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Old October 2nd, 2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Where can I find a Cheaper Shotgun Boom Mic Kit?

Hi guys,

I'm shopping for a "Shotgun Boom Mic Kit" which is very reasonable in price for someone at a starting point in business. can you advise any with a kit?
I found this one at model B&H Azden # SGM-1X for $149.00 but that is just the mic and no kit. Here is a link to this mic:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ddedTroughType

Do you recommend this Mic?
Also, where can I find the rest of the kit for a reasonable price or can I build something to make it work?
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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what are you plugging in to?

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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Ty, I'm going to use it with my XL2 on a boom pole.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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Cheaper Mic?

That one you linked to seems a pretty good buy to me. If you are going to be in business, you are going to have to spend money, and a mic like that is a lot cheaper than starting with a radio microphone setup.

Here's one I've been looking at, and thinking of buying.

At the moment I've been using an external mic on a long cable, but someone nearly tripped over the cable at the last wedding I did, so time to try something different. Can anyone point me to a good wireless mic setup for camcorders?

Last edited by Kerry Green; October 2nd, 2005 at 08:10 PM. Reason: To add the last paragraph
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 08:22 PM   #5
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Take a look at the Rode Videomic. It's in your price range, and Rode makes several inexpensive accessories for it: boompole, windmuff, XLR adapter plug, etc.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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FOr wireless, look at Sennheiser G2100ENG kits. I like the one with transmitter, receiver, and butt-plug transmitter to plug into an XLR mic. Lets you boom wirelessly....
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