Newb XLR shotgun microphone noise question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by TheWanderer, Dec 28, 2004.

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    TheWanderer Guest

    The first problem I had was solved with a talk with the dealer. It turns out
    I did not have the mic on the shock mount :p

    Now the mic is picking up noise from the cable as it hits the ground or
    floor.
    How can I keep the noise down besides the obvious of not letting the cable
    drag?

    What about swtiching to a wireless setup for an XL1s?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
    TheWanderer, Dec 28, 2004
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    Lou Guest

     
    Lou, Dec 29, 2004
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    Lou Guest

    I use an Azden 100UPR wireless setup with my XL1S. I currently have two
    lavalier mics patched into the MA-200 XLR adapter onto the back of the
    camera. I have my choice of using 12 bit 4 channel audio or 16 bit 2 channel
    and the wireless setup works extremely well. I'm now planning on getting the
    Azden SGM-1000 with a 41XT wireless transmitter to round out my audio
    setups. I should think the wireless would solve your problem.
     
    Lou, Dec 29, 2004
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    TheWanderer Guest


    Thanks for the reply. The lavalier mic setup sounds nice, but it won't work
    for me.
    There is nothing to attach them to.

    Maybe I can still plug in a shotgun mic?
     
    TheWanderer, Dec 29, 2004
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    Lou Guest

    Well, that's what I meant. I just mentioned the Azden lavaliers because they
    seem to have good quality and no interference using the UHF frequency so I
    would expect their shotguns to be as good. Azden has about 4 or 5 shotgun
    mics I think starting at about $40 that should work well. The 41XT wireless
    transmitter is a little more pricey - I think it was about $150 or so. I
    guess you could avoid that cost if you hook up the mic onto the camera's
    hotshoe but then you're limited to capturing audio only whatever the
    camera's pointing at. Good luck.
     
    Lou, Dec 29, 2004
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