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For the reception, I run 3 mics. One is a dynamic handheld mic like the Sure Beta 58 with an XLR plug-in transmitter. This is attached to the DJ’s PA via a Bogen Magic Arm and clamp. Placing it midway between woofer and tweeter usually yields the best sound while picking up some ambient (clapping, cheering etc.). This is fed directly to my camera and monitored continuously. 90% of the time, I can use this track mixed with the on-camera mic for excellent quality. My backup is the H4 or H2 unit plugged into the DJ’s board (assuming they’re cool with it). This gives me a stereo feed, and a backup in case I’m not rolling during an impromptu speech, toast, or announcement.