Using GL2 how much gain with Boom Mike?

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    • #41371

      Hello All,

      I’m involved in a project recording video/audio of live groups. I’ve heard the results of the built in mike on the GL2. Not bad.

      How much would I gain adding a boom mike?

      Is the reach and sound of a boom mike related to distance or perhaps fidelity of sound?


      Thanks to you all for taking your time.

    • #175665

      Adding ANY mic will offer you huge improvements over the built-in mic.

      I’ve got a wide array of mics I use for different events. Even my little Shure SM-58 wired mic will produce a much better quality sound than the onboard mic on a GL-2.

      I would recommend that you get a real mic and the MA-300 adapter though, and avoid the little "add-on" boom that canon sells, if you’re going to invest in a boom mic. As much as I love canon, their quick connect boom isn’t all that much better than the onboard mic, and it really only works well if your camera is just a couple feet away from the subject-not good if you want to establish some Depth of Field. Again, ANY mic is going to sound better than the cheap omnidirectional mics in the camera, but ultimately it all comes down to your budget.

    • #175666


      Nice visiting with you the other day.

      Thanks again for the help here as well as other advice.

      Rog Lee

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