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- July 28, 2008 at 2:47 PM #41542pensacolabeach4saleParticipant
I’m just starting to do my own video tours and not sure what is a good mic for voice overs during the tour. I’m using video studio 10 for my editing and need just an entry level mic for the voice over that won’t break the bank. Thanks for the help.
Why do you want a USB mic? Are you going to record the voice over into your computer? I’d recommend doing it to tape. So i’d get an XLR mic and adapters if you need them so you can connect the mic to your camcorder.
If you are going to be on tour and expect to be limited in finding quite areas, a shotgun mic may be what you’re looking for since it is directional. Check bhphotovideo.com to look for ones that are in within your budget.
Why do you want a USB mic? Are you going to record the voice over into your computer?
Yes, I had planned on just shooting as much video as possible without worrying about sound to save time. I was thinking this would be easier to edit the footage and then do the voice over through the computer to compliment the edited footage.
I got the Rode podcasterusb mic for Christmas last year and have zero problems with it within Avid Liquid. I also use the boom arm.
i’ve heard that recording straight to your computers hard drive may not give the best results. you may experience drop out due to the hard drive not being fast enough. But hey, I’ve never done it that way. I’m just letting you know what I heard…