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Tripod and Microphone for Panasonic HDC-HS60


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My camcorder only do Dolby Stereo Sound.

Is it worth buying a tripod for me to film dancing videos ? How much will it cost ?

Is it worth buying a microphone to plug into AC Multi for recording sound ? How much and what kind is ok ?

Bear in the mind I sometime want to film it with 20 seconds.


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A Rode hyper cardiod mic would be a good start mic wise. A few hundred pounds, but worth the money.

How about a mono pod. Easy to hold the camera still, but buch more portable.


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Excuse me asking, but what is the purpose of the mic when filming dancing?

Are the dancers singing? No, I don't get it.... Why not just take a feed from the CD-player, or was this the purpose of the mic. what's the Copyright position I wonder...?

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A tripod is much more stable (even compared with a monopod), but can be a nuisance - you'll need one for normal work. Get a "fluid head" for smooth panning. A monopod can be a good buy.

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