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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Rode NT4 - experiences?

The Rode NT4 is their stereo condenser based mike, with two matched capsules.

Any experiences using it for shooting video, or any other suggestions for a good stereo video mike?

I am finding occasions where I would really rather have a stereo recording, for example in city shooting where I want traffic sounds to pan across with the traffic.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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It's real sensitve to wind gusts. Foam windscreen
it comes with doesn't help much for outdoor
shooting. I think Rycote makes
a furry for it. Fairly heavy mic. Maybe a little
dark sounding. Well regarded.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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I use two small diaphram condensors usually in ORTF configuration.

I did some recording of a small acoustic group, a buddy had an NT4, we both recorded the same group and did some listening.

Results were comparable, he's been very happy with it as an X-Y mic. Sometimes it's nice to have an all-in-one mic.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Gian Pablo Villamil
The Rode NT4 is their stereo condenser based mike, with two matched capsules.

Any experiences using it for shooting video, or any other suggestions for a good stereo video mike?

I am finding occasions where I would really rather have a stereo recording, for example in city shooting where I want traffic sounds to pan across with the traffic.
Things like traffic noises moving about in the sound field are often better positioned in post rather than attempting to record them in stereo in the field. For example, if you're shooting in stereo and you cut to a different angle of the same traffic flow, the audio perspective might not match well between the two shots. If you add the traffic FX in post instead of recording it on location you can better control the transition
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