Digital Recorder for short films !

Discussion in 'Digital Recorders' started by Mike0, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Mike0

    Mike0 Guest

    hey ,
    could any one please help me with a good digital voice recorder around 30$ - 60$
    i don't want much futures , only a good recorder ( no matter how much does it storage ) that supports USB cable to transfer the files to my PC and Mic jack !!
    i want to use it with Lavalier ( lapel ) microphones in my short fims .
    the reason to buy a recorder is for not using wireless voice transmetter and recivers through my dslr !
    i'm intending to transfer the sound files from the recorder to my PC and then sync them to my videos !!
    i asked for low cost recorder because i have to buy more than 3 !!

    waiting for some advice
    Thank you !
  2. Mike0

    Mike0 Guest

    any help please :(
  3. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Eugene, Oregon
    I think the reason you have not received any replies is that $30 - 60 will not get you anything worth using for a "film". I know some event videographers use the iRiver mp3 recorders for weddings and such, but I don't have personal experience with them. Even they cost more than your budget, though. Personally I wouldn't want to mess around with three separate recorders anyway. What you need is an audio person to handle your sound that can either mix "on the fly", or that can record to separate tracks for mixing in post. The lowest cost decent digital recorders are ones like the Tascam DR-03 or Zoom H2 at about $100 each. And of course they only record stereo, so you would have to mix down to two tracks. So I would say you need to take a realistic look at your budget.

    Have fun!

  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Mike - am I right in interpreting your post as the need for three separate mono recorders that would be used with lav mics but would be carried out of shot by the characters in the films? Is the idea that you would then collect the resulting memory cards and plug them into a PC card reader to transfer the audio and try to sync it with the video? Drumrob is correct in saying you won't get much of a recorder for $60. Even the cheapest MicroSD recorders are $100 or so.

    Beware of anything that is classed as a "memo recorder", as these compress speech to such a low bitrate that it's just about OK for office dictation and the like, but not suitable for film soundtrack as all the audio quality is squeezed out.
  5. Mike0

    Mike0 Guest

    Thank you for you replies
    an audio person is good ideia but then i have to buy a boom with shotgun :p
    is the Sony ICD-UX200 good for my purposes ?
    ICD-UX200 | Digital Voice Recorder | Sony | Sony Store USA

    waiting for a reply
    thanks again
  6. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Good for you

    Yes that is exactly what you need I was looking for the same thing people can be rude 30-60 won't get you much. Unless you’re making Pirates of the Caribbean 5 that should work fine. I’m getting one too for my short film

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