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13Putting Radio to Work:The Low-Down onWireless Mics

 

Larry Lemm

 

 

 

 

A wireless microphone system can be a videographer’s best friend or worst enemy. Learn how wireless microphone systems work and you’ll be able to choose and use the best system for your needs, so you can get the best audio possible.

The Basics

There are a few different types of wireless microphone system setups. They all require three separate parts to make them all work as one: a microphone, a radio transmitter and a radio receiver (see Figure 13-1).

Some wireless systems have hand-held microphones with built-in transmitters. Others use lavalier microphones with small transmitter packs strapped to a person’s belt. These are very popular and provide a discrete method ...

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