There’s no way to have quality sound for DSLR Video production without a good mic. Since weight is a consideration you want to have something that has a good range, offers broadcast quality, and easy mounting. Finding the best is often the matter of knowing what you truly need for your own projects.
The Top Reason for Mic with Good Range
There are many loaded mics that you might consider, but recording when standing back a distance from a subject you still need to get the quality recording you want.
Those without a good range, usually also have some unwanted noise, or trouble with picking up nearby noises while muffling the very audio you want to record.
Broadcast Quality Recording
While a good range is necessary, so too is audio that’s free of buzzing, and frying. While broadcast quality is a vague term you want the mic to give you audio that stands up to commercial recordings.
There should be no distortion, and a suitable range of sounds without the pertinent audio being drowned out.
With easy mounting onto the camera you will spend less time having to make adjustments, or fumbling with the mic delaying the recording.
Easy mounts also make it easier to set up and move the equipment faster. This will keep the mic from moving, and picking up additional busy noise.
- The Vidpro XM-35 7-Piece Professional Video a Broadcast Microphone Kit is on the low end at less $45.
- The Professional Advanced Broadcast Microphone and accessories Kit for Canon EOS DSLR 5D Mark III offers more at $89.00
- The Audio-Technica System 10 ATW-1701/L portable Camera Mount does it all, is lightweight, wireless, mounts easily, and offers high quality recording from a wireless lavalier microphone (perfect for speaking parts to camera) for less than $450.