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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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My Setup - Part Deux

With the recent addition of a Beachtek DXA-2s, I'm able to use my AT897 on camera as well as on a boom. (The tripod is a Velbon Videomate 738.)



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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Man that is sweet. So the mic stays out of the picture?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #3
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Man that is sweet. So the mic stays out of the picture?
Well the Kid Stays in the Picture, but the mic doesn't ;-) I was so sure it would encroach on the frame I almost didn't even try. But turns out you could get a mic almost twice as long on there, even with the wide-angle adapter.

I've posted elsewhere you could use the AT897 without the Beachtek. You just need a rather inexpensive XLR-to-mini cable. However, you'll only get sound on one channel that way. The Beachtek has a switch to record the mono signal on both channels, so while it's not stereo, at least one channel isn't missing when you play it back on a TV.
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Nice shock-mount, I've got a problem in that the Sennheiser MKE-300 attaches directly to the shoe, but I like to insulate it from the body to reduce camera operation noise. With the plastic body and shoe mount of the MKE300 it's not really suitable for rubber mount, but I gues it could fit in.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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Well the Kid Stays in the Picture, but the mic doesn't ;-) I was so sure it would encroach on the frame I almost didn't even try. But turns out you could get a mic almost twice as long on there, even with the wide-angle adapter.

I've posted elsewhere you could use the AT897 without the Beachtek. You just need a rather inexpensive XLR-to-mini cable. However, you'll only get sound on one channel that way. The Beachtek has a switch to record the mono signal on both channels, so while it's not stereo, at least one channel isn't missing when you play it back on a TV.
I found this and it has the mini cable. I wonder if later you would buy the Beachtek can you just change the cable so you have a XLR jack on both ends?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html
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Old May 14th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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I found this and it has the mini cable. I wonder if later you would buy the Beachtek can you just change the cable so you have a XLR jack on both ends?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html
It looks like the photo shows about a 1 foot XLR plug on both ends. I'm sure it's a Male to Female.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #7
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peter,

what shoe mount mic holder is that and how much does it cost? thanks!
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Old May 16th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #8
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peter,

what shoe mount mic holder is that and how much does it cost? thanks!
Rode SM3 - $49.95 - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...hockmount.html

Note: the SM3 has two little metal "feet" on the shoe mount that need to be cut/ground off in order to drop down into the HV20 hot shoe.

Here's a kit if you don't want to get the Beacktek -
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html

But note: the kit only records mono - one channel only. Need to duplicate it in post to have audio on both channels.
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