12.28.2016

Proximity effect for microphones. Closer is better demo.


Yesterday I wrote about how important it is to get your on camera subject close to the microphone. The closer the subject gets to the "sweet spot" of the microphone the better your audio will sound. In this one minute video I start talking while standing about 8 feet in front of my video camera. A Sony RX10ii. I walk in to the 4 foot mark and then into the 2.5 foot distance to show how different the microphone sounds.

I used auto level control on the camera to maintain a similar overall level throughout.

It's just a little demonstration of how audio works. I thought it would be easier to understand if I showed it instead of just writing about it.

https://youtu.be/pM5bSJJroA8