One of the best ways to improve the quality of your video is to improve your audio. That means choosing and using the right mic. If you can afford a host of microphones, fill your gear bag to the brim with them and use whichever mic makes the most sense on the set. But what if you could only have one? Which mic makes the best all-around, multi-purpose utility tool for producers?
Hi. Can anyone recommend a good shotgun mic for the Panasonic TM700. I want to spend between $150 and $250. Not absolutely professional but a reasonable piece of equipment for the price. All suggestions appreciated.
I own two shotgun mics, an AT-897 and a Rode NTG-2, and I'm having the same problem with each (which makes me think that what I'm experiencing is not a "problem" and is completely normal). Here's the situation: When I have one of the mics connected to a Zoom H4N audio recorder, I have to have the recording levels all the way up (to level 100). With the levels all the way up, I have to be just 6-inches directly in front of the mic to be able to talk in a normal voice volume and register -12db on the Zoom (in an otherwise silent room).
Please help, I am starting a local TV show, it is about sketches either outdoors or indoors (inside a house or restaurant not studio), I have
a GL2 and PD170 with its Sony Shotgunand Audio Technica ATR55 shotgun and Azden WR Pro lavalier. Both Shotguns pick up noise and I just
have one Lav, so I need to invest on audio some more, (you can see a sketch I did using the audio technica http://www.dmentes.com.mx/videos.htm)any feedback will be appreciated by the way, lights etc,!!!, (sorry it is in spanish)
I'm assuming I will need some sort of shotgun mic, since I won't be closer than 20 or 30 feet from the altar. I am running a Sony HDR-FX7 so I only have an 1/8" input. What equipment do you recommend that will have pretty good sound, but doesn't cost like $1200?