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Old March 9th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Sports and general purpose, sennheiser me64?

I've been looking at the sennheiser me64/k6p, for use in shooting extremesports, small interviews and just "goofing" around.
Ofcourse there are a mic to suit every situation, but it's not practical or possible to carry one for each condition, and it's to expensive right know with several mics. That's one of the reasons I've been looking at the k6 series from sennheiser, modular so that when I need and can afford i can uppgrade/add "another" mic. Another issue might be that my camera, at the moment panasonic dvc30(maybe dvx100a in a few months), don't allow to long mic before it gets into the picture. Often using a wide angle lens, this is an even bigger problem than usually.

Will the me64 be to wide for general purpose? Any other suggestions? And what kind of wind jammer is good for shooting outdoors often in windy conditions, but not to "big"?
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Old March 10th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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In the shot...

I use a Z1 with an ME66. With a Rycote softie on it and using a wide angle, you have to be very careful about getting the fur in the top of the shot. I solved the problem by getting a Canon mic adapter from B & H, which, when placed in the Zi mic clamp, elevates the mic about another inch and out of the shot. The Rycote works well inside and out; but I will often use a foam screen inside because it attracts less attention.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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You'll get more crowd noise with the ME64, but it would work just fine for sporting events.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Some crowd noise won't hurt, actually it's ok with a bit of crowd noise, it captures the mood. I drop by the local store one day and try it on my camera and the dvx100.
I guess a rycote mini windjammer with short hair is as good as it gets whitout getting the fur in the shot. I might add MZW64 sennheisers own windscreen, for indoor use or just when the rycote is overkill.
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