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Old December 11th, 2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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setup question : Rode NTG2, SignVideo XLR pro et sony consumer camcorder

Hello,

Please could you confirm me my setup idea before buying the material :

I wish to add a shotgun micro to my sony minidv consumer camcorder PC330 avec micro-in.

I thought of : Rode NTG2 shotgun with battery power to be connected to a sign video xlr pro connected to the camcorder.

The rode needs phantom power 48V or 1.5 V battery.

Is there a difference in quality between phpower or battery use ?

With the battery, will this give line out level ?

Okay for setup with battery connection to sign video to camcorder ?

Or do you have an alternative for this setup with similar budget ?

Thank you alot,

Hubertus
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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #2
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Hello,

Please could you confirm me my setup idea before buying the material :

I wish to add a shotgun micro to my sony minidv consumer camcorder PC330 avec micro-in.

I thought of : Rode NTG2 shotgun with battery power to be connected to a sign video xlr pro connected to the camcorder.

The rode needs phantom power 48V or 1.5 V battery.

Is there a difference in quality between phpower or battery use ?

With the battery, will this give line out level ?

Okay for setup with battery connection to sign video to camcorder ?

Or do you have an alternative for this setup with similar budget ?

Thank you alot,

Hubertus
That's a good setup, but note: the battery does NOT boost the mic's output to line level. Whether you power it with phantom or internal battery, the output remains the same at mic level. The battery is there for those times you don't have 48v phantom power available from the camera or the mixer. If you ever do have phantom available, it's better to pull out the battery and use the phantom - the output specs are very slightly better with phantom but more importantly you don't have the battery getting weaker or dieing in the middle of a shoot without you realizing it.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:36 PM   #3
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The NTG-2 is a great mic. It is a little hotter with Phantom power than with battery.

Beachtek makes a number of adapters and some models include Phantom power.

There's the Rode Video mic to consider unless you are set on XLR. More here:
http://dvestore.com/theatre/index.html#
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Old December 12th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #4
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rode ntg2 and boompole

thank you for the answers. i think to stay with the ntg2 for xlr flexibility and quality built.

one more question: Does the boom pole made by rode is connected directly to the ntg2 or do I have a shock mount either ?


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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Does the boom pole made by rode is connected directly to the ntg2 or do I have a shock mount either ?[/QUOTE]

The RODE NTG-2 includes a mic stand adapter which can thread on to the RODE Boom Pole, but really, you'd want a shock mount with rubber or elastic suspension to isolate the mic.

Checkout the RODE SM3 (cold shoe mount or boom pole) SM4 (boom pole 5/8" or 3/8").
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