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Old August 23rd, 2005, 10:41 AM   #16
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Mark,
That's almost right. The one correction is partly my fault.

But before I get to that, as an alternative you might want to get this simple 25 foot cable:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
The length may be pushing it a bit for an unbalanced run. but when you're not shooting in an electrically noisey environment it will work fine, and couldn't be simpler. And it's only $7

The mistake I made was forgetting converting back to stereo at the camera end. You don't want a second stereo mini to phone adapter. You need this (sorry, couldn't find one at B&H):
http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=274-378

And whether you use the long unbalanced cable or the XLR setup, I strongly recommend that you end with the following adapter plugging into the camera. It reduces the chances of damaging the cam's mini jack if you somehow accidentally yank the wire or something:
http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=274-372

One last item for Radio Shack, you might need a short unbalanced cable of the same type as the 25 foot one to go from the mic to the direct box.

Oh, and one last last thing. Treat yourself to a roll of gaffer tape to secure wires against being tripped over and such. 1001 uses. If you're not familiar with it It's what duct tape would like to be when it grows up. Great stuff.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

Yes, you're going to like the sound, especially compared to the cam's built in mic. You're getting a good mic and getting it close to the source. In audio that's the ball game (except for doing what you can to deaden reflected sounds in the room, like hanging blankets if you need to).
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 03:45 PM   #17
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so are you saying that instead of buying all of the other converters, that i could just use that $7 dollar cable to go from the mic straight into the camera -- granted I'm not working in areas with a lot of electronic interferance?
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:55 PM   #18
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Yes. But I would get that Radio Shack right angle converter to help protect the camera's mini jack.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #19
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Is this a good setup for the money - or will I be dissapointed for not going w/ the audio technica ? Thanks so much guys for all your help- You've been a big help
For the record I've never used the Rode shotgun, but I do have 2 NT1's in my sound studio. I also have 2 AKG414's and the Rode product is always fantastic. The NT1's i think I paid about 300.00 each and well the AGK about 1,500 each and the difference is not that discenable. I don't think you'll be disapointed. In the future you may want to move up, but by that time you'll have your own opinions of what sounds good to you.
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