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Best Recording Setup for £2500???

Hi All,

I wonder if you could give me a hand in getting the right equipment for a corporate video setup. I already have a basic Sony HVR-A1E and look for something for producing interview style videos & corporate events.

Im looking at for:

HD Camcorder (need to shoot video for longer than 30 mins)

Mic Kit for close work (boom mic)

Lighting kit for close work.

Any other suggestions?

If you could help me out that would be great.

Thanks Happy

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Since you already have

In reply to: Best Recording Setup for £2500???

a HVR-A1, is a second one not in the cards? Is your budget supposed to cover an additional camcorder + the mic(s)?

Is a shotgun mic our only choice?

Is a wireless lavaliere or handheld mic needed?

Is XLR or 1/8" (3.5mm) mic connectivity preferred?

Will the shotgun mic (or wireless base station) need to be camcorder mounted?

Will the lighting need to be camera mounted or on stands where you bring the talking head to a "portable backdrop or other place away from a podium?

Assuming the shotgun mic is used on a boom, will there be a boom operator or will the boom be mounted to a studio-type boom mic stand?

Is the plan to use this "new" camera as a standalone device or to augment the HVR-A1E?

Do you need to add another tripod or steadying device to your budget? How about cases, cables, etc?

Are you locked to Sony so the NP series batteries used by the A1E can used with the new device?

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In reply to: Since you already have

The budget is for a total new to the video market so would take suggestions are to all the equipment that I would need.

The reason that i say a boom mic is that i currently have a wireless mic but the quality insnt great for external usage in loud areas (interviewing during a conference)

If you were to have £2500 what would be all the equipement hat I need?

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Conference mic

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For interview situations consider a Conference Microphone. They are unobtrusive, can lie on a table in the centre of the group and don't need a boom.

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Boundary mics work well

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under certain conditions... perhaps getting some answers to the first set of questions would be appropriate before throwing suggestions into the mix.

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