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Audio Gear Improve Audio Quality

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I do cooking videos of my grandma .. She speaks really soft ... I literally have to increase the volume in iMovie by 5 times, switch off all fans while shooting video. It's kinda ok then.

Can anyone suggest some good mic or some software or any thing else. I really want to improve audio quality.


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Beanie Draws

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I do cooking videos of my grandma .. She speaks really soft ... I literally have to increase the volume in iMovie by 5 times, switch off all fans while shooting video. It's kinda ok then.

Can anyone suggest some good mic or some software or any thing else. I really want to improve audio quality.


Thanks !
Well I know with the right eq tweaking (check out Mike Russel for great tips) you can make even the softest audio pick up a bit. I often need to do that on my videos because when I get in the zone of drawing, I often mumble and talk quietly, so there's some settings out there you can use to lift the volume at the low end, without blowing out the high end, and some noise reduction tends to help as well.

Rode microphones are good, but I actually think it might benifit your grandma to have a lapel mic. @Andrew will have more information on what you should be looking for. But with a good lapel mic, it will stay nice and close to her mouth, without getting in the way. The Boyah BYM1 is very inexpensive at about $20, has a very long cable if you want to connect it further away, but I have found it's a bit quite, so might not be the right kind of lapel mic. so Andrew might have better suggestions.
 

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Yeah, your grand mother will need a lav mic. Shot gun mics can be tricky to work with, especially if they aren't used to talking into a microphone. Any cheap lav mic will work wonders.
 

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Lav mics would work better here, and as @Beanie mentioned there are some great affordable options. I like the Rode-Wireless go, Deity offering is good too, but the boya for the budget is FANTASTIC :)