I just used this mic for 3 days for a course mtrage. The precision and quality are impressive for the price, compared MKH 416 or Neumann has the same type.
I used a pole with carbon in configurations of o comdiens chained rpliques quickly. Must be followed because it is specific on, another 3 meter.
We must also see if using a mixer Behind. And I can only advise you of the 302 Sound device. Rent, because she loved the purchase document.
The AT897, I urge you to reportage or fiction. It is a very good shotgun microphone.
I confirm APRS rcoute and mixing on "big screen" that is perfect!