible option for people using it to record gameplay recording or streaming. Not that big of a deal if you are using it to digitize VHS from a VCR.Another bad thing about this device is that it is very particular about the signal that you are feeding into it. For example it will except signal from HDMI only when it is 720p/i (30/60) or 1080i (30), so no 1080p or 60hz. I was unable to get this device to except input from a Snes as it will not pickup on the signal that it outputs.I thought this product was going to be exactly what I needed since it has some many input/output option; however I quickly found that the device is very picky on what signals it will except.
October 29, 2017
Ugh, do not waste your money. This thing worked fine for me for a couple of months, and now I have nothing but problems. I don't know if it's the wire that is the problem or the capture card, but it always has a hard time connecting to my computer. When it finally decides to connect, and I try to record gameplay, the audio and visual ends up desyncing. Also when streaming, the audio just sometimes decides its not going to work. Occasionally restarting my computer and changing up cables might solve the issue, but more times than not, the hour I spend troubleshooting is wasted. Save yourself some time and money and go with the Elgado HD60 if you are only planning on using HDMI. I'm pretty sure Elgado has other products for AV cable connections as well.
October 13, 2017
Didn't work for my own usage, but that's because I purchased it in order to archive my (now quite old) family VHS tapes.After speaking with Blackmagic's tech support (friendly people, btw), they mentioned I would need to have a timecode corrector unit, which would likely cost another $100 or so for it to work my old analog tapes.The unit itself did work fine on both my windows PC and my Mac laptop. My PC is an older 2010 i7, and to make sure it worked correctly I had installed an add-on PCI express USB 3.0 card. I mention this since these USB 3.0 Shuttle's tend to not work well with the old USB 3.0 ports built-in to motherboards. These Intensity Shuttle units tend to score a bit low, so I wanted to rate it higher...but unfortunately it just didn't work for my own usage. As a reedeming note though, I tried other capture cards as well, and none of them were able to work correctly with my analog tapes… aside from [ironically] an extremely old PCI capture card that I purchased way back when Pentium 4's were the cutting edge of technology! Thus I ended up returning this unit & the others I tried.
October 7, 2015
Hate it! Drops video every minute to two minutes. Tried every configuration under the sun minus throwing it up against the wall! I'm even more upset at the guy who originally left the review saying it was so good and if you had a core i7 blah blah and I did all that and more and it's still a horrible product! I highly discourage you from wasting your valuable time, energy, and money on a piece of Sh!t like this.
April 7, 2018
Not a lot good I can say about it, It flat will not work in Xsplit Broadcaster, and won't work in vMix or OBS Studio using the HDMI input no matter what I do, I've watched what few videos's there are and matched the settings on the Camera the Intensity shuttle and the software and still no luck. (Updated) after fighting with OBS for a few days it now works in OBS just fine, It also worked with no issues in LiveStrem Studio 4 and 5 and WireCast flawlessly just plug and play, However, it still will not work at all in xSplit even though The manufacturer and Xsplit both list it as a supported device
April 23, 2018
There needs to be a huge alert on the Blackmagic Design website and Amazon order page for this device. It needs to say that this product will probably not work with your hardware. I actually got it to work for 5 minutes after a few hours of trial and error but when i had a chance to try again recently, it was not recognized by the Blackmagic or any other software. Probably because of windows 10 updates that no longer accepted the unsigned drivers. When i purchased this, there were fewer one star reviews so i figured i could make it work. Now it is too late to return.
January 2, 2018
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Countryman H6OW6TSR H6 Omnidirectional Wireless Headset Microphone for Sennheiser Transmitters (Tan)

H6 omnidirectional wireless headset microphone is perfect for houses of worship, theaters, broadcasters, and presenters; Fits Sennheiser transmitter models Evolution series, EW100 (G2/G3), EW300 ...

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The Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 is one of the most complicated to set up, but easiest to use cards on the market. Read the system requirements and verify them before purchasing this card, otherwise you will have a $200 paperweight. I currently have this card working on a MSI x79 board that has a NEC/RENESAS USB 3 controller without issue in every major program from premiere, to Wirecast, Livestream Studio, OBS and others that support directshow devices. While the card only supports 1080i59.94 and 720p59.94 the quality is good enough for livestreaming.Support:Don't bother calling them or attempting to ask questions. You will get further by googling your questions. Additionally if you are having issues and you are not using a NEC/RENESAS USB 3.0 controller, it's not going to work, period.Pros:Pass through for monitoringSupports video sources 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i (at 59.94fps)no adapters for svideomix hdmi video and analog audioCons:no 240i support (no capturing N64, SNES, NES and other older systems)Newer driver versions do not really add any new features, sometimes cause instabilityno 1080p supportFinal Thoughts:If you are looking to capture on the go with a laptop: this card is NOT FOR YOU. If you have thunderbolt, pick up the thunderbolt version of this card, otherwise I would look at competing cards from avermedia.
September 9, 2014
This is very difficult to get working and is defiantly not worth the money. There are much more reliable products out there.One of the biggest flaws this device has is it only does pass-thru to your monitor/display when the recording program is the active window. This makes it a terrible option for people using it to record gameplay recording or streaming. Not that big of a deal if you are using it to digitize VHS from a VCR.Another bad thing about this device is that it is very particular about the signal that you are feeding into it. For example it will except signal from HDMI only when it is 720p/i (30/60) or 1080i (30), so no 1080p or 60hz. I was unable to get this device to except input from a Snes as it will not pickup on the signal that it outputs.I thought this product was going to be exactly what I needed since it has some many input/output option; however I quickly found that the device is very picky on what signals it will except.
October 29, 2017
Ugh, do not waste your money. This thing worked fine for me for a couple of months, and now I have nothing but problems. I don't know if it's the wire that is the problem or the capture card, but it always has a hard time connecting to my computer. When it finally decides to connect, and I try to record gameplay, the audio and visual ends up desyncing. Also when streaming, the audio just sometimes decides its not going to work. Occasionally restarting my computer and changing up cables might solve the issue, but more times than not, the hour I spend troubleshooting is wasted. Save yourself some time and money and go with the Elgado HD60 if you are only planning on using HDMI. I'm pretty sure Elgado has other products for AV cable connections as well.
October 13, 2017
Didn't work for my own usage, but that's because I purchased it in order to archive my (now quite old) family VHS tapes.After speaking with Blackmagic's tech support (friendly people, btw), they mentioned I would need to have a timecode corrector unit, which would likely cost another $100 or so for it to work my old analog tapes.The unit itself did work fine on both my windows PC and my Mac laptop. My PC is an older 2010 i7, and to make sure it worked correctly I had installed an add-on PCI express USB 3.0 card. I mention this since these USB 3.0 Shuttle's tend to not work well with the old USB 3.0 ports built-in to motherboards. These Intensity Shuttle units tend to score a bit low, so I wanted to rate it higher...but unfortunately it just didn't work for my own usage. As a reedeming note though, I tried other capture cards as well, and none of them were able to work correctly with my analog tapes… aside from [ironically] an extremely old PCI capture card that I purchased way back when Pentium 4's were the cutting edge of technology! Thus I ended up returning this unit & the others I tried.
October 7, 2015
Hate it! Drops video every minute to two minutes. Tried every configuration under the sun minus throwing it up against the wall! I'm even more upset at the guy who originally left the review saying it was so good and if you had a core i7 blah blah and I did all that and more and it's still a horrible product! I highly discourage you from wasting your valuable time, energy, and money on a piece of Sh!t like this.
April 7, 2018
Not a lot good I can say about it, It flat will not work in Xsplit Broadcaster, and won't work in vMix or OBS Studio using the HDMI input no matter what I do, I've watched what few videos's there are and matched the settings on the Camera the Intensity shuttle and the software and still no luck. (Updated) after fighting with OBS for a few days it now works in OBS just fine, It also worked with no issues in LiveStrem Studio 4 and 5 and WireCast flawlessly just plug and play, However, it still will not work at all in xSplit even though The manufacturer and Xsplit both list it as a supported device
April 23, 2018
There needs to be a huge alert on the Blackmagic Design website and Amazon order page for this device. It needs to say that this product will probably not work with your hardware. I actually got it to work for 5 minutes after a few hours of trial and error but when i had a chance to try again recently, it was not recognized by the Blackmagic or any other software. Probably because of windows 10 updates that no longer accepted the unsigned drivers. When i purchased this, there were fewer one star reviews so i figured i could make it work. Now it is too late to return.
January 2, 2018
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