Another new item on the market that everyone is raving about is probably the smallest thing in my bag. The Tascam DR-10L is nothing short of a life saver. What is it? Why do I love it?
At every wedding, I put a wireless mic on the groom and have that send it's signal back to a camera or other recorder for the ceremony. I have gone through a couple different ones over the years, but they have their limitations. They can have wireless interference, and during a live event like a wedding, you can't stop and change settings.
The DR-10L is a lapel mic without the wireless part. It is a microphone and recorder in one. It is powered by one little AAA battery and records to a microSD card. Since it is it's own recorder, I can turn it on, start record and put it in the Groom's pocket and know I'm good. No more worrying about wireless interference or being out of range.
After shooting with my new setup this past week, I am super excited about shooting more weddings with my new gear.