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Lavalier Microphone

in Camera, Light & Sound Equipment, Film and Video Glossary on 2023-02-14

A Lavalier Microphone, also known as a Lapel microphone or a Lav mic, is a type of small, wireless microphone used in film and video production. It is designed to clip onto clothing, allowing the user to move freely while capturing high-quality audio.

Lavalier microphones have become a popular choice for film and video production due to their versatility and ease of use. They allow for hands-free recording, making them ideal for interviews, presentations, and live performances. The small size and unobtrusive design of lavalier microphones make them perfect for capturing dialogue without distracting from the visual elements of a scene.

In order to use a lavalier microphone, you will need a wireless transmitter and receiver system. The microphone clips onto the subject’s clothing and the transmitter is attached to the waistband or hidden in a pocket. The audio signal is then transmitted wirelessly to the receiver, which can be connected to a recording device or camera.

When choosing a lavalier microphone, it is important to consider the type of production you will be using it for. Some lavalier microphones are designed specifically for speech, while others are designed for musical performances or other applications that require a higher level of sound quality. It is also important to consider the range and frequency response of the microphone, as well as the battery life and ease of use.

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