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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Phantom verses battery power

I'm getting very close to filming the major project I've been learning video for and collecting gear for over the last five years. I have mics that use either phantom or battery power and have been noticing a few comments suggesting that phantom provides superior recording to battery power.

Is this the case and if so why is it so?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 02:11 AM   #2
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Re: Phantom verses battery power

Use fresh batteries when shooting, there is no great difference in sound quality - until the battery starts to run down. I have a Rode NTG2 and use Phantom power most of the time, but always keep a spare set of batteries.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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Re: Phantom verses battery power

Many mic's have slightly different specs when running on internal battery versus phantom but the differences are so minor as to be unnoticable.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Phantom verses battery power

I just answered this same question on this other thread. You might find the parallel thread interesting. Or not. IDK.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, and thanks for the link to that other thread - I seemed to have missed it...

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