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    Default Sound Advice Required

    I am well chuffed with my new Canon XM2. Picture quality superbe etc.

    However I am filming a wedding next month and I need to invest in a decent uni-directional microphone.

    What would you recommend udner 150 (I am Scottish after all, so cheaper would be welcome) and why?

    Thanks

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    i don't know about under 150 but i have the Sennheiser M66 (around 300) - the difference between the onboard mic and this is unbelievable.

    Most pro quality mics need XLR connectors to connect to the camera which i don't believe the XM2 has so you'd need this beachtek box here http://www.beachtek.com/dxa4p.html or something similar

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    Thanks Shiner, I shall check it out.

    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

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    Cool, the ME66 and K6 is the set I ordered today. Certainly not heard anything bad about them. Might just have to look out for a cheap boom now

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    Default Re: Sound Advice Required

    Quote Originally Posted by purejammy
    I am well chuffed with my new Canon XM2. Picture quality superbe etc.

    However I am filming a wedding next month and I need to invest in a decent uni-directional microphone.

    What would you recommend udner 150 (I am Scottish after all, so cheaper would be welcome) and why?

    Thanks

    How about hiring one? There's a place in ibrox, the name of which evades me just now... I'll remember later, it's early yet.

    Gottit.

    Warehouse Sound Service Ltd - Glasgow 0141 445 4466

    We've hired dat recorders and mixers and stuff from them for previous projects. Decent guys.

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    Thanks Mrlipring, I will give them a call

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