Gear in Review is a podcast that explores the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used every day to capture and tell stories inside hospitals. We are constantly asked what camera do you use, what microphone records the best podcast, and even which drone is best for our hospital. We discuss the many gadgets in our tool bag that can help us capture and tell great stories.
GIR53 - Podcast Recording & Social Distancing: Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit
Welcome back to another episode of Gear In Review where hosts Bobby Rettew and Mark Berry discuss podcast interviews while complying to social distancing protocols. We are reviewing the Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit. This is an exciting new, portable interview kit equipped with two lavaliere microphones that can be used with your iPhone lighting connection.
This episode focuses how this technology can support the healthcare marketer capturing quality audio while using very portable equipment for interviews inside a hospital or healthcare system. It also discusses how these devices make content collection easier along with strategies to maintain social distancing.
From the manufacturer:
Bundled together for the convenience of iOS users, the Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit includes the SC6-L Mobile Interface, two smartLav+ lapel microphones, and accessories such as storage pouches, mic clips, and windshields. The SC6-L interface facilitates the recording of 24-bit / 48 kHz broadcast-quality audio, giving you two TRRS inputs for the microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a lightning connector for your iOS device. The microphones record two interview subjects at a time, and the accessories allow you to affix the mics, fight against vocal plosives, and store the mics for later use.
With the SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit, you'll have everything you need to record audio from two interview subjects straight into your iOS device, doing so at broadcast quality.
Link to Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit
GIR52 - Rule of Thirds vs. Horizontal, Vertical, and Square
Welcome back to another episode of Gear In Review, hosted by Bobby Rettew and Reed Smith. This episode focuses the Rule of Thirds and how it applies to horizontal, vertical, and square images when using your mobile device. Is this theory still relevant or should we just throw it out the door in this new mobile paradigm? We hope you listen and share!
GIR51 - Virtual Interviews in the New COVID-19 Normal
Welcome back to another episode of Gear In Review, hosted by Bobby Rettew and Reed Smith. This episode focuses on the virtual interview inside hospitals and healthcare facilities. We discuss strategies and technology to capture and collect content inside hospitals practicing safe and social distancing. Here are a few links to items we mentioned:
ZOOM Video & Web Conferencing: https://zoom.us/
Slack - Business communication platform featuring chatrooms, private chat, and video conferencing: https://slack.com/
Microsoft Teams - Communication and collaboration platform for workplace chat, video meetings, & file storage: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
Gadgets and Technology
Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1451035-REG/shure_mv88_video_kit_digital.html
Comica Audio CVM-VM10-K2 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1471341-REG/comica_audio_cvm_vm10_k2_on_camera_directional_mic_with.html
JOBY GripTight ONE GorillaPod Stand: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1321823-REG/joby_jb01491_griptight_one_gp_stand.html
GIR50 - The New COVID-19 Normal - Video Production inside Hospitals
In this episode of Gear In Review, Reed Smith and Bobby Rettew discuss the new normal and how social distancing has impacted the way video production is carried out inside hospitals and healthcare facilities. We hope you listen and share!
GIR49 - Pre-Production - The Packing List
In this episode of Gear In Review, Bobby Rettew and Mark Berry are driving down the road to work with a client on a video project and decided to record this episode using the Shure MV88. They will be discussing the importance of a packing list and pre-production planning. Join us as we chat about how a simple packing list can save time, energy, and stress!
Here are links to the items we discussed:
GIR48 - Pre-Production - Getting the Gadgets Together
In this episode of Gear In Review, Bobby Rettew and Mark Berry are driving down the road to work with a client on a video project and decided to record this episode using the Shure MV88. They will be discussing the importance of pre-production planning and why it is important to think about how to prepare for the on-site production. Join us as we chat, review our plan, and how we even had to make a u-turn because we forgot a very important piece of equipment!
Here are links to the items we discussed: