Re: Wireless shotgun mic
Steve's answer nailed it. I'm really happy that I got a SD mixpre (about $500-600 used) as one of the first pieces of my sound kit, because the flexibility enables all sort of configurations. Last week I was using it for the purpose the original poster requested: Booming with a phantom-powered shotgun, while sending the output wirelessly to a camera with my cheap g3 100 xmit/rcvr kit. I have a g3 100 butt plug, but I hardly ever use it because the body-pack transmitters are more bag friendly: lighter in weight, fit right in the wireless pockets of my Petrol PS607 bag, and have a real antenna for better range. I can also send the mixpre output to a separate recorder in my bag, so that if the wireless signal has issues (static, inteference) then we can always go to the separate recording as a backup.