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Super Fast Automotive Audio - Testing the DJI Mic 2 on a Legend // 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

Super Fast Automotive Audio - Testing the DJI Mic 2 on a Legend // 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

*ALL audio captured with the brand new DJI Mic 2. With what I'm usually filming, I don't always have time to rig up mics and audio recorders to vehicles. Although the sound I can get with a proper set up is far better, and preferred on nearly all professional shoots, for this style of video speed is king. In 30 seconds I'm up and running and have the option of running a second channel to get glorious supercharger whine or turbo blow off. I'm very impressed with the 32 bit float feature on these mics and in this particular test, it's really pushed to the max as this car is an absolute monster. This is a ridiculously loud Corvette, so I actually mounted the mic on top of the oil cooler on the rear of the car utilizing the included magnet and dead cat. On a vehicle that is a bit more tame, I mount the mic somewhere around the rear to minimize wind buffeting. Because the mic isn't next to the exhaust pipes, you get all sorts of awesome reverberation of the Dallas streets. There are a few points at which you hear the car flexing or metal on metal...race car things. If there are requests for a how-to, mic placement, or a comparison test between the Mic 2s and a proper audio setup with a recorder, write me a note in the comments. Cliffs - DJI Mic 2 is a game changer and far better than the already nearly perfect mics it replaced for run and gun shooters. Are there better audio options for audiophiles, of course, but time constraints and flexibility make the Mic 2 an option ill never leave home without. Enjoy the soundtrack of America!
2023 Ford Bronco Raptor // Bring A Trailer

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor // Bring A Trailer

When the new Bronco came out, a friend and I rented one for a rally from Denver to Las Vegas with some lengthy off-road portions. We absolutely ripped on that thing and loved every second. It's like a combo of the FJ and Wrangler, but more practicality than both...as we also tested when we ditched the bulk of the rally pack and picked up a non-violent hitchhiker from Germany, Dominik, and properly showed him the west. My large frame was able to comfortably ride in the backseat, not because I was being nice, but because I didn't want our new German friend to off me first should he turn out to be one of *those* hitchhikers. I digress, I finally got my hands on the Raptor version in deep east Texas. I'm not so sure I'd opt for a based out trim over the $100k plus version with its "wide-body" tacked on fender flares and horrid sounding ecoboost engine. The Bronco is still a wonderful vehicle that is just rugged enough to still have good manners on the paved stuff. In any case, it also photographs really well. Cool vibes, cooler cars...you know how I do. On to the next... ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
1970 Dodge Charger // Bring A Trailer

1970 Dodge Charger // Bring A Trailer

The 1970 Dodge Charger is an iconic American muscle car that has left an indelible mark on automotive history. Part of the second generation of Charger models, the 1970 iteration is especially celebrated for its distinctive design and powerful performance. The Charger featured a bold and aggressive exterior with a fastback roofline, hidden headlights, and a split grille, contributing to its menacing and aerodynamic appearance. One of the most notable variants was the Charger R/T (Road/Track), which often came equipped with high-performance engines like the legendary 440 Six Pack or the massive 426 Hemi. The 1970 Charger also gained fame through its appearance in popular culture, notably as the "General Lee" in the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." The Charger's combination of style, speed, and a strong presence on both the street and screen has made it a highly sought-after classic car among enthusiasts. Today, the 1970 Dodge Charger is considered a symbol of the golden era of American muscle cars and continues to be a cherished and collectible piece of automotive history. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
2023 Ford Raptor R // Bring A Trailer

2023 Ford Raptor R // Bring A Trailer

While the "regular" Ford Raptor is a far more capable truck than 98% of its buyers will ever see the need for, the R version further distances itself from practicality. Before you leave me a nasty comment about all the definitions of practical, believe me when I say I am here for the party! This truck, in my honest opinion, is one of the best trucks every created. It doesn't need anything. You buy it, you drive it. You drive it over that mountain, or through that desert, or to pick up your kids from school. It has multiple exhaust modes from "is the engine even on" to "the neighbors are going to hate me." Its ride is smooth, dare I say supple even? Not great for towing trailers and hauling stuff but honestly, most truck owners don't. Most importantly, the Raptor R isn't trying to one up anyone. It was created with a purpose to be one of a kind and I think Ford is staying true to that. Aside from the absolutely abysmal gas mileage, which doesn't matter AT ALL to anyone shopping for a $100k+ truck, I see no faults here. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
1956 Oldssled by Pro Design Hot Rods // Bring A Trailer

1956 Oldssled by Pro Design Hot Rods // Bring A Trailer

This award-winning 1956 Oldsmobile, aptly named "Oldssled," stands as a testament to automotive craftsmanship and innovation. This meticulously restored and customized vintage gem claimed the prestigious Ridler Award, one of the highest honors in the custom car world. Oldssled is a masterful blend of classic elegance and contemporary flair, featuring a seamless integration of custom modifications. The bodywork showcases expertly executed design elements, including subtle yet impactful changes to the iconic '56 Oldsmobile silhouette. The attention to detail is evident in every curve and contour, and the flawless paintwork enhances the car's allure. Under the hood, the powertrain has been carefully upgraded for modern performance, ensuring that Oldssled not only captivates with its stunning aesthetics but also roars to life with a thrilling drive. This award-winning Oldsmobile is a true work of automotive art, captivating enthusiasts and setting a standard for excellence in the world of custom and classic cars. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
Masterpiece of Power and Elegance: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Showcase

Masterpiece of Power and Elegance: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Showcase

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a collaborative effort between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, representing a high-performance and luxurious supercar. Produced from 2003 to 2010, this grand tourer combines the expertise of Mercedes-Benz in luxury and comfort with McLaren's prowess in Formula 1-inspired performance. The SLR McLaren features a striking design, characterized by its long hood, distinctive side vents, and unique dihedral doors. Under the hood, it typically houses a hand-assembled supercharged V8 engine, providing exceptional power and acceleration. The carbon-fiber construction contributes to its lightweight structure, enhancing both performance and handling. Inside, the SLR McLaren boasts a lavish interior with high-quality materials and advanced technological features. It offers a comfortable yet performance-oriented driving experience, making it suitable for both long journeys and spirited driving on the track. The SLR McLaren has become a symbol of automotive excellence, showcasing the blend of luxury and performance that defines the collaboration between these two renowned automakers. With limited production numbers, it has also become a sought-after collector's item among enthusiasts who appreciate its unique combination of style, speed, and exclusivity. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 N Cabriolet // Bring A Trailer

1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 N Cabriolet // Bring A Trailer

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 230N Cabriolet is a classic embodiment of luxury and elegance from the pre-war era. This stylish convertible, produced by the renowned German automaker, showcases the craftsmanship and design principles synonymous with Mercedes-Benz. The 230N Cabriolet features a sleek and timeless exterior design, characterized by its gracefully flowing lines, prominent front grille, and rounded fenders. The convertible top adds a touch of sophistication, allowing for an open-air driving experience that complements the car's overall charm. Under the hood, the 230N is powered by a refined inline-six engine, delivering a balance of performance and smooth operation. The interior exudes opulence, with fine materials, attention to detail, and a dashboard that reflects the design sensibilities of its era. The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 230N Cabriolet is not just a classic car; it's a symbol of automotive artistry and a glimpse into the luxury and style that defined the automotive landscape during the pre-war period. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine
Maserati MC20 Cielo PrimaSiera // Bring A Trailer

Maserati MC20 Cielo PrimaSiera // Bring A Trailer

The Maserati MC20 is a remarkable supercar that represents Maserati's return to the world of high-performance sports cars. Unveiled in 2020, the MC20 is a sleek and aerodynamically designed mid-engine coupe that embodies Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Powering this impressive machine is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine developed entirely in-house by Maserati. With 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, the MC20 achieves exhilarating acceleration and a top speed of over 200 mph. Its lightweight construction, featuring a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, contributes to agile handling and precise control on the road or track. The MC20 also introduces innovative features, including a butterfly-style rear wing and butterfly doors, adding a touch of flair to its performance-oriented design. With its striking aesthetics, powerful performance, and a commitment to Maserati's racing heritage, the MC20 stands out as a beacon of Italian automotive excellence in the supercar realm. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Need a car or collection shot for auction? I specialize in photo/video production for vehicles headed there. I'm based out of DFW but am willing to travel anywhere. I'm also available to tell your story, show off your shop or most recent build, and/or shoot the shit about cars. Lets connect! Shoot me an email at jordan@trustinthemachine.com for inquiries. Visit www.TrustInTheMachine.com for my latest work. Instagram - @trustinthemachine TikTok - @trustinthemachine