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CM3 - really THAT good? Condenser Microphones
Old 6 days ago
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I don't think film work is the best application for the cm3. I would choose a shotgun for better side noise rejection. You would need a very good shockmount as well because of potential handling noise. That said, I love my Cm3's!
Old 6 days ago
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It will be difficult to get outdoors sounds out of the signal as the pattern is quite wide, at least at "normal" distances... but again, it all depends on conditions.
Old 2 hours ago
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I think the reason it came up is the the Schoeps MK41 is widely used in Hollywood for indoor dialogue recording, and since the CM-3 has been compared favourably with the MK41 here and elsewhere it's natural to wonder whether the CM-3 could compete in this application as well. I plan to test it; for outdoor work I'm using a Sennheiser MKH-8060 but I have a couple of CM-3s and will see how they fare for indoor interviews with the Sennheiser as a backup.
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Old 2 hours ago
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I don't think film work is the best application for the cm3. I would choose a shotgun for better side noise rejection. You would need a very good shockmount as well because of potential handling noise. That said, I love my Cm3's!
"Depends"

I'm a professional sound recordist for film, and while I use shotguns a lot they're only one tool in my arsenal and I certainly don't use them all the time.
Old 10 minutes ago
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I don't think film work is the best application for the cm3. I would choose a shotgun for better side noise rejection. You would need a very good shockmount as well because of potential handling noise. That said, I love my Cm3's!
I've had the CM3's for many years and use them often...I will say that they are quite sensitive to mic-stand borne vibration, and really benefit from good shock mounting.

I'd imagine this caveat would be multiplied several x where film work is involved, either with boom pole or outdoor locations w/ wind buffeting ?

Whether this down to their extremely low mass body, or inadequate isolation between mic capsule and body I don't know...but there it is
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