First off, the title of th


First off, the title of this thread is better stated as “best microphone for good audience pickup” rather than directing your question at the best microphone forrecording with a specific camcorder. As far as compatibility goes, the gap is basically narrowed to the kind of inputs your camcorder has. If it’s got XLR inputs, you’re good to go (most expensive microphones use XLR). If it’s got only a 3.5mm jack, then a 1/8″-to-XLR converter cable is probably your best bet, unless you want to spend $200+ on a Beachtek or Juicedlink XLR input set.

In your situation, a “boundary” (or PZM)microphoneis probably the most affective way of capturing the sound of audience.

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