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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:32 PM   #16
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Re: External Mic Recommendation for Pany TM700 (Outdoor Use for Soccer)

Probably more accurate to say that the shotgun tends to bias the pickup somewhat more toward what it's pointed at than to what's off axis than to say it rejects the off axis sound.


What kind of soccer game are you thinking of? Could you put a lav and at miniature recorder on a couple of the players? Probably unlikely I know, but doesn't hurt to ask.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #17
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I'll be shooting youth soccer this fall and high school in the spring.

The most challenging with be high school. A few of the parents are really obnoxious.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:01 AM   #18
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Re: External Mic Recommendation for Pany TM700 (Outdoor Use for Soccer)

rather than a technology solution, how about a practical one?

perhaps record from somewhere else (i.e., somewhere away from the loud spectators). could you go to another part of the field where there are fewer parents around -- maybe the opposite side of the field?

or perhaps "mask" the spectator noise in post by lowering the audio level and adding some background music.


the nice thing is that either of these are no cost.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #19
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Re: External Mic Recommendation for Pany TM700 (Outdoor Use for Soccer)

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I guess I'm asking what might be better than the built in internal microphone.

It does a wonderful job of picking up voice chatter on the field, as well as everything else around it, including loud parents as one poster noted.

I thought the purpose of a shotgun mic was to tune out everything except what it is pointed at.

FYI - I admit I am clueless about audio. Have read lots of articles but none focus on using a mic outdoors.

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Hello Alan,

One reason they call for "Quiet on the set" is that even shotgun mics are very non-directional at mid and low frequencies. Any mic you mount on your camera will be somewhat sensitive to the sounds around you. Shotgun mics in no way resemble zoom lenses in their theoretical (or practical) operation.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #20
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Re: External Mic Recommendation for Pany TM700 (Outdoor Use for Soccer)

I record a lot of youth soccer game. I bought a videomic pro thinking that player voices in the field will be a good element to the video. But now, I try and lower the audio when I render the footage, as it is sometimes difficult to control the sound of wind.. and obnoxious parents.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:27 PM   #21
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i always use a "dead cat" when recording outside to cut down on wind noise.
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