September 17, 2015 at 12:26AM

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Lav mic for recording people candidly from a metre or two away?

Hi guys,

looking for some recommendations for Lav mics that would be good for recording people candidly in a situation where the mic is on the talent and the person they are talking to is unaware, hopefully not more than a metre away, obviously the closer the better. Think like a prank video situation.

Thanks

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You can get cardioid lav mics which are very directional, but the down side is that they only pick up sound in the direction they are pointed, so the person wearing the cardioid lav won't be picked up if the mic is pointing away from them.

September 18, 2015 at 7:52AM, Edited September 18, 7:52AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks Guy, we did a test yesterday with the Rode Lavalier mic (not smartlav), which is omnidirectional that was OK. I was hoping there were some lav mics that would pic up more than others.

September 23, 2015 at 11:51PM

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Tyran Nosaur
DP/Director - lots to learn
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