Do you do a lot of video? How are your videos turning out?
If you do not have a good microphone, you stand a chance of having your videos labeled as unprofessional or just not being “good enough” for people to share. Often the mic built into your camera is just too far away from the action, or is picking up the sounds from the person holding the camera
(ever have someone burp – or worse – while filming you? Embarrassing).
Having a Lavalier mic is very useful for when you are recording someone who is far from the camera.
It clips on their lapel or shirt and picks up only the person wearing it because it is right there. Makes it much easier to record a testimonial or a presentation when you want to show the whole person, and not just their face.
Wireless Lavaliers are increasing in popularity, because they are perfect for live presentations on stage, where the wire doesn’t tether the speaker to the camera.
But if you are on a tight budget, you will want to take a look at the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. At less than $25, this mic will give you up to 20 feet of space between you and the camera, while picking up everyone sitting together in a group.
Because the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 is a condenser mic, you get great sound quality instead of that cheap, tinny sound that comes from the lower end mics. Check it out and see if your audio quality doesn’t boost the number of people who watch your videos all the way to the end.