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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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What would be the best shotgun mic for an A1 with a max price of around $200?

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have the Røde NTG-1 on a DVC30 and I love it. The NTG-2 is the same except it can use battery as well as phantom.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #3
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I just recently bought a Rode NTG-2 off ebay with the deadcat and Rode sm3 shockmount for $350 (australian) and am very happy with it. I am just a beginner so keep your suggestion box open to others advice.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #4
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Best is a matter of opinion of course, and in some circles can induce great debate. At your price point, consider the Rode NTG-1 and NTG -2, and the Audio-Technica AT-897. Prices can very substantially based on where you shop on the WEB.

Some people use the Azden shotgun mics (they offer about 4 models at different price points), but based on the specs, they tend to have higher output impedance and higher self-noise levels, and some folks have reported difficulties using certain models with Canon camcorders.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #5
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Another vote for the Rode NTG-1...Very happy with mine.
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