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Old February 9th, 2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Good first mic?

Ok, so I have had my Panasonic pv-dv852 for about a month now and I've already shot a 2 minute short that turned out great. I am wondering what would be a good mic to invest in for my first external mic. I am more concerned with capturing dialogue and possibly setting up a ghetto boom to use in an upcoming short where there much more talking. Price is a big concern, I really can't afford spending 150+ on this thing, my camcorder and filters and wide angle lense already broke my bank! Thanks everyone!
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Old February 10th, 2003, 12:06 AM   #2
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Hey!
Give us your exact budget and we will give you some ideas.
You can find a used Sennheiser MKE300 shotgun mic for $120ish, and it will plug into your mic jack, so you don't need XLR inputs.
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Old February 10th, 2003, 07:12 AM   #3
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Hey Dylan,
That sounds like a nice price, that's about what I was looking at. I'll check out the for sale forum and ebay and see what I can find. Are mics pretty reliable used?
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Old February 10th, 2003, 12:16 PM   #4
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I really don't know how reliable used mics are. As with anything used, there are a whole lot of factors that can be taken into consideration to judge it's reliability.

Maybe some of the audio tech oriented guys can give some advice about used mics?
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