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Mini shotgun mics for a DSLR
Many venues are changing over from the shoulder-mounted video cameras and the hand-held cameras to the DSLR. They are relatively inexpensive, and they take wonderful video. They’re also versatile and can be mounted to any number of tripods, rigs, and jibs. However, they don’t record very good audio.

Maybe we can’t decide which one is our favorite, but we can integrate them together by using different types of mini shotgun mics. I would love the ability to attach a small but effective mic onto a DSLR or a hand-held camera, like my Canon HV30. These mini shotgun mics would allow me to record way better audio than the on-board mic.

At my church, we use a wireless mic system for our pastor and music guy. We use 8-10 batteries every week. I have wondered about using rechargeable batteries for a while. It just seems so much easier to grab a couple of new batteries from a package rather than dealing with the hassle of the rechargeable type.

I found an article where the author talks about standard alkaline vs rechargeable batteries in his church. They use 40 batteries every week! That would be a big, seemingly confusing system for rechargeable batteries.

I think our church might be able to pull it off though.