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Old October 25th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #16
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with the DVC30, the NTG-2 is a long mic, you might have issues of the mic peeking into the frame if you mount it on your camera. Unless you push it way back, but if you don't have the xlr adapter, then you're going to need the transformer adapter like what Sure makes to stick on the end of the mic and now it's really long. poke you in the eye long. I had that setup on my DVC30 and it sucked, not sound wise but setup wise. Finally went with the xlr adapter.
It shouldn't be a problem with ntg2 and its length. This setup (http://www.chma.net/pana1.JPG) works fine even with a Century wide angle lens.

Haven't used my ntg2 for music so cant help with that one. And can't comment on the phantom Vs. AA battery, yet.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 09:56 PM   #17
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You want to mount a pair of 3031s on your
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Yes, it's what I was hoping to do--you think it a bit impracticable? That's why I hang out here, to learn from people who know....
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Old October 25th, 2006, 10:03 PM   #18
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Rode also makes a stereo video mic that looks pretty nice.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #19
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Thanks Steve & Michael for the replies. While it still sounds like a great mic, it (and the NT-3) may not be what I'm looking for.

I've read some good reviews here from folks using a pair of AT3031's for music, so I'm now leaning more toward those along with the Panny XLR box which I'm sure I will have to spring for eventually. How to mount them (3031's) is another story of course and OT on this thread, but if there's anyone out there who uses these AT's and would care to share your experience with them feel free to PM me.

Thanks again guys for helping me narrow my choices.

~Mike
I have a pair of 3031's and they are excellent mics. Not very practical to mount a pair on your camera though. They should go on a couple of stands or on a single stand with a stereo bar and there are a wide variety of miking arrangments - A/B, X/Y, ORTF, etc - that you can use them for.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #20
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It shouldn't be a problem with ntg2 and its length. This setup (http://www.chma.net/pana1.JPG) works fine even with a Century wide angle lens.

Haven't used my ntg2 for music so cant help with that one. And can't comment on the phantom Vs. AA battery, yet.

You put a dead cat on the mic, and you'll see the little hairs creeping in when you use a wide angle. At least I do. But if you crop for 16:9, it cuts them out.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 05:26 PM   #21
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Length of NTG1 vs NTG2

Anyone have any other experiences with on camera mounting? Although I always want to get the mic off the camera, it oftentimes just isn't feasible. The GL1/GL2/XHA1 all have handles on the top that I use quite frequently and I'm afraid that running a mic on the top (or even with the XHA1's mic mount) I would lose easy use of the handle.

Although I want the option of battery power, the NTG1 is about 2 inches shorter. So I'm torn trying to find a good mic that isn't unwieldy when mounted on a cam like an xh a1.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #22
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When you say the NTG-2 performs better w/phantom vs battery, how much better? Of minor significance? Like night & day? I'm just trying to get an idea of how decent a recording I can get using the NTG-2 with battery only.
You can download a comparisationclip of the NTG-2 with a penlite and with phantompower here: http://www.rivierenlandmedia.nl/Medi...AvsPHANTOM.wmv
I have done some (quick) testing last week to see what sounds better. Phantom wins, thats clear!
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