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Video Equipment

Robin Shoaps, March 2007

Video Equipment Selection

There are many great, small digital cameras on the market,
for much more reasonable prices than in the past. You may even want to consider having
more than one, if you follow the methodological model above of having consultants have
their own equipment. In addition to the considerations above, for video you want to be
especially sensitive to visual quality, obviously.

Microphones

Robin Shoaps, March 2007

Microphones

At minimum you’ll need both a camera mounted mic and possibly wireless lapel
mics for video recording.

Wireless mics require two separate pieces of equipment. First, you need an amp that
plugs directly into your recording device. This receives the signal from the mics. The mics
(lapel or handheld) have a chip or attachment that sends a signal to the receiver.

Which Kind of Audio Recorder?

Robin Shoaps, March 2007 Audio Equipment Selection: What follows are general guidelines with the anticipated needs of linguistic anthropologists and their budgets in mind. In general, if you have more money to spend you will get higher quality audio (and video) recordings, but with the trade off of equipment size and complexity. Ultra pricey ($1000) […]