I was on this forum a while back in April asking for advice on a microphone set up compatible with my HV40. I received some sound advice but was still unsure as to which microphones to buy. Now that I have a new job and cant make any mistakes, I thought I'd ask again and act on that advice straight away. What I feel would be the best setup for me would be to have two sound capturing options available to me so the sound is crystal clear and gives me a back up if one capturing device fails! When I first started recording interviews (using a sony camera) the lapel mic would sometimes give of this horrible humming noise, then after upgrading to an HDV camera with the first blue tooth wireless mic (again using a Sony camera) could be so sensitive at times that it would sometimes catch all the scratching noises from the interviewee moving around.
So I need a new set up!
What I have available to me at present is an HV40 camera and an Azden: WMS-Pro
VHS Microphone system. So the "receiver" plugs into the cameras shoe and records the sound onto the HDV tape by plugging it into the Cameras microphone jack. The "transmitted" just clips onto the subjects clothing. It's o.k. but it has telescopic aerials and looks like it wouldn't take much for it to fail.
Can anyone please suggest to me the best lot of sound recording equipment that will meet my needs?
- I'd like a Lapel Microphone that I can attach to the interviewee that will record the sound directly onto the HV40s HDV tape
- An external microphone that is connected to a recorder (that records onto a media card of some type) that I would position on a stand close to the interviewee enabling me to record their speech on a third party device.
So the the shopping/recommendations list I need help with would include:
- A wireless lapel mic that comes with the right accessories that will enable me to record directly onto the tape.
- A shot gun (or the most appropriate type of miic).
- A stand for this mic
- And a recorder
My budget is up to $800 dollars but if this sum can't achieve this set up I can stretch it out a bit.
I really hope there is someone out there who can help me with this one.