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Now for purposes of this demonstration, I'm going to be having the speaker miced up with the wireless loud mic that's running to my mixer, which is running into my camera. Then I'm also going to be using a shotgun mic directly on the camera going in. And the main reason I'm doing that is because I want to pick up a little more of the ambiance of the room, the reaction of the people as he's giving his presentation. However, if the reactions of those audience members weren't as important for what I wanted to record and I wanted to get a nice, clean signal. In the very best case scenario, I'm often able to plug into the live mix from the room.
So when you're shooting in a room like this, they have their own sound system more often than not. And often, if I'm very lucky, there will also be an audio engineer with a mixer. So I'm able to just plug into that mixing board, or plug into the AB system in the room and then run than audio directly to my mixer. So that's what I have right here. I've now plugged into the room and now I can just run that audio. Plug that into my mixer, and then all I would do is do a little sound test to make sure my levels are set properly.
But even though I'm plugged into the room, notice that I still have a shotgun mic mounted onto my camera. Now the reason for that is that, I always want to have a backup microphone, just in case something goes wrong especially during a live presentation. The last thing I want to do is to have to stop the speaker and remount the mic or check batteries, or anything like that. So, regardless of what I'm using, two mics is always better than one.
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