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Coil springs go 'boing' ;-) Elastic doesn't. Seriously, metal springing will transmit noise where elastic will damp it much more quickly. Fabric-wrapped elastic even more so, as the fabric aids the damping process. For a silly comparison, try twanging an elastic band under tension, then the top of your underpants ;) Undamped springs would keep moving a ...


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here is a short side-note before I answer your questions: the NTG4+ is a shotgun mic, it might not be the best choice for indoor use (it has an interference tube: it works great outdoor for making the mic more directional, but not so much indoor because the sound bounces off the wall). But if you were to get only one mic for your use-cases for budget reason, ...


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It has a standard Euro thread, so it will go on any mic stand. One of the best pop shields is a simple diffuser you can make at home. You can buy these ready-made & quite neat-looking, with a proper clip... ...but the principle is the same. Stretch a pair of tights [ladies' hose] over a coat hanger. It can be as rough as you like... or as neat... ...


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Based on your later remarks: A standard light stand holds a much larger weight than you need, but still doesn't like irregular ground or wind: it can sway far enough to fall over. Weights (sandbags) keep it from falling over. So you need a very light mast and legs that accept weights and apply enough torque to keep it upright. Design it for that mode, ...


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A GorillaPod comes to mind. Imagine a mic holder instead of the compact camera in their product shot. Is that bumpy enough for what you had in mind? :) You ought to have a couple of different sizes in your kit for whatever comes to mind, anyway. You can attach a flash or recorder or whatnot anywhere such as on a fence rail or a vertical post. Getting a ...


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gorillapod type stands also work quite well, thou don't cheap out on these, there are quite bad quality ones out there.


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I own two of the Manfrotto's, great flexible, light and small stands. It will attach to the D100 via the camera screw (it has an adapter). I would get the rycote adapters because of the wind vibrations. One point to mention, you can't get low to the ground with these stands, it's at least 40 cm. And remember that the lighter the stand, the more easily it ...


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Stay away from USB mics. USB mics have to package an audio interface, pre-amp and microphone in to one package. It limits your ability to upgrade and is more expensive in the long run as it limits your options. Instead, get a decent quality audio interface (either with a built in pre-amp or a separate pre-amp) and get a separate mic. This will allow for ...


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Sounds like you could use the ol' sm7b but you need a good pre-amp. Do not get a usb powered microphone for serious recording, I have yet to hear one that isn't noisy as you're basically using the computer as a pre amp.


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They're a lighting accessory, but im a massive fan of manfrotto super clamps. About £25, super strong, buy the right screw adaptors, and then you can mount on anything. And when you own a few, you'll find ways to keep using them. Great investment.


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