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Chapter Seven. Sound on the Set > Selecting Professional Microphones

Selecting Professional Microphones

The microphone is the sound technician's “camera.” If the mic's audio quality is poor, or if it's the wrong type for the job, someone will have a horrible time trying to repair your soundtrack in post. Often, no repair is possible. So choose both the operator and the equipment carefully.

Microphone Characteristics

Characteristics of professional mics, and considerations for choosing them, include the following.


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