What's the best mic for recording audio on my smartphone?

Episode 980

Jerry from Plymouth Lake, CT

Jerry is making instructional videos and wants the audio to come through his bluetooth headset while recording it so he can do wirelessly. Leo says that the Bluetooth earpiece profile is only phone quality and that's not what he'll want to record quality audio. Leo advises recording to the iPhone via a lapel mic that's plugged into it. Or, he could try a Wireless system like Audio Technica. It would work great as long as he doesn't get a lot of RF interference.

How can I eliminate background noise from my camera when I shoot video?

Rode VideoMic Pro

Episode 887

Alan from Minnesota

The problem with using the camera's internal mic is that it picks up motor noise from the camera. When shooting video on a DSLR, Leo recommends using an external mic that can plug into the mini-jack on the camera. Leo uses an adapter from Beachtek that he can connect to the camera so that he can plug in professional microphones.