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Nicki Noermark
Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 11, 2011 at 5:30:06 pm

Hi guys

I hope this isn't too much of a newbie question for all you experts.
I'm getting a Panasonic GF2 which has a 3.5 mic input, and of course the internal mic.

Internal mic's usually suck and record a lot of static noise.
So I would like to have something that could get me almost broadcast quality audio, or just as close as possible with a low budget.
Most of my audio recording would be inside, but I would like to be able to use it outside as well. So a mountable mic would be awesome.

I'll be shooting some one person interviews, cooking lessons and maybe a few two person interviews.

For the most part, I will only have audio tools from Final Cut. If that mattes?

I'm also getting a Hague Mini Motion (SteadyCam), so it needs to be compatible with that.

Take care
Nicki


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Noah Kadner
Re: Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 11, 2011 at 6:33:00 pm

Mountable mics and broadcast quality audio are not something you'd ever hear a professional audio person use in the same sentence. That said, the RODE Video mic is definitely a better than nothing solution.

If you want good audio, you need to start researching boom mics, lavalier mics, mixers, Juicedlink/Beachtek adapters, etc. There's not really a point and shoot solution to good sound.

Noah

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Ty Ford
Re: Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 11, 2011 at 11:48:59 pm

Hello Nicki and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Noah has good advice. I would bump up to the Video Mic Pro.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/744768-REG/Rode_VIDEOMIC_PRO_VideoMic...

I would also prepare to invest in a Rycote suspension mount to replace the stock one.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Daniel Schultz
Re: Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 12, 2011 at 1:38:24 am

Question about the video mic pro.

I own the video mic (non-pro) and it has it's own shock mount...pretty bad one at that.
But since it's all one piece, I don't think there's a way to mount the video mic onto a stand-alone shock mount. Is the video mic pro the same?

Dan S.


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Ty Ford
Re: Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 12, 2011 at 2:23:07 am

It isn't the same and if you do a lot of moving around, as I mentioned earlier. HINT

You may want the Rycote mount. HINT

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rycote/5595169640/

Ty Ford

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Daniel Schultz
Re: Good all round "on the go" mic for amateur filming.
on May 14, 2011 at 1:26:51 pm

Ahhh... got it!

Dan S.


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