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Thread: Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic any better than standard Sony

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    Default Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic any better than standard Sony

    HI everyone,

    looking a bit of advice from anyone that has used a Rode NTG-1 mic, I have a sony HVR V1 with an onboard shotgun mic supplied (ECM-NV1). |Just wondering is there much difference in that and the Rode mic?

    I have filmed a couple of things with loud music and the supplied mic can top out very easily and sounds very one dimensional if that makes sense!

    Thanks in advance

    Ian

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    Default Loud music

    I don't own either of the mics you have, but I'm wondering exactly how "loud" is this loud music?

    I wonder if there is a fault in your mic? (can you control the "level" in the camera, or are stuck with AGC?).

    Can you give some examples/ideas?

    Are you able to confirm that "normal-levels" do not make the mic Top-out (here, I admit I'm presuming you are referring to distortion.) Do you have any measure of this?
    Are you relying on the waveform shown in an editor, for example?
    If, so, what's the effect of dropping this level (by a slider in the Editor) - has the "distortion" already set-in?

    I think we need to know (what)/how loud the source is, how close you are and what steps, if any you take to limit it.
    Last edited by vidmanners; 08-08-2011 at 09:46 PM.

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