Television Broadcasting Tutorial 8

HOW TO USE RADIO MICS

This tutorial offers tips and advice on how to use radio mics when recording audio for television. Below is a video tutorial from Sennheiser about how to use the radio mics they produce. These are commonly used across TV broadcasting.

When attaching this radio mic to the Sony V1, you should clip the receiver pack onto the interior belt of the hand strap, just in front of the velcro padding, using the belt clip provided (Picture 1 below).

How to strap radio mic receiver to the Sony V1

How to strap radio mic receiver to the Sony V1

Just like with the gun mic, you connect the radio mic to Input 1 (Picture 2 below). The only difference is that 48V phantom power has to be switched off, because too much power can damage the receiver pack (Picture 3). Remember to monitor audio levels to ensure a successful shoot (Picture 4).

Radio mic into Input 1

Radio mic into Input 1

Make sure 48V phantom power is switched off  on Channel 1

Make sure 48V phantom power is switched off on Channel 1

Check the audio level on Channel 1 before you press record and during the shoot

Check the audio level on Channel 1 before you press record and during the shoot