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    Hi,

    I wanted a mic to plug into my camcorder but it has no mic plug. Canon MV830i. So I was wondering what I can use as an allternative maybe some little gadject is out there that will I dunno ... record the sound? I don't wan't the clip on tie mics as my "actors" will be doing alot of running and i'm guessing you will keep hearing crackling as they run so i'm thinking of a big furry wind mic , I don't know if that will be any good. What can anyone suggest? Thanks

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    It appears from the feature lists that the MV 830i has only the mic that's mounted on the camera body; no mic or line inputs. That makes it strictly a consumer camcorder. You've got to buy a "prosumer" model to be able to do what you want. You want a camera that has an eighth inch mini jack for a mic or XLR adapter.
    Last edited by voiceknight; 01-07-2007 at 11:15 PM.

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    I was looking around the net and I read something about recording it on a digital voice recorder then putting the mp3 over the voice. How about that?

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    Yes - there are many very cool sound recorders you could use, but it is a lot of hassle and more expense, ultimately for complex productions a seperate sound person / recorder is seen as the best way but it is a lot of extra fuss and too much hassle in many recording situations - maybe you would be better advised to get a camcorder with a mic in instead ?

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    Just checked, the camera does appear to have an audio / video input - if it can record audio from those inputs and video from the camera it may be possible to use a mic preamp, but that isnt a cheap option...

    Something like this might work 'if' you can use those line ins with the camera video seperate, there may be menu option to allow this,

    http://www.beachtek.com/dxafx.html

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    Another thought, if those line ins can be used to record sound with video - some powered mics have near line level outputs - I have a rode video mic that can drive line ins.

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    Well, this is my first camera I wasn't to sure about camering so I didn't know really what I was getting my next one will deffently have mic. Doesn't look like I can get a mic less than 50 does it? So i'm doomed I'll have to put up with bad quality inbuilt mic sound.

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    Something like this

    http://www.dvuser.co.uk/images/img/...e-boom/pole.jpg

    so u can put it over the person or underneath where ever you put a boom mic. I think running undeneath talking walking over ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCase View Post
    Something like this

    http://www.dvuser.co.uk/images/img/...e-boom/pole.jpg

    so u can put it over the person or underneath where ever you put a boom mic. I think running undeneath talking walking over ?
    Looks expensive. You can build your own boom pole cheap you know. http://www.alandmills.co.uk/Boom/SoundMan.htm

    the recorder I'm carrying in the picture is a Marantz PMD-660 http://www.transom.org/tools/recordi...03.pmd660.html) which is great. Not cheap though. you would be much better gettiugna camera with a seperate mic socket and or one of those beachtek thingys. I've got one for my FX1 and it is great with my Sennheiser ME66/K6

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    Great. Thanks for that link. I keep getting told that get a camera with a mic but

    I don't plan to get another camera yet.

    That's why i'm looking for an allternative because I have no mic socket, I'm sure there is another way, possibly more expensive but I don't think I can put up with the bad quality of the camera mics any more neither does my friends camera ( we are using two) i'm not too bothered about getting a mic on his I don't think we are even going to use that one but it will be "backup" and maybe about 1 or 2 scenes used, but I have to say I rate the in built mic about 7.5/10 it is pretty impressive.

    So more to point I need a microphone (boom) for my camcorder wich is the Canon MV 830i. But it has no mic socket in it and I don't plan to by another camcorder yet either. I'm sure there is a way I have now got the poll sorted (thank you) so I have 50 to spend on a mic and headphones, any more suggestions. I'm getting somewhere, atleast I got the poll.

    Thanks.

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