What to look for in a Mic

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Jonathan Shank on June 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I’m looking to purchase a shotgun mic, don’t want to spend more than $250. What should I look for? I film very diverse things from action sports to comedy skits, to horror shorts, etc.

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Connor Justice Norvell on November 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

hey guy. personally i have a Audio Technica AT897. which you can get for $230 or so(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=300615&is=REG&Q=&A=details).
but remember you will want a dead cat, a wind screen, and a way to record. one option is to plug the mic into a XLR-8th Inch cable adapter (which can be cheap)
or to buy a separate audio recorder like the tascam DR-40 (http://www.amazon.com/DR-40-4-Track-Portable-Digital-Recorder/dp/B005NACC6M) which is $160 or so. honestly though audio is more important than anything else really. so its worth the cash

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