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Old November 27th, 2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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MIC for multi-environment?

Could someone please tell me what type of microphone would be idea for my shooting situation?

I will be using it to shoot local track events at Mosport and local car enthusist cruises; occasionally I will be shooting a few mountain bike videos, social, and sporting events; these are listed in order of importance.

I'm on a tight budget as well, $300 USD maximum.

Currently I have the Sony ECM908C Stereo electret condensor mic. I think it's fine for the ambient environment, but I was wondering if getting an XLR setup & using a directional MIC would be better for my situation.

These include the:
1. Azden SGM-1X
2. Azden SGM-2x
3. AT897

Any help would be appreciated.

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Mike
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Old November 27th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #2
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What camera are you currently using?
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Old November 27th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Jay Massengill : What camera are you currently using? -->>>

I will be purchasing the Panasonic DVC30 very soon, but I may consider the GL2 (though it's a bit out of my price range).
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Old November 27th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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I think the DVC30, especially with its better optional XLR adapter, would be a good choice. The XLR adapter with independent phantom power and line-level settings would really add a lot of capability for audio on this camera.
There is no ideal single mic for such a broad range of activities, but among lower cost shotgun mics, the AT897 is a good choice. It's the best shotgun under $300 that can run on either battery or phantom power. So if you can't get the XLR adapter yet, you could still use this mic with an adapter cable.
Do you think you'll be getting the camera with the XLR adapter? If so, that opens up a broad range of other mics in various patterns that can be used.
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