February 16, 2016 at 5:45AM
AT875r, NTG2 or NTG3?
Typically, a gear related question...
I've started shooting a doc on my C100 mk2 with interviews mostly on wireless lav's and the odd bit of B-roll sound from the internal omni mic's or a Rode Videomic Pro (which looks ridiculous on top of that camera, but beside the point I guess). Really I want to be able to use the shotgun mount built into the camera and get myself a decent mic as there's an event coming up that is crucial to the doc. I'd like to have nice useable b-roll sound but also the ability to capture on the fly interviews without having to boom in if I can avoid it, though I realise I'll have to get closer.
So basically I'm not sure whether to just save my cash and get a cheap dinky AT875r since none of the sound will be perfect in that kind of situation. Or invest in a used NTG3 having heard how nice they can sound. Or somewhere in between and get an NTG2. I'll have phantom power so no problem there, but I suppose there's an argument for having a self powered mic should the situation arise in the future.
Through all of this I'm wondering how well the c100 shotgun mount will deal with handheld work once I'm out trying to capture stuff. I'm worried it'll disappoint! I'm also mindful that with all of these I still have to buy a windshield so more money on top.