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There’s a whole lot of good information around here, and a quick search may show that your question has already been asked, and answered. To help you get started, here are some threads that may be very helpful.
If you are new to the world of audio, please check these out:
If you’re looking to purchase a microphone, there are several reviews and comparisons:NEW TO AUDIO? READ THIS FIRST, PLEASE
SOUND FOR FILM AND TELEVISION (DVD training resource, also now available as a download)
For audio production/post-production techniques and information:LAV ARTICLE DEBUTS
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A SHOTGUN/CARDIOID
SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN SHOOTOUT
LAV SHOOTOUT! RODE, TRAM, SANKEN, & SENNHEISER
THE RODE NTG-3... THE POOR MAN'S 416?
THE RODE BLIMP SYSTEM... A QUICK OVERVIEW
TY FORD'S MIC TUTORIAL
HIDING A LAV MICAnd before you ask about a wireless mic system, please read:
HOW TO USE A LAV MIC
A COMPILATION OF LESSONS FROM THE FIELD
COMPILATION OF POST AUDIO INFORMATION
SOUND TREATMENT FOR YOUR EDIT BAY: A Good Place to Start
THE MUSIC VIDEO "SLOW MOTION WITH LIP SYNC" FORMULA
THE $500 WIRELESS QUESTION, OR, “WHAT CHEAP SYSTEM SHOULD I GET?”If you're looking at a portable audio recorder, please start here:
HOW TO SPOT A COUNTERFEIT SENNHEISER G2 WIRELESS SYSTEM
SENNHEISER FREQUENCY FINDER (find available wireless frequencies in your area, USA)
LECTROSONICS FREQUENCY CHARTS (for US and Europe)
FCC REALLOCATES 700MHz BAND (for users in North America)
Last, before you decide to use copyrighted music without permission:
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04-27-2011 06:33 AM
Last edited by Alex H.; 11-22-2012 at 07:54 PM.
04-27-2011 08:13 AM
With the cameras forming a large user base for film and video, sound for DSLR is a growing hot topic. Here are some links of interest for those seeking audio solutions for their DSLR productions.
Last edited by Alex H.; 04-26-2013 at 10:44 AM.
04-27-2011 11:33 AM
Hypercardioids are a hot topic around here, because they're a great starting place for dialog with interiors. It's not that shotguns cannot function indoors, but generally speaking the hypercardioid is going to be a better choice. In fact, the hyper may be needed outdoors if in a setting with lots of reflective surfaces.
The models that come up the most around here:
AKG Blueline CK93
Audio Technica AT4053b
And one that makes a great, budget-minded option at about $200 is the Audio-Technica U873r. It's marketed as a handheld condenser mic, but it's right at home at the end of a boom pole.
There are, of course, high-end offerings from companies like Schoeps, but in the sub-$1000 range those above are the most discussed. Here are some threads to get you started:
Last edited by Alex H.; 11-16-2012 at 12:17 PM.
09-12-2011 09:42 AM
Another question that pops up quite frequently is the subject of the hand-held ENG mic. Used either hard-wired to camera/recorder, or with a plug-on wireless transmitter, this mic is common in ENG (Electronic News Gathering) for interviews. Generally speaking, this mic will be a dynamic, omnidirectional mic. Omnis may seem counter-intuitive, since such a wide response wouldn't seem appropriate for in-the-field work where background sounds can be varied and unpredictable. As the mic is dynamic, and has an effective working distance of about a foot, its omnidirectional pattern isn't going to create problems.
In fact, that pattern is advantageous in interview situations. Should the interviewer/reporter be just a tad slow in moving the mic back and forth, the omni response will pick up the other person even before the mic is in place.
There are several threads around here that discuss hand-held ENG mics:
Last edited by Alex H.; 09-12-2011 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Added blinks to Ewok eyes.