Two cups and a string. That’s it. That’s what I learned to communicate with as a kid. Today, my kids know how to use cell phones, and I don’t even think I’ve shown them the string and cup method yet. They’re not constrained to a wire and neither should you be. Let’s use some big kid toys. Break out the wireless mics.
Although film is often described as a visual medium, this descriptor overlooks the combinatorial power of movies as a storytelling medium. At its most effective, film is a synthesis of many moving elements, both auditory and visual, which create something meaningful beyond the sum of their parts.
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.