The Media Studio has various different mic stands for our handheld and shotgun microphones. The following will explain which stands to use with which mics.
These mic stands can be used with any of our handheld or shotgun microphones. Just use the corresponding mic clip.
Setting up the Auray Tripod Stand
The following video shows how to setup the Auray tripod stand and how to mount a handheld mic.
All of these microphone clips can be attached to our Auray Tripod and Tabletop mic stands.
This diagram shows the various mic clips and matches them to their corresponding microphones.
Electro-Voice 311 Clip
This clip can be used with the XLR shotgun mics that come with all of our camcorder kits, including the XA10, XA11, XA35, Sony X70, Sony NX80, and others. It can also be used with Electro-Voice 635A/B handheld microphones.
Rode 3.5mm Adapter
Sennheiser and Shure Mic Clips
We have one Sennheiser wireless handheld mic and a couple of Shure XLR handheld mics available for checkout. These handheld microphone kits come with their respective clips, which can be mounted onto the Auray tripod and tabletop mic stands.
You can mount Rode 3.5mm shotgun mics directly to the light stands without using a clip. Just note that you must remove the threaded post adapter first if it is attached to your stand.
Mounting a 3.5mm Rode Shotgun Mic on a Light Stand
The following video shows how to setup a light stand and mount a 3.5mm shotgun mic.
All our DSLR camera kits come with a Rode 3.5mm TRS microphone. Some have the VideoMic Go and some have the VideoMic. We also have two VideoMic Pros available for checkout separately.
The Rode VideoMic GO is longer than Rode's VideoMicro and has better directionality. It runs on plug-in power so it does not require batteries. The detachable 3.5mm cable can be exchanged with a TRS to TRRS cable that would allow you to use the mic with mobile devices. Click here for the quick start guide.
The Rode VideoMic can use battery power and it has a couple of audio settings. To protect against overmodulation, you adjust the PAD switch (located in the battery compartment) to the -10dB or -20dB settings to reduce audio input levels. The high pass filter (HPF ) is a low frequency cut-off setting, which you can use to remove rumble, camera noise or other low frequency noise. The 3.5mm TRS cable cannot be removed on this model. Click here for the quick start guide.
The Rode VideoMic Pro offers lower noise, higher sensitivity, and more adjustable settings than the VideoMic. You can adjust the gain between -10dB, 0dB, or +20dB (use caution with the +20dB setting as it may result in overmodulation). Like the VideoMic, it has also has a high pass filter and the 3.5mm TRS cable cannot be removed. The Video Mic Pro runs on battery power. Click here for the manual.
For more assistance, you can speak to Media Studio consultants during regular studio hours, or you can email Jessica Weaver-Kenney ([email protected]).