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Old February 16th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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General on-camera mic advice?

Just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. I recently purchased a Canon Optura 50 and I'm looking for a general-purpose camera mount mic to use with it. The main purpose is for family-type filming, both indoors and outdoors. One of my biggest complaints with my previous camera was the transport noise ending up on film (my other camera is a JVC GR-D33, which has no external mic input).

I have no clue what exactly I'm looking for (shotgun, condenser?). The 2 I've found by searching here so far have been the ATR-55 and the Rode VideoMic... the VideoMic is maybe above my budget, but I might stretch if it's really worth it.

Is there anything else I should be considering?

Thanks!
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Old February 16th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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If you're looking for something a little better than using a built in mic, on a real tight budget, you might consider an ATR-25. Amazon has them for about 35 bucks.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Thanks Robert! The ATR-25 looks like it might be a good starter mic, which is pretty much what I'm looking for. Nice and cheap too! :)
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