I've been filming hunts for a while now, and would like to take it to the next level. I typically shoot with GoPros, and the audio on them is pointless. I'm usually hunting in groups of 3 - 4 people, and would like to hook up lavalier mics to each person, and record their audio. What's the absolute cheapest way of getting this done? I saw some mic set ups on ebay for $100 that had 4 lavalier mics with the attachable transmitter(?), and then it also came with a DVD player looking thing with 2 antena's on it. Not sure what it does, or if it's something that will work for me. If any of you have any advice, I sure would appreciate it.
Generally, you get what you pay for. The general consensus is that a decent, reliable wireless kit (mic, transmitter, receiver) will cost >$500 each. The Sennheiser G3 (~$650) is often cited as the lowest-price decent wireless mic kit. There are units that cost up to 5x more than that, just so that you know what the ballpark looks like.
Even a $100 for ONE channel wireless kit is a cheap, fiddly, disposable, flimsy, plastic toy. It is hard to believe that anyone can sell a unit at $100 with FOUR channels that was even occasionally functional. If you have $100 to waste, go for it and report back to us.
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