As I shared the other week in a post on HD Video, I recently upgraded all of my gear as I hope during 2011 to be more involved with video. So far, I am still working on getting my video settings optimized, but I wanted to share a quick video test I just did regarding audio. Today is a pretty windy day here at the beach with over 25mph wind gusts. I thought this was a perfect time to take my new Audio Technica ATR3350 wired lavalier microphone (affiliate link) outside and see just what type of difference it would make on the audio quality.
I was totally amazed at the difference that this microphone made! As you will hear in the video below, the first half which was shot without a microphone attached I was literally screaming and could still barely be heard over the loud noises of the wind. Once I hooked up the microphone, the howl of the wind disappeared from the audio. This great microphone which you can purchase right now on sale at Amazon for under $20 is a great addition for anyone who may want to take their video production to the next level.
I can see plenty of uses for this microphone including when I am at noisy conferences trying to interview someone. This should reduce the background noise majorly and make it much easier to hear what they are saying. Also, I can see this coming in handy for outdoor videos. There are so many places I see this $20 investment being used.
Here’s the audio test video I just shot. Let me know if you already own the Audio Technica ATR 3350 what applications you are using your microphone for.
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