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One of the commonly used audio equipment for DSLR users is the shotgun microphone, a mic that you can mount on the camera itself. While this is great for hands-free use, there are other audio recording systems that may be more suitable for the kind of video you want to shoot. Let’s see what your other choices can do.
If you want to record specific sound sources from a distance, consider getting a shotgun microphone. It has narrow pickup patterns that block off-axis sounds, thus reducing unwanted background noise. Shotgun mics can be used in demos, interviews, musical performances, or any activity where the subject has to move freely without holding a mic. Some shotgun microphones are made specifically for DSLR cams and video recorders, but there are universal models too, which are also compatible with smaller cameras like smartphones and action cams.
If you have to record speaking lines from a distance that a shotgun mic can’t cover, use a lavalier microphone instead. Popularly known a lapel mic, a lavalier microphone is small enough to be clipped around a person’s collar area and hidden under clothes. It’s often used for stage performances, television hosting, interviews, or any activity where the subject has to speak and move unobstructed.
For interviews and other uses that don’t require special setup, just use a wireless handheld microphone. Hand-mics are also great for hosting events and live musical performances. Unlike traditional microphones, wireless mics are hassle-free because they don’t restrict the subject’s movement with the length of a cable.
You can get add-ons like deadcats, mounts, and cables to minimize noise, secure your DSLR mic in place, and make it easy to transfer media between devices. Here’s what those accessories can do:
A windscreen, also known as a muff, blimp, or deadcat, is a foam or synthetic fur material that protects the microphone against blowing winds. It fits snugly over the mic head and prevents blasts of air from distorting the sound you’re trying to record. Windscreens are a must-have if you mostly shoot in outdoor locations.
Use a microphone shock mount to fasten and secure a microphone onto your DSLR camera. It can be made from metal or sometimes elastic materials. When choosing a mount, check how your options absorb shock, minimize vibration, and keep the mic intact even with sudden movements.
If you want to build your own mobile studio, try starting with a DSLR microphone recording set that consists of accessories that work well with each other. If you switch between devices and want a mic that works on different types of cameras, consider getting a universal shotgun mic that you can use on DSLR cameras, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It’s a battery-free design with all your basic camera mic needs: a shock-mount, a windscreen, a soft case, and output cables for both DSLR, androids, and Macs.
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