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Old July 20th, 2003, 03:43 AM   #1
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AT Pro 88 a good wireless?

Look at this address and read about Pro 88:

http://www.equipmentemporium.com/wireless1.htm

Is AT Pro 88 a good choice for my coming Canon XM2?

Anyone have experience of that wireless mic.?

Or heard anything of it?

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And one more question: Can I use any wireless mic. to a Canon XM2 (GL2)?
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Old July 20th, 2003, 10:33 AM   #2
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It is a VHF system. If you can use a VHF system in your area without problems, then go for it.

That aside, I would recommend UHF systems as you are much more likely to get good service. Generally, the cheapest UHF systems start around $400 USD.
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Old July 20th, 2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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Nathan is telling you that VHF is not generally a good choice. Were I you, I'd heed his advice.

You can use any wireless microphone to drive your camera as long as you can get the correct output cable or modify it with adaptors.
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Old July 20th, 2003, 01:15 PM   #4
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How to know?

Nathan: "If you can use a VHF system in your area without problems, then go for it."

Please, I am a newbie, how can I know if I must use VHF or UHF in my area?

And do you mean that wireless microfones is limited to the area where you live? So what happen if I travel to other countries with my wireless mic.?
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Old July 20th, 2003, 02:28 PM   #5
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UHF is normally less prone to interference from other sources of radio frequency interference. Always chose UHF over VHF if you have a choice.

Every nation has different rules and frequency allotments. A radio transmitter that is legal in one country may not be legal in another. Sennheiser may be able to help you answer where your transmitter would be legal. They may be able to guide you on a choice of frequency ranges that will work best in all the countries you in which you will use the system.
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Old July 20th, 2003, 06:25 PM   #6
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One of the best resources for wireless mics are local musician shops. Musicians live by their wireless systems and if they are having problems with a particular mode, you will too.

Another thing to consider is how you will use the system. If you are able to set up every shot, some people will use a lav mic with a MD recorder. You then synchronize the audio with the video by using a clapboard.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 01:30 AM   #7
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MD recorder?

"local musician shops". Thank's for this tip! I will use it.

"some people will use a lav mic with a MD recorder. You then synchronize the audio with the video by using a clapboard."

That look very interesting. But is it not possible to synchronize the audio (from a MD recorder) with the video only by using a program like Vegas 4.0?

Do I must have a clapboard?

And can you tell me more about a MD recorder in use with a camcorder? What is the advantage and disadvantage with that type of audio in filming?
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You can just sync the sound in Vegas visually without using the clap board.

The clapboard just makes it easier since it creates a unique and visually large waveform at the beginning of the soundtrack.
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Old July 27th, 2003, 05:32 PM   #9
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I am using the AT Pro88W. Plugs right in on my XL1s, of course it's not stereo. Works great and only cost $110.

I have seen both UHF and VHF become directional in reception (and have mute areas) when under a temporary tent like those sometimes used at weddings and meetings. You might have to move the transmitter around on the persons body for best transmission.

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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #10
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AT Pro88W - OK if you or a talent not moving

I just tested this Pro88W.
My conclusion is :
If you not moving your camera and also the person with wireless microphone is not changing their position than the system is OK.
But if the camera or the person with microphone is moving than from time to time there is loud short hissing noise.
Not recommended for videotaping important events as wedding ect.
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