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    ive never dealt with recording sound on any camera, thought it was useless, but i continuously get asked if my camera catches any decent sound, i always say no. though a behind the scenes guy stepped onto my set with this mic, Shure VP83F LensHopper, attached to his Pocket camera, he said it works well, anyone else have any experience with it, or any other options around the same price range, seems pretty reasonable, especially for a mic that also does its own recording.
    if you do have any experience with it, what are the tricks to making the camera sound recording decent?
    thanks!
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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this mic very soon. I'd also love to hear anyone's experiences with it.
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    I just bought Shure VP83 (non F version)
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details
    which records directly into the camera and for what it's worth it sounds BETTER than the Rode VideoMic Pro.

    The F Version records onto it's own media and has volume meters, I didn't want to spend the extra $125 for the F version
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...otgun_mic.html
    and the VP83 from my understanding is the exact same quality minus those features. At $225 and the same price as the Rode I would buy the SURE VP83
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    i got myself one recently. As a whole I really like it, in built recording, gain control, size. Have yet to fully test it with the pocket yet. The one main reason i bought it too was because it takes AA bats, not some funky non rechargeable 9v thing ha.
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    You could potentially use the on board recording version as an economical dual system boom rig untethered to camera. Need a slate and clapper for that. Versatile piece of gear for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iammuc View Post
    i got myself one recently. As a whole I really like it, in built recording, gain control, size. Have yet to fully test it with the pocket yet. The one main reason i bought it too was because it takes AA bats, not some funky non rechargeable 9v thing ha.
    once you try it out, let us know if there are any gain, or other settings that make the in camera recording better!
    i want it for the external recording capability since it sounds more trust worthy.
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    Here's a test I did with the VP83f: https://vimeo.com/76880064 password is: BMC
    all audio was recorded using maximum gain of the Shure's camera-output into BMC EF via its LINE-input@25-29%, firmware 1.21 (except for one clip where both versions are audible: recorded in BMC and synced file from Shure's inbuilt flash-recorder)
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.F.R. View Post
    I just bought Shure VP83 (non F version)
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details
    which records directly into the camera and for what it's worth it sounds BETTER than the Rode VideoMic Pro.
    How do you get a loud enough level but no distortions without audio-meters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmfb View Post
    How do you get a loud enough level but no distortions without audio-meters?
    i believe there are audio meters on the lcd read out on the back of the mic, thats what i saw anyway, and thats what made me stand up and be like, huh? maybe at least somewhat usable sound is possible.
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    Thanks for this! Very Helpful. Especially using both the in cam sound and the file recorded on the mic together sounds pretty good!
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