Wireless Headset for Fitness DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by steveOooo, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. steveOooo, Jun 13, 2013
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    macrumors 6502a

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    Looking to create some fitness DVDs - the instructor will be conducting quite vigorous exercises (a 30 min 'insanity' drop dead at the end type affair).

    I can sense the budget wont be huge - is there a cheap-ish (£200) headset with cardioid pick up that I can wirelessly connect to a Sony EX3?

    I have a Senhhesier wireless lapel mic bought with this kit - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...veASIN=B0041ORW1Q&linkCode=as2&tag=mysp085-21

    will any-ol headset with a lockable 3.5mm jack socket work? need it to be cardiod and not fall off whens shes thrusting and jiggling etc... :cool:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a solid answer right now, but I am going to be back on a studio shoot for another fitness DVD on monday and will try to see what they are using. They've hired a guy for the day in the past that specifically handles audio, so i've never looked into it. Although this setup is used for large, high-end production videos so it may more than you're willing or able to spend.

    They've always used over the ear microphones attached to a wireless receiver with the cable taped down the back of the neck. I am thinking part of the reason for using the over the ear is that a standard lapel might rub on the clothing and create lots of noise with excessive movement.

    Something like this I believe was tied into a shure wireless system:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/776478-REG/Audio_Technica_BP893CT4_TH_BP893cT4_MicroEarset_Condenser_Headworn.html
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Might want to check out Countryman E6. Its a very professional mic and is almost invisible. They make them in a bunch of different options and include caps that adjust the sound. They might be able to get you one with the connector required for your wireless transmitter.
     
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