Archives For Audio

Some say Audio recording represents 50% of your production. While some may disagree, it nevertheless is one of the most important but often neglected aspects of video production. These tutorials will help you manage this very important aspect of your project.

How to Use a Lavalier Mic.
Kevin from RocketJump Film School gives an overview of Lavalier Microphones.

Equipment shown in the video:
Sony UWP-D11 Integrated Digital Wireless Bodypack
Lavalier Microphone System
Rycote Stickies
Rycote Undercovers
Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
Short XLR Cable

Source: RocketJump Film School


Sennheiser EW 100 G3 Wireless Mic System
Demo using the menus on the popular Sennheiser EW 100 G3 wireless mic.

Source: MacManHelpMe

Production Mics

Here, Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly, gives some hints/tips on which mics to use for boom pole operation, and how to position them. The actual footage starts at 01:28 mins. in (you have to allow for the usual waffle/plugs etc. before the useful stuff appears).

Also an interesting video on ‘How to Build a $25 DIY Boom Pole‘.

Source: FilmRiot

smartLav recently purchased the smartLav to test it out and found it very useful. The microphone (mic.), plugs into the ‘ear’ socket on a suitable mobile device, e.g. Apple iPhone, iPod or Android phone. Continue reading

How Shotgun Microphones Work

Although this video focuses on Shure microphones, it nevertheless gives a very good practical overview of how shotgun microphones work.

Source: Shure

Audio for Video – Sennheiser G3 Evolution Wireless Camera Kit

This video covers the G3 kit unboxing but also covers the operation of the radio transmitter receiver. This actually starts at around 06:14 mins. in, if you want to jump to those instructions.

Source: SennheiserUSA

Microphone Pickup Patterns

All microphones have a certain range of influence where they are most effective in engaging with an audio source be it the human voice or an artificial or natural audio source. These aspects come in a variety of what is called ‘pickup patterns’. This video explores the various microphone pickup patterns and suggests the best mic.  for specific occasions.

Source: Videomaker