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Old November 16th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #31
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Hi Jalan, based on the replies we received for the SSM model even tho some users were satisfied, for *consumer* use I'd recommend you buy the Canon unit if you have any of the recommended cameras. Read the reviews.

Canon SM-V1 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone 4464B001 B&H Photo


But you need a domestic home cinema rig with Dolby Pro logic to get any results you'd be satisfied with.

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Thanks you Allan but doesn't that only work on a "hot shoe"?
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Old November 16th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #33
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Old November 16th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #34
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Thanks you Allan but doesn't that only work on a "hot shoe"?
Jalan yes for that Canon unit, you need the cams they specify for their proprietary hotshoe feature. That mic gets its power via their hotshoe.

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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #36
 
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Sorry to drag up an old thread but today I recieved TWO Vive mics for $60. I have so far only tried it on the 600D which probably isnt the best because the pre-amps are crap on that camera. There does appear to be a slight off balance to the layout if that means anything.

WHen spoken into the mic to the left side, it is sounding to the right a bit, but it could be my speakers/sound card. I know there will be those who 'warned' me, but for that price I havent lost anything. B&H retail them for $99 each! :)

I will continue my tests and any calibrations.

This is helpful as well.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #37
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There does appear to be a slight off balance to the layout if that means anything.

WHen spoken into the mic to the left side, it is sounding to the right a bit
Any stereo microphone will behave that way. Even if each side had a hyper-cardioid element (which is doubtful), you will still hear some "crosstalk" from the other channel. This is normal.

The only way to get a sound to come out 100% on one side and 0% on the other side is to pan it while mixing in post-production editing.
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