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Shotgun Mic VS Stereo Mic: What Is The Difference?

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under All Posts, Equipment, Video Production

Stereo mics are often confused with shotgun mics but they are not the same thing. Both are external microphones for your camcorder and although they look similar, they function differently.

While I was at the NAB Show this past year, I took time out to shoot this short video on what each of these microphones will do for you and what the difference is between the two.

(If you can’t view this video on this page, you can watch it here on YouTube.)

Choosing one or the other will depend on your shooting situation. Both are good investments for getting professional sounding audio. Companies like Sennheiser, Shure, and Audio-Technica offer good quality mics that will definitely meet your needs and last you for years.



2 Responses to “Shotgun Mic VS Stereo Mic: What Is The Difference?”
  1. Anthony says:

    Great sound quality in this video. Must be a good handheld mic you are using for this.

    • Rick Smith says:


      Thanks! We used our new Electro Voice RE50B mic when we were at NAB. You can find out more about that in our last newsletter here – http://conta.cc/13Xl0r0

      It worked very well for us. We used it wired since last year we had interference problems with our wireless set up due to all the electronic gadgetry you find on the exhibition floor of NAB.


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