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Old May 3rd, 2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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Interview Audio on the cheap

I will be working on a student project consisting of mainly interviews using a canon gl2. I am worried that the onboard mic will not be sufficient, so i am wondering if anyone can point me to any mics that i could use in the sub-$75 area. I will not be keeping my equipment when i am finished, so "investing" in euqipment is not really a choice.

I understand that this is not nearly enough money for most of you all to buy a mic, but i just need something to get the job done
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Old May 4th, 2004, 11:08 AM   #2
 
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you can ALWAYS find used 831b lavs on Ebay for around 50.00, and they are available new for about 100.00 anyway. Great interview mic, if you can manage a lav. If not, the Shure SM 58 is another good choice, but it's a little harder to get close to the subject., and is bigger on screen.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:20 PM   #3
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Why not rent. Sub $75 stuff isn't decent. JMO
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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For your project, camera and budget I would suggest the Calrad 10-91 lav. You can get it from arcade electronics for $31.50

see: http://tinyurl.com/2mgpk

I have 3 of these and used them a lot for interviews with my GL2 until I bought something better. Bullet proof and strong audio levels into the GL2

You should pick up a 10 foot extension cable for it. This one for $2 should work:

http://tinyurl.com/2dcsu
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