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July 18, 2010 at 5:27 PM #48752AnonymousInactive
Hello, I have a Canon Vixia HF20, and was wondering what mic I should
get? My price range is between $50 and $100 for a good external mic. My
main need for external audio is for interviews and recording soccer
games (so good ambience and crowd noise is needed as well).
of right now, I do not have any XLR converters, but am willing to get
one if needed. But, I have seen external mics that go right into the
camera without an XLR converter.
Any thoughts, and should I get
more than one microphone??
July 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM #199892AnonymousInactive
i would’ve loved to get an xlr adapter and some professional mics – but it wasn’t affordable for me right now. Others may have better advice – but for interviews I use audio tech. ATR-35s (http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR-35S-Lavalier-Microphone/dp/B00006I51V ). You can get a splitter, and hook up two if needed.
I also use the rode videomic – (http://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMic-Directional-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B0007U9SOC/ref=pd_cp_MI_1) – it works really well for me outside and in large rooms. I haven’t used this in a large crowd outside though, and I’ve read that if it’s very windy you need the wind muff for it (http://www.amazon.com/Rode-Deadcat-Microphone-Wind-Muff/dp/B000BH437S/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1279474574&sr=1-3 ). I haven’t used the videomic in the situation you need it for – so you may want to do more research on it before getting it.
July 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM #199893AnonymousInactive
I use a Zoom u2 as an external mic on my Vixias Hf10 anf hf200 as well as a Shure shootgun mic with very god results
July 28, 2010 at 3:37 AM #199894XTR-91Participant
If availability on eBay permits it, look for a used juicedlink – I recently bought a used Juicedlink (2 XLR inputs – no phantom power)with retail of $189. It’s used in excellent condition and I just paid half the price. Even though the Rolls and Beachtek can have very unbeatable prices, the compensation is not worth it,although it’s tempting.
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