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Recommend a decent, not expensive, Microphone for 70D

 
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Oct 25, 2014 09:08 |  #1

I am looking to improve on (if possible) the audio quality of video's I am taking with my 70D. These are NOT professional level videos, these are videos mostly of just my kids at school concerts (orchestra, choir) that I would like to just get better quality audio recordings.

I am not having any issues with the 70D camera built in microphone (other than some wind noise or chatter that happens closer to the camera than the performance on stage), but I was wondering if there was a microphone that could be attached that would kick it up a notch on audio quality.

My budget is 100.00.


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Oct 25, 2014 09:25 |  #2

Rode and Sennheiser are good brands. I had the Rode and now have a more advanced Sennheiser. Please decide in advance whether you want the microphone in stereo or mono and then buy. This is what I had http://www.rodemic.com​/microphones/videomicp​ro (external link)
Senneheiser also has something equivalent.
If you foresee a lot of windy recording situations make sure you get the "Deadcat" wind shield.
If you want to google the subject, these are called shotgun microphones.


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Oct 25, 2014 09:37 |  #3

This is what I have on my 70D, works fine for me. I just need to eliminate some noise in PP but overall it's good. Pro editions are better though.

http://www.rodemic.com​/microphones/videomic (external link)




  
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Oct 25, 2014 13:03 |  #4

I took the advice of a friend who's a BBC sound engineer. He reckoned the Rode and the Senneiser MKE400 were of equal quality, but the latter having a better build. I've had no complaints so far when bolting it onto a 5D II.

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http://www.sam-mallery.com …iser-mke-400-indoors-out/ (external link)


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Oct 25, 2014 13:18 |  #5

Rode VideoMic GO. its 100.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …go_on_camera_sh​otgun.html (external link)




  
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Oct 25, 2014 16:21 |  #6

I've been pleased with my Rode Videomic on my 7D videos


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Oct 26, 2014 10:07 |  #7

Thanks for the input. I have reading to do. Are there any sites/youtube's where the canon 70d microphone is compared to one of these external mics? I sure would like to hear how much the difference would be between Internal Mic vs External Mic at this price point. I am searching but not finding anything yet.


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Oct 26, 2014 23:47 as a reply to  @ kezug's post |  #8

I've been using one of these for the last six months. Getting good results.

http://www.ebay.com.au …hones&hash=item​1e92a9eff1 (external link)


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Oct 27, 2014 04:19 |  #9

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Oct 27, 2014 12:31 |  #10

The closer you can get your mic to the stage, the better sound you will get (and less audience noise). You will certainly get better audio from a shotgun mic, but should get even better audio by using a portable recorder, sticking it near the stage, and syncing audio in post. You could even use the built in mic as a secondary audio to enhance the stage mic.

Just a little food for thought.


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Oct 29, 2014 21:40 |  #11

Here's a video I did with my 70D and a Rode Video Mic. I was clear up against the press box. I also have a Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro I use when down on the field.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=PjIxSbDHOWA (external link)




  
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