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Ralph ChaneyAirline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Jan 30, 2012 at 5:12:41 am

Has anyone traveled recently and carried on a shotgun mic?

Any way to find out... I thinking it might be hard to confirm such clearance over the phone as most people are not familiar with a "directional mic".

I'm traveling on Southwest.

Thanks!!!
R.

-> Ralph


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Mark SuszkoRe: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Jan 30, 2012 at 3:25:30 pm

It should be fine, I've never seen mics questioned, just never use the word "shotgun" around those idiots. It's a "long range, narrow-field microphone". Pack the original, official user manual with the mic in the same box or container as additional proof.

Sometimes you may be asked to demonstrate a piece of AV gear for some security person, like firing up a camera to show it takes a live picture. If I was truly worried, I would pack the right cables and accompanying stuff to quickly hook up the mic and demonstrate that it works.


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Brent DunnRe: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:55:55 pm

No problem, just don't use the word "Shotgun" or TSA might slam you to the ground in handcuffs.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
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Ralph ChaneyRe: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Feb 9, 2012 at 8:20:05 pm

So I guess I should also avoid saying, "I don't plan to do any shooting until we're at altitude".

They're becoming real sticklers...

-R.

-> Ralph


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David EaksRe: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Feb 9, 2012 at 9:48:07 pm

What about carrying on an entire camera, namely a Sony NX5u? Is it OK for the camera to go through the X-Ray scanner?

Thanks


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Brent DunnRe: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:12:31 pm

I haven't had any problems carrying on the camera with a shotgun mic.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite





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