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Mountable mics good for filming skateboarding?

qre
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I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG555, and need a good mic that I can mount on my camera. I'll be talking into it, but I will also be shooting skateboarding videos very often. I know VERY little about this stuff. So what you recommend?

Thanks!



qre
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I'd rather not have to carry around an adapter, and I'm looking to make videos just good enough for Youtube.



qre
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Why couldn't I get a shotgun mic that plugs into an 1/8" jack?



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I know they make shotgun mics with 1/8" plugs since I have one, but it's a cheapy and certainly not professional.

If you just want fair audio quality, I'd just use the microphone that's part of the camera.

If you want to do interviews, I'd get a "good" microphone and an adapter like Rob says - I've got that setup also.

I usually video from a tripod and the adapter attaches easily to the tripod.

Go to http://www.bhphotovideo.com and search for "shotgun" they have all sorts of good shotgun microphones.


qre
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What about these mics?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/8902/Consumer_Microphones_Shotgun_On_Camera_Mics.html

I'm on a budget, and the shotguns you mentioned are too expensive.