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Old June 16th, 2006, 06:04 PM   #16
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I appreciate your suggestions, but this isn't a conventional "documentary", where I would sit down with the speaker. Most of the stuff Im shooting is 1 take, under most unusual circumstances, so wireless microphones, boom poles, and etc are out of the question. I need a camera-mounted mic, nothing more, or less.
I agree with Stu's recommendation of the Rode VideoMic. Every time I've used it in situations where I'm stretching or plain breaking the standard rules for good audio (e.g., indoor use of a shotgun, shooting from 10 feet and more away) it has delivered much better audio than I expected. If you will be using it outdoors, do get the "dead cat" windscreen or make the equivalent with fur from a crafts store. It makes a huge difference.

For the initial poster, Kevin, I'd say that the Rode will work for him too, up to 25 feet or so as long as the environment isn't too full of electrically noisy devices such as fluorescent lights.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #17
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If you will be using it outdoors, do get the "dead cat" windscreen or make the equivalent with fur from a crafts store. It makes a huge difference.
thats for sure ! its a hot mic and it doesnt take much wind AT ALL to get windnoise from it outdoors. Defnitely need at least a DEadcat. I'm actually curious if anyone is using a Rycote or Lightwave slip-on shield with this mic (guessing that they will fit ) as i have a sneaky suspicion that the Rycote Softie or Lightwave shields will work better than the Deadcat.

Deadcat is pretty inexpensive at $40 and the Rycote is about $100 and Lightwave is i think about $120.
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