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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012

    Lavalier microphone for Contour +2

    I just bought a Contour +2 and found that I couldn't even hear my friend talking to me from 10 feet away as I was standing in my driveway. I heard that audio quality was bad, but is it really that bad? I've since boosted the audio on the software, but it was already over halfway so I'm not sure that's going to do much.

    Anyway, that leads me in search of a self-powered lav mic. Does anyone currently use on or have an recommendations? I'd really like something that's small with a short cord. I bought the Contour +2 in hope that people think it's a light and not a camera, but wires may throw that off.

    So far I've looked at these:
    Sony DS30P
    Sony DS70P
    Drift HD
    Audio Technica ATR 3350

    Unfortunately, the Contour +2 has a 2.5 jack so all but the Drift HD would need an adapter, which could raise compatibility issues.

    Any thoughts or recommendations?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2007
    Same problem. Did you ever get it worked out?

    I sat around with mine tonight trying several external mics and haven't had any mic sound any better than the on board mic. Finally I loaded some of the test vids up and upped the gain in the editor and it sounds ok, but that sucks that I'd have to do that each time.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
    I didn't ever come up with a solution. I bought the Audio Technica for someone and it had a really long cord so that wasn't going to cut it on that alone. I never got to testing, which is sad if that is the case (that external mics don't improve the quality). I guess this is only an issue for those of us that own the camers since the company went out of business.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2013
    contour site relaunched today...

    might a little while before everything is functional.

    visit their facebook page.

    i thought they listed a contact email for support.

    good luck.

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