Shure VP83 LensHopper mic for a handycam?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by AroundTheWorld, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Hello, I'm thinking to buy Shure VP83 LensHopper microphone for my
    Sony AX100 handycm. It is the shortest and lightest among good
    microphones. But I'm afraid it will be too much big for AX100 and I'm
    afraid it will lose its balance. I need to record in wild enviroments
    and create more sound pathos (rainforest sounds and indigenous peoples
    songs). What is your thoughts?
     
    AroundTheWorld, Apr 11, 2014
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    mkujbida Guest


    That mic weighs less than 5 ounces (133 grams) so I doubt it's going to affect you very much.

    Mike
     
    mkujbida, Apr 11, 2014
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  3. That mic weighs less than 5 ounces (133 grams) so I doubt it's going to affect you very much.

    Thanks for your suggestion. Do you know thar mic? In your opinion will
    it too much big for Sony AX100? A friend of mine have told me Sony
    AX100 has not the same slot attach. Is it true?
     
    AroundTheWorld, Apr 11, 2014
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    mkujbida Guest


    I know nothing about that mic other than what I've read online.
    Videomaker did a decent review of it that you can check out at http://www.videomaker.com/article/17082-shure-lens-hopper-vp83f-sitting-shotgun-with-shure
    If you live near a major city, I strongly encourage you to find a store carrying it and check it out in person.
    If you don't, buy it from a reputable store (for example, B&H in New York) that has a good return policy in case you don't like it.

    Mike
     
    mkujbida, Apr 11, 2014
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  5. Videomaker did a decent review of it that you can check out at http://www.videomaker.com/article/17082-shure-lens-hopper-vp83f-sitting-shotgun-with-shure
    I thank you a lot for your interesting link. I never have used a
    handycam. In your opinion Shure VP83 or Rode VideoMic Pro are too much
    big for a handycam?
    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
    AroundTheWorld, Apr 12, 2014
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  6. That mic weighs less than 5 ounces (133 grams) so I doubt it's going to affect you very much.

    It weighs 1,3 pounds=0.232 gr
     
    AroundTheWorld, Apr 12, 2014
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  7. Out of curiosity:
    I need your help to make videos with good audio. I'd like to get your
    suggestions about an external microphone for a handycam. For the first
    time I will use Sony AX100 handycam. I'd like to buy an external mic.
    Many guys buy a directional "mono" mic like Rode VideoMic Pro and very
    few guys buy a stereo mic. I never make interview and wedding. I will
    use it in my trip only recording sound in the street, sound in the
    rainforest, indigenous songs, etc. In your opinion is better I buy a
    Rode VideoMic Pro or a Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro. For the first time I
    will use a handycam and I'd like to understand. ;)
     
    AroundTheWorld, Apr 13, 2014
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    mkujbida Guest


    I just read a review of the Shure Lenshopper mic and the guy was impressed with it. Go to http://www.governmentvideo.com/article/shure-vp83f-lenshopper-mic-small-is-the-new-big/115064 to read the article.

    Mike
     
    mkujbida, Apr 23, 2014
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