Atomos recommended a powered Rode, so I guess 20dB gain is enough
Thanks both. What I really need is focus peaking and zebras and both the Cineroid and Ninja Blade have these. I would much prefer the Blade but my concern is whether I will be able to see it adequately to make the peaking usable in bright sunlight, even with the hood. Have been looking for videos of the Blade in outdoor use but hard to find.
Have been doing further research and it seems to optimal price/quality trade off probably sits in the beachtek dxa connect. Still not as cheap as I hoped but anyway
Thanks Eric. I'll look more into simple/cheap mic level to line level preamps too
I should have also said that for equestrian filming, good focus tools are a key consideration