In this lesson, I am going to show you different mic for different environments. When you are looking at the location you are going to shoot your video, you need to take into consideration your surroundings, and figure out what mic will work best within it.
So, if you are JUST getting started, like I said, I would lean toward the lapel mic as your first mic if your budget allows. My lapel of choice are the $399 AudioTechnica ATW 1701/L. The receiver is rechargeable and lasts for a very long time, and the mic itself takes 2 double A’s and also keeps a charge a long time. We LOVE these mics.