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September 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM #70619LukeParticipant
Here is my dilemma: I’m a one man team, most of the time. I’d like to have the smallest, lightest amount of gear I need to do my job of adventure videos and news casting. Have I looked at gopro? No. Is that the best to do? How is the sound on that device?
Areas of concern:
1) Lighting, how do I get over lighting in dark areas? I just purchased an LED light that has a standard tripod thread. I also purchased a hold arm that I use for the lighting.
2) Sounds recording, I use a cheap mic and the output is cheap. Where do I go from here for equipment? $500 mic or $5,000 mic? Do I need to just go to external recording and sync later? Is that the best? Do I need training for that and how will my editors respond or what will they expect? Is there a good article about making the transition from one price range to another?
I currently use 3 cameras for shooting. Is a mic in the $100.00 range with a 3.5 mm jack adapater out of the question.
A) My Galaxy S3 phone (yes, I'd like to get a mic that I could use for this)
B) Cannon HF 200, uses the 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
C) Cannon Rebel T31 has a 3.5 mm mini-jack (though the online specs do not sure an audio jack input).
3) Stabilizer, I currently have a Jayblizer, and looking at the gilder pro. BUT, I’m looking for something smaller, light weight that I can use in adventures, in crowded areas, that I can quickly get up and going. Should I instead opt for a gliding monpod? There is a Dragon stabilizer 1 on sell, but is that going to get the job done or be a hassle of a setup like my jayblizer?
Remember, I might be by myself, so to be able to check audio levels while I record might be difficult.
I almost feel like there needs to be some new equipment made for one man teams that get the job done.
Feedback and Rants welcome.
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