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Do you own a high-end smartphone? You can plug-in pretty much any microphone and have very decent audio quality. Some Android phones even support usb mics. So you probably need a cheap adapter for standard stereo or mono mics to work with the 3 channel type headphone+mic jacks in modern phones. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-...


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I am owner of Rode VideoMic Pro and have to say I just throw it in my bag together with dslr and lens. Wind cover gets a bit deformed sometimes, but it gets into original shape in five minutes after taking it out of the bag. I have one of the cheaper Lowepro bags and I can fit in my Nikon D5200 with one lens on, second lens and said microphone just fine. Mic ...


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It depends no how far away you are shooting from and how centered your subject will be. You definitely DO NOT want a lavalier mic for your situation. They do offer very nice noise reduction while not requiring a boom operator, but they still require setup and distinct micing of each speaker. This will not work at all in your use case. You absolutely want ...


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The Canon VIXIA HF R500 is the least expensive consumer camcorder (from a major brand) that I have been able to find. I own one and love it. It has an external microphone jack that is compatible with my wireless lapel mic receiver. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/consumer_camcorders/vixia_hf_r500


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Microphones output at mic level, which is a signal that ranges from around 0.001 volts to 0.01 volts. Headphones work at closer line level, which is around 1 volt. Based off that information, you can see there isn't enough power in the output of a microphone to hear it by directly plugging headphones into the microphone. Just because they have the same ...


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Welcome to Video Production Stack Exchange! Bad news first- Unfortunately, you are stuck with the in-camera mic with the T6. The T6i has a microphone jack for mounting an external microphone. If you want to mount an external mic to a Canon Rebel T6 body and record that audio stream to the same SD card, that's really your only option. However Can you ...


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First, you need a smartphone, such as iPhone or Android. Then you need something to hold it over your notes, such as this. Then you need diffuse lighting at or above the level of your smartphone, one illuminating the left side of your notes, the other the right side of your notes. If your lighting is very diffuse, then shadows should not be a problem as ...


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I haven't worked with the VideoMic Pro, but I have worked with the RODE VideoMic, and I usually just put that straight into my camera bag with everything else, unprotected, and never had any issues. If you're bent on buying a case for it though, I would look at a Pelican case (the Pelican 1060 might be big enough: http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=...


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There is another option that is good to know about, the Crown PCC-160 boundary mic. This is a standard mic to put at the edge of a stage to get good quality sound from actors in plays. "Supercardioid pattern with PCC boundary technology assures phase coherence throughout the audible spectrum" means that it is rejecting sound from behind, and the phase ...


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Pages 41-43 of the HXR-NX30U manual tells you exactly how to do this. First of all, the "superdirectional boom mic" is an accessory that overrides the "builtin mic" (which is much smaller and not a boom mic). Secondly, if you want to use both the boom mic and a lapel mic, you definitely need to use the XLR adapter, which will override the builtin (non-boom)...


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What you want is generally called an "HDMI audio extractor". There are several hardware products on the market that will extract the audio in the HDMI stream to an audio out connection and pass-through the video part. A search on ebay gives you several results: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=HDMI+audio+extractor Though if you need very high quality ...


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It sounds like you need a shotgun mic Also known as a zoom mic. These microphones are designed to help isolate the sound you want originating from the subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. The pickup angle is slightly adjustable. To have a narrower cone, you need a longer mic. (see video below) Also to reduce wind noise pickup, you usually cover ...


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Your most critical need is going to be a professional low noise analog to digital converter and pre-amp with a decent quality microphone to go with it. There are a few options you can pursue for this depending on your interests. Since you are currently working with a computer directly, you could go for any of a number of professional audio capture devices ...


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Why do you think that it isn't as durable as your camera or lens? I don't have experience with that particular mic, but in general, professional quality mics are also built very solidly. The wind cover might get a bit squished, but the microphone itself should be even more durable than your camera or optics are (since it should be able to resist damage ...


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Here's what I use: an Amazon Basics case for a 5-inch satnav. It's semi-rigid, and just the right size for the Videomic Pro, although it's a tight fit with a fluffy windjammer on, and even has an internal pocket where I store two extension cables and spare rubber bands for the shock-mount. Here's the link on AmazonUK: Amazon Basics SatNav Case.


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Most wireless lavalier microphones for video recording use are sold as single receiver + transmitter packages. I believe you can get receivers that take more than one input, but they are designed for AV production use (e.g. stage shows and so on) and are mains-powered and expensive. So if you want wireless you'll probably have to buy four transmitter + ...


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These wireless microphones specifically designed not to interfere with each other. They will automatically find their counterparts but can only send a signal to one receiver. You should be OK.


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For the H1, X/Y micing is a good option for an improved stereo room mic, but isn't going to be as focused as a shotgun mic. The input is nice, but doesn't really buy you much over the built in 3.5mm jack that many DSLR's already have. 3.5mm also isn't a professional audio connection, so it greatly limits the selection of microphones available. It does give ...


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It sounds like you are using your laptop's microphone, and that your main problem is the lack of a quality mic. If you own an iPhone, especially iPhone 5 or later, I would recommend you use the voice recorder app, and email the audio files to yourself using the Share button. The iPhone's microphone is surprisingly good for audio. High end Android phones also ...


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Recent digital wireless products are more likely than not to have automated features which both search out available channels, AND to automatically pair transmitters and receivers. However, legacy analog kits are much more vulnerable to problems of interaction and interference with other similar wireless kits being operated in proximity.


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The primary method of getting that "zoomed in" sound is using parabolic microphones. They are manually operated and usually carried by the operator listening just to the output of that microphone. The operator will isolate the specific player or object that they are to focus on. Shotgun and other directional microphones are used to pick up more ambiance of ...


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You can use any microphone for any instrument. However which one you use will depend on your specifics - is the instrument going to be moving, do you want to be very directional to just record one out of an orchestra, do you want an omnidirectional mic to record a group of instruments? Do you want to record the vibration of the wood through a contact mic, ...


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If you have an echoey room, the only solution is to get the microphone closer to the subject. Period. Directionality won't solve your problem. In high-budget productions you see people wearing lav mics for a reason. Here's a link that tells you all you need to know about sound for video production.


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I don't think Samsung NX1000 can stream video to PC. So you can't "connect them both to the pc and record". You shall record first, and only then copy footage on the PC. However some cameras have audio jacks inputs, to connect external microphone to them. And your Samsung NX1000 have one. But your microphone don't have audio jack output, so it outputs only ...


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In most cases you can choose a frequency for the sender / transmitter to operate on. Interfering with another wireless mic is only one problem which might make switching frequencies necessary. You can also encounter other radio interference, not caused by other radio mics. Apparently the Sennheiser avx does this automatically for you, but I would assume ...


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I don't know Pitivi but in general it's not hard to do what you need, just sometimes a little time consuming. Use a digital audio recorder that can record 48K at 16 bits at a solid fixed rate. In this case since you already have sync audio from the camera, you can use it as a reference track to find and check sync with the separate track. It helps to use a ...


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Consider a couple of products from Australian microphone maker Røde. Røde VideoMic Me: http://en.rode.com/microphones/videomicme Røde smartLav+: http://en.rode.com/microphones/smartlav-plus Røde makes pretty high-quality products and are leaders in making new products like these mcicrophones which are designed to plug directly into the TRRS connectors of ...


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First thing is to check whether your audio interface XLR input can supply 48 V phantom power. If the answer is yes, look for a microphone that can be powered by phantom power. If this is not the case, look for an adapter that can power your mic and output to your XLR input. For your use case, I think that a headset mic would be better than a lavalier one as ...


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Audience questions : there's not much alternative than to have another mic (probably a hand-held one) ready to be used by the audience. If the room is really small, possibly a cardioid microphone on a stand pointed toward the audience could do the job. Round table : have one or two hand-held mics that the speakers take when they want to speak. That's a ...


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There are multiple answers. The easiest and cheaper solution is to get a shoe extender. The more professional way is to get an external recorder specifically designed for DSLR mounting. Look at the products of BeachTek and JuiceLink for examples.


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