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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 21st, 2010, 04:22 PM   #16
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I will most likely get the NTG-1.
Note post #3 here: RODE Videomic on XH-A1?
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:31 PM   #17
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If I may suggest, look at the NTG2 rather than the NTG1, as for a small amount more it offers battery operation as well as phantom power, making it useful for other recorders or situations which don't provide the phantom power. NTG1 is phantom-only. I made that mistake once...
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Old December 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM   #18
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I had an NTG-2 for all the reasons Battle mentions. FOr me it was a mistake and I sold it then got an NTG-1. On the A1, I found the NTG-2 was too long. When pushed back, it gets in the way of the audio block and you hand. When mounted properly and with a dead cat, the hairs end up in frame. The extra length is also wobbly.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 11:34 AM   #19
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Les has a good point, but there's a fix: my work camera had a Sennheiser ME66, which is fairly long. To move it back and up from the lens, I cobbled up an adjustable-position mike mount using pvc pipe and a Rode shockmount --- and then Rode came along and manufactured the same thing. I should have gotten a patent...anyway, here's a link:

Rode SM5 - Shotgun Microphone Suspension SM5 B&H Photo Video
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM   #20
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Battle .. merry Xmas from Rode :)

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Old December 22nd, 2010, 09:06 PM   #21
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Thank you, Allen, and Merry Christmas back at ya....Usual disclaimers apply to my comments, I have no connection with Rode but they make nice stuff at good prices in my experience...
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