Howdy, I am about to do my very first gig. I'll be shooting a speaker at a motivational seminar. I've decided to go with a wireless mic, and was in the rental shop the other day checking it out as I have never used one. What I saw gave me a little pause, in that I realized that I have to find a way to attach the receiver to either the camera or tripod. I think the cable with the XLR connector is not very long maybe a foot at the most, but I'm not sure here. I suppose if I had some time I could come up with my own solution, but right now I need a quick and dirty way of attaching it. Can someone please make a suggestion.
Thanks in advance, much appreciated.
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08-01-2012 07:35 PM
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08-01-2012 07:51 PM
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Zip ties are cheap and secure for one off fixing situations. Velcro ties are also an option.
08-01-2012 08:00 PM
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if you take off the handgrip, you'll expose a hotshoe mount. most of the wireless mic receivers come with the hot shoe mount adapter,
and if you aren't using the main one on the handle you don't even have to take off the handgrip.
08-01-2012 09:18 PM
I never use the grip and that cold shoe is where my Sennheiser Evolution goes. My favorite lav mic is the Sanken Cos 11. Insane good. Super tiny and comes with a rubber slip so you can tape it into clothes or directly onto the persons skin with a little surgical tape.
Iíve also went pretty gorilla with a Lectrosonic receiver and used gaffers tape. Stuck the receiver in the grip then taped it to the camera. It was really ugly but worked fine. I shot like that for four days.
08-01-2012 09:25 PM
Mine mounts on the hot shoe with a bracket of its own but the real audio guys I work with have a Velcro Strap arrangement and lash the recever to the handle.
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If you can get a cable feed from the mixer desk as well...use it. ie take two audio feeds into the camera. ( Track 1 and 2 as discrete channels.)
(I am assuming the wireless will be including a wierless lav and assuming there will be a podium P.A mic)
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