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A $40 Solution to Better Audio
Current trends show that video is *the* marketing tool to use if you want to make an impression with your audience. It certainly couldn't be easier with web-cams built into our laptops and video records on our mobile phones. For shooting live, there are two keys to quality videos: 1) GREAT Light -- more than you think you need 2) Clear Audio
Light is an easier problem to tackle because you can use the Sun, or collect every lamp in your house. :-)
Audio is trickier. When you use the built-in microphone, it will be picking up a lot of environmental and background noise. This is especially true of laptops that are running too hot.
I have a Lavalier (lapel) Mic I use with my iPhone. A lapel mic is much better at picking up *just* my voice. It also means I can speak in a regular tone. When I'm recording video on my iPhone, the audio is captured from my lapel mic plugged into my headphone jack. When I'm recording video on my laptop, I record audio to my iPhone using the lapel mic and Apple's Voice Memos App. Then I add that audio file to my video file using iMovie for the Mac, and export the new video file. It makes a noticeable difference, and folks with hearing issues appreciate the clarity even more.