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Old Dec 16, 2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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hi all i am rather new to photography
i recently got a lumix lx5 and really happy with it
but it has no mic jack

to improve the audio quality i was thinking of possible solutions and just would like any suggestions or help on what i feel might be a good solution for improving audio quality when shooting video on my lx5

well i am thinking of buying a small affordable shotgun mic and mount it on my hotshoe of the lx5
then plug the other end to my cell phone and record the audio that way
i am going to be using a android phone with a recording app that i have yet to choose because i am testing a few out
then after recording the video on my lx5 and recording the audio via my android phone w/shotgun mic i will then sync up the audio and video on my computer.

well thats all i have thought up of. i know if might be a bit much but i really am trying to record as much of my nieces baby/toddler years on video

i am open to any suggestions on a specific shotgun mic or other type of mic
i am also looking for a mic under $100 if possible i dont want a massive mic on my small lx5 either lol
i have seen a few shotgun mics that are a pretty decent small size

thx for reading and hope for plenty of replies
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