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How Important Is Audio In Your Videos?

 

Massively!

As I demonstrate in the video, sound quality is really overlooked when we consider filming and yet it’s so important to get it right. Getting a good mic and bringing as close as possible to your mouth is vital. I suggest either using a Rode Video Mic Pro on an extension lead and boom (assuming your DSLR camera has a mic input), or better still a setup that records externally.

Here are the links to the products you need for both scenarios.

To record straight into your camera

Rode Video Mic Pro – £140 / $226
Extension Cable (3m) – £11 / $11
(See below for Boom Stand)

This will be a good setup if your camera has a MIC input and you’d rather the simplicity of working with just one file (rather than a separate audio file).

Simple Cable Mic
This is a stepping stone stage if you really can't afford any more. It's not the exact cable I used as mine was bought 10+ years ago but this looks very similar and has good reviews.

Lavalier Mic – £15 / $19
I used mine only today for a quick set up and was surprised how good the results were, don’t overlook this if you’re on a tight budget.

 

To record into an External recording device

This is my preferred option as you’ll hear in my videos. I explain the setup fully within the Pro Video Academy but here’s the equipment list anyway.

 

Amazon.co.uk Links:

TASCAM DR-60mkII – £159
Rode NTG2 – £173
Boom Stand – £17
Eggsnow Shockmount – £4
Magic Arm – £15
XLR 3m Cable – £6
Power Charger – £24
Charger Cable – £1.50
Velcro Tape – £4
Cable Tidies (optional) – £5
TOTAL £420 approx (prices may vary)

 

Amazon.com Links:

TASCAM DR-60mkII – $174
Rode NTG2 – $270
Boom Stand – $25
Eggsnow Shockmount – $10
Magic Arm – $22
XLR 3m Cable – $7
Power Charger – $32
Charger Cable – $3
Velcro Tape – $2
Cable Tidies (optional) – $7
TOTAL $550 approx (prices may vary)

Let me know if you find any errors in the links and I'll put you right.  

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