microphone Articles

A microphone (colloquially called a mic or mike; both pronounced /ˈmaɪk/) is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, karaoke systems, hearing aids, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, FRS radios, megaphones, in radio and television broadcasting and in computers for recording voice, speech recognition, VoIP, and for non-acoustic purpose...

6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creator's Tip #132]

6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creators Tip #132]

Great audio quality will enhance your video, whilst bad audio quality can ruin any footage you’ve taken the time to film. Following our 6 easy tips for capturing the best sound quality will ensure that you get the audio right every time.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 18th November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 18th November 2013

YouTube went down for a bit but it’s OK now. The NFL and MLB are gunning for Aereo, programmatic buying is the new deal for video advertising and Slingbox owners get a Roku bolt on. All this and more from ReelSEO’s daily news round up.

Vimeo’s 10 Tips on Your First DIY Video Interview

Vimeos 10 Tips on Your First DIY Video Interview

Vimeo’s Video School once again has a wealth of information for those who would like to make their videos pop. This particular video goes over the DIY interview. And while you’ve probably heard of a few of these tips, it’s always good to have reminders.

Microphones for Video: Omni Directional vs. Cardioid [Reel Rebel #36]

Microphones for Video: Omni Directional vs. Cardioid [Reel Rebel #36]

Reel Rebel #36 breaks down the difference between omni-directional and cardioid mics. If you don’t know the difference, then you should, because finding the right kind of mic for the right situation is a must for any video production. Sometimes you want sound coming from all directions, sometimes you don’t. Which situations are those? Read on.

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

If you're shopping for gear to make videos during the sales events this season, you're likely going to be attracted to low cost, budget video gear. Cost is important, and I encourage everyone to make their videos in the most cost-effective way possible, but it's important to know the limitations of the gear …

When and How to Use a Wireless Lavalier Mic – Types of Microphones for Video: Part 2 [Reel Rebel #14]

When and How to Use a Wireless Lavalier Mic – Types of Microphones for Video: Part 2 [Reel Rebel #14]

When you are out shooting and recording someone's speech is critical to your final video quality, using your camera's on-board microphone, or even a shotgun mic may not be your best option. In cases where your purpose is to capture a subject's voice, (e.g. public speaking engagements, talking head interviews, …

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