Wireless microphone for video camera: Three basics you must know

Many cameras are built with internal microphone. But when you try record sounds with it, you will find the audio quality suffers. To solve this problem, it is advised to use a wireless microphone for video camera. In this article, we will make a full introduction, which includes:

  1. Definition and component
  2. Pros and cons
  3. Three common applications
SYNCO G1(A1) wireless microphone for camera is used for interviewing.

What is wireless microphone for DSLR camera and its components?

It can transmit and receive sounds wirelessly via radio waves, eliminating the need for cables. The wireless technology runs at very high frequencies (900MHz) and has a range of roughly 500 feet between the receiver and the transmitter. Check the video to see how SYNCO G2(A2), a dual wireless microphone for video camera, captures sounds from a distance.

Typically, there are three basic parts in this wireless system:

  • The microphone
  • The transmitter
  • The receiver

The microphone connects to the transmitter, and the transmitter wirelessly transmits audio from the microphone to the receiver. The receiver is then plugged into the mic input port of the video camera.

Microphones

There are various options for different scenarios. Using a handheld wireless microphone for video camera is a good choice when you are in run-and-gun situations where you need to make an interview quickly on the street.

Lavaliers are small microphones that are commonly fastened to the clothing of subjects. They are particularly popular since they are so unobtrusive. Wireless lavalier microphone for video camera is made up of a small microphone and a clip with a tiny cable attached to it. This cable ends in a jack that plugs into the bodypack transmitter.

Transmitters

Here we mainly talk about the Bodypack transmitter, a commonly used type in wireless system. It is frequently attached to a subject's belt or placed in a pocket. When using a lavalier microphone, the cable from the lavalier connects to the bodypack transmitter, and the mic is fastened to the subject's clothes. And some can be configured to take a line level signal from devices like mixing boards.

Receivers

Portable wireless receivers typically feature one or two antennas and are sometimes sold with accessories that allow them to be mounted to a video camera. They are classified into two types: diversity and non-diversity. Diversity implies that the receiver has switching mechanisms that aid in the prevention of drop-outs and interference. These processes do not exist in a Non-Diversity receiver.

People are frequently startled to hear that they cannot utilize more than one wireless microphone with a single receiver. This is only feasible if you use a portable receiver equipped to receive two signals, known as a dual wireless microphone system for video camera. In these systems, two receivers are incorporated into a single chassis.

Pros and cons

Most video cameras (particularly DSLRs) were not designed to make decent audio recordings. Manufacturers have devoted their time and effort to developing a gadget that records excellent video but not necessarily excellent sound.

The sound quality may be poor, and in low volume, especially if your subject is not close to the camera. And if there is undesirable background noise, all bets are off!

However, wireless external microphone for video camera allows you to position a microphone near to the subject and record the audio that you wish to record.

Pros

  • User-friendly without the need for set up cable connections
  • Enable people to move securely in the recording space since there is no trouble of tripping over the cable
  • More flexibility of movement while still be able to answer calls on the go
  • Longer battery life to support long-term filmmaking

Cons

  • Possible audio dropouts or wireless interference
  • Need to pay attention to charging issue on long shooting days
  • Sound quality of entry-level system may suffer while high end wireless microphone for video camera may be more expensive

Wireless microphone for video camera: What is it used for?

Wireless microphone for camera is versatile. It is essential to workflows in many creative and professional domains and has played an important role in the growth of numerous media formats since its inception.

Filmmaking, broadcasting and streaming - Wireless technology keeps camera frame clean

Filmmakers, broadcasters, and vloggers have been the most enthusiastic users of wireless microphone technology, particularly those outside the field of feature films -­ aspiring videographers, video journalists, content creators, and streamers. There are several reasons for this, but one sticks out above the rest: portable microphones don't look good in front of the face of talents.

There are alternatives to utilizing a handheld microphone to record sound on stage. On-camera microphone is an excellent choice to record both primary and secondary audio from a DSLR or video camera. Boom shotgun microphone is another option. A wireless microphone system for video cameras is the way to go if you need to close-mike your subject and don't want a monstrous microphone in your shot (or cords threatening to trip you and your team over).

Education and presentation - Going wireless ensures moving freely to improve engagement

Wireless microphones are extremely useful in educational contexts, allowing instructors, lecturers, and guest speakers to move freely while engaging with students and referencing material with their hands. Remote education is also on the rise, and the desire for courses and lectures to be recorded for live streaming and replay watching means that recording equipment are employed in the majority of educational institutions worldwide.

The same is true for any type of presentation. Wireless microphones are an efficient way to broadcast and capture audio at seminars, conferences, public events, and houses of worship.

Live performance - Wireless lapel microphone for video camera frees performers’ hands to enable interaction

Because many stage artists demand the use of their hands, standard microphones are out. Wireless headset mics enable freedom of movement and decrease the chance of tripping over cords, whether for a rock concert or a theatrical. Wireless microphones also simplify the complexity and amount of cable looms and runs for large-scale concerts.

Conclusion

Wireless microphone for video camera is a must if you want to achieve high quality audio output along with high-definition video. But the wireless microphone for video camera price varies by brand, models, and features. SYNCO has launched a lineup of recording devices for DSLR cameras, just go to our official Amazon Store to pick the right one.