Mountable mics good for filming skateboarding?

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    • #44019
      AvatarAnonymous
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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!

    • #184468
      AvatarRob
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      you probably want a Shotgun mic and a BeachTek XLR adapter.

    • #184469
      AvatarAnonymous
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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.

    • #184470
      AvatarRob
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      well mics use XLR cable, and since you’re camera doesn’t have XLR connections, you need an adapter. Whats the big deal? It’s not like they’re a hugenuisance.

    • #184471
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Why couldn’t I get a shotgun mic that plugs into an 1/8″ jack?

    • #184472
      AvatarRob
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      have you ever seen a shotgun that plugs into an 1/8″ jack? I haven’t.

    • #184473
      AvatarAnonymous
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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.

    • #184474
      AvatarAnonymous
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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.

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