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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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GL2 External Mic

I am filming more goose hunting this year and I would like to have some external mics for my GL2.

I would like to have some wireless mics to put on two hunters and also have a mic to put in-between the blinds to capture the calling and the sounds of incoming geese.

Price is a concern.

What mics would you recommend?

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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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chris,

I shoot geese every fall. I use a rode shotgun mic and it is pretty good at about 149 dollars.

I use an azden 100 lt and it is abut 350 for my wireless stuff. If you want to have more than one hunter with a mic then get the double unit but it is about 700 dollars

here are some links at b&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...a_Mounted.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Portable.html

the single is not the exact one I use but is similar.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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One thing you must always remember with videoing 2 people especially in a hunting environment is you want to get there audio , they are telling the story. I see allot of people get hung up on getting animal sounds when they should be way more concerned with the hunters audio. You can always burn a few minutes of animal sounds or even find the sound on the internet but you will have a serious problem going back and getting the live hunters audio. What I do is wire each hunter in a 2 man hunt and have a shotgun mic in my bag. I know I have several hundreds of goose audio clips at the office so I worry only about the hunters audio. If I see or have time to get a great animal audio clip I will get it with the shotgun mic if not I just lay whatever honking audio I want when editing. Audio is King. PS also set your audio to manual and set it to the hunters voice not the calling or gun shots.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #4
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That is a tad more than I wanted to spend on wireless stuff. Does anyone have any cheaper suggestions? Something in the <$300 range?

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Chris

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Old August 8th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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look at the sennheiser G2 evolution $500 at b&h
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Old August 9th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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That is a tad more than I wanted to spend on wireless stuff. Does anyone have any cheaper suggestions? Something in the <$300 range?

Thanks,
Chris
You're going to have a hard time finding a suitable mic/transmitter/receiver rig for less than that ballpark and you'll need at least 2 complete setups, one for each person you're micing unless they're so close together they're sitting on top of each other. There are some older technology VHF systems still available in the under $200 range but they tend to have very limited range and are prone to dropouts and interference.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #7
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Each person will have to have a transmitter and each transmitter should have its own receiver creating a closed loop connection. There are a couple of systems on the market that sell two transmitters with one receiver but they are prone to cross talk, drop out and bleed over due to the fact that they aren't 'closed loop'.
I hate to say it but you will have to spend some cash in order to get quality audio. You can always shoot cut aways of hunters later--that's the easy part. Getting good audio in the field is priority!
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