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Old January 5th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Is wireless on-camera MIC set a safe bet (Senn. G2 100 series)

Is this a safe bet to get this Sennheiser G2 100 series package for one-camera documentaries, corporate and event videography?
Along with Rode NTG1 occasionally ported to wireless via 1 SKP 100 G2 plug-on transmitter included in that G2 100 series Sennheiser package?

Or should I just get field recorder with phantom power (such as Zoom H4) to get multi-angle run and gun one-camera shots with continious sound that`s just dubbed in post?

I`ve never trusted non-pahantom powered cables on mics so forgive me my ignorance on that (specially on wireless G2).

Oh, and my requirements are associated with battery and tape savings at remote locations.

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Old January 5th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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The Sennheiser Evolution G2 wireless camera set is one of, if not the most popular wireless set under $1K. We've sold hundreds without a single complaint.

The RODE NTG-1 shotgun mic requires phantom power, while the NTG-2 does not. http://dvcreators.net/rode-microphones The NTG-2 is a bit longer.

I would get one of the new BeachTek MVU-1 portable headphone monitor units with phantom power and feed a cable off the shotgun to the MVU-1 clipped on my belt. It was designed exactly for this purpose. The SKP 100 plugs nicely into the XLR output of the MVU-1. Now your boom op can have headphones + VU meters and wirelessly transmit the signal to the camera receiver.

Works beautifully.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Hi Guy,

You`ve got pretty good sustainable marketing going on @ dvcreators.net (actually the best Ive come along on the subject)
I`ll go with the Sennheiser G2 ENG package plus Zoom H4 for our location sound as we have the NTG-1 and NT-3 already.
Sadly I haven`t visited (or watched) the dvcreators.net site before today as we are located in Europe but it`s nice to know we`re heading in right direction.

Thanks,
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