Interchangeable lens cameras seem to be the norm these days — a wonderful innovation for the video world, allowing for an easier path to shallow depth of field. However, audio captured with these cameras is weak to say the least.
With the increased popularity of small form-factor interchangeable-lens cameras comes the need for better audio. The internal mic’s on mirrorless cameras and DSLR’s are typically only good enough for audio sync. That said, most using those cameras don’t have the capacity for a recordist or a boom operator.
The Azden SMX-30 is a video microphone with both mono and stereo capabilities, offering two separate capsules for switchable function. Have some dialogue to capture?
With the release of the MOTIV product line, Shure jumps in head first to the mobile recording device market, offering mobile products that connect via a lightning connector for iPhones and iPads, via USB for use with a computer and via Tip ring ring sleeve 1/8 ‘’ input in the case of the MVL.
The Shure MOTIV line of mics and input devices offers iOS connectivity through a lightning connector or can be connected to a computer via USB. The MOTIV line offers a wide array of solutions for any producer; their simple design and operation are met with good build quality and great sound.
Sennheiser breaks the mold with a great mid-level wireless microphone. The Sennheiser AVX wireless kit is an audio solution that is of a fantastic physical design, is easy to use and works consistently. It’s a dream set up for audio-novice photogs.