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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > radioactive poisoning:
by: Yan Pagh

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Former_Russian_spy_Litvinenko_dies%2C_radioactive_poisoning_suspected Takes more acting than special effects. Any substance will do to represent the radioactive element.
1774 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Date rape drugs. Prior art. Rohypnol/flunitrazepam is very fast-acting, and the hangover-like state in the morning is not exactly pleasant. An anitque ring hiding a cavity, a jewel favored by many poisoners of the medieval era, may find use here as a nice prop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_rape_drug
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1811 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
I didn't know about that, sorry. This is obviously a reason to be worried about but my colleague told me yesterday about his order last year where everything went ok. Maybe he had luck (?)
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1811 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
My current mic is okay, it's just the power supply that's a problem. If I do get a new mic it would have to have its own power supply because the phantom adapters are too expensive for me. By the way, when I searched for "Globalmediapro" on Google, one of the first suggested pairings was "Globalmediapro fraud". This has me a bit worried: http://forum.aa419.org/viewtopic.php?t=17116&sid=d1db12a56da57671d9f984e95ed2fecd I'm also worried by how many reviewers have mysteriously withdrawn their comments: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Globalmediapro
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1811 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Kris, try to Google this one: Globalmediapro M-203 Shotgun Condenser Microphone (cca 90 euros) If all written about it is true (meaning polar diagram, frequency response etc.) I think that you shouldn't look any further. There's another model of the same label which cost about 35 euros but I don't belive in its quality. M-203 is mono mike but I think it's OK because all ambiental noises and sound effects can be recorded separately later, even with built-in mike of your Camcorder. The Idea for M-203 came from my job colleague on tonight's Political TV show which we worked together and during this long and boring Live session I have mentioned your problem. More people - more knowledge as you see but work on some Political TV shows are best suitable for exchange of experiences :-)
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1812 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
The one with the phantom power is closer to $600, at least in the shops I've been looking in.
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1812 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Expensive? I mean 300$ is really cheap for that kind of equipement, and slo the mic are certainly double or three times more expensive.
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1812 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Ah... oh no, the phantom power model is just as expensive. Darn. :-(
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1812 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Ahaa... now that's more like it, the price is much lower.
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
by: Thierry Gschwind

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality. http://www.beachtek.com/ Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.
1812 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Thank you for the information :-) A lot of people cannot effort some hi-tech and 1st class devices so it's good to know that cheaper solutions exists.
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Beachtek
Okay, here's the situation: -I want to plug a boom microphone into my Canon HG20 camera, which has a non-powered 3.5mm audio input and a powered audio cradle. -I have a fairly good quality Olympus ME31 3.5mm mic which produces excellent audio quality when I record stuff on my computer. -Unfortunately the mic requires an external power source which my camera apparently isn't providing, so the mic does work on my computer for example but not when attached to the camera. -The camera's powered mic cradle only works with Canon equipment, and the only Canon mic I can find for it isn't suitable for boom work as it attaches to the top of the camera. What can I do? I've tried looking on the web for a solution to this problem, but the only things I can find are scary complex-looking electronics projects involving circuit diagrams and soldering irons. I'm not really up to the job of building my own power supply, nor would I dare attach a self-built power supply to my camera. Is there any kind of off-the-shelf power system that could let me power the microphone while it's plugged into the camera? I've even got a pretty good improvised boom pole (a telescopic carbon-fibre fishing net handle) so everything else is in place, I just need to find some way to get the microphone powered.
1812 days ago | 8 Comments | 2 Thumb-ups 

I use a BeachTek adapter with a normal XLR microphone, gives much better sound quality.
http://www.beachtek.com/

Also the price of these adapter are cheaper than the Sennheiser one.