When filming a deposition, the audio must be clear and understandable. Having a microphone can bring up the quality of the audio in your deposition videos. Some states even require a microphone for audio recording by law.
When searching for a microphone for deposition videos, there are a few different directions you could take to get the results you desire. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a microphone for your deposition videos:
- Type – There are three different kinds of mics useful for depositions – wired lapel, wireless lapel, and tabletop omnidirectional.
- Mic Pattern – How does your mic capture sound?
- Input – The mic must have an XLR out or line-out to plug into your recorder.
Here are a few recommendations for microphones that will work for deposition videos: