review for off cam external mic set up/requirements
greetings to all, very good board here, thank you.
My need is for a setup to do instructional videos in makeshift home/office setting. Already know from testing my brand new HV20 , I don't want the sound captured by built-in mic.
What I've learned so far:
1) mini mic jack needs something called a phantom power supplier.
2) can't use a cheap Radio Shack clip-on mic because I didn't have
the phantom power unit. Already tried, gets no sound recorded on tape.
3) users manual calls for -57dbv (600 ohm mic) / 5k ohms or more (pg.102)
what ever that means -
doesn't make any mention of requiring a phantom power unit.
4) have found audio websites that sell phantom power supplies,
some as stand alone, some as part of mixer? what ever that is.
5) I only need mono and want the sound to at least sound like I'm
not standing in a large cave (echo chamber) 50 feet away.
6) Most posts here seems to be centered around on camera mic setups
and not a mic that would sit on/near my work becch where I will be
doing the demos.
7) so my questions for the experts here is:
Do I really need a $2,000 mic that plugs into a phantom power unit
that finally plugs into the mini mic jack?
Thank You in advance for your help,
Mike in Sun City Az ( just an old guy just trying to get by, learn something new)
what you really need is a mic that has a battery in it. Easy to find shotgun mics that have the powered option on them, especially the cheaper ones. I'm eyeing the Rode NTG2, looks pretty nice. If you want a lav mic, they make them with power boxes. Think i saw one on amazon.com.
Also, most consumer stereo mics are powered. Hope you find a solution soon, audio always gets the best of us!
Most mics sold for camcorders at the lower end of the market are condenser mics with their own power supply. (AA battery in my case) Maplin in UK sell a mono mike which is quite directional.
bought the AUDIO TECHNICA ATR-35S Lavalier Microphone
Went down to Circuit City last night and bought the
AUDIO TECHNICA ATR-35S Lavalier Microphone
for $29 and change , Well it works very well at least for my
purpose, THANK YOU VICTOR !
Went to Radio Shack today and picked up a mono
to stereo adapter for around $3 and now I get audio
on both speakers.
only problem is now, I got the microphone volume
adjusted just fine when I record in auto mode, but
when I changed mis-stream to the P mode, the sound
level went down a bunch. I will have to figure this out
now, maybe I have to manually adjust the mic volume in both
modes separately some how?
Anyway thank to this great board. I love my HV20. Just have to eliminate
operator error day by day. Also bought a copy of PS 11 plus and now
it looks like I have to upgrade my computer, its always something.
ps I'm still curious about that phantom power thing, is that only for more expensive mics?