Sennheiser K6/ME66 as a hand-held mic?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by danielnaville, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. danielnaville macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hi there,

    I'm asking myself whether or not I should buy the Sennheiser K6/ME66 and use it on camera as a hand-held interview mic or simply go with a pure ENG mic like the EV RE50 or the shure SM63.

    Any help here would be fantastic in guiding me.

    PS: Do you need a pistol grip for the Sennheiser in order to hold it or can it be handled without?
  2. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California
    Use a boom pole for moving interview.

    Mounted on cam for seated interview.

    ME66 is a really hot mic. Spend more & get the MVH-416 if you really like Senn or get the Rode NTG-2 and save a few bucks.

    ME66 in a room with hard surfaces... LOTS of echoes. If you are capturing sound that is NOT a human voice, the ME66 is amazing in what it is capable of.

    NTG-2 is a very warm sound, though not nearly as sensitive.
  3. danielnaville thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    Thanks for getting back to me quickly.

    The problem here is that I will be handling sound on my own with no boom pole. The question is whether the interviewer can hold the Sennheiser to be SEEN in the shot or if an ENG mic would be better.

    The HUMAN voice is what matters the MOST in this case.

    What about those other 2 mics?

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