Hi guys, I'm looking into getting a shotgun mic for a Panasonic GS400. I need to have clear audio when doing outdoor shooting if there is traffic/birds/etc around.
Don't really want to go over the $300USD mark.
How exactly are most shotties connected to a consumer camcorder? The GS400 only has jack input, not XLR. Does this mean I'd have to carry around some sort of powered audio receiver? Portability is a huge concern, as most of the time the crew is only me and some actors. Though if I have a decent mic then I can arrange for a boom operator.
I realize the Sennheisers are popular, though I'm not sure which model would be appropriate for what I'm after.
Thanks for any feedback,