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Any Good Microphones Out There?

Postby Trent » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:05 am

okay, so i want to get into filmmaking, but before i do, i want to make sure that i have everything neccesary and in budget. I got a good camera, am getting green screen, tripod, and an effects software. and one more thing, a microphone, but i dont know which one to get!

my camrea is the JVC GZ-EX210, do you know any good microphones that would go great with that?

i would also like to attach to a homemade boom mike, any way to do that?

im looking at around 70 to 80 dollars, used is fine, as long as it is still good.

i dont know anything about microphones so it would help a lot.

also, whatever one you suggest, if you could link a review on it and perhaps how to make it into a boom mike?
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Postby Haraford » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:02 am

Answering your questions in order:

1) Lots. Set a budget.

2) The JVC GZ-EX210 has no mic input, so getting an external mic to plug into the camcorder won't work. Link to the manual: http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/01...

Page 214: Connectors: There is no mic jack. USB will not work. HDMI and AV are out from the camcorder, only - not in to the camcorder.

3) The easiest way to do what you want would be to get a digital audio recorder and record the audio separately. The Zoom H1 or anything else from Zoom, Olympus, Tascam, Edirol, Marantz and lots of others. A "boom mic" is any mic mounted to a boom. A shotgun mic is a directional mic that has a focused pick-up patter (usually a condenser mic) where the captured audio is no more than about 4-9 feet away from the mic. To isolate the mic elements from the boom (whether you use a shotgun mic or a digital audio recorder), mount the mic in a shock mount (do a search to get some ideas). This way, the vibrations form the person holding the boom will not transfer up the boom to the mic and be recorded. Any long pole will do - but remember, the person holding the boom has to stand there holding it, so don't make it too heavy - or add a stand in to your design.
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Postby deveon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 pm

Boom pole - http://youtu.be/83d3qLHaAN4

How I capture Audio - http://asimplelife.ca/boss.html

Go search Ebay for a Shotgun Microphone within your budget. Get one with a XLR end - http://asimplelife.ca/xlr.html Get XLR to 1/4 inch stereo pin.
Then get a Digital Audio Recorder (DAR) to plug the cable into, you may need an adapter to do this.

Your DAR can range from something like Zoom H4N, any small portable Audio recorder, to a cell phone that has recording function available or a laptop, running Audacity, an audio editing and recording program that is a free download.
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