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Audio FAQ

Microphones

1. Introduction to Microphones

2. Microphone Patterns

3. How Microphone Phantom Powering Works ?

4. Condenser & Electret Microphone Construction

Sound tips

Option Possible Advantages Possible Disadvantages
Built-in camera microphone * No extra cost
* No wires or extra gear.
* Default source
* Convenient
* Mike is too far away from subjects
* Poor ambient noise rejection
* Sensitive to handling noise
External mike on top of camera * Can choose better mike
* Minimum or short wires
* Default source
* Convenient
* Mike is again too far away from subjects
* Poor ambient noise rejection
External mike wired to camera (lav or boom) * Simple to setup
* Quite low cost
* Easy to monitor
* Camera preamps can be not very good
* Camcorder can have bad/small connectors
* Camcorder can have issues setting and keeping proper level
External mike wired to recorder (lav or boom) * Still quite simple setup
* Still low cost
* Easy to monitor, as most recorders have headphone output
* Extra gear
* Could forget to turn on recording
* Requires sync in post
Wireless system (to camera or recorder) * No cables, less thinks to break
* Easy to monitor
* At least extra $300 for decent system
* Interference can occur still
Recorder on talent (with lav usually) * No cables
* Quite cheap
* You won't be able to monitor recording
* Could forget to turn on recording
* Requires sync in post
Smartphone or similar on talent (with recorder app and lav usually) * No cables
* Can be free
* You won't be able to monitor recording
* Could forget to turn on recording
* Need to check for suitable adapters and connectors
* Bad connector location on most smartphones
* Requires sync in post

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camera-usage/audio-faq.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/17 19:00 by vitaliy_kiselev