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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:37 AM   #1
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What mic are you using ?

Hi all,

What on cam mic are you using ?
I would like to have an extra reach with the sound recording,
A mic to replace the stock mic of the Canon XL1s.
what can I expect from a directional mics like those...
AT 4071
AT 4073
MKH 416
MKH 816

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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hi Sassi,

I have an XL1s as well, and use a Rode NTG-2 mic, and get excellent results off the top of the camera. They also make some mounts to fix it into the exsisting mount from a company called K-Tek.

On the downside to the Rode is it is very light, and in wind you need a good windsock, I have a nice one from K-Tek, buy you pay as much as you do for the mic. Around 300$

I make programs for animal planet and shoot in some of the most extreme conditions and yet have got praise from my sound mixer.

You must use the XLR adapter, best is to split your mic with a y cable and stagger your channel levels, this way you can cover your butt.

If you don't have 300 dollars, I have good results from the Apex 175 (I think that is the number) which costs around $100. I use this as a backup mic.


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