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RODE NTG-3 Shotgun Microphone Review

Joy To The World – Birthday Ukulele Jam – Rode NTG-3 Mic Test from Chad Johnson on Vimeo.

The NTG-3 is Rode’s follow-up to their much celebrated shotgun microphone; the NTG-2. Whilst it has been around for a couple of years now, the price has come down significantly enough that it’s now affordable for everyone.

…the NTG-3 will likely deliver better consonant articulation between spaced sources (than the MKH416), making it a formidable dialogue mic when you can’t afford to miss a beat. It’s also a little more forgiving on set when the boom drifts on a single source… It seems the mic is far more capable than any boom operator of standing out in the freezing cold, and long before the mic showed any signs of failure, the operator’s clattering of teeth would probably stop the shoot.

Audio Technology

I figured I’d put it to the test, so I ran a cable to my bathroom and cranked up the hot shower. To my surprise, the NTG-3 kept outputting clean audio, even as condensation drops began to form on the barrel of the mic itself.

Professional Sound

The NTG-3 is a well-designed and well-built audio instrument. The smooth response, generous pick-up pattern, and outstanding interference rejection make the mic a pleasure to work with.

Pro Video Coalition

The audio from the NTG-3 was remarkably clear and bright, and it “popped” in the field. The NTG-3 stands out as a shotgun microphone. With its combination of clear sound, impressive technical specs and reasonable price, it’s a piece of audio gear that will have a place in your kit for years to come


Here’s a great video displaying the differences between the Audio-Technica AT4053b and the Rode NT3, and the Rode NT3 and NT2.

Hyper & Shotgun Indoor Shootout: AT4053b Vs. Rode NT3 AND NTG-2 Vs. NTG-3 from Chad Johnson on Vimeo.

We have the Rode NTG-3 on sale!

Grass Valley Edius 6 Review

Tej’s Tech Blog have written up an excellent review of Grass Valley’s Edius 6.

via Tej's Tech Blog

Edius 6 features real-time editing without the delay of rendering. You can preview your work immediately, or even open another larger window to see your footage at full screen resolution. Edius 6 also supports mixed formats, and codec’s from SD to HD, including AVCHD, Sony XDCAM XDCAME EX, DVCPro HD, AVC-Intra Canon XF and EOS movie and Ikegami GFCam. Edius 6 also supports native editing H.264 with out the need to transcode. This is where their motto really comes into shine saving you time and drive space.

via Tej's Tech Blog

Edius 6 is a great NLE tool for post-production. Grass Valley has continued to up the ante with every new update. The ability to edit mixed formats, and frame rates with out having to transcode is outstanding. Anyone with a Canon 5D or 7D, would be happy with that simple fact alone. The proxy mode is fantastic and can be implemented from single edit suites to post-production houses. Grass Valley also bundles a great set of plug-ins and filters to use along with Edius 6, making it even more appealing to editors and post-production facilities. Grass Valley also provides you with an opportunity to download a 30 day trial, for those of you interested in using this robust software.

Read more at Tej’s Tech Blog.
Grass Valley Edius 6 is available now.