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#1 Swtiris Swtiriou

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:48 AM

i found a rode ntg -2 i think is the best and cheep but now i need a recorder i found the zoom h2next and the h4next but becouse the h2next is cheeper i will buy this is this a good choice


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#2 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:02 PM

The Zoom preamps are pretty noisy, so it's generally not well liked as a recorder for film. You might want to look at the NTG-4 instead, it has a narrower pickup pattern that makes it easier to work with, plus I'd recommend looking into a Tascam or BeachTek rather than Zoom for recording. Both have much cleaner preamps than the Zooms do.


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#3 Marc-Andr

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:07 PM

Hello Swtiris, the NTG-2 works with either a battery or phantom power from a preamp, mixer or recorder. I would buy the H4N because it has XLR inputs. However, the integrated preamps are really not good and will give you a lot of hiss on your sound. You need a dedicated preamp before the recorder. You don't need to go really expensive, I have this http://www.bhphotovi...arch=yes&sts=piand it gives me 40 db of very clean gain. You can use a 9v battery to power it so it's portable for field and dialogue recording. 

 

Also note that a shotgun microphone is not good for interior dialogue. It gets phase issues with the reverberation of the space, it's a lot better for outdoor. That being said, if you are close enough to the talent it should still sound half decent.


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#4 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:25 PM

The secret to using shotgun mics indoors is to use ones with narrower pickup patterns, though it requires more care in mic placement and orientation to get clean sound that way.


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#5 Swtiris Swtiriou

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:43 AM

Hello Swtiris, the NTG-2 works with either a battery or phantom power from a preamp, mixer or recorder. I would buy the H4N because it has XLR inputs. However, the integrated preamps are really not good and will give you a lot of hiss on your sound. You need a dedicated preamp before the recorder. You don't need to go really expensive, I have this http://www.bhphotovi...arch=yes&sts=piand it gives me 40 db of very clean gain. You can use a 9v battery to power it so it's portable for field and dialogue recording. 

 

Also note that a shotgun microphone is not good for interior dialogue. It gets phase issues with the reverberation of the space, it's a lot better for outdoor. That being said, if you are close enough to the talent it should still sound half decent.

art usb dual what exactly is this a recorder divice ?? i just get the microphone with a cable and aonother coble into my camera and now i m finishe 


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:49 AM

The art usb dual pre is a preamp for your microphone so you can boost the gain cleanly without noticeable noise. 


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:59 AM

I would go with tascam dr-680 & sennheiser mkh 60. I use the combination and love it.
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Posted 31 March 2015 - 11:41 PM

I actually have an Audio Technical 14 in shotgun that works perfectly and has no discernable issues. I fit it with a faux fur cover I fabricated and have used it a LOT. There good mics. I have several mics but that's my favorite one. 


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