Recently, I was finally able to acquire a new shotgun mic, the Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone. While I've been able to have pretty good video quality with my Canon Rebel T3i, I've had a lot of trouble getting decent sound for various video projects. The onboard camera microphone obviously couldn't do, and the Audio Technica lapel mic I've been using can really only go so far. So, finally, we were able to obtain a shotgun mic, and I've been having a lot of fun with it.
While a full review may follow shortly after I've had more time to use it, I just wanted to spotlight this amazing new microphone we've finally acquired. So far, a lot of the tests have been very good, with dramatic quality improvement from the onboard camera microphone. The Rode NTG2 amazingly cuts out the hiss, and provides amazing voice samples with remarkable clarity.
For now, I've been using an XLR-3.5 mm cord and plugging it into our Olympus VN-702PC. I hope to eventually get a Zoom H4n for it, but for now the Olympus seems to be working just fine. We'll be back soon to give you more information on this microphone and let you know our final thoughts on it. Stay tuned!