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What is the cheapest camera I can plug external microphone to?

Do you own a high-end smartphone? You can plug-in pretty much any microphone and have very decent audio quality. Some Android phones even support usb mics. So you probably need a cheap adapter for ...
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How to handle Rode VideoMic Pro during transport?

I am owner of Rode VideoMic Pro and have to say I just throw it in my bag together with dslr and lens. Wind cover gets a bit deformed sometimes, but it gets into original shape in five minutes after ...
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What is the cheapest camera I can plug external microphone to?

The Canon VIXIA HF R500 is the least expensive consumer camcorder (from a major brand) that I have been able to find. I own one and love it. It has an external microphone jack that is compatible with ...
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Lavalier vs. cardioid mic for low-budget amateur DSLR video recording?

It depends no how far away you are shooting from and how centered your subject will be. You definitely DO NOT want a lavalier mic for your situation. They do offer very nice noise reduction while ...
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Why headphones doesn't work with mic out port?

Microphones output at mic level, which is a signal that ranges from around 0.001 volts to 0.01 volts. Headphones work at closer line level, which is around 1 volt. Based off that information, you can ...
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Is there any way to record external audio from a Canon Rebel R6?

Welcome to Video Production Stack Exchange! Bad news first- Unfortunately, you are stuck with the in-camera mic with the T6. The T6i has a microphone jack for mounting an external microphone. If ...
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Recording me write my notes and my speech at my desk

First, you need a smartphone, such as iPhone or Android. Then you need something to hold it over your notes, such as this. Then you need diffuse lighting at or above the level of your smartphone, ...
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How to handle Rode VideoMic Pro during transport?

I haven't worked with the VideoMic Pro, but I have worked with the RODE VideoMic, and I usually just put that straight into my camera bag with everything else, unprotected, and never had any issues. ...
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How should I mic dance instructors when video recording?

There is another option that is good to know about, the Crown PCC-160 boundary mic. This is a standard mic to put at the edge of a stage to get good quality sound from actors in plays. "Supercardioid ...
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Can a SONY HXR-NX30U camera record two external audio inputs?

Pages 41-43 of the HXR-NX30U manual tells you exactly how to do this. First of all, the "superdirectional boom mic" is an accessory that overrides the "builtin mic" (which is much smaller and not a ...
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What is the cheapest camera I can plug external microphone to?

If anyone is still looking for a similar setup that won't break the bank, I'd go with a laptop mounted cam - I have a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 which can be mounted on a tripod, too. The quality is ...
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How to handle Rode VideoMic Pro during transport?

Why do you think that it isn't as durable as your camera or lens? I don't have experience with that particular mic, but in general, professional quality mics are also built very solidly. The wind ...
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How to handle Rode VideoMic Pro during transport?

Here's what I use: an Amazon Basics case for a 5-inch satnav. It's semi-rigid, and just the right size for the Videomic Pro, although it's a tight fit with a fluffy windjammer on, and even has an ...
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what are the elements of a lavaliere mic system?

Most wireless lavalier microphones for video recording use are sold as single receiver + transmitter packages. I believe you can get receivers that take more than one input, but they are designed for ...
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Will multiple radiomic sets conflict with one another?

These wireless microphones specifically designed not to interfere with each other. They will automatically find their counterparts but can only send a signal to one receiver. You should be OK.
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Which mic to buy for amatour dslr video shooting: RØDE VideoMic vs. Zoom H1?

For the H1, X/Y micing is a good option for an improved stereo room mic, but isn't going to be as focused as a shotgun mic. The input is nice, but doesn't really buy you much over the built in 3.5mm ...
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Best way to dub the voice in a very low budget or no budget film

It sounds like you are using your laptop's microphone, and that your main problem is the lack of a quality mic. If you own an iPhone, especially iPhone 5 or later, I would recommend you use the voice ...
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How is the audio for a TV broadcasted football match recorded?

The primary method of getting that "zoomed in" sound is using parabolic microphones. They are manually operated and usually carried by the operator listening just to the output of that microphone. The ...
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Will multiple radiomic sets conflict with one another?

Recent digital wireless products are more likely than not to have automated features which both search out available channels, AND to automatically pair transmitters and receivers. However, legacy ...
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What kind of mic can be used for double bass?

You can use any microphone for any instrument. However which one you use will depend on your specifics - is the instrument going to be moving, do you want to be very directional to just record one out ...
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Eliminate background noise in home made videos

Forget an app. The truth is that a mic is, not only the best option but also an honest option. It will help the audience to focus on the content instead of making it a pain to hear. I would go for a ...
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Headphone for recording voice for YouTube

The quality of the headphones will only affect how the audio sounds to you, so you don't necessarily need to spend your money on that to improve the audio for a youtube video. I would suggest ...
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How to set-up mic for voice-over audio and minimize residual mouth noises

There is some good advice here : https://training.npr.org/2017/01/31/the-ear-training-guide-for-audio-producers/#recording How to avoid mouth noise: Changing mic placement can often help, especially ...
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Proper Microphone for Indoor Use & Filter out Ambient Noise

I'm going to answer this broadly in theory and then get back to your question. Shotgun mics are usually supercardoid or some variant. That means that although a majority of the pickup is in the front ...
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Proper Microphone for Indoor Use & Filter out Ambient Noise

My two suggestions are: Use a lav mic and don't worry too much about a small mic being visible. Training videos don't have to look like Downton Abbey. Use a shotgun mic, but also use an acoustic ...
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Will multiple radiomic sets conflict with one another?

In most cases you can choose a frequency for the sender / transmitter to operate on. Interfering with another wireless mic is only one problem which might make switching frequencies necessary. You can ...
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Microphone problem for camera hp , lc100W

The rule of thumb for recording sound is that the closer to the source you get the better the sound. The reason is that the further you are from the source the more you have to increase the recording ...
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Microphone for indoor interview

I like lavalier mics. For $900 you should easily be able to get 2 lav's wireless for both receivers to XLR Alternately, cabled lav's are fine for a studio situation!
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Microphone for indoor interview

If you have an echoey room, the only solution is to get the microphone closer to the subject. Period. Directionality won't solve your problem. In high-budget productions you see people wearing lav ...
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How can I record audio with the USB mic and record with the camera without having to sync them?

I don't think Samsung NX1000 can stream video to PC. So you can't "connect them both to the pc and record". You shall record first, and only then copy footage on the PC. However some cameras have ...
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