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Audio mixer is a piece of equipment that takes the sounds from a variety of sources.
Automatic gain control
Automatic gain control is a circuit found on most consumer video cameras that controls the audio level during the recording process.
Background sound is the type of environmental sound that is not the focus of or most important sound in a shot.
A boom is a pole that is held over the set with a microphone attached to the end of the pole.
A boundary mic is a microphone used to pick up sound on a stage or in a large room and is most commonly a condenser type.
A cardioid mic is a mic with a pickup pattern that captures sound from generally one direction.
A condenser mic is a type of mic that requires an extra power supply (usually a battery) to operate.
A diaphragm is a thin surface inside the mic that vibrates when hit by sound in the air and creates an electrical signal.
A directional mic is a mic with a pickup pattern that captures sound from generally one direction.
Dynamic mic is a very rugged type of mic that has good sound reproduction ability.
Electret condenser mic
Electret sound mic is a type of mic that requires an external power supply (usually a battery) to operate.
Feedback is a high pitched squeal that occurs when a microphone picks up the sound coming from a speaker.
A fishpole boom type of boom that must be physically held above the talents head.
Generating element is a thin surface inside the mic that vibrates when hit by sound in the air and creates an electrical signal.
A hand held mic is a mic that is designed to be held in the hand, rather than placed on a boom or clipped top clothing.
High impendence is a type of mic that is typically inexpensive, low quality, and cannot tolerate cable lengths longer than 8'.
A hypercardioid mic is a directional mic with a narrower and longer pick-up pattern than a cardioid mic.
A lapel mic is the smallest type of mic that can be worn by the talent.
A lav mic is the smallest type of mic that can be worn by the talent.
Line level is the audio between pieces of audio equipment.
...Low impendence is a type of mic that is costly and high quality.
mic level is the level of audio that comes from a microphone.
Mic mixer is a piece of equipment that combines only the microphone signals into sound signals.
Microphone is the piece of equipment that picks up sound.
Natural sound is environmental sound that enhances a story and is important to the shot.
Off- camera narration
Off camera narration is program narration provided by talent that is heard but not seen by the viewer.
Omni directional is a mic with a pick-up pattern that captures sound from nearly every direction.
On- camera narration
On camera narration is a program narration provided y on screen talent.
Parabolic reflector mic
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