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. [...]

Rode Unveils VideoMic Pro – NAMM 2011

The New VideoMic Pro mounted on a digital SLR shoe fitting

Well today the cat can come bounding out of the bag with the embago lifted on the launch of the new Rode VideoMic Pro shotgun mic. We’ve known about this for months now but been under strict instructions to keep it quiet until [...]

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 [...]

What is a Shotgun Mic?

Shotgun microphones are long-barrelled mics designed to focus audio pickup at the front, with increased rejection of sound from the sides and rear. These are most often used in video & film production, and installed applications such as theatres, educational establishments and places of worship. The length of the mic’s ‘barrel’ is typically a good [...]