How much money should I spend on a multimeter?

How can you choose the best multimeter when there are so many to choose from? In this video I highlight the 5 essentials you need to get the best value for money to match your needs.
Suggested meters to consider- Hobby: Professional:

Alternative ways of testing household power:
Fluke test pen: Powerpoint testing:

Free beginners multimeter course:

Audio and video gear I use or recommend:

Zoom Recorder | Connecting Pro Mics to DSLR Part 2: Monitor Mixer Setup

In this video I’ll show you how to setup the Mix Monitor to select which microphone channels you want to route to your camera. The ReZoom H5 will record the XLR professional microphones onto separate mono tracks, record the L/R stereo microphones onto another track and send only mics 1 and 2 to the camera. Many other recorders could be setup in a similar way.
Link to equipment: as well as some other gear I use or recommend.

RODE VideoMic Pro Plus | Is it for YOU?

The new RODE VideoMic Pro Plus has some really cool upgrades.
The mic is fitted to both a Canon 80D and also a Sony RX10 and in this video I look at the new features but consider closely some of the issues raised by recent reviewers. This shotgun mic is setup on a boom for a lot of the dialogue and setup on the camera as you would use in the field.
VideoMic Pro Plus Amazon Link:

This video will make it very easy to decide if this new mic is for you. See time codes below:

The Build Quality: 1:06
Cable Socket: 1:55
Wind Screen: 2:50
Feature Upgrades: 3:14
Safety Track Explained: 4:52
Audio Testing and Quality: 6:41
Sony / Cannon input difference: 8:01
Audio Quality Summary: 9:40
Value for money: 10:33
Is it for YOU?: 11:26

Other microphone options:
VideoMic Pro R $249:
VideoMicro $59:
TAKSTAR SGC-598 $27:

Rode Newsshooter | Detailed review and audio testing

Hear for yourself how the Rode Newsshooter kit performs against our 5 point checklist using two dynamic, a condenser, a shotgun and a lavalier microphone. We examine the features, build quality, audio quality, ease of use and value for money.

Product Links
Rode Newsshooter Kit:
Rode Reporter Microphone:
Rode Lavalier Microphone:
Rode NTG4+:

XLR audio splitter cable for your DSLR | Turn one input into two

Limited to one audio input on your camera? In this video I’ll show you how to connect an XLR microphone to your camera by making a simple lead that will create two separate channels. With this lead you can connect another microphone to give you the option of a backup mic or second microphone for interviews.

Canon 80D:
RodeLink Filmmaker Kit:

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