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  • recommendations shot gun mic

     Suzin Daly updated 1 year, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Suzin Daly

    August 24, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Wasn’t sure where to ask this question. I would like to get a shot gun mic, that runs off battery. I have a mic Rode III phantom only, quality is wonderful. The recommendation came from Creative Cow. I would like to add a battery mic to my equipment.

  • Mark Suszko

    August 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    The audio forum will have a lot of opinions. I like Audio-Technica and Sennheiser for this, but Rode also makes short shotguns with rechargeable battery power. Your price range will be around 250 and up, with the higher-end shotguns costing as much as your camera, maybe more.

    What would help to know is, what you are shooting with this and how you intend to use the shotgun. If you’re for example doing long-distance nature photography and want to capture birdsong, that’s different than putting a directional mic on a pole to grab speech off a person in a news crew interview.

    Shotguns are often thought of as specifically for getting a sound from a distance, but really, you should think of them more as a regular mic except with a much higher rejection of unwanted off-axis sounds from the sides. It’s not always the “audio telescope” people think it is.

  • Suzin Daly

    August 26, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the input, helps a lot. I will be more clear, will go to the Audio Forum.

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