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Improve Audio in Your Video with a $20 Mic

In-house video is a handy tool for businesses these days. Most people know small businesses create their own media, and they accept basic production for some kinds of videos. So if video can help you communicate with your audiences, get a camera and start shooting if you aren’t already.

An on-camera microphone is sometimes good enough for recording voice in a quiet, small space, but it’s usually too far from the speaker. It also picks up room echo and other noise. BTW: Three feet can be too far.

Here’s the tip: For $20 to $30, you can vastly improve the sound quality with the MOVO LV1 microphone. It has a low price, and it works much better than on-camera mics. With a twenty-foot cable, it’s perfect for most DIY video. It works on phones and cameras.

Once you get this microphone clipped to the speaker’s lapel or collar, you can turn down the camera audio gain (how sensitive it is to sound), and that reduces room echo, air conditioner hum and other noises.

One caveat: If your video requires lots of movement, you probably need a wireless mic. For limited movement, this works.

One extra tip: Get extra batteries when you buy the mic. Budget around $30 for everything including tax. Shipping might be extra; Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25.

Get the Mic and Help Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

Links to this mic and batteries on Amazon Smile are below. If you visit this link first, you can set your Amazon Smile charity to  Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma, FL, one of my clients.


Then when you make your purchase through Amazon smile, they get a donation.

About Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

Beth-El serves migrant farm workers in the Hillsborough County region. Migrant farm workers are the poorest of the working poor. They brave the Florida heat to labor in extremely adverse conditions. Workers generally outnumber the available jobs. Many are only able to find work an average of 30 hours per week for only 30 weeks per year; they struggle to feed themselves and their families.

Beth-El has a 27-acre site on U.S. Highway 301 about 20 miles south of Tampa serving the nearby rural population.Programs include

  • Hunger Relief
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Spiritual Growth

For more information, visit http://beth-el.org.

Find the Mic On Amazon Smile

You can get the mic and extra batteries at Amazon and other online stores.

MOVO LV1 Microphone

Extra LR44 Batteries

Thanks to Video Guru Larry Becker for This Tip

Thanks to Larry Becker who reminded me about this microphone recently. Find him at http://larrybecker.tv