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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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10 The Right Mic for the Job

Hal Robertson

Figure 10-1

Figure 10-1

Every shoot is different and while a single camera can work in just about any situation, microphones have more specific roles.

Whether it’s recording-studio microphones with a sound mixer, or a run-n-gun field shoot with no other sound equipment, one-size-fits-all doesn’t apply here. It’s easy to get bogged down in all the types of patterns, electrical connections, shapes and sizes. Then you have to decide if microphone A is really worth it to you. If your eyes are blurry from catalogs, spec sheets and online vendors, let us insert a little clarity in your search for the right microphone. ...

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