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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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wedding crisis

Ok I'm doing a wedding For a friend On Dec 18
I recieved $150 as a deposit.

What I have soo far is the following:

- Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 Series
- Sony VX2100
- Renting a VX2000 (for help) from a friend
- My friend has an iriver (would like to borrow it)
- Beachtek XLR

Considering:

- Sony NP-QM91D - http://tinyurl.com/76y8v
- Giant Squid 3 foot - http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com/gs/gs-mono1.htm

Anything else??
Remember there's a $150 budget

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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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Well I guess all things are in order...

I'll just go ahead and move forward, thanks for at least viewing my post...
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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Dante, I don't think the battery you are looking at is the one you want. I believe the VX2100 uses an L series battery.

If you don't have a mic you might consider the Videomic from Rode.

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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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I would strongly recommend using a tripod to record the ceremony. The reception can be shot hand-held.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:11 AM   #5
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Agreed. Don't even think of shooting the ceremony without a tripod.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #6
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Agreed. Don't even think of shooting the ceremony without a tripod.
Oh yeah guys thanks... I have a bogen with a 501 head
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Old December 5th, 2005, 03:46 AM   #7
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150 deposit?? how much was the package??
do u really think 2 cams is worth the post work???
Even if its a friends wedding thats ok, but dont dig a hole too deep..
Id say rent a tripod for now, and shoot only the ceremony and speeches with 2 cams (borrow one if u have to)
Dont spend more than you have to...

good luck
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #8
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An on-camera light is useful for the reception, especially for the first dance and cake cutting. Check out the Bescor lights at B&H for under $100 including battery.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #9
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I also question the "M" series battery. Should be "L" series?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:35 PM   #10
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I also question the "M" series battery. Should be "L" series?
Well when I purchased the vx it came with this accessory booklet and that particular battery is in there, so that's the one I'm going with.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #11
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Well when I purchased the vx it came with this accessory booklet and that particular battery is in there, so that's the one I'm going with.
Well, you probably know what you're doing. I just bring this up because if you go here:

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...ame=comp&var2=

It doesn't list the VX as being compatible with the NP-QM91D Battery.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:42 PM   #12
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Well, you probably know what you're doing. I just bring this up because if you go here:

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...ame=comp&var2=

It doesn't list the VX as being compatible with the NP-QM91D Battery.
You guys are soooooooooooo right... And to think I was getting dressed to go down to b&h to pick it up. What I need to get is the:

Sony NPF970 - http://tinyurl.com/9uuez
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #13
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An on-camera light is useful for the reception, especially for the first dance and cake cutting. Check out the Bescor lights at B&H for under $100 including battery.

Man I'll have to get some extra cash before the wedding, because after the battery purchase I'll have but soo much left
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Old December 5th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #14
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Or you could buy this slightly cheaper replacement. It's also listed under the accessories tab of the VX2100

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Type=accessory

I bought 2 last week. Never used them though. They have the same specs as the Sony's.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #15
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Or you could buy this slightly cheaper replacement. It's also listed under the accessories tab of the VX2100

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Type=accessory

I bought 2 last week. Never used them though. They have the same specs as the Sony's.
Just got home... wish I had waited for you response... everything with tax cost me $113.74

battery time out the box was 281min (viewfinder open)
Not too bad considering what I use to get before.
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