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The RØDE NTG-3 External Microphone

By David Hague

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I am in the process of evaluating three different mid-level pro cameras for a special feature on what constitutes a good "run'n'gun" unit for ENG and other interested types. In the process, I have across an interesting problem.

To keep the comparison fair, we are using a RØDE NTG-3 external mic as two of the cameras came with their own mic but one didn't. And herein lays the problem.

It appears there is no set standard for microphone diameters so in the case of the Panasonic AG-HMC41E (the others are a Canon XA10 and Sony NFX5) for example, when the NTG-3 is placed in the external mic holder it rattles around - not enough to simply slide through, but enough to be a worry.

The initial fix was to wrap some paper around the NTG-3 and then clamp it shut inside the mic holder; not elegant to be sure, not particularly aesthetic I suppose but it worked in a gerilla sort of way.  But there is a more graceful solution.

 

A quick call to Scott Emerton from RØDE and an email reply informed me of the existence of the RØDE SM5 shock mount. As you can see, instead of clamping the mic, the SM5 itself is clamped and the mic slides between and is suspended by rubber pads ensuring there is no unwanted rumble or vibration.

If you want to add the SM5 to a boom pole, there are also 1/4" and 3/8" threads at the base of the mount.

RRP: $49.95 approx

See at www.rodemic.com

 


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David is the owner and publisher of Australian Videocamera. He has a background in media dating back to 1979 when he first got involved with photojournalism in motorsport, and went from there into technology via a 5 year stint with Tandy Computers.

Moving back to WA, David wrote scripts for Computer Television for video training for the just released Windows and Office 95 among others, and was then lured to Sydney to create web sites for the newly commercial Internet in 1995, building hundreds of sites under contract to OzEmail including Coates Hire, Hertz Queensland, John Williamson, the NSW Board of Studies and many, many more.

David can be contacted via  david@auscamonline.com


Related Keywords:Microphone, professional audio, professional video, Panasonic, Canon, RØDE


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