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mic suggestions

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri May 15, 2015 2:09 am

I'd like to get a mic for my a77ii. I'm completely unfamiliar with add on mics. I don't understand all the lingo and technology either. Any suggestions on a good starter mic. I want to get rid of the focusing and handling sounds that the internal mic picks up. I would also like to be able to easily control wind noise. A large portion of what I video are informal interviews and outdoor group activities.
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Re: mic suggestions

Unread postby harvey » Fri May 15, 2015 8:48 pm

Have a look at the Rode videomic range. Also Rycote suspensions and wind suppression, as you are in the USA I have no idea what suppliers you could call for advice, B&H come up a lot in searches.

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Re: mic suggestions

Unread postby pakodominguez » Sun May 17, 2015 2:09 am

What's your budget?
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Re: mic suggestions

Unread postby the_hefay » Sun May 17, 2015 2:07 pm

Thanks harvey and pakodominguez. My budget is not very high. I'm hoping for under $100. I haven't done a lot of video with my a77ii, but the biggest issue I've had so far is the built-in mic picking up the af movement. It's actually quite distracting. I looked at the rode videomic go. It's around $85. Stereo recording is not necessary, but I'm not against buying one if it's the best option.
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Re: mic suggestions

Unread postby pakodominguez » Mon May 18, 2015 2:54 am

Tascam TM-2X
http://www.adorama.com/tstm2x.html
I have a Tascam DR-40 external recorder that I like very much -good stuff
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Re: mic suggestions

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon May 18, 2015 4:26 am

I'll check it out. Thanks.
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