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Shure VP83F Lenshopper

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Grant Blankenship March 1, 2014, 6:37 a.m. permalink

I'm quickly finding the limits of the Sennheiser MKE400. Hissy and you still have to crank the gain on the camera pretty well to get a usable signal. I happened upon the Shure VP83F on the internet the other day and was initially wooed by its inclusion of a built in wav recorder. I was really jazzed to see when I started using the demo that Shure has lent me that even at the mic's baseline input level, I had to crank the gain down to the lowest setting on my camera.  Set up there I got a super clean, fat sound. Plus, you can be rolling audio the whole time, even between shooting video clips. I like it a whole, whole lot. Want to buy a Sennheiser?

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Eric Seals March 1, 2014, 4:13 p.m. permalink

Ha, not that MKE400, it's junk as you well now know. A good base mic for those starting out however as an introduction to sound.

I don't know about the Shure VP83F but it sounds good from reading your post.

I have the Sennheiser EW 100 TX, RX and wireless mic and it's a workhorse of a mic. Never had any problems with it.

I also just got the Rode lav mic for the iPhone with really good sound (using their app) as a backup.

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