Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
Site Supporter
dhodgeh's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: FLA-USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 169
Anyone using an external mic with a K3

Finally pulled the trigger on a K3.

Thinking about expanding my shooting of video a bit, and I'm wondering what external mic people may be using with the camera.

Any and all input is welcome.

Thx

12-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Greater Montreal Area
Posts: 736
I use a Rodes smartlav with an Android device to record for what I do...I have a feeling it won't help you much lol...

But being satisfied with the Rodes I would look at a Rodes Videomic...It also depends on application...
12-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
Site Supporter
klkitchens's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Allanta, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 406
QuoteOriginally posted by dhodgeh Quote
Finally pulled the trigger on a K3.

Thinking about expanding my shooting of video a bit, and I'm wondering what external mic people may be using with the camera.

Any and all input is welcome.

Thx
I have a RODE video mic I used for my K-5. Haven't hooked to K-3 yet
12-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
Site Supporter
LaurenOE's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,487
I have several of these - Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone PRO 24CM B&H Photo

I also have a Zoom H2n and Sony wireless URX-P2 and UTX-B2

12-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,831
The main points to note about choosing a microphone are the following recommended specifications:

- Power Plug-in Power Method (operating voltage of 2.0 V or lower)
- Output impedance 2.2 kΩ.

Other than that, you might like to look at this guide to microphones for Pentax:

RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: Definite Guide on External Video Microphone Selection for Supported DSLRs (Brand Regardless)
12-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,714
I have the Rode stereo videomic and use it on K-5 and K-01. Didn't do any video with the K-3 yet.
12-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Eric Auer's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Photos: Albums
Posts: 861
I dont shoot video at the moment with DSLR's.

When I did shoot Video, Sennheiser was (is) my preferred brand.

Try one of of these? : Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Video Camera Shotgun Microphone
12-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
Forum Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: sydney
Photos: Albums
Posts: 77
I don't know about others except Rode Stereo Videomic .
It's good at low noise and good sound quality.

12-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
Mikesul's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,655
QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I have several of these - Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone PRO 24CM B&H Photo

I also have a Zoom H2n and Sony wireless URX-P2 and UTX-B2
I have been thinking of trying my Zoom H2N. What has been your experience with it? Is it awkward attached to the hotshoe or do you do it another way?
12-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
Site Supporter
LaurenOE's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,487
QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
I have been thinking of trying my Zoom H2N. What has been your experience with it? Is it awkward attached to the hotshoe or do you do it another way?
It's always in my kit! Sometimes I use it with a lav, sometimes I use it as the mic on the camera, sometimes I just leave it as the main audio track that I use to sync things to.

With any kind of camera, you need a dedicated audio recorder for when you stop filming with your camera. Any of the Zooms are great.

12-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,294
I bought a H2n. Amazing quality. Handy for all sorts of recording jobs, not just for video tracks.
Only thing I don't like so much is the gloss finish on the shell.
12-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #12
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
I spent last week filming with a Rode Video mic Pro for a small church project.
It's quite a capable mic, handling outside conditions quite well and produces very little self noise.
Due to the nature of shotgun mics, indoors things sound a bit muddy and strange, unless it's being used with someone speaking at it directly in front of the camera.
The standard Rode video mic is also very nice, although with a few less features, but either will be miles better than the inbuilt mic :P
12-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #13
Site Supporter
dhodgeh's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: FLA-USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 169
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
I bought a H2n. Amazing quality. Handy for all sorts of recording jobs, not just for video tracks.
Only thing I don't like so much is the gloss finish on the shell.

I've got an H2 and am curious about how you use the H2n with the K3. Do you connect the H2n to the K3 with an attenuation cable (or any other cable for that matter), or do you use the H2n standalone and synch up with the video in post processing?
12-17-2013, 06:29 AM   #14
Site Supporter
LaurenOE's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,487
QuoteOriginally posted by dhodgeh Quote
I've got an H2 and am curious about how you use the H2n with the K3. Do you connect the H2n to the K3 with an attenuation cable (or any other cable for that matter), or do you use the H2n standalone and synch up with the video in post processing?
Both. With the H2n you can "loop" through to the K5/K3 and you get an uninterrupted audio track. A little "snap" of your fingers and you get a clacker mark.

Sometimes I just put my H2n down near the talent, and just leave it alone.

While I recommend the Audio Technica Pro24CM, I also have several Rodes and other shotgun mics as well as some blimps.

When it comes to sound, it's really best to have someone dedicated to that task.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dslr, k-3, k3, mic, pentax k-3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using a more recent lens with an oldie but goodie Tonytee Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 08-27-2013 04:07 PM
Anyone using a Camera Backpack with a Tamron Adaptall 300mm F2.8 68wSteve Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 13 12-02-2012 05:15 PM
How does the camera meter when using an external flash? jpeldrid Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 7 12-04-2011 09:27 AM
k7 external mic info required WerTicus Pentax DSLR Discussion 14 04-09-2010 09:48 PM
External Mic Malsi Video and Pentax HDSLRs 17 03-28-2010 07:30 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:45 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top