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Old February 24th, 2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Ok, I bought a Me66/k6 set up for my dvx, and I was planning on using the mic on the cam. However my need for a low profile setup makes the Me66 too long and obtrusive for an on-camera setup. That being said, I will be backpacking across Central Asia, W. China and Tibet starting this may, and will be shooting a doc as I go, knowing that all of my gear will be in a backpack and the size is important, I am thinking of sending back the Me66 in exchange for a ME64. Here is why:

1. the cam's stock mount is delicate
2. the windscreen is prevalent in the viewfinder, adding the need
for a secondary mount (Lightwave, etc.)
3. I will be primarily recording interviews via a lav
4. for interior shots with voices and noise I would like to catch reasonable ambience and room tone.
5. I will be traveling by foot (weight and size important)

All this being said, I am seeking a little guidance on the ME64, it seem to be what I am looking for, but I am up for suggestions.

Info needed quick, gotta get the Me66 back to B&H


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Old February 25th, 2004, 12:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good plan to me. That's basically what the ME64 capsule was designed for.

Tip: If you order another Rycote Softie, order the short hair version. It's also designed for on-camera applications and its crew cut helps to keep it out of wide frames.

Have fun on your trek! Sounds like quite a journey.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Although I have never used a Tinymike, it has gotten very good reviews at DV Magazine. There is an interesting article on their homepage about someone taking a trip with Sony VCR identical to the one you are planning. You might enjoy reading why they choose the Tinymike over the ME64. is the website. Also there is a better shock mount at DV Global ;
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Old February 25th, 2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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