Monitor Your Audio

Even with good audio equipment, you still need to be vigilant to ensure that your levels aren’t too high or too low. This is especially important if you aren’t shooting under studio conditions – if you are outside or at an event, the ambient noise can change suddenly, and if you aren’t ready for it you could wind up with unusable footage. It’s best to use a good pair of headphones so that you can monitor what your microphone is hearing in real time.