Capturing flawless audio can make or break your wedding video. That’s why we’ve created this list of great audio equipment to bring to your next shoot. Whether you are a beginner or experienced wedding videographer, this gear guide has you covered.
Sennheiser AVX MK2 Lavalier Pro Wireless Set & the Sennheiser Ew 100 ENG G3
Sennheiser’s AVX MK2 Lavalier Pro kit makes this list not only because of its ultra fast setup. Its ability to rotate 320 degrees means it won’t get in the way of your other camera accessories. The Sennheiser AVX is also one of the first wireless audio systems offering automatic sensitivity adjustment. In our setup above, we’ve paired the AVX with the Sony A7R II DSLR, made possible because of its hot shoe adapter and XLR 3.5 mini jack cable.
The Sennheiser Ew 100 ENG G3 is also a great option for capturing wedding audio. For the wedding photographer that prefers a traditional Sennheiser option, the Ew 100 ENG is a great alternative. With its convenient shoe mount and superb sound quality, the ENG G3 is a great alternative to the AVX.
(Check out our recent Sony wedding gear guide to find out why the A7R II is a great alternative to the standard DSLR for weddings.)
Recorders: The Zoom H4n Handy Mobile 4-Track & The Olympus LS-100
The Zoom H4n Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder provides excellent sound quality in an inexpensive package. H4n’s USB port allows you to quickly transfer audio files over to a Mac or PC, or to use it as a live audio interface, making it an excellent choice for wedding videographers recording speeches and toasts.
Next up, we have the Olympus LS-100 Multitrack PCM Recorder. For those wedding videographers who prefer Olympus products, the LS-100 is a fantastic choice. With it’s long battery life and stereo microphone, the LS-100 is perfect for capturing memorable moments.
Rode VideoMic Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone
To capture those perfect vows, we’ve selected the Rode VideoMic Camera Mounted Shotgun. The Rode VideoMic is a cost-effective option for wedding videographers. It conveniently attaches to the camera’s shoe, is lightweight, and does not appear in the frame.
BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro HDSRL Audio Adapter
For the simplest audio set up possible, wedding videographers might opt for the BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro HDSLR Audio Adapter. The BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro attaches directly to the bottom of your DSLR for maximum portability.
The BeachTek DXA-SLR Pro enhances your DSLR’s audio capabilities, allowing you to plug in high quality XLR microphones and adjust levels for each individual XLR channel.