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- January 10, 2010 at 5:34 PM #40559AnonymousInactive
I will be doing a video shoot soon, interviewing two people. Am shopping for a camcorder now; thinking of either a Sony or Canon prosumer model (possibly hard-disk based, definitely HD).
Would I need to bring along a mixer if I bought two clip-on microphones? What would be some good brands to look for for clip-on mics, and what should I run the mics into? I assume I can’t go straight into the camcorder, since there’d be two plugs, so I’d have to mix somehow first. Suggestions / advice appreciated.
- January 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM #174062futball8Participant
If you’re looking for the easiest and most cost-effective answer:
Purchase two Audio-Technica ATR35s lavalier mics – $30.00/each or less
Purchase a 1/8″ splitter from radio shack
Plug both mics into the splitter and splitter into your cam – no mixer needed.
I do it almost every day and never have any issues.
Others may disagree.
- January 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM #174063AnonymousInactive
Interesting. I was thinking about a splitter but I thought it might mess with the audio quality or reduce power to each mic.
- January 10, 2010 at 8:57 PM #174064XTR-91Participant
There’s a vast number of “Lavalier Duo”systems (ok maybe that’s not the name if it’s restricted to only dynamic mic sets) that include two microphones and allowtwo signals to feed into the receiver, both ending up in the final mix through an XLR or 1/4” output. If it’s two single-pass sytems, then I’d go with the splitter option. It seperates the two individual mic signals over each of the camera’s stereo channels.
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