I have a Canon HF S21 Camcorder, and I'll be buying one microphone that will need to fill my needs for a while. I'm trying to decide between the Rode NTG-1 and the Rode Videomic Pro. It needs to be stereo. I will need a good mount that will be an adaptor for the minishoe on the Canon, and I want something stable. Which one of these mics would be the best all around one, and which mount is going to work for either one?
Shotgun microphones, by their very nature, are not truly stereo microphones (though they do
output on both channels). While both mics are very good, here are some things to take into
consideration when making a final decision;
1. The NTG-1 utilizes phantom power to operate (through an XLR connection). Your Canon HF S21
will require an adapter to connect the mic to the camera and provide power to the mic. You will also
need a suitable shock mount which can add a bit weight to your rig.
2. The VideoMic Pro is powered by a 9V battery and is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
which will connect to your camera without the need for an adapter. Also included is an integrated
shock mounting and camera shoe mount, no need to purchase additional equipment.