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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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I just bought a Panasonic DVC 30 with XLR and will be shooting a wedding for a friend. I need advice for a mic. and light for the event. If there is another good way to record the audio besides a mic. please advise. Thanks in advance.

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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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I guess I'm a little confused. I was pretty sure the DVC30 had a mini input jack for audio.

I don't know what kind of budget you're working with, but probably you'd want to look at a shotgun and a wireless.

A nice shotgun for the price is a Rode VideoMic (XLR plug adapter for the VideoMic is available too).
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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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He got the optional xlr box with his dvc30. The Rode video mic is a good start, lapel mics as well, a wireless setup with a shotgun might be what is needed here but again budget?

As for lights I'm still trying to figure out what to put on my dvc30 to use when it gets dark but a 20w+ light like one of those bescor jobs would be a minimum
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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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"I was pretty sure the DVC30 had a mini input jack for audio."

((Its got both.. however if you connect the propretary XLR Balun, the mini jack is turned off. Once the Blun is connected, your given unbalanced XLRs))

I don't know what kind of budget you're working with, but probably you'd want to look at a shotgun and a wireless.

((agreed))

A nice shotgun for the price is a Rode VideoMic (XLR plug adapter for the VideoMic is available too).

((Personally i wouldnt touch the Rode video mic. On the other hand, the Rode NTG1 would work nicely and mount onto your balun without a problem. Youd then have your Shoe free to mount your light.

There are many light kits available, but for a 1/4CCD block, id recommend anything between 35w and 50w, with a diffusion filter or diffusion paper to even out the light.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 10:36 PM   #5
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I just got a Nady CM-2S today (it's still in the box). The specs Nady gives on it are virtually identical to the AT822 and it looks so much like an AT822 that it almost makes you wonder if they roll off the same assembly line. Anyway, for $100 I figured I'd try one out. I haven't tried it yet but it sure would be cool if it performs like an AT822.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:01 PM   #6
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