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Nooby microphone question

Post by DEDFX » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:01 am

So I'm pretty sure I'm buying the HV-20 and have noticed it has a mic input, not XLR just regular mic. I don't know how to buy a microphone for this, do I search for a camcorder mic with what kind of cable? I'm confused :?

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RE: Nooby microphone question

Post by Clarence » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:49 am

It has a 1/8" inch mic input, so thats what kind of mic you need. A lot of less inexpensive shotgun mics have this type of output. Google "Rode VideoMic". Thats a really nice shotgun mic with that kind of output.

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Post by Knightly » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:01 am

it'll have a built in microphone...but you'll probably want something better for it. I've got an Audio Technica ATR-55 Shotgun Microphone I'm pretty happy with...I don't use it any more as I've moved up to an XLR solution. Although non-XLR audio workflows are susceptible to interference (especially if you use dimmers or flourescents or shoot near things with electric motors). I'll sell it for $20 + shipping. I've taken good care of it.
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Post by Knightly » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:02 am

it'll have a built in microphone...but you'll probably want something better for it. I've got an Audio Technica ATR-55 Shotgun Microphone I'm pretty happy with...I don't use it any more as I've moved up to an XLR solution. Although non-XLR audio workflows are susceptible to interference (especially if you use dimmers or flourescents or shoot near things with electric motors). I'll sell it for $20 + shipping. I've taken good care of it.
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RE: Nooby microphone question

Post by DEDFX » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:06 am

ok thanks guys

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RE: Nooby microphone question

Post by kene555 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:46 pm

Another question:

I'm using the XL2, which only has XLR imputs for audio.

I would like to use the school's wireless Audio Technica mics, which imput via 1/8" jack.

What is the (best?) cheapest converter out there?
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Post by Knightly » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:32 pm

Radio shack usually has something...or a music store, it may be a couple of adaptors. You'll want to put the adaptor as close to the microphone part of the process as possible and have the XLR portion be longer to help eliminate buzz from lights and motors around where you're shooting.
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Post by Zacatac927 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:09 am

hey dedfx... im using a XLR audio technica (at 897 for all who care) and i just use a simple no loss converter and whala, into my 1/8th inch it goes!
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