The majority of camcorder microphones that are supplied with new camcorders are omnidirectional with a circular pick up pattern, making them quite basic. Most operators change the standard microphone for a higher quality directional shotgun microphone that has a unidirectional pickup pattern, giving you a better overall experience.
At ProAV, our preferred supplier for microphone accessories is Rycote. We can supply all the most popular manufacturers' products from Sennheiser, Sony, Beyer and Rode to name a few. These shotgun mics connect to your camera via the XLR input, so there’s no fiddling around with wiring things in.
We also supply all the microphone accessories that you may need including foam or hairy covers, offset brackets, double hot shoe brackets, pistol grips, XLR cables etc. For more information on our range of shotgun microphones or any of the mic accessories you may need, please call the team at ProAV on 01442 292929.