Discover how to record good quality audio
From cinematographers to vloggers, every video content creator can agree that clear, crisp audio can make a world of difference to your footage. While the built-in camera on your DSLR or mirrorless camera can do a decent job for off-hand moments or casual home videos, external microphones are your best bet when it comes to quality and consistency.
Professional digital video cameras often feature XLR inputs, which require an external microphone, while TRSS compatible microphones are designed for on-the-go content creators who use their smartphone or tablet to film. Alternatively, a USB microphone is a great option for podcasters or anyone wishing to record audio from a computer.