>>>Just a quick question, how do you know the video-micro is unbalanced?
A standard audio connector does not support "balanced" audio connections, where an XLR or TRS connector does. "Balanced" connectors support a minimum of 3 wires, where one wire is the ground, the second wire is your audio signal in "phase" and the third wire is your audio signal out of "phase".
Here's a quick video that covers the main feature about how balanced cables work and why they can be used for 100 foot lengths or more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQtMFsw_3Hg
Bad idea. The longest recommended cable extension for an unbalanced mic is 10 feet. The reason for this is cable impedance, signal degradation and RF noise.
Rode actually make a 3.5mm mic extension cable that is 10 feet long. It costs $11 at B&H Photo : https://goo.gl/7LKgoj
So what are your options ???
1- Connect your mic to a recorder that can be placed closer to the mic. If you have a boom-op, the boom-op could have the recorder in their pocket with a pair of headphones connected to it to monitor what they are recording. You will have to sync with the main camera's audio in post.
2- Rent, borrow, buy a XLR MIC and enough XLR cable, to connect to a recorder or your camera. XLR cables are balanced and can go for 100 feet or more. ( people usually add on a signal-repeater for XLR cables longer than 100 feet, so you can extend your XLR cable as long as you want as long as you keep putting a signal-repeater every 100 feet or so )
>>>That is crackpot level nonsense!
The thread on Personal-View that I provided the link to references the math and color science research that the Logarist system is based upon. ( it's similar to how the ACES color system works )
Try it for yourself if you are skeptical. I was not expecting much but was was quite surprised at the initial color I was seeing and how much better I could manipulate that color within my editor.
I've tried it with a bunch of cameras that shoot 8-bit footage and one that shoots 10-bit footage and the results were impressive.
And one other thing you should definitely try if you edit with DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro 13 or 14, or Final Cut Pro X...
Recently I've been experimenting with Jacob Balazer's free Logarist LUT system...
Which is kind of blowing me away with the results I am getting using several different Sony and Panasonic cameras, including a Sony X70 ENG camera I use. ( mainly shooting Sony Cine1 (HyperGamma 4) footage )
The Logarist system is giving me much better color and contrast control compared to other tools I've tried, and there's a chance it might help with your footage.
It's free, so it's definitely worth investigating.
You might notice that Ragüel Cremades and David Peterson are often in the "Top Members This Week" list, but they haven't posted to the boards in 2 years...
Luke Neumann's GH5 Metabones Speedbooster Testhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duiWkHOLYoM
Nice looking footage.