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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 March 2nd, 2007, 01:49 PM   #31
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This has turned in to my dream thread, all the tips on cheap equipment!

I just have one question, i checked out the ETC source 4, and it has en "Edison" connector, is this a standard wall outlet like i am used to, or is some sort of adapter needed?
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:01 PM   #32
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That's the standard household plug.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 03:15 PM   #33
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Good, the AT897 comes with one, so I'll ditch the $110 dead cat.
I don't think the foam windshield will, by itself, come close to protecting your mic from a decent breeze. Rather than buy a "Dead Cat," go to an auto supply store and get a "washing mitt" made of artificial fur for under $10 (I once bought a couple at Big Lots for $1.50 apiece). You can cut the mitt up and re-sew it, or even just staple it to conform with your mic's size. It should work as well as the "cat," dead or alive.

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What do you guys think of the Oktaba MK012A "Bello Nero" with Hypercardioid Capsule? It was recommended to me as being way better for my indoor/outdoor purposes than the AT897.
As for the mic itself, I really like the AKG Blue Line hypercardioid. It sounds quite good indoors and out, has a narrow pickup and gets a good grade on handling noise. If you're not in a rush, they turn up on eBay for around $225 (as a unit with the SE 300B preamp) every couple of weeks.

Good luck with your film.

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