Summary: Imagine during filming and your microphone is broken and you don't have extra. That's what happen to me. I accidentally step on the microphone and I don't have a back up. Still works but the sounds has a lot of static. It just ruin my day. It's a learning curb for me. I purchase this is as a good back up for shooting short film.
Summary: The microphone works just fine for a test that i did. Naturally, I had to figure out how to unscrew the sections to insert the battery, but I will chock that up to being a 'noob' to the camera mic world. Get this mic, because it is worth it.
Summary: This is a mediocre shotgun mic. For the money it is worth the price but if you are expecting professional quality then you will need to go higher in price. It works for what I bought it for though. Not bad for the price paid. It suits my needs to the point that I will probably buy one for a second camera that I have.
For the price, great product for an amateur to start out with.
3 January 2013
Summary: This is the first Shotgun mic I have used. If you are look to capture dialog for a feature film, this might not be quite what you are looking for. However, if you want to capture audio for podcasts, for vlogs, or of someone speaking 100 feet away, this mic does a good job. For the price, a great place to start.
Summary: This mic is great for beginner film makers, for the price, the sound quality is good, offering a nice base level while keeping treble details sharp. The connections that it comes with aren't that good, you will need a shock mount from any music/audio store, or buy it online for $40. Otherwise, sounds from the boom operator can be heard through the pole, and any little bump will sound like an earthquake.
Summary: I shot my first commercial with this mike. It picked up well, in fact too well as every little noise was heard through it. So next time the set will have to be exceptionally quiet to minimize the extraneous sounds. Good mike for the price.
Summary: I got this mic to improve my camera's audio recording, it works well, the sound is really good even in super noisy and loud conditions. However this is a MONO microphone, the audio comes out of the left channel only on a stereo setup.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile