I’m looking to start experimenting with shooting some video through a smartphone and camera. I was doing some research on inexpensive mics and am thinking about buying the Giant Squid Audio Lab Mic with and extension cable so I can be further away from the camera. Does anyone have any experience with this mic and any opinions on it? Can I create good enough audio with it for a high quality e-course? I will be shooting a bunch of video outside?
Here is a link to a review on it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUgsFG49vts
I’ll let folks know how my research goes and if I get one whether I’m happy or not with it.
I don’t have experience with that mic, but I use the Zoom iQ5 mic for my iPhone. It was $125CAD when I got it. From what I’ve researched, any of the zoom mics are great!
I already sent you this in a private message, but wanted to post here too in case anyone else is wondering about microphones: https://fizzle.co/sparkline/make-high-quality-videos-1000
I use the ATR 3350 Connecting to a phone I think you need an adapter to turn the output port (for earbuds) into a output port for the mic. I do need an adaptor to plug into my USB port on the laptop to give it extra juice. (Can get more info if you’re interested.) Works fine when plugged directly into my video camera.
Adding a note here about a good DESK mic, for podcasting, voice-over, etc. I like mine a lot:
mic – Blue Yeti http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/
I agree on the Zoom mics, I’m really happy with my old Zoom H2 — it took a few “aha!” moments to get the settings dialed in so it wasn’t picking up the HVAC background noises, but has been great since then.
I also recently found the Pyle Pro headset mics (for one ear or two — haven’t tested their lavalier style) on Amazon and am *immensely* impressed with them. If you’re shooting on a smartphone and want to use an external mic like that, you’ll need an adapter cable that splits out headphones and mic connections from the main “headphone” jack on the phone.
I’m so impressed by the Pyle Pros that I have picked up 3 of them in different configurations and have used them for recording audio in the car (can barely hear any of the background noises and is much better than using the built-in mic on my Sony voice recorder in the car!) and doing webinar recordings (*way* better audio than the built-in mic on my ipad and didn’t pick up the other person’s audio from my speakers — huzzah for not having to use the headphones along with the headset mic and looking that much more ridiculous!).
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