Im filming a small short this weekend and as money is very short i bought a £20 camcorder condenser mic from Maplins thinking anything has got to be better than the on-board piece of turd on my camera.
In short, the sound is much better but instead of a whiny motor noise from the camera i am now faced with a low hum which i assume is interference as the cable is not balanced.
I am using the mic to record dialogue which is all indoors and the only thing i can think of to reduce this hum to a minimal is to place the mic as close to the actor(s) as possible without it being in shot.
Can anyone offer any further advice as to how i can minimise this annoying hum noise??