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Old 02-11-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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As the title says, Iím looking for a mic for my Canon 70D for filming hunts. Does anyone have one they recommend? Anything particular I should look for or stay away from?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #2
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I have been running a TakStar SGC-598 for a little over a year now and I could not be happier with the performance or the price.




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Old 02-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thank you Brazos, I’ll look into it!
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #4
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Brazos, do you have any video or something you could share showing the quality of the sound?? That’s a heck of a price
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:16 PM   #5
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I use a Rode shotgun mic. They make a big difference and come with dead cat.

https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMic...s%2C263&sr=8-5


https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMic...s%2C263&sr=8-8
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #6
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I use a Rode VideoMicro and it works really well.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:21 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! Keep them coming!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:14 PM   #8
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I used a MOVO VXR-10 this season for the first time and have been happy with it. Michael recommended it to me and it's worked well for me so far. I was most impressed with it one morning duck hunting. Had a ton of birds come in way too early so I just recorded the audio from all the wigeon and pintails. Picked it up great, even from across the pond.

$40 on Amazon. Can't beat it for the price IMO.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:36 AM   #9
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I use a Rode VideoMicro and it works really well.
I just ordered one of those! I'm hearing good things
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:41 AM   #10
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I used a MOVO VXR-10 this season for the first time and have been happy with it. Michael recommended it to me and it's worked well for me so far. I was most impressed with it one morning duck hunting. Had a ton of birds come in way too early so I just recorded the audio from all the wigeon and pintails. Picked it up great, even from across the pond.

$40 on Amazon. Can't beat it for the price IMO.
I have a Rode Video Micro and the MOVO VXR-10 that Adam referenced and both work well. At $40, the Movo actually has "louder" (if not better) sound than the Video Micro.

I chose these mics over the Video Mic Pro (and similar) because they don't require batteries and there is no on/off switch to have to remember. I know me, and I'd either forget to turn it on - in which case no audio would be recorded - or forget to turn it OFF - in which case the battery would be drained the next time I needed it.


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Old 02-14-2019, 10:31 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone!! There were some real good suggestions. I ordered the MOVO VXR-10 today. I can’t wait to try it out during turkey season!
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:09 PM   #12
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Rode and Boya MYW6 as a lapel mic. The Boya is great for setting up at the stand to get animal sound.
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