Microphones in the $250 to $350 range are at a sweet spot between performance, sound quality, durability, and reasonable price. In this episode we take a closer look at the Sony ECM-674 shotgun microphone and compare it with the RODE NTG-2 and Deity S-Mic 2. All three of these microphones are shotgun style boom microphones with XLR balanced outputs. Let’s see how they compare.
If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses at https://school.learnlightandsound.com including processing dialogue audio, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F8 and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.
Links to gear used in this video:
Sony ECM-674 Shotgun Microphone
RODE NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone - our review can be found here:
Deity S-Mic 2 Shotgun Microphone - our review can be found here:
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - I used this to record most of the product shots
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro - Used to shoot the talking head shots
Aputure COB120dmkII - Key light in the talking head clips
Aputure Light Dome II - Newer version of the big soft box with faster setup and gel holder
Lupo Superpanel Full Color 30 - RGB 1x1 panel light for Lighting Bridget
Came TV RGB Ringlight - Used to light the product shots on white background, review coming soon
Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 OIS Lens - Used on the BMD Pocket Cine Camera 4K
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens - Used on the BMD Pocket Cine Camera 4K
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Music Copyright 2018 by Cary Judd. Used with permission.
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