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stan welks
Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 1:43:36 am

Can anyone recommend a boom mic and any necessary accessories for connecting to a Panasonic HVX 200.

Thanks!


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David Jones
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 4:23:23 am

Hi Stan-

Are you planning on using it ON a boom pole? If so, I would recommend ether the Sennheiser MKH-416 or the MKH-60. You will also need a windscreen like the Rycote Softie and shockmount. If you're planning on shooting mostly indoors, you might want to go with the Schoeps CMC641.

Of course, this all depends on your budget, too.

Regards,
Dave J


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stan welks
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 6:53:49 am

It will be used on a boom pole. It will be used most indoors though sometimes outdoors.

1. What is the difference between the Sennheiser MKH-416 and the MKH-60.


Thanks!



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Ty Ford
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 1:40:40 pm

Hello Stan and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

If you'll be inside most of the time, the Schoeps cmc641 is the mic of choice.

Sennheiser's 8040 and 8050 are new entries to cardioid and supercardioid mics. They are a bit sensitive to low frequencies. The Rycote Invision suspension mount tames the boom handling noise.

Others are the Audio Technica AT8053a and Audix SCX-1HC.

You don't want to use a shotgun mic inside. They are directional at high frequencies but not so much at mid and low. If used in normal interior environments, the sound will be indirect and "roomy."

The 416 was designed in the 1970s the MKH 60 a number of years later. The 416 has a more aggressive sound, the 60 , more natural.




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stan welks
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 6:03:30 pm

I just checked the BH site for the Schoeps cmc641 and this came up:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=0&shs=Schoeps+cmc641&sb=...

Is this what you were referring to?

Thanks!!!!



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Ty Ford
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 6:06:14 pm

That's the one.

Ty Ford

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Tom Maloney
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 8:36:06 pm

I took Ty's advise and got the Schoeps cmc641 years ago ( when it was 1700 ) about the only mic I use indoors, great results. also another site I find usefull and great service and informed staff that are in the location audio business is Trew Audio http://www.trewaudio.com They will work with you , answer any questions and make sure you get the product that will suite your needs.

Later
Tom
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Ty Ford
Re: Recommended boom mics and accessories?
on Mar 23, 2009 at 9:04:01 pm

Thanks Tom,

There I was on the SE side of Capitol Hll one day and the producers says, "OK lets go outside. Our guy will be coming down the steps of the Capitol. I mumble, "um, you said we were all inside today. I have my 416 in the car, but it's nowhere near here."

With trepidation, I followed the crew out to the steps. The wind was light, but gusty. I only had the foam B5D filter. I stood near him, put my body between the mic and the wind and cranked up the gain on my mixer. Bingo! The cmc641 reached out and grabbed him.

I'm not saying it'll do that every time, just that you can use a cmc641 outside as well.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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