Approaches to improve audio recordings
You may find that sometimes the microphone hasn't been able to record the questions or responses from the students/attendees in the room. Some approaches you can try are:
- Use headphones: when watching back the recording, use headphones to improve what you can hear.
- Use dual view: If you are only using a single view, consider using dual view so you can use two microphones.
- Use Bluetooth microphones: Our kits include a Bluetooth microphone which improves the audio quality of the recordings. Make sure this is paired to the camera when recording.
- Don't wear the teacher/presenter mic: You will need to test this to make sure the presenter's voice is still heard, but if so then their microphone will be able to be placed closer to the attendees in the room enabling it to pick up more of their audio.
- Move or pass the microphone: It might be possible to pass the microphone to the person speaking or for the person wearing the microphone to move toward them.
- Repeat the question: If you are unsure if the question/response has been picked up by the microphone repeat it before answering.
Ultimately, due to the nature of currently available technology, it's not possible to capture all the audio in a busy room without increasing the number of microphones.
When designing our kits we decided to include one microphone in the simplified Starter Kit and two in the Discovery Kit. This was due to needing to ensure that they are quick to set up, easy to use, simple to maintain (update, charge, pack away etc), and affordable.
Whilst adding extra microphones to the kit would improve the audio we believe we have found the best balance between audio recording and practicability.