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Make sure you are careful, even with a really nice, expensive mic to watch out for mechanical hum vibrating through the mic base.
I have a couple $300 AZDEN boom mics. I had to learn the hard way about the hum. During a wedding, wehn i got done, the sound was recorded with a LOUD hum. I later found out that it was from the mechanical sound of the camera while it was turned on.
I have the mic attached to the accessory shoe and connected through the 1/8″ connection.
After some tests, I found that the only was to completely eliminate the hum was to un-mount the mic and either hold it…
I ended up riging a contraption for $5.00, like the AZDEN one in the link (@ $40.00) with rubber bands.
That dampens the sound perfectly. Or you can buy one of those harnesses that jet the mic off to the side. I’m not sure what they’re called.