Audio from the built in microphones on DSLR cameras, are not the ideal way to finish your project. Capturing quality audio when shooting with a DSLR will greatly improve the production value of your content. Between price, quality, and performance, Rode Microphones has quickly become an industry standard among DSLR video shooters. We demonstrate how the built-in DSLR mic performs against a portable Zoom H1 audio recorder, which should be one of the first items on your audio list.
Then we connect the Rode Videomic Pro and the Rode Lavalier mic to the Zoom H1. This is a better solution than trying to connect any microphones directly to the camera since the Zoom products can capture a higher bitrate and quality of audio than the camera itself. Isolating your subject and bringing the microphone as close as possible is the general rule of thumb to capture the clearest sound. The narrow pick up pattern that the shotgun and lav mics provide render out better sounding audio. Sorry, we should have added the DeadCat fur to block out some of that additional wind noise.
We also highlight the Rode PinMic which is a clever LAV microphone that attaches by pushing the connectors from the backside of fabric. There are two different colored microphone mesh screens in black and silver in case your subject is wearing a dark or bright colored shirt. Quite ingenious.audio, capture audio, How To, lav mic, pin mic, red head furry, Rode, shotgun mic, videomic pro, Zoom h1