How can you make your videos sound better? Here’s a quick overview for newbies who just want better sound but aren’t really interested in becoming a sound expert. 1) Get the microphone close to the person speaking. 2) Choose the right kind of microphone. Boom mics sound more natural but lavaliers allow the flexibility of moving around more. See the videos below to help you choose the right mic for you, and if you choose a boom mic, how to boom it close to the person speaking.
My recommended microphones and how to boom a mic for not too much money:
RODE VideoMic Pro+ boom/shotgun microphone - Incredibly convenient, flexible, and good sounding microphone
Aputure A.Lav Lavalier Microphone - the best sub $40 microphone I have found
RODE VC1 Extension cable for when you boom your camera-top shotgun microphone.
How to boom a microphone like the RODE VideoMic Pro:
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