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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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miniDVcam with good audio setup

We are looking for a good miniDV camera that you can attach a mini jack mic too and get as good audio as possible. We are trying to stay under $1000.00 for the setup, no GL2 or HDV. I know a setup like this exists I've seen people with SonyHandicam's with big shotgun mics. Any suggestions will be appreciated. This is simply a run and gun grab and run camera. thanks
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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I would say look at the Elura 100, and get a good tripod.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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what would be the best mic I could use with the Elura, I am used to XLR mics not very familiar with the minijack mics.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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Uhhhh... To tell you the truth I dont even own it. I just used it at bestbuy one day, and I've read alot of good things about it. for the mic... I'm not sure. I Have a mini jack mic that I got from target for only 8 dollars. you however would want something better I'm sure. Look around on the web for a good mic. Or you could just get a cable that can run from a sound board into a mini jack. that way you can still use your nice XLR mics. That is what I am going to end up doing once I get my camera.
Let me know what you decide to do.

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Old September 11th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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Would this work, Canon Elura 100 with a beachtek DXA-25 Dual XLR Adapter housed in a jimmy box. Also does the beachtek get its power from the camera bettery through the minijack, or do you have to plug it into the wall(how is it powered).
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Old September 11th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #6
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I think it would work.

It looks like its operated by a battery. I'm not 100% sure tho... I would try and ask the person you plan to buy it from to see if it is battery or not. Let me know what happens!

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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #7
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Gabriel, we are going to go with the HDR-HC1. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #8
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Keep in mind that if all you're looking for is to go from XLR to a mini jack, you can always get the appropriate adapters at Radio Shack.
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