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07-24-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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microphone options for Pentax KP

I'm looking to get a good microphone for doing interviews. I've done some public service announcement videos for the local Emergency Services company here, but the built-in mic is just not acceptable for recording voice from more than a few feet away.

I'd love to get something wireless that I can clip to collar /etc.. But wireless+ good quality is probably way over my budget, so a hot-shoe mounted option is okay, so long as it can record good audio for interview type conversations. Mostly indoors, but occasional outdoor use.

If I could see a range of options, there are just so many things that come up when I do a search, but i'm having trouble sorting through all the info out there. I'd like to see the best lower-price option, a few mid-range options, and what would be considered "high end".

Much appreciated!

-Dan M.

07-31-2020, 06:02 AM   #2
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Hello;

The Rode VideoMic is probably the most widely used and recognized on camera microphone. It will definitely improve your audio over the cameras built in mic.

The Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro with an X/Y pick up pattern will give you a more natural sounding audio recording.

The Saramonic Blink 500 B2 is a great inexpensive 2 mic interview wireless lav kit if recording 2 people or an interviewer and person of intrest.

The Azden PRO-XR Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System is another wireless lav set up from a major audio manufacturer.

My wife is a singer and I've been recording her bands live performances for a few years now using a Tascam DR40 recorder. Keep in mind that if using a camera mounted mic, if moving during capture the audio will change and is something not that noticeable with a built in mic recording. For me, using the stationary recorder and moving while filming has given me better audio sound with a more professional looking/sounding video. Sync'ing the video and audio is of course a challenge in post.


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