January 11, 2021 3 min read
Movo offers plenty of wireless microphones, but which one is right for you? The answer to that question depends on what you are planning to record. Web conferences and home office setups have different considerations than when shooting a video, and your audio capture method should reflect that.
Of course, you may also have to plan your decision around what other recording equipment is available to you. Not all microphones are compatible with the same devices, so it’s important to check that all of your gear works together before you make a purchase.
Luckily, Movo makes wireless mics with every user in mind. Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, smartphone or tablet, DSLR and beyond, we have a mic for you. In the following guide, we’ll be going over some of the best mics for every use case.
For Smartphones - EDGE Series
The EDGE Wireless Microphone Series was designed with smartphone vloggers and filmmakers in mind. This wireless lav system features receivers tailored to plug directly into your smartphone power jack. TheEDGE-DI receiver has a Lightning output for iPhones and iPads, while theEDGE-UC is built to plug into the USB Type-C ports found on Android devices.
EDGE receivers are compact enough to fit on any filming rig, but boast a suite of features that many other lavs can’t match. A headphone jack allows you to monitor playback in real time, and there are also controls for volume and channel select.
None of this is at the expense of audio quality. EDGE transmitters record crisp sound and send signals out to a range of 200 feet, perfect for outdoor shoots and large sets. Omnidirectional mics pick up your subject’s voice while filtering out unwanted interference and background noise.
Whether you’re shooting dialog scenes or presenting to a crowded auditorium, the EDGE will make sure your audience gets your message loud and clear. If you need to record multiple subjects, consider theEDGE-DI DUO orEDGE-UC-DUO wireless microphone systems, which each come with an additional transmitter.
For DSLR Cameras and More - WMX-1 Series
If you like the specs of the EDGE, but aren’t looking for a Lightning or USB wireless microphone, you’ll want theWMX-1 Wireless Microphone Lavalier System. This mic system features a receiver with both 3.5mm TRS and 3.5mm TRRS audio inputs, allowing you to use it with a wide range of cameras, camcorders, and recorders.
The WMX-1 includes a receiver with a removable cold shoe, allowing you to attach it to a variety of mounts while recording. Place it on a tripod for stationary capture, or throw it on a camera rig for run and gun shoots.
While the WMX-1 is designed to work with all kinds of advanced recording gear, it’s intuitive enough that even a first-time hobbyist will be able to get professional results. And as with the EDGE series, there is aWMX-1-DUO kit that includes a second transmitter and microphone for recording dialog between two people.
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