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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:23 AM   #1
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7D audio: Microphones?

Audio being so important I have to ask, what are people using?

I understand that different situations require different types of microphones? What would be recommended for being compact? I see Phillip Bloom recommending 2 different Robe mics but can't really tell the difference between them except in price.

I'm looking at 3 different situations (I'm guessing 3 different mics): 1 is for for that gives me audio better than what the 7D has to offer. Something that mounts to the hot shoe would be great but I do I have DSLR rig with a cage to mount it to as well (I just don't bring the rig out with me for a night of drinking though).

Then I want to pick up vocals INSIDE a church. I have the Zoom H4n. In this case I would be looking at either capturing audio only (So no need to worry about a mic being in the picture) or capturing audio where I would have to set the mic outside the frame of the video.

Then capturing instruments such as violin, organ, cello, flute in the same conditions as above.

I would post this in the audio department but I'm really looking for what 7D or 5Dmii owners are using.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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Have you thought about using wireless mics ? Absolute must have for church weddings.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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I don't do weddings right now. I officiate weddings though. That gives me access to some great talents. While I do plan on doing a few weddings this year for friends, it's not a business yet, not for a long time. I do want to help with promoting some of the talents in exchange for letting me practice video/audio.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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Would the Rode Microphones Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone be a good 'fun' mic to go out and about with and then for everything else, to start with, lavs?
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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I had some funny issues with the Rode Stereo mic on the 7D. Sometimes it will completely miss-balance the audio to the R or L - and its extreme. Like one channel loses pickup almost entirely. Not sure of others experienced that in different situations, but I found it quite annoying.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:01 AM   #6
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I have several mics for my other rigs ( at 897, akg blue line, Oktava, etc.) but need something simple for my 7d. I decided to go with the Rode video mic because it gets decent reviews, is cheap , doesn;t need phantom power and has an 1/8 plug that will go into the camera or into a recorder like my Edirol r-09, or a zoom.
I bought it from BH and will get it today. I'll post my results.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:48 AM   #7
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That would be great Bruce.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:19 AM   #8
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Here as example of just being out (Watching one of the choir girls at a small room concert). I wish I could mic her and the other artists up, but no chance.

What mic (For fun) would be good to get the best of the vocals and also compact?
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