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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #1
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NTG-2 connectivity

I am looking for a shotgun to use on bot my camcorder and DSLR. I can get the NTG-2 for a good price, but how do I connect this mic to the minijack on my camcorder and DSLR?
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #2
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The better way - using one of these boxes Welcome to BeachTek.com!
Keeps your cables balanced if the NTG-2 is on a long run away from the camera

The cheap way - using an XLR to stereo minijack cable. You need to be sure it's wired correctly - it's the mono balanced mic to stereo input version you need.
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It is unwise to extend these cables as the whole cable between the mic and the camera can end up as a giant antenna for random RF rubbish
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Old March 17th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #3
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Using such a cable is not reducing sound quality? I mean, I am buying the NTG-2 because of better quality then for example the Rode Videomic. Also for better directional skills. But if I sound impoverishes with cables, then there is not use to spend this extra money.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #4
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Using balanced cables with something like a Beach or Juicedlink XLR->1/8 converter box on the camera end will not degrade the sound quality over any cable run you're likely to encounter. Using a simple XLR->1/8 adapter cable, on the other hand, unbalances the entire system and runs the risk of picking up electrical noise if the cable is more than about 3 metres long.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #5
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OK, thanks for the sound advise!
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Old March 17th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #6
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Go the Juiced product, as it is superior to the BeachTek. See the third party review here: Article: 5D Mark II Audio Exposed

Also, plenty of explanatory videos at the Juiced Link site. (juicedLink)

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Old March 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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Anyway, I want to use the NTG-2 on a canon hf s camcorder. Will it not be too long?

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would the basket from the Rycote Universal Camera Kit fit the Rode Videomic too?
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