Wireless LAV setup for First time user.

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      Hi everyone,

      I apologize in advance if this has been covered. I’m just running out of time.

      I’ve never used a wireless LAV setup before, I wanted to buy enough gear for two hosts on screen (interview style). Are there any tutorials our guides out there you can point me to?

      Also, could someone give me a list of what kind of gear I will need. We shoot on location so it must be portable and our camera is a Canon GL2 with an SLR attachment.

      And of course budget is always an issue…consider this a school project. So, anything under $300 available?

      Thanks in advance!

    • #175643

      $300 isn’t much of a budget, especially if they’re going to be permanent fixtures. But if you’re just looking for something inexpensive and basic you could get a couple of THESE, route them into a BASIC MIXER or COMBINER and run the outputs into your GL2. Or, you could spend a little more and get a DUAL LAV setup from a single receiver and eliminate the mixer and combiner.

    • #175644

      For two wireless mics, $300 won’t get you anything significantly better than your onboard camera mic, sadly. I typically budget a minimum of $300 per mic, honestly.

      If you’re willing to up your budget a little but, I bought the Azden 200ULT about a year and a half ago, and I love it. It’s two wireless lapel mics, a receiver, and the best part of all, it mounts directly to your camcorder and plugs directly into your microphone jack, thus saving you the need for a mixing board, etc. Your onboard level controls on the gl-2 will be perfect. The one and only downside: It’s not a true diversity unit, so you have a better chance for audio dropout. But honestly, in the several dozen weddings I’ve done with this model, I’ve never had a problem myself.

      I did a quick google search, and the cheapest one I found was $530, not including the shipping. But I can say from experience, this is a great mic. Plus, it has over 60 different channels to pick from, so even in a big sity, you won’t have a problem avoiding interference.

    • #175645

      Thanks guys – I should have know $300 was a dream number – I was looking at that Shure Duel Mic setup, and your right, Moglepro, this will be a permanant fixture so it will be worth uping the budget. Thanks again for help!


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