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Old March 6th, 2003, 08:51 AM   #736
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Azden Mics

HOW good are the AZDEN Mics?? for the Xl1s with beachtek???
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Old March 6th, 2003, 10:12 AM   #737
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Azden Mic vs. ME66 ??? anyone...

Azden is cheaper! Is it as good as the ME66
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Old March 6th, 2003, 01:17 PM   #738
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There are plenty of posts on the Azden. They work fine with the XL-1. If you would like to read more try Azden Search Results.
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Old March 6th, 2003, 03:52 PM   #739
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According to the LAFCPUG, no, the Azden is not as good. They do a lineup of 3 shotgun mics. It's probably been linked to from here before.

http://www.lafcpug.org/review_shotgun_mic.html
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Old March 6th, 2003, 05:45 PM   #740
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Depends on which Azden mic, Some are a lot better than others. Keep inmind that Azden is a consumer/prosumer product line, and none will match the ME66/K6 for example.

Also, some folks have encountered level issues with the SGM-X. It has a relatively high output impedance.
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Old March 7th, 2003, 07:29 PM   #741
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I have seen that site before, but its always good to get other opinions. Anyone know of any other sites with MIC comparisin tests???????
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Old March 12th, 2003, 05:05 AM   #742
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Multitrack Recording Advice Requested

I wish to record at least 4 microphones on separate tracks. I will also be recording ambient sound via the XL1s on two 16 bit tracks.

Since I want to record in 16 bits or higher, I need to use a separate audio recorder. I would prefer to use 24 bit recording.

I am considering a TASCAM TM-D1000 digital mixer and a TASCAM DA-78HR 24 bit (8 channel) recorder.

I welcome other thoughts and recommendations from this forum.
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Old March 12th, 2003, 05:23 AM   #743
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What are you recording? What is the venue?
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Old March 12th, 2003, 05:29 AM   #744
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Dear Don,

I want to be flexible. Some will be an Elvis Tribute artist, live. Others will be presentations, meetings, racing events, etc.

I want to do the mix after it is recorded on separate tracks.
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Old March 15th, 2003, 04:05 PM   #745
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Mini XLR to XLR adapters

Please help!!!

I am new to this group but am looking forward to reading all the interesting tech info I see here.

I am a Bigfoot researcher (since 1972) and have been in about 6 documentaries on the subject. I have not been the happiest with the results and so am working towards making my own documentary. I am going to school to learn how to do this and have started getting the equipment. I am not rich but I try to get the best equipment I can to do the job. Right now I have a problem...

I have an XL1s with a MA-100 attached. It has the regular size XLR female plugs, but I have a Sony ECM-55SPT/ECM-55BPT electret condenser lav mic I want to hook up with it by way of cable and it has a mini XLR female plug.

Question:

Is there an adapter available and do I need it to have phantom power? The paper work with the mic says it is hooked up one of two ways... with power requirements either 1.5v or 5v, I don't understand this... either it is one way or the other I thought. It states the mic cable is :2.3mm(3/32in.) dia., 3m (10ft.) long 2-conductor shielded cable (pig tail)."

Two of the film's I was in, used film (16mm and 35mm) but even they used this lav setup. Sometimes they had the lav hooked up to a wireless but the static soundbites were with a corded lav.

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Old March 15th, 2003, 07:16 PM   #746
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Welcome Rick,
I think the connector that you're looking for is called a "P3" connector. I also recently searched for such an adapter and found them for sale on Samson's site. Perhaps this will work for you, too.

But I have two Sony ECM-55B lavs, just a bit different from yours, which have an inline power adapter (ie. battery holder) that plugs between the mics and the camera. I actually believe that this is what you'll need, too. My mics came with this adapter but you may be able to buy them separately. Check with Sony's site and/or B&H Photo's site to see if the adapter is available separately.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 06:46 AM   #747
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lightweight tracking solution

Does anyone know of a lightweight tracking solution, something like GripControl's "e-track", just for tracks of up to 3 feet. Something that could be mounted on a tripod, and take about 4 kilos of camera (mini 35, XL1S and Nikon prime lens). The GripControl e-track is just too heavy and a little too big.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 08:10 AM   #748
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Outgrowning Case?

I made a mistake and purchased the HC-3100? System Hard case from Canon for my camera. It's kinda small and better fitted to being case for some lights than a camera.


i found a way to pack in the ma-200, cavision matte box, microphones , cords, tapes, batteies, tape etc. to be honest, it fits best when i leave the lens and B&W viewfinder on, because there is no place left in the bottom of the box for it seperately.

Is there a roomier case anyone can recommend?
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Old March 16th, 2003, 11:42 AM   #749
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ETrack is the only one I'm aware of, but I'm sure there are others. You might check with some of the big rental houses. You could probably build a short, light duty one for under $500.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 09:15 PM   #750
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