Rode Filmmaker Kit £250
Rode Go Wireless Kit £150
Trantec HM66 £110
Great for both men and women. More comfortable than the AKG with a snap back style adjustment for size. Great clarity and low noise which is why I use this for filming professional videos.
AKG C555 £100
Good for women because it adds more low end sound to your voice giving you more power to cut through the music.
Can also be used my men, but you may need to reduce the bass EQ for in studio teaching. You may need to buy an extra adaptor to attach to you mic pack.
The double ear SubZero (£35) could be a good option as an alternative. I was impressed with the single ear mic (see below) but I’ve not used the full headset. In skin colour it’s more discrete.
If you do lots of lying on your back (e.g. Pilates) you may want to consider a single ear headset like this one from SubZero (£15). The quality is excellent for the price and with no bar around the back of the head, it wont touch the floor or knock of your head when lying down. The fit can be tricky though sometimes if you have small ears. You can bend the wire to fit better – but be careful you don’t break it!
That’s it! Now go and film fitness videos on your phone with confidence and deliver workout experiences that meet the expectations of your audience.
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Today's blog is written by Richard Playfair from Sweatlife Films who was kind enough share the knowledge about fitness video production with us.
It’s easy to film fitness video with your phone nowadays. The cameras and tablet devices are capable of delivering high resolution HD images. And with the right cable you can also connect external radio microphones to them to improve your sound quality.
The simplest way to film fitness videos with your phone is to do it without music. This helps to future proof your content and avoid any copyright issues or claims if you post your workouts on social media channels.
Filming fitness videos without music also means you have less to worry about when filming. Its easier to focus on delivering great sounding audio instructions from your mic than trying to balance a music mix as well.
If you want to use music in your videos its best to add it in editing. Or invest in equipment that allows you to mix music and your mic with more control for a better user experience.
For most instructors however, filming without music is the best option. This gives your audience the freedom to use any music they choose when they workout. This means every time they repeat your workout they can choose the music that best suits their mood.
If you’re planning to use either of the two radio mics below then you’ll also need a Rode SC4 cable (£10). This cable converts the stereo output from the microphone receiver to your 3.5mm jack plug on your device. Without this your phone or tablet won’t be able to record the input signal from your microphone receiver unit.