Learn an Old Timer’s Secrets To Welding Aluminum Without A Spool Gun, Video Tips too!

Did you ever wonder how they weld aluminum with a Mig Welder? It can be very difficult, if not impossible. Usually, they use an expensive Spool Gun that is an attachment to a Mig Welder. That allows a welder to get smooth aluminum welds. But, who has that kind of money to spend on a Spool Gun? This video shows how to weld aluminum without any add-ons. With a few tricks and secrets, aluminum can actually be welded with a 110 volt Mig Welder.

Attention Videographers:  The equipment that I used to film this video is at the end!

Some of the items used in this video:

Welding Equipment

– Lincoln SP125 110 volt Mig Welder (SP125 No longer available, Updated to Lincoln 140): http://amzn.to/2siRFuh
– Jackson TrueSight II Electronic Welding Insert with Helmet: http://amzn.to/2siYjAT
– Lincoln Mig Cart (newer version of mine): http://amzn.to/2uCohjn
– Vise Grip C-Clamp Welding Clamp: http://amzn.to/2tIwwhp
– 5356 Aluminum Mig Welding Wire .030″: http://amzn.to/2tICcbp
– Lincoln .035″ Contact Tips: http://amzn.to/2tIBGds
– Argon Gas Cylinder, Empty (20 Cu Ft, Very Small): http://amzn.to/2tBo6YB
– 4 1/2″ DeWalt Electric Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2siUZFL
– Metal File Set: http://amzn.to/2sywQ2k
– Welding Gloves (size Large): http://amzn.to/2siWsMh
– Dust Mask/Respirator: http://amzn.to/2tBEgkK
– Safety Glasses: http://amzn.to/2tEkHI7
– Foam Ear Plugs: http://amzn.to/2tBMVUF

Video Equipment used to make this video:

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4
-iPhone 7 (Unlocked, but not sure what carriers): http://amzn.to/2siHTsg
– RodeLink Wireless Lavalier Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2tIHtje
– Zhyiun Smooth II, 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones: http://amzn.to/2tifGCR
– Clamp-on Light Holders/Reflectors: http://amzn.to/2tEe4FY
– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74
– Tripod (One of my favorites): http://amzn.to/2tC5oQR
– TRRS Male to TRS Single Female 3.5mm Adapter Cable: http://amzn.to/2tEf10Z
– Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ball Head X, Remote Control and Mounting Kit for Smartphones and Tablets: http://amzn.to/2tIp4CW
-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount: http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X
– 2 inexpensive Light Stands (as a kit, to mount the Flood Lights to): http://amzn.to/2sG0P3n

How To Use The Audio Technica BP40 Studio Microphone With The Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console For Great Sound

How do they get Great Sound out of their microphones? Did you ever ask yourself that question? Well, there are a number of ways the Pros do it. One way is to use software and correct the audio after they have recorded it. The other way is to use a Mixing Console (like they do in live shows). This video takes the mystery out of and shows you how to get Great Audio using an Audio Technica BP40 Broadcast Microphone along with a Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console.

Sick and tired of awful audio? This video will show the sound of the Audio Technica BP40 Mic and some of the ins-and-outs of the Yamaha MG10XU Mixer Console. You’ll see how to set up this combination Microphone and Mixer and grab great audio into your Camera without using Audio Editing Software!!

Some of the items used and/or shown in this video:

-Audio Technica BP40 Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone:

– Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console: http://amzn.to/2kSLsR6

– Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console with Cables Included: http://amzn.to/2m5MKKm

– Qty of 2 XLR Cables, 20 Feet Each: http://amzn.to/2m2lWhF

– Jamstands Tabletop Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2lADP66

– Hosa ATT-488 Attenuator: http://amzn.to/2m67a60

– 2 Pack of 1/4″ Male to 1/8″ Female stereo Audio Adapters (for plugging in an 1/8 inch Headphone Jack into Yamaha console): http://amzn.to/2lAxrvk

– XLR Female to 1/8″ TRS Male Adapter Cable (To plug an XLR Cable into a DSLR Camera input jack): http://amzn.to/2lAKxJ5

– Canon 60D Digital XLR Camera (Updated to the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2m22vp4

– Canon 24-105mm F4.0 Lens: http://amzn.to/2lAmoT0

– Manfrotto 290 STA-3 Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2lALSzB

– Pixtor, by SanDisk, 32GB Performance SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card:

– iHome iB50 Noise Cancelling Headphones (Now the iB51BRC Noise Cancelling Headphones): http://amzn.to/2mglV5r

– Cell Phone Grip for iPhone 6s, to hold phone to tripod: http://amzn.to/2l1ze9X

– iPhone 6s Cell Phone (Updated to the iPhone 7): http://amzn.to/2l1A46B

– Camtasia Studio 8, Video Editing Software (Update to Camtasia Studio 9): http://amzn.to/2lgbIbD

Learn How To Get Fantastic Audio From a Shotgun Microphone Into a Digital SLR Using a Cheap PreAmp

It’s sometimes a problem getting good clean audio into your videos for YouTube. It’s also frustrating to spend a lot of time on your video just to end up with lousy audio. It makes your video look and sound unprofessional.

But, this video will give you hope!

With the secret techniques shown in this video, you should be able to get GREAT AUDIO into your Digital SLR Camera with a Shotgun Microphone using a cheap Preamplifier.

Equipment used in this video:

-Saramonic SmartRig PreAmp: http://amzn.to/2kpyo9p

-Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Microphone with K6 Power Module:

-Neewer 14.37 Shotgun Microphone: http://amzn.to/2jTb80y

-HTDZ HT-81 Shotgun Microphone: http://amzn.to/2kOSKa2

-Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2kOUrUB

-TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable:

-Dual Softbox Video Lights with Stands and Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2kpDzGn

-Camtasia Studio 8 (recently updated to Camtasia 9):

-20 Foot XLR Cable: http://amzn.to/2kpQN5T

-Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Updated to Canon 70D: http://amzn.to/2kT0Iy4

-Canon 7D DSLR Camera (Updated to Canon 7D Mark II):

-Apple iPhone 6:

-Manfrotto 190x Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2kSWLJr

A Wireless Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun Microphone? Look!

Is there such a thing as a Wireless Rode VideoMic Pro? If there isn’t, there should be. This Video show a Secret Item to make the Fantastic Rode VideoMic a Wireless Microphone!!

Rode makes some the the finest microphones is the business. The Rode VidoMic Pro is a Very Light and Portable Shotgun Microphone that is attached to a Digital SLR for Run and Gun videography.

Some of the items used in the video:

-Rode VideoMic Pro: http://amzn.to/2g8RVH3

-Sony ECM-AW4 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone:

-Canon 60D Digital SLR Camera: (updated to the Canon 70D Camera: http://amzn.to/2ffxs4l
or the Canon 80D Camera: http://amzn.to/2fQ8G9f)

-Joby GorrilaPod Focus Flexible Tripod: http://amzn.to/2g615CJ

-Joby BallHead X Mount: http://amzn.to/2ffBKch

-Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone: http://amzn.to/2ffw9Tg

-TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable: http://amzn.to/2g8Tgxu

-Cold Shoe to Light Stand Adapter: http://amzn.to/2g64pOw

-Camtasia 8 Studio, Video Editing Software: (updated Camtasia Studio 9) http://amzn.to/2ffulJU

Sony ECM-AW4 Range Test for Wireless Bluetooth Lavalier Microphone Distance

If you’d like to get an idea of how far this Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Microphone can transmit, take a look at this video. I think it will surprise you. Also, by using a distinct Add-On, you’ll be able to get a clearer sound with this Wireless Microphone.

The Sony ECM-AW4 is a Wireless Bluetooth Microphone used for Video Making. Do you want to know if Sony’s specifications for distance or range are correct?

Come along with me as I test this microphone walking from inside a house and then step outside with this microphone attached to my shirt.

See if this Wireless Bluetooth Microphone gets the job done or not.

Items used in this Test are:

-Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone:

-TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable:

-Shure MVL Lavalier Lav Microphone:

-Joby GorillaPod Focus Flexible Tripod:

-Joby BallHead X for GorillaPod Focus:

-Camtasia Studio 8 (recently updated to Camtasia 9):

-Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Updated to Canon 70D:

-Canon 7D DSLR Camera (Updated to Canon 7D Mark II):

-Apple iPhone 6:

-Apple iPhone 4s: No longer available

Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone Secret Addition for Good Audio

The Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone has had the label as a toy, not to be used for serious work. NOT SO!!! It is a GREAT TOOL for any Videographer. Especially YouTube, etc.

With a couple of tweeks and a secret Add-On, You’ll be able to make Good Audio for your next YouTube Video!

This video will show you how to get Good Audio from your Sony ECW-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone by adding this little SECRET Add-on.

Some Items used in this video:

-Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone:

-Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone:

-Adapter Cable (to connect the Shure MVL to your Sony ECM-AW3)
This is similar to the Radio Shack Cable, only not color coded:

-Camtasia 9 Studio, Video Editing Software:

Shure MVL Lavalier Lav Lapel Microphone Sound Test and Review

The Shure MVL Lav Mic is a Well Built and Great sounding Lavalier (lapel) microphone. But, it’s only supposed to be used while being plugged into a Smartphone.

Is there anyway around that? Take a look and see what we found out:

The Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone is one of new breed of Lav mics made for the Smartphone market. It comes with a TRRS Connector to plug into an iPhone or Android device. By using the Shure MOTIVE App you’ll be able to record your voice. It’s uses include recording, say, a groom at a wedding. Connect the MVL to your smartphone, clip it to the groom’s lapel, turn on the MOTIV app, and record the ceremony. Neat!

This video is about connecting the Shure MVL Lav Mic to a Zoom H1 audio recorder.

According to the specs, it’s an omnidirectional condenser microphone with exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

It comes with: the MVL Lav Microphone, Tie clip, Foam Windscreen, Leatherette carry case, manuals and box.

It can be purchased from many good suppliers like: B&H Photo, Adorama, zZounds, Sweetwater Sound, Sam Ash and other electronic, guitar and music suppliers.

Equipment used in this video:
Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-55mm Zoom Lens, Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone, Sennheiser ME66 shotgun microphone with K6 Power Module, LED Lighting along with CF Bulbs, Manfrotto Tripod, Radio Shack TRRS female split to 2-TRS male adapter, Zoom H1 Digital Recorder, Sandisk 16GB Micro SD Card, PNY 64GB SD Card, Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software, Handbrake File Conversion software and one dancing Teddy Bear.

The adapter that I used is a Radio Shack TRRS Female to Double Male TRS Connectors. I purchased it at Radio Shack. It’s called a Radio Shack “Headset to Mobile PC Adapter.” Item Number 4200837 See URL http://tinyurl.com/zbu4z5t

Better Audio for your Digital SLR DSLR Video Camera

Having trouble getting good audio with your DSLR Camera? It’s not uncommon.

I had 2 Lavalier (lapel) microphones laying around that were for my iPhone or Android style smartphone. They both have pretty good sound when connected to my smartphone.

I wondered if I could connect them to my Canon 60D DSLR Camera. The problem was that the two Lav Mics that I had have a TRRS Connector that plugs into a smartphone. My DSLR has a TRS connector for the microphone input jack.

So, I found an adapter and an extension cable and gave it a try.

I think you might find my results interesting.

Two Lavalier microphones used were:

-Shure MVL Lavalier Mic

-Gora Lav Mic

Also used:

-Radio Shack 1/8 inch (3.5mm) TRRS Female to Double 1/8 inch (3.5mm) TRS Male Adapter cable
-TRS FemaleExtension cable

The Rode NT3 Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone for Great Audio

I have owned this Rode NT3 Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone for about 1 1/2 Years and never really tested it out. So, I had a little time to give it a try and made this quick video.

It’s an XLR Style Mic, so you’ll need a way to plug-in XLR Connections with your set-up. The way I was able to do that was by using an iRig Pre PreAmplifier made by IK Multimedia. The iRig Pre allowed me to be able to plug the audio from the Rode NT3 into my iPhone and capture the audio.

I think you might be interested in this video, so take a look and see what you think.


1) The Rode NT3 Microphone from Amazon

2) iRig Pre PreAmp from Amazon

The Best Lav Lapel Microphone for $20? For iPhone Smartphone and YouTube

Could it be possible that a good Lavaliere Microphone that you can plug into your Smartphone can be good, I mean Really Good??

I watch for good deals when it comes to Audio and Video editing equipment. This Lav/Lapel microphone came along and I had to see if it was Too Good To Be True.

It’s called the Gora Lav Mic and it’s only $20.00! It plugs into your iPhone or Android device and is supposed to have really good audio quality.

Let’s see if it lives up to what is being said about it:

Here is what I used to shoot this video of this Gora Lav Mic:

1) The Gora Lav Mic from Amazon

2) An iRig Pre Pre-Amplifier from IK Multimedia from Amazon

3) An iPhone 4S to Plug the iRig Pre and Gora Mic into and Save the Audio Files

4) Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera

5) Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software

6) Video Lights