Have you ever come across a video that’s well-made, has cinematic shots and just the right colour-balancing, but lacks high-quality audio? The poor quality of sound kind of dampens the impact the video has, doesn’t it?
This is why you cannot afford to skip high-quality recording equipment for your videography. This blog shares all that you’ll need for high-quality audio.
The first thing you need for stellar audio is a professional-level microphone. Traditional microphones allow you to capture studio audio effectively and are available in various forms.
The COMICA CVM-VM20 Multi-Functional Cardioid Condenser Microphone comes with two filter modes (75Hz and 150Hz) that help eliminate any excess noise during the recordings. It also prevents low-frequency disruptions and allows you to capture a better quality of sound.
Another great advantage of using the Comica CVM-VM20 Mic is that it offers universal connectivity. The microphone is compatible with various devices such as DSLRs, smartphones, camcorders that have a 3.5mm TRS and XLR Interface. This means that you can use the microphone alongside your choice of shooting device and capture clear audio.
Another great option is the Comica STM-USB USB Condenser Cardioid Microphone. The gold-plated condenser microphone comes with a detachable tripod stand and a pop shield, making it ideal for recording podcasts, reaction and commentary videos, and studio vocals. The 16mm microphone does an excellent job in capturing clear and smooth audio, minimising the chances of sound disruption.
Moreover, it also features a bi-directional pattern selection option so that you can record according to your specific needs. You can rotate and adjust the tripod to set the audio recording direction and capture a frequency up to 20 kHz.
If you’re looking for a microphone that can be mounted on a desk, the PIXAPRO Microphone with Table Mount Holder is a useful tool. This is a broadcasting recording microphone that enables easy recording and playback. The unidirectional large-diaphragm capsule allows the device to capture crisp and clear audio, minimising the chances of interference and distortion.
The microphone kit comes with a desk clamp, a windshield, a pop filter, and a scissor arm. You can set it up at your desired angle and shoot powerful vocals with this compact device.
Another great traditional microphone worth investing in is the MIC120 Video Microphone with 3.5mm Audio Jack with USB C Adapter. This is popularly used for videography because of its long-lasting battery life and enhanced usage time. You can continue using the microphone for up to 800 hours without needing to recharge the battery or worrying about having a power outlet nearby.
This particular microphone is recommended if you’ll be shooting videos on your smartphone, although it’s also compatible with DSLRs and video cameras.
As important as traditional microphones are for your audio equipment kit, you should also get one or two wireless microphones for your videography projects. These wireless devices are super convenient and provide enhanced flexibility.
The BoomX-D D1 2.4G Wireless Microphone Transmitter & Receiver is a good option to start with. This Comica Microphone can be mounted directly onto a smartphone, DSLR, or mirrorless camera and does a great job in capturing audio. The microphone comes with a single receiver and is a compact recording tool for videographers.
The Comica CVM-WS60 Combo Wireless Microphone System is also a good option. It comes with dual clip-on lavaliere microphones and transmitters and one receiver that can be directly attached to the shooting device.
The microphones are lightweight, multi-functional, and compatible with android devices. They come with built-in antennas and smartphone mounts and can be set up easily.
Additional Accessories for Videography
Now that you know what to get for your audio equipment kit, let’s take a closer look at some of the other video production tools that you need for videography. These range from lighting equipment and tripods to gimbals and video accessories.
Depending on the nature of your videography needs, you should invest in:
- A tripod: The Kenro KENVT103 Video Tripod is a popular option and provides good value for money. It’s lightweight and can support up to 5kgs of load. The Karoo Compact Tripod Kit (KENTR103) tripod is also widely used because of its compact design and durability.
- A stabiliser: The MOZA Lite 2 Premium 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer Rig has been designed to support different camera models of all sizes. It’s lightweight and easy to carry, making it a useful tool for video production. You can also use the 3in1 Selfie-Stick, Mini Tripod and Single-Axis Gimbal Stabiliser is a suitable option if you’re shooting with a smartphone and comes with a Bluetooth remote control that adds to its user-friendliness.
- LED lighting: If you need continuous lighting for your video, we recommend the PIXAPRO DAYLiTE60D. This studio light has a high CRI rating that prevents colour discrepancy. You can also opt for the PiXAPRO MOBI LED Light Panel Twin Kit that consists of two 22W LED light panels that emit soft and diffused lighting.
At EssentialPhoto, we provide a comprehensive range of video production products that can be used to produce stellar shots. You can browse through our range of video production gear and find the audio, lighting, and other tools you require.
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