Capturing crisp audio for your videos is very important and a great way to impress both your potential and current clients. Luckily this are some convenient and portable microphones that can be attached right on to the top of your cameras Hot Shoe Mount.
Rode VideoMic, With Rycote Lyre Suspension System (Red/Larger Black Mic)
This Mic is perfect for the videographer who is looking to achieve professional sound quality on the fly. With its non-elastic Rycote Suspension System, the Rode VideoMic allows for minimal vibration and little to no camera noise. The Lyre is virtually indestructible, and extremely effective in any temperature. Embedded with a High Pass Filter Switch, this Mic will eliminate room ambience and noise below 80Hz, coupled with Barrel Canceling Pickup, the Mic will function as a true line + gradient with a super cardioid pattern in front that cancels side noise. This Shoe mounted Microphone is powered with a standard 9V battery giving you up to 100 Hours of usage. Making this a piece of gear that you do not want to leave home without.
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone
The Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun is a lightweight and compact mic with rugged construction that is absolutely ideal for DSLR camera users. The condenser capsule on this microphone is broadcast quality, it has a super cardioid pickup pattern to capture audio from the front while minimizing rear pickup. The VidMic pro has a durable integrated shock mount and windscreen, which reduces handling and wind noise, keeping your recordings crystal clear. It’s built-in 3-way level control offers -10dB, 0dB, and +20dB level options. This Mic’s High Pass Filter (HPF) lets you turn the mic off, set for flat frequency response, or engage the 80Hz HPF. The filter minimizes the impact of low frequency hum, camera noise, or distractions. This microphone has a long battery life (up to 70 Hours) on a single 9V battery. Connecting to your camera with the utilization of a 3.5mm plug, you can easily move the microphone from camera to camera as needed.
It is always great to have the gear you need when you need it and I am sure we will all agree that clear and clean audio is a must have. The utilization of these 2 portable microphones is a great way to add some extra ease to your next shoot. Both of these microphones and more can be found for rent a The LensPal.