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Camcorder external microphones

by bikemate / August 16, 2004 4:56 AM PDT

Can anyone reccommend a good shoe mounted microphone for a camcorder, I have no experiance with this type of mic, but it must be better than the mic built in to the camcorder. I do videoing for plays and shows etc
which usally means being a faire distance from the stage, radio mics would be ideal, but beyond my budget.Any suggetions ?.

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I have an Audio Technica ATR25 that works pretty well.
by Kiddpeat / August 16, 2004 7:56 AM PDT

I don't know what they sell for, but mine wasn't terribly expensive on eBay. It fits in the light 'socket' on the camera. There are all kinds in many price ranges.

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Re: I have an Audio Technica ATR25 that works pretty well.
by bikemate / August 18, 2004 6:19 AM PDT

Thanks for taking the time to reply, will have a look on ebay and see what I can find, will let you know how I get on.

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sennheiser mke300
by frankzxcv / August 23, 2004 4:05 PM PDT

I have a sennheiser mke 300 (?) that I like. any cam- mounted mike is going to sound, well, distant . . . but this was $179 new and works well. watch out, these shotgun mikes sometimes dip into the frame, so you have to zoom in to get them out. a pain which I haven't been able to fix yet - fj

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