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Old August 30th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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The best boom for my buck.

I am making a video where there will be lots of action and movement, so i'm going to use a Rode Video mic attached to a boom pole and then connected to my GL-2. I have the mic and camera, but the problem is what boom pole to buy? The people holding it will be most likely teenagers so it has to be light. I am also on a budget of $350 for the pole and wires. Any suggestions?

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Old August 30th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Rode is making a boom specifically for the Videomic for $80. Anyone try that?
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Old August 31st, 2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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I am making a video where there will be lots of action and movement, so i'm going to use a Rode Video mic attached to a boom pole and then connected to my GL-2. I have the mic and camera, but the problem is what boom pole to buy? The people holding it will be most likely teenagers so it has to be light. I am also on a budget of $350 for the pole and wires. Any suggestions?

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Trew Audio has a Lightwave 9' aluminum pole with internal cable and Neutric connectors for $229.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 04:57 AM   #4
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Short of cash? Just thought I'd lob this in . .try this link:

http://www.dvuser.co.uk/Main%20pages...om%20pole.html

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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:00 AM   #5
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Trew Audio has a Lightwave 9' aluminum pole with internal cable and Neutric connectors for $229.
K-Tek makes a pole of the same length, same price, same features, but a whole lot lighter... and you can probably get it from Trew also.

K-Tek Avalon in Aluminum specify internal CC.

... OR...

You can knock a hundred bucks off that price by NOT getting the internall CC, which you can't use with that mic anyway.

If I bought another boom today I'd probably go with the Gitzo 7630 (the 12' 9" carbon fiber pole)... it's around $250.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 10:54 AM   #6
 
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Very intresting, Grazie. You make a telescoping pole for fishermen, and it's only $35. Make the same pole for use in video and/or film, and it costs $250. Go figure.

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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:01 PM   #7
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Well, to be fair Jay, the BOOM pole IS made for the film/video industry. On the other hand, the landing net pole is made for catching slippery, fishy, slimy, scaly, cold blooded creatures, which as far as I can tell, are only interested in their next meal and prying and killing those smaller than themselves. Yeah, see the difference Jay?

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Old August 31st, 2005, 02:23 PM   #8
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I'll be the first one to endorse the carbon fiber landing net... so far I can't find one longer the 51" here in the US.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 02:38 PM   #9
 
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...slippery, fishy, slimy, scaly, cold blooded creatures, which... are only interested in their next meal and... killing those smaller than themselves...
Sounds like a few "film professionals" I've come in contact with from time to time over the years, so I really don't see the difference.

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Old August 31st, 2005, 02:47 PM   #10
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so I really don't see the difference.

Jay
Irony .. powerful stuff eh? - Grazie
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