Shotgun and wireless mics for A1U - Page 3 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 24th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #31
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Posts: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex Thames
That's right. Shotguns are better outdoors generally, and hypercardioid and cardioid are generally better indoors.
I'm lost. I just looked up hypercardioid, and it says that shotgun mics are hypercardioid.
Jeff DeMaagd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #32
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarle Jorgensen
I wouldn't know...I'll have to try and see when I get it...
Does anyone else know?
The question is, why would you WANT to mount a mic on top of your camcorder?
Rob Gregory-Browne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #33
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hamden CT
Posts: 470
Most wedding videographers mount a mic on the camera.

I mount a shotgun and a wirless for weddings and receptions.

That is why I asked because the mic doesn't look like it is for mounting.
Richard Zlamany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 01:16 AM   #34
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Gregory-Browne
The question is, why would you WANT to mount a mic on top of your camcorder?
Portability....not all shots allow for a boom. Wedding, as mentioned above, is a good example. Would be great to position the boom for one portion, say start, and then stop just prior to vows to reposition, but probably not acceptable to the couple :-)
Michael Stowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #35
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 177
Granted I have not read much of the article since I posted a while back, but the ME-64, which I purchased based on suggestions on these boards, is a great mic. Used mainly for indoors, but I have messed around outdoors with very good results.
Michael Stowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #36
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarle Jorgensen
I wouldn't know...I'll have to try and see when I get it...
Does anyone else know?
Yes you can mount NT3 on a camcorder. It's certainly a bit big and a bit heavy, but you *can* mount on-cam with something like a Rode SM3 or SM5 shockmount.
It's XLR-connection, so you just need an XLR-to-minijack cable if your cam hasn't got XLR socket.
Stu Holmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #37
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 107
Well, I've only done one wedding in my time and it was merely as a favor and for a little practice on my feet. That aside, the first thing I did when I got my A1U was get rid of the mic on top. Kept the XLR unit, but banished the mic.

It's either wireless or boom for me, I'm afraid. Practical or not.
Rob Gregory-Browne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #38
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Gregory-Browne
It's either wireless or boom for me, I'm afraid. .
Certainly that's the way to do it to get the best sound.
Out of interest, which mic are you using/going to use on the end of the boom? Something like ME64 ? ME66? NTG2?
Stu Holmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #39
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu Holmes
Certainly that's the way to do it to get the best sound.
Out of interest, which mic are you using/going to use on the end of the boom? Something like ME64 ? ME66? NTG2?
Right now I have a very cheap AT shotgun that surprisingly has little hiss. But I'm looking to get the 66 or something better in the future.
Rob Gregory-Browne is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network