Choosing a Microphone for Video Recording – Your Guide from TheMicStore

Over the past few years, the increasing addition of video recording from within ‘standard’ DSLR cameras has seen a huge rise in photographers needing to learn all about audio capture for the first time. If this describes your journey then this guide is for you! 

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Boom Mic Roundup

What is a Boom Mic?

No, this is not a mic that explodes. Yet plenty of people have used them to capture the sound of some sort of explosion! Boom Mics, also known as Shotgun Mics or Rifle Mics, are those that are predominantly used on top of a pole to capture audio when videoing. [...]

How to Choose a Lavalier Mic (Lapel Mic, Tie-Clip Mic)

There are many uses for a clip-on lavalier mic, whether to amplify a public speaker, to capture an interviewee to camera or even as a teleconferencing device. In broad terms, there are 4 aspects that will determine which type of mic to choose.

Pick-up type (Omnidirectional or Cardioid) Output impedance (don’t worry – I’ll explain [...]

Rode VideoMic and Sennheiser MKE400 Size Comparision

Picture of the Rode VideoMic and Sennheiser MKE400 side-by-side

We get asked often about why the Sennheiser MKE400 is so much more than the Rode VideoMic for what is in essence the same type of mic. We believe that a picture tells a thousand words so have a look at this…

When comparing the [...]

Choosing a Mic for a Video Camera or Camcorder

We get a significant number of enquiries from video professionals looking for a mic to improve audio capture on their camcorder or more recently HD cameras. There are a number of elements that will combine to get the correct choice…

What device are you using?

This may seem obvious, but frequently the model being used [...]