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Old May 18th, 2006, 06:07 AM   #16
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Ok, guys, since the tread is diverging so much from the original one, I'm gonna kill this one and open a new one. Thanks for all and see you in the other tread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=67633
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Old May 18th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Rafael Lopes
I totaly understand what you are saying. The best mic in the world will be worthless in the wrong hand, in the wrong conditions. But let me paint you the following scenario: Imagine you are in the desert with a Sony FX1, the conditions are far from ideal, you do not have a mixer, a pre-amp or phantom power. All you have is a mic that you can plug into the FX1 (any mic will be better than the FX1s' original mic). Which mic should I go for in this exagerated situation without having to spend more than 300US$? Have it in mind that it'll be used to capture speach.
In that scenario I'd hand the talent a dynamic or battery powered condenser stick mic to hold in their hand or put a lav mic on the talent that has a battery power supply built into the cable such as the Audio Technica 803 or use a wireless lav. (A little time looking at the lavs on B&H will turn up a number of candidates). I'm of the opinion that when recording speech, an on-camera mic should be used as an absolute last resort only when all other options have been exhausted and the only other option left would be to record nothing at all.
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