I am looking at updateing my audio setup -
Currently i have a few Zoom H2's and a couple of Lav mics, a wireless setup which only cost about £150 total (Lapel and hand held mic) Plus the one on the camera.
Mainly i do interviews, or STC (Straight To Camera) gigs, but i am being asked to do more and more "Conversation" recording - I.e. two or more people sat around a small desk having a chinwag.
Now while the Zoom H2's work very well, they realy do - In fact ill post a little something about the Zoom soon - i am lokoing for something that i can stick on the end of a boom and have it over peoples heads so that i can shoot the legs.
This would make it easy for me so that i have a good audio stream on the camera to start with and then bring in any H2 audio if needed.
So basically -
Has anyone got a setup like it?
Can someone please give me advice on the type and cost of the mic they use on a pole or stand?
I have a HVR HD 1000E which only has a 3,5mm jack on it, so im looking for something that will fir 3.5 or be down-convertable to 3.5mm.
Think Sky News when they have a few people on the sofa - But instead of them all having a different mic on im looking for one good mic that will be above them picking up the sound from all around. Dont worry, the main Question master (Bloke asking the questions) will have a Lapel on connected to a H2 as my normal, but just wondering if anyone can tell me which one to get.
Yeah i know a bit of a personal question as people will have different likes and dislikes, but throw them all at me and ill be able to descide - If you could give it to me in the following fashion please:
Length of cable
Ill then make a buyers choice on these.