Shotgun or Lavalier Microphone: The Best Microphone for Videos?

Choosing the right microphone is absolutely critical to nailing the audio in your videos. There are a TON of options out there, and in this video we take a look at the two most popular: Shotgun vs. Lavalier microphones. Which one should you use and when?


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MICROPHONES IN THIS VIDEO

Shotgun Microphone
RODE VideoMic Pro (Amazon)

Lavalier Microphone (Wired)
BOYA BY-M1 (Amazon)

Lavalier Microphone (Wireless)
RODE Filmmaker Kit (Amazon)

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Shotgun or Lavalier Microphone: The Best Microphone for Videos?

Using the wrong microphone can destroy all of your hard work and completely ruin your videos. Each type of microphone has it’s strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the right one matching the style of video you’re shooting, the surrounding environment and conditions.

Shotgun and Lavalier Mic’s are two of the most popular microphone types and cover the vast majority of production scenarios and use-cases. I carry both in my travel bag everywhere, and recommend a mix of the two to all my clients.

BUT it can get a little confusing to figure out which one is right for you, and when…

In this video we take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both Shotgun and Lavalier microphones, as well as what I use for different shoots and environments so you can nail it next time you’re shooting!

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