Shotgun microphones are great. They’re portable, directional and easy to use in a variety of situations. But sometimes, it’s not the best — or only — option. If you don’t have a shotgun mic at your disposal or just prefer not to use one, it’s a good idea to explore the alternatives.
If you want to use your smartphone or tablet to get high quality audio, you need an external mic. The RØDE SmartLav is designed to do just that. Paired with your favorite recording app, or the free app from RØDE, this little mic can give you a portable audio solution.
Giving is a very important concept throughout the world and year ‘round, and this time of year especially, many people seem to be in the gift giving mood. So, here’s a few items that you might not have realized make a great fit for your favorite videographer.
From time to time, you may need to record audio at live events like concerts, plays or similar stage productions. When those occasions arise, it helps to have a working knowledge of microphone and recording techniques to help get the best recording for your video creation.
Try watching any movie with the sound off and suddenly there’s nothing. The importance of sound that a microphone provides can’t be underestimated, especially now that producing video or recording music or voice is no longer the province of just the movie director or sound professional.
Cute kitten videos are popular on the web, no doubt about that. Team one up with a firefighter and a GoPro and you've got video magic happening. Watch how a simple video with good use of sound can be great when this firefighter wearing a GoPro camera rescues a kitten.