RØDE Microphones, Australia based masters of all things audio, has rolled out their largest group of announcements in quite some time, with video enthusiasts, broadcast audio and studio audio pros all being looked after nicely.
There’s no such thing as a universal microphone. Your best choice will necessarily vary according to each specific situation. Building a personal microphone toolbox for the situations you commonly encounter is essential to recording high-quality audio.
All Videomaker footage from CES 2015 was shot with equipment from BorrowLenses.com.
Videomaker's Best Mic of CES 2015. The iRig Mic Field is a stereo field mic for iPhone, iPod and iPad via the lightning connector. Offering on board headphone monitoring and variable gain control.
The iRig Mic Field from IK Multimedia attaches to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and becomes an audio recorder. By combining with the iRig Recorder app, it becomes very easy to get audio at 24-bit 44.1/48kHz sampling with 115dB maximum SPL and a low-noise pre-amp.
With all the emphasis today on camcorder and DSLR image capabilities and technologies such as sensor size, 4K, interchangeable lenses, focus and exposure assists, stabilizers and on and on; it’s very easy to overlook that other extremely important component of great video — audio! You may have perfect exposure, excellent dynamic range and beautifully shallow depth of field, but if the audio sucks, you’re done.
If you or an assistant have ever wasted precious time on a set fumbling around with proper mic placement on a subject, you weren’t using the DPA d:screet Necklace Microphone. The necklace mic is designed to provide an easy solution for quick, repeatable, placement and removal by non-professionals.
To make a movie you need a truck load of expensive equipment, right? That may have been the scenario 10 years ago, but these days you can work with a lot less for the same results at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how.