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Old July 19th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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RODE VideoMic or RODE VideoMic Pro?

At last; I ordered my HDC-HS900 today, and also a spare battery, (which is well overpriced)!

I am also looking to buy a Rode Videomic / Videomic Pro as I'm a bit concerned about the wind and fan noise being an issue - so I'm after opinions on the mic, is this overkill, I'm a hobbyist but always look to buy the best things I can, the VideoMic Pro looks better too :D

Any owners can give advice on the mic appreciated.

I have seen the pictures in the owners thread attached to the camcorder; it looks big but not sure :0/

Should have it by the week end, can't wait!

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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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Re: RODE VideoMic or RODE VideoMic Pro?

Hated my VideoMic

Go for the
Rode Stereo VideoMic Camera-Mounted Stereo STEREO VIDEOMIC B&H

and opt for the deadkitten for the wind noise
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:06 PM   #3
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Re: RODE VideoMic or RODE VideoMic Pro?

Hi all from a first-timer!

Just got the TM900 - THRILLED! I like you am a hobbyist who likes to do the best job possible.

Initial impressions: The fan noise is not much of an issue at all (joy!), and the Rode videomic I had mounted on my previous cam (GS400) looks way out of proportion to this tiny little thing.

At the moment I am using the onboard mic, and it seems to be working very well. Wind noise may be an issue; I found just cupping a hand around the mic and shielding it from the wind works tolerably well.

If that's any help, great. Good luck on the trip!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #4
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Thanks Ron,

Not sure I'll be getting the Videomic at the moment, I've only recorded a short amount of footage but no issues at the moment. Whilst I'm in Florida I might pick one up if it becomes an issue.

I'll report back as I get to use it more, currently using it in iA mode until I get used to its features :)

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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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I dont think an external shotgun mic will make an enormous difference on the TM900. The inbuilt mic is very sensitive. Try setting it to manual, turn off AGC, and set the level to -3 or 6, the inbuilt mic is quite hot and will clip very easily.if not turned down. Experiment with the settings and see what suits you. For wind noise, your best bet is to buy a square of Rycote Windgag material, from Keenes, and cover the inbuilt mic with it, using double sided tape, very effective.
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