chipdizard - February 07th, 2013
Hi, this is my first post. I recently started a YouTube channel, and realized that iPhone audio isn't exactly the best. The videos we take are of social expirements. We go up to people at random, and do a random awkward thing. This is where I am having trouble. I can't have a boom mic hanging over the 'unsuspecting person' for obvious reasons. So I am left with either a wireless or wired lav mic.
Greg Olson - November 26th, 2012
So, you've got a small budget and you finally believe that the audio you capture for your project is just as important as the video, (we told you so!) but you can only purchase one mic. Shotgun mics on boom poles are the mainstay in Hollywood, but maybe you just shoot weddings in your spare time, or do a local commercial every now and then to help make ends meet. Well, here's some pros and cons of the most common mic types, and what they're good at.
Anyone use an alternative to the countryman mic? They are pricey, and I'll get one if needed, but wanted to see if anyone used another brand that was comparable?
I searched the forums and didn't find any comprehensive thread about the best wind muff's out there. I saw the one I'd like on BH for $25... for ONE. So maybe that's what I'll have to do.
BUT, I wanted to check in with you guys to see what you use for lavalier wind muffs and what you're thoughts are.
Should I just find a cheap one as they all work the same? Or drop the 1/4 of a Franklin for a small piece of fuzzy material?
I'm looking at this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/385181-REG/Remote_Audio_MCAT_B_Micro_Cat_Lavaliere_Windscreen.html
Tell me if this is just plain dumb or not. I've just upgraded my wireless lavalier mics to a mid-level unit and thought I would just feed the available 1/4" unbalanced output from the interviewee mic through an adapter for a micro jack directly to my VG20 (adjusting the volume controls on the
wireless receiver). I'm simultaneously using a VG10 for a B track and would feed my own mic. to that. I'm using PP5 in the CS5.5 Master Collection. Just missed out on a portable Azden mixer on eBay though. I
thought I'd get more control over the audio going into the camera with it. I
I'm trying to find the best quality wireless lav receiver and transmitter for under $500. Any chance?
Please send links. So far my research on this has had me in circles.
I'll be doing everything from yoga dvd videos, to interviews, to commercials, etc. I'll need to use both at once.
I am beginning my first documentary about the life and times in my old neighborhood, and I would like to interview some of the people that I grew up with.
Of course, I could use the built-in microphone on my camcorder, but I would like to use a lavalier microphone as I believe I would get a better audio result.
However, I know practically nothing about how to use them (even the most basic knowledge of how they work). Is there a resource that I can find out about this, even at the most basic level?
Y'all probably get this a lot, but I'm new and need help. I've been editing on a small scale for a couple years now and on final cut express for about a year but next year I will be a senior in high school and will be doing an independent film course and I am probably going into film in college so I need a good camera.
I'm looking to buy a dual lavalier system. I am looking for something small, compact, durable, and with one receiver in the $1000 range.
Thanks for your time.