Gear Lab #3: What’s the best all around camera mic?

Gear Lab #3: What’s the best all around camera mic?

Getting usable sound from a camera mounted microphone isn’t really that difficult. You just need to choose the right one for the job. I’ve seen camera operators attach all kinds of goofy mics to their cameras – and often the recording is pretty much trash.

So, which mic do I use for a camera mic? Well, for me, it’s the Sennheiser ME64. Check out Gear Lab #3: Camera Microphones, to find out why.

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  1. Duke Smith
    August 9, 2012, 3:18 pm   /  Reply

    Fantastic ! Incredible content. Thorough and tight. Keep ’em coming!

    • Dean Miles
      August 9, 2012, 8:40 pm   /  Reply

      Hi Duke,

      Thanks for the positive comments!

  2. Anders
    October 24, 2012, 1:01 pm   /  Reply

    I recently bought your book and it is just simply amazing. Perfect to keep with you on set, and the tips like this one over here is also very useful. Thanks Dean!

    • Dean Miles
      October 28, 2012, 8:11 pm   /  Reply

      Tack så mycket Anders!

  3. October 7, 2013, 10:19 am   /  Reply

    Hey Dean, been trying to track down where to buy one of these based off your reco- is this the same thing?

  4. John Gordon
    December 21, 2015, 6:23 am   /  Reply


    Can you please tell me which shock mount you recommend for use with the ME64 on a C100?

    Thank you,

  5. Michael Veronneau
    July 7, 2016, 4:27 pm   /  Reply

    What is the device that you are using to hold the microphone ‘up’ from the camera microphone mount. The device seems to fit in the camera’s microphone holder and allow you to have the microphone up higher…who makes that…?

  6. Dom M
    January 22, 2017, 7:42 am   /  Reply

    Great review, thanks for posting. Just curious about which shockmount you have the mic attached to? Looks like a solid build.

    • Dean Miles
      January 22, 2017, 9:03 am   /  Reply

      Hi Dom, it’s an older K-Tek shock mount for a boom pole with a small spud adaptor for camera mic holders – Scot has had it for years. I know you can’t purchase them new anymore, but I’d head down to your favourite video/audio retailer and see what they’ve got. Take your camera to make sure it’ll fit.

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