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    Microphone

    Hey

    Im planning to do a videocast of the latest technology news. I planned on using my shure sm58 but i believe it will be evry uncomfortable for me to be holding it constantly. So its out of the question.

    Their i also going to be two of us doing this, both sitting on a sofa. I really need some advice onto what mic to get that will pick us both up.

    Would putting a certain mic in the middle, front us work? On a stand of course.

    I've also heard about boom mics, when i search them i just come up with loads of junk. Is that the way to go, would it pick us both up?

    Thanx

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    hi,

    a boom mic would work great but might set you back quite a few bucks. If you have a 58 use it as they aren't so heavy and as long as you get your levels right and get it close it should be fine. Practise a bit with it before hand and record it to make sure your gain levels are correct.

    Jonny H

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    HI!

    Wireless Lavalier Microphone with a omnidirectional capsule should do it,the price is a bit high depends on the brand. Also you can use what the call PZM Microphones, (Pressure Zone Microphones) this mic can be attach to any flat surface up to 20' away form the source (You) and they will pick up your voice. Radio shack use to have it couple years ago. PZM's mics are mostly use for chorus pick up. They do have a good even pick up pattern.

    Thanks




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    Hey

    Im planning to do a videocast of the latest technology news. I planned on using my shure sm58 but i believe it will be evry uncomfortable for me to be holding it constantly. So its out of the question.

    Their i also going to be two of us doing this, both sitting on a sofa. I really need some advice onto what mic to get that will pick us both up.

    Would putting a certain mic in the middle, front us work? On a stand of course.

    I've also heard about boom mics, when i search them i just come up with loads of junk. Is that the way to go, would it pick us both up?

    Thanx

  4. #4
    Hey

    Thanx for the advice guys. Im going to do abit of searching for them microphones you recommended and im also going to play around with the sm58.

    Thanx again

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    I would have to say that a condensor microphone would probably help you. you could place it in the middle, in front of both of you. A condensor mic can be bought fairly cheaply nowadays, and a phantom power unit won't be too much more (unless you have a mixer with phantom power already)... THe response will be closer to a boom/shotgun mic and you should be able to get a sound that doesn't have too much room sound (a PZM would have a lot of room sound, no matter how close it is placed). Boom mics are Shotgun Mic's mounted on a long boom pole that is held over the target's head, out of the cameras viewing feild. they tend to be expensive. If you don't mind being hardwired (having cords attached) you could get a couple of lavalier mics and mix them beside the camera, this all depends on how much movement you plan to do (otherwise more expensive wireless lavs would be required.) For most ENG/EFP (Electronic News Gathering/Electronic Feild Production) lav mics, boom mics or a combination are teh most common ways to collect source (target) sound and ambient (room) sound to create a life-like, clear audio blend. Hope this helps.

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