2008 August 30th, 16:55
HV20 external mic help
I just finished a 35mm vibrating adapter, and it works great, the only problem is it makes a really annoying buzzing sound when it's on due to the revolving screen inside. Are there any external boom mics I could use that would be far enough away to still hear my actions but not the buzzing sound? I have access to an XLR boom mic (uses phantom power), however I'm not quite sure if I should try making an adapter for it or just purchase a long external mic and dangling it from a golf ball retriever stick. What's the best option?
Thanks in advance,
2008 August 30th, 17:09
Have you tried a search on this topic? Any external mic is better than the on board ones. A self powered electret condenser mic is probably the easiest to attach to the camera. The phantom power mic will need a box such as a Beachtek to provide the power as the HV20 does not have any phantom power supply.
2008 August 30th, 17:17
So do I just simply need one of these, then I just plug my xlr mic in and wham, bam, kaboom? Sorry for the newbie questions, the guy I usually turn to for tech help went on holiday, and I'm like a fish out of water without him
2008 August 30th, 17:47
2008 August 31st, 04:07
If you look in Wikipedia you will see how the different mics work. For video use, there are two ranges of mic (generally speaking) Dynamic and Condenser. Dynamic dont need power but Condenser mics do (again generally). Condenser mics get their power from either internal batteries or from the outside world - this is Phantom Power (usually +48v).
I suggest you buy a mic suitable for the camera, I use a battery powered electret condenser Stereo mic.
The Beachtek you showed does not supply Phantom Power, if I remember correctly you need a Beachtek with a 6 in the logo.
2008 August 31st, 09:59
Also, please read the external mic sticky thread. there is no need to start a new thread with the same topic.