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Types of Microphones: What Video Microphone Should You Get First?

September 18, 2013 by  
Filed under All Posts, Equipment, Video Production

We get asked a lot about what type of microphone someone new to video should get. I love it when someone asks because it tells me they get it that their on-camera mic won’t help their videos sound and look professional. That’s why I always recommend that you use an external microphone and there are different types that will work in different situations but you may not have the budget to get all of them.

While I was at the NAB Show, I posed this question to Chris Lyons, a rep at the Shure booth.

Watch this short video to see what he recommends you start out with and why and how you can use this mic for different shooting situations.

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

Other Recommended Posts to Read:

A Good Mic – Here’s Why It’s a Video Essential

New Mic For DSLR Cameras Makes Getting Great Audio MUCH Easier

Types of Microphones: Picking The Right Tool (Mic) For The Job


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