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  1. Mr Morisato

    Cardiod Microphones

    New member here, I need some help deciding what cardiod microphone to buy for my new Sony PXW-Z90 XDCAM Camcorder. I need to buy an external microphone for filming sports events such as football matches outdoor, of course I will be buying myself a zeppelin or blimp to house the microphone (to protect against wind noise) and my budget for this is up to about £250 for the microphone. I've already done some research on what to look for and will also consider buying a dynamic microphone if need be. Are there any outstanding popular choices for this purpose? When I was at University studying for my Digital Film production degree I had access to the sennheiser K6/ME66 shotgun super-cardiod microphone however, I do not wish to buy a shotgun mic if I can avoid it as this model is a bit long (10-12 inches in length) I will prefer buying a mic thats under 6 inches in length if possible (so a short cardiod mic is preferred) Thanx.
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    Cardiod Microphones

    My Apologies John Blankenship, I found this website from an expert sound recordist - Jay Rose in which his works and suggestions to valuable sources such as this one from the University I studied at. And I know Universities aren't simply exclusively open to just professional sound recordists. But I'm glad you pointed that out to me.
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    Cardiod Microphones

    Hey IronFilm, Is it possible to attach a sound blimp to a camcorder? I'm looking at purchasing a rycote blimp that would house a mic upto 30cm long and then attach it to my sony Z90 via the hotshoe mount fixing however, I believe any sound blimp with windshield would be too heavy for the hotshoe mount fixing. If I can't mount the blimp onto my camcorder then was going to explore other fixings I could use to attach it separately to my tripod, any ideas? No worries if not.
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    Cardiod Microphones

    Hi Jim, I've just seen your review on youtube and I'm impressed with your analysis, I will of course be housing this in a zeppelin as I will be recording externally, the lack of other features such as a battery doesn't bother me as I will be using it with my Sony Z90 professional solid state memory camcorder that offers phantom power on the XLR handle. I think the price is a bonus as I was rapidly expecting to fork out well in excess of £500 for my 1st mic.
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    Cardiod Microphones

    wow IronFilm this is really helpful, I don't yet know all the benefits of a brass housing except for the sturdiness and ruggability in the build quality but this is the 1st super-cardiod mic I would seriously consider buying...I think I would have to increase my budget upto £1000 for others too. As far as the question about the 1/8 TRS input audio jack; I dont intend to buy ANY microphone where I have to rely on this connection as I'm ONLY looking for one with an XLR connector. The Sony PXW-Z90 offers phantom power so this mic would easily fit the profile of what I'm looking for
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    Cardiod Microphones

    This is a hyper/super cardiod microphone? I've seen the youtube video online and looks impressive for its design and price band however, I came to the conclusion that I need/or would be best suited with a cardiod microphone because a) I do not wish to hear myself whilst I stand behind my tripod filming and, b) as I'm rotating the tripod left and right to follow the track of the ball I want to pick up the noises from the surrounding crowd and players. I understand that any short rifle shotguns or condenser mics are never going to be ideal for this but, I dont want a long microphone attached to my Sony Z90 camcorder that will be housed in a zeppelin while I shoot - there'll just too much long snouty nose for my liking
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    Cardiod Microphones

    Thank you for your reply. Being new to this profession I'm only just seeing how expensive a good microphone can be....the Sennheiser k6/ME66 is about £650 combined which is a level that I do not want to go to however, if there is a mic that fits my bill I will buy it regardless of price (my apologies if you do not understand my turn of phrase) There is a 1/8" stereo input jack on the Z90 (I do not yet understand TRS) however, I'm only looking at microphones with an XLR connector.
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