February 7, 2015 at 8:41PM

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which radio microphone lavaliers for movie production?

I need a mic i only own a zoomh6. i wanted to buy rode ntg3 + boompole but then i though maybe it's better a radio microphone lavaliers for me.
I need it to shoot indy movies and short films.
can you suggest models and prices please?
if i delete to buy the ntg3 I wish somenting similar but in the radio microphone lavalier scene.
I need 2 radio microphone lavaliers.
thanks a lot.

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The standard low-cost UHF lav system is the Sennheiser G3, which costs about $600 for each kit. ( transmitter, receiver, lav mic ) I've been shooting with this Sennheiser system ( originally the G2 version and now the G3 version ) for about 5 years, and have had excellent results with it. ( though I prefer to use 3rd party lavs instead of the ones that come with the kit )

There is a new less expensive ( $400 for the transmitter, receiver, lav mic ) WiFi lav system from RODE that looks interesting, but I would wait for proper reviews before buying this system. RODE generally makes good audio gear, so I have high hopes for this one.

For 3rd party lavs, I would check out the Oscar SoundTech lavs which cost roughly about $100 each. They are clones of the TRAM TR50 lav mic, and to my ear they sound just as good. ( I own 4 brands of lav mics, but use the Oscar SoundTech lavs most of the time )

February 9, 2015 at 3:43PM, Edited February 9, 3:43PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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thanks for help Guy, do you know if I can record 48khz 24bit audio with Sennheiser G3?
RodeLink Filmmaker Kit can record only up to 44khz but I believe I need 48khz to reach the 48khz 24bit standard for movie production.
I also opened a new topic here to understand that specific question: http://nofilmschool.com/boards/discussions/why-rodelink-filmmaker-kit-on...

thanks again! :)

dan wake

February 12, 2015 at 7:58PM

>>>do you know if I can record 48khz 24bit audio with Sennheiser G3?

You can record at any sampling rate you like, but I have no idea what the actual G3 receiver outputs, as Sennheiser does not publish this information. I normally record at 48 kHz 24-bit into a recorder with my units, but I could also use 96 kHz 24-bit and I doubt it would make any difference. The Sennheiser G3 HDX companding ( audio compression/expansion ) to transmit their signal, while the RODE system does not compand the signal which is why they list the sampling rate of their uncompressed audio signal.

>>>RodeLink Filmmaker Kit can record only up to 44khz but I believe I need 48khz to reach the 48khz 24bit standard for movie production.

I really don't think this will make ANY difference to the transmitted audio quality, buy you may want to batch-convert your 44.1 kHz recordings from the RODE system to 48 kHz to ensure compatibility with any other recordings. This will NOT change the playback speed of your recording, all that will be different is that the 44.1 kHz signal can only contain audio frequencies up to 22 kHz, where a 48 kHz sampling rate can contain frequencies up to 24 kHz. All of this is meaningless as you won't be recording anything in this ultra high frequency range that most people can't even hear.

My only concern with the RODE system is audio drop-outs, so I would want to test to be 100 percent certain that the system won't have audio drop-outs while I am shooting. ( most likely this is fine, but it's something I would definitely check to be certain )

February 13, 2015 at 3:21PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I would go with either of these two. https://youtu.be/Ojt4eCC9B8E

February 13, 2018 at 2:42PM

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