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    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Hey Andy & Crew,

    A while back in this campfire you (Andy) recommended the Rode Video Mic Go for recording audio. Just wondering if you still recommend this or if you have found something you like better? I would like to make a purchase in the next day or 2 ideally. I am thinking about getting the rode video mic go or pro (just trying to confirm that the pro will mount on the iOgrapher) and mounting on iOgrapher. Would love to hear a few peoples opinions before I make this purchase.

    Rode Mic Go- https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00GQDORA4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1IWNMCZD87VSM&psc=1

    or

    Rode Video Mic Pro – https://www.amazon.ca/Rode-VMPR-VideoMic-Rycote-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1475527266&sr=1-1&keywords=Rode+video+mic+pro

    Anyone else have a recommendation for best directional mic to go with a iPhone? I want something that works decent for shooting video outdoors as well.

    I am thinking I am going to go with the Rode Video Mic Go mounted on a biographer set up – https://www.iographer.com/collections/cases-for-iphone

    Anyone using the biographer set up and have any feedback on it?

    Thanks Crew!

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by  Chris Gilmour.
    #30658

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    For our most recent Outer Space Adventure, Blair and I have been using a Zoom mic, which is AWESOME. Doesn’t mount on the camera, so you have to sync sound and video.

    For a smart phone though, the Zoom iQ5 Mic is what we’ve been using for the entire GEA and it’s cheap and quality.

    I’ll let Mr. @andyfreist get back to you about the Rode mic.

    #30686

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Hey Bradley,

    I was checking out the Zoom Mic. I think I need a directional Mic as I will be doing a lot of outdoor recording and need something that will help cut out background noise. Any other recommendations for this?  At the moment I am leaning towards the Rode Mic Pro. @andyfreist any thoughts?

    Thanks

    #30721

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    My vote is on the Rode Mic Go..

    I would advise you to NOT use what we used.. The Zoom iq7 is not that great of sound quality, but it works.

    Either Rode mic is what you want.. I’d go with the cheaper one for now… They both work with smartphones too, though may need a special adapter cord.. All the info you need is on iographer.com.

    Also be sure to get the wind sock for it for outdoor use.

    #30723

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Thanks Andy!

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