A friend reached out to me recently looking for an easy solution to record great audio while capturing video of her online yoga instruction.
My yogi friend mentioned she’s like to keep it simple and use her current iphone to capture the video and audio (which would require a lighting connection). The iphone, may need to be back quite a bit in order to capture all the positions — which could bring quite a bit of room noise and echo.
Being a super novice yogi myself, I knew the possible challenges of capturing great audio when in certain poses if using a wired “lav” type setup.
Knowing simplicity and budget were a priority, I came up witha quick solution using the incredible Saramonic Blink 500 Wireless mic!
Some other ideas could be simply using a quality shotgun mic, positioned out of frame and connected to her iphone.
Shotgun mics use a line -gradient type pickup pattern. This pickup-pattern is different than the more common cardioid or supercardiod patterns often found in “iphone” type microphones. The line-gradient is designed to pickup a narrow sound stage at a larger distance while ignoring sounds from the sides of the microphone.
I hope this is helpful for your Yoga videos! Namaste!