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Old June 23rd, 2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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I am filming my first civil ceremony and wondering where you suggest I should place my ZOOM H1. It's on a mini tripod, I also have a Rode Shotgun on my 5DMK3.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: First civil ceremony

I would definately go for it in the groom's pocket and a lav on his lapel. You are not going to get very good audio from a recorder on a tripod!! Also more often that not, you can use the groom's body to shield the lav from any wind at outdoor weddings... by slightly adjusting where the groom stands can make a huge difference to what sort of audio you get. I had a beach wedding with a howling gale and by exchanging bride and groom positions, I had the groom with his back to the wind and the lav dead centre (on his tie actually) and it blocked all wind noise which otherwise would have been un-usable!!

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Old June 24th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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Totally agree. Its paramount that you get your mics as close to the source as possible.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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CPC (Farnell) do a pretty decent but very cheap lav mic which will plug in to your Zoom H1 MP33751 - PRO SIGNAL - MICROPHONE, LAVALIER BLACK | CPC
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