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Audio-technica-mic

I was having a browse round my local Calumet Pro Photographic store yesterday and noticed a neat DSLR camera mic the audio-technica PRO 24-CM. I have a policy that if I report on HD-DSLRs then I must own one to make sure I am giving you my own angle and not hear say from other blogs.

The first thing that strikes you is the need to switch on the mic now that is not a problem in itself but when I tested it I forgot to switch it on ! Opps but just think about the consequences of that most basic of mistakes, filming a wedding let’s say…as long as you have sound from another source like a Tascam DR-100 all is not lost as you can slip edit the sound into sync.

You have no indication that you are recording sound nor do you have a headphone socket…so you can start to see why using such cameras at a very important event like a wedding is fraught with dangers. The AT mic is better than no mic and is better than the Canon’s built in mic but remember it does not improve your sound.

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Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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