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Will Abreu August 30th, 2005 07:27 PM

The best boom for my buck.
 
I am making a video where there will be lots of action and movement, so i'm going to use a Rode Video mic attached to a boom pole and then connected to my GL-2. I have the mic and camera, but the problem is what boom pole to buy? The people holding it will be most likely teenagers so it has to be light. I am also on a budget of $350 for the pole and wires. Any suggestions?

~Will Abreu

Glenn Chan August 30th, 2005 07:31 PM

Rode is making a boom specifically for the Videomic for $80. Anyone try that?

Steve House August 31st, 2005 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will Abreu
I am making a video where there will be lots of action and movement, so i'm going to use a Rode Video mic attached to a boom pole and then connected to my GL-2. I have the mic and camera, but the problem is what boom pole to buy? The people holding it will be most likely teenagers so it has to be light. I am also on a budget of $350 for the pole and wires. Any suggestions?

~Will Abreu

Trew Audio has a Lightwave 9' aluminum pole with internal cable and Neutric connectors for $229.

Graham Bernard August 31st, 2005 03:57 AM

Short of cash? Just thought I'd lob this in . .try this link:

http://www.dvuser.co.uk/Main%20pages...om%20pole.html

Grazie

Matt Gettemeier August 31st, 2005 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve House
Trew Audio has a Lightwave 9' aluminum pole with internal cable and Neutric connectors for $229.

K-Tek makes a pole of the same length, same price, same features, but a whole lot lighter... and you can probably get it from Trew also.

K-Tek Avalon in Aluminum specify internal CC.

... OR...

You can knock a hundred bucks off that price by NOT getting the internall CC, which you can't use with that mic anyway.

If I bought another boom today I'd probably go with the Gitzo 7630 (the 12' 9" carbon fiber pole)... it's around $250.

Jay Gladwell August 31st, 2005 09:54 AM

Very intresting, Grazie. You make a telescoping pole for fishermen, and it's only $35. Make the same pole for use in video and/or film, and it costs $250. Go figure.

Jay

Graham Bernard August 31st, 2005 12:01 PM

Well, to be fair Jay, the BOOM pole IS made for the film/video industry. On the other hand, the landing net pole is made for catching slippery, fishy, slimy, scaly, cold blooded creatures, which as far as I can tell, are only interested in their next meal and prying and killing those smaller than themselves. Yeah, see the difference Jay?

Grazie

Matt Gettemeier August 31st, 2005 01:23 PM

I'll be the first one to endorse the carbon fiber landing net... so far I can't find one longer the 51" here in the US.

Jay Gladwell August 31st, 2005 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham Bernard
...slippery, fishy, slimy, scaly, cold blooded creatures, which... are only interested in their next meal and... killing those smaller than themselves...

Sounds like a few "film professionals" I've come in contact with from time to time over the years, so I really don't see the difference.

Jay

Graham Bernard August 31st, 2005 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay Gladwell
so I really don't see the difference.

Jay

Irony .. powerful stuff eh? - Grazie


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