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post #1 of 25
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Need some advice from people having that videcamera, or just have tryed it.

Atm I have a digital camera (Nikon L820) Great for taking pictures, but suffers alot on the video recording quaility side. So after a little bit of research, this Panasonic seems to be the right for me, when it comes to recording.

I just dont know if it will have worse taking picture quaility, and I then should keep my digital camera for taking pictures only?
Edited by wendigo4700 - 1/10/15 at 1:19pm
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post #2 of 25
when you are trying to keep everything small like that and on a budget there is no one camera that is going to excel above and beyond for both photos and video. keep the L820 for photos it will perform a lot better than a camcorder no matter how nice that camcorder is you lose out trying to find a P&S that is affordable and can offer high quality photo and video without any flaws
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post #3 of 25
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Alright, will keep it.

I also want very good sound quaility. So I've looked at this external mic here

http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/videomicpro

Is that mic worth any good in the recording universe? Also it seems to be an directional mic, is that better than the inbuilt 5.1 mic that is on many videocameras?

Is this mic better than the other one? It says "stereo" so its not directional as the other one. But its still not 5.1 as the inbuilt mic on the Panasonic 750.
http://www.rodemic.com/microphones/stereovideomicpro
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it depends on what youre recording every mic has different pickup patterns. if you want to use one of those rode external mics then you need to look at cameras that have hotshoe mounts so you can attach the mic to the top of the camera. the camera you are looking at lacks that mount
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post #5 of 25
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Mostly I will be recording my bigsisters kids. And who knows what else (holidays) So how many external mic's do I need for that? And do I need another mic from a different company then?

When I google hotshoe and the 750, it does seems to have that hotshoe thing?

But I am totally green on this area here. I just want an very good mic, for what I need to use the camera for.
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post #6 of 25
i was only looking at the pictures. it comes with an adapter to give it a hotshoe or in this case a cold shoe if you want to be technical.

just get the rode videomic pro, the first one you linked. the second one that is the stereo mic has a much wider pickup pattern and will grab a lot of excess ambient noise whereas the first one the rode video mic which is a mini hotshoe shotgun mic is a directional mic that will pickup everything in front. the directional mics are generally more useful for everyday stuff. dont worry about other brands. rode makes awesome quality mini mics for connecting on the top of cameras. nice and compact and easy to use thumb.gif
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post #7 of 25
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Yeah. The default 5.1 inbuilt mic picks up sounds from all directions. But the external rode videomic pro is directional. Does this means if I record and there is nothing in front of the camera that produces any kind of sound but only to all the other directions, it will just be totally silence when filming?
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the default 5.1 microphone is just marketing. its not going to be rich 5.1 surround dolby digital audio blah blah. its just going to pick up literally everything which isnt always a good thing. this means lots of ambient noise such as humming, buzzing, etc... there is no such thing as total silence. complete silence will still result in some sort of ambient noise aka room tone

directional means you will have a more precise pickup of audio.
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post #9 of 25
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It's an costly investment for sure, with such an microphone. So I would like to hear from as many as possible, with opinions.

So Rode Videomic Pro with its directional, you are saying is better for everyday stuff. Because the Stereo Videomic Pro picks up sounds from every direction. But then again, would the videomic pro totally isolate all sounds coming from rear/left/right?
Doesnt that make it feel a little bit unnatural?
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post #10 of 25
the stereo mic does not pick up all directions. its an omni directional mic so it has a wide pickup pattern. if you want clean audio then you want something more directional to isolate what youre trying to capture, this doesnt mean you lose whats to the left and right it only means that the mic will focus on what is forward while also picking up some of whats around but everything within the pickup pattern will be much more prevalent.

id say do some research on how microphones work but video and audio can get extremely technical very fast and im not sure youre looking to get that deep into this but if you are let me know and ill give you some good resources thumb.gif

im not aware of any other members on OCN that check this section and contribute much so i hope you have patience waiting for someone else. i am one of very few professional videographers here. im not giving you advice from stuff i read online wink.gif ive been shooting video professionally for 6+ years and 4 of those years are live tv broadcast and field experience working for PBS which is our government public broadcasting network in the US. it is similar to the BBC except each state in america has a PBS affiliate whereas the BBC is one large station that also produces a much larger variety of content. PBS is mostly education related although educational is a loosely used concept as live sports isnt really education lolz tongue.gif
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