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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Mic suggestion for vx2100

I am in the market for a shotgun mic for my vx2100. I will be doing some interviewing at my next wedding shoot and need a descent mic. I was going to go with the rode mic but read where some foks didn't care for them because they pic up too much camera noise. Any suggestions?
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 08:24 AM   #2
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Can't believe that I posted 24 hours ago and not one reply. Guess I'll post it on the wedding forum.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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Well, you should have posted it in 'Now Hear This,' the sound Forum.

However, you will probably not be happy with a shotgun for use during a wedding reception. Way too much noise and shotguns are noted for not blocking noise from the sides.

Much better to go with a wired microphone like a Shure 58. Or if you have an assistant, get a cardiod and have the assistant hold it just out of the field of view. But given the noise levels at most receptions, you will want the microphone as close to the speaker's mouth as possible.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice mike, The interviewing will be done in a seperate room from the reception/dance area. The mother of the bride wants this part to be a surprise to the bride when she watches the video. I will look into the other types of mics.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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I'd like to second what Mike posted as a response. As I was reading the original post I was basically think just what Mike ended up posting. I'd go with a stick mic for interviews at weddings (or any other live event where there's lots of people/noise. (Even if it is in a separate room). I find I can shoot and hold the mic with no problem.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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I didn't have a good experience with the Rode VideoMic and the VX2100. It picked up way too much motor noise at a pretty high volume. I really couldn't even use it, unless I didn't use the zoom.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #7
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My problem with the RODE on the VX is it's too sensitive and picks up all camera vibrations. Even just lightly touching the pan handle on a tripod results in a resounding "thump".
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