EOS M external microphone test

Video Content Marketing for Edutige: ETM-006 vs Rode Videomic Pro [VIDEO]

What's better? Edutige ETM-006 vs Rode Videomic Pro

One thing I really enjoy about making marketing videos for Edutige Microphones is demonstrating how well the microphones work. It’s actually not common practice amongst other microphone companies to show the performance of their mics. I’ve always done it because I believe the products are great, and because there is a lack of information and good testing out on the Internet. And in this particular video, I take an Edutige microphone and pit it against the big daddy in the vlogging and indie filmmaking world: The Rode Videomic Pro.

Doing this kind of a comparison video against your main competition is a great way to answer questions and prove that you believe in the abilities of your products. So don’t be afraid to try this if you’re thinking about what content to create for your video marketing. Check out the post and video below for ideas on how you can do this. And let me know if you have any questions.

https://youtu.be/KhP0tqRKsLI

The below was originally posted to Edutige.net.

The Rode Videomic Pro is an extremely popular microphone that deserves the accolades it receives. The Videomic Pro is used by many vloggers and indy filmmakers. I happen to have one because I wanted to try it on a personal project. But my problem with it as a vlogging microphone is that it’s not exactly discreet. Whenever I’ve brought it anywhere, people usually mention that it looks like a big foam penis. Not cool.

So I decided to see how my favorite Edutige microphone, the ETM-006 vs the Videomic Pro. The ETM-006 is a lavalier microphone so it has the advantage of being closer to the subject than the Videomic Pro, but since most people use the Videomic on top of their camera, I think this is still a fair test of both microphones.

Have a listen with headphones and let me know what you think. I won’t be upset if you choose the Videomic Pro, but for me, I like the ETM-006. The Videomic Pro requires a battery, is much larger and doesn’t do well in echoey spaces, such as in the video. You need the right tool for the job, and for me, the ETM-006 works great for the types of videos I usually make. The other option, if you don’t need a lapel microphone is to try the ETM-001. The mics have the same performance but the ETM-001 doesn’t have a lavalier cable.

The mics were tested on my Canon EOS M, which has the same picture quality as other Canon DSLRs, and the same bad audio, as you’ll hear in the video.

Vlogging with a Canon EOS M and the ETM-001 [VIDEO]

Here is the latest content marketing video for Edutige microphones. In this video I demonstrate how the ETM-001 performs with a Canon EOS M to show customers one of the different ways the Edutige microphones can be used. One big advantage of Edutige microphones is the small size but excellent performance. Here is the video, description and post for the microphone... https://youtu.be/GcFJSGGwqFU

Vlogging is extremely popular nowadays and so I wanted to make a video about how to use an Edutige ETM-001 microphone together with a Canon EOS M, or any DSLR camera, to get good audio when filming a vlog. One reason why I wanted to make this video is because I don't think the majority of people are comfortable going out and filming themselves and using a large microphone on top of their camera. I'm not saying it's wrong because a shotgun microphone on top of your camera is a great way to record a vlog, but what I am saying is that you might feel more comfortable if people do not notice the equipment you are using. And that might make it easier for you to make your vlog. So, that’s why using an external microphone like the ETM-001 plugged directly into your camera is a nice discrete way to get great audio along with great video.

In this video the camera is never more than about 2 feet away from me but you will hear how big a difference there is between the camera's built-in microphone and the Edutige ETM-001. One thing that I did was use the manual gain control on the camera to set the volume level before recording. What you are hearing in the video use the same volume setting for both the external microphone and the built-in microphone.

The other thing I want you to listen for is how much wind noise there is when using the EOS M’s built-in microphone versus the ETM-001 with the EWS-003 furry windscreen. While filming the video, the wind was blowing the entire time. But you will notice that there was no wind noise what so ever.

So if you are going to vlog with a Canon DSLR or EOS M, or any other camera and you don't want to draw attention to yourself by using a big microphone on top of your camera, then check out the ETM-001 and how well it performs.