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7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

Sometimes we need to prevent a lavalier microphone from appearing in the video frame. This video will show you seven different ways to hide a lavalier mic.

It demonstrates how to hide a mic under clothing, behind ties, under collars, and more.

I hope you find it helpful!

13 thoughts on “7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

  1. Hey Izzy, Great tutorial on ‘hiding’ the lavalier mike. Common sense, but heck, who really thinks about adopting all those options and ideas when we get to set-up our lav mikes?
    Loved the video Izzy. More please.

    Thanks you.

    Jim Owers (Ireland)

    1. Hey Jim – I’m glad it helped. And thanks for the kind words. :)

  2. Lots of great lav mic hiding tips that I can definitely use. Thanks.

    1. Glad to hear it. Thanks!

  3. I am very impressed with the clarity of your presentations in general. Very helpful, very easy to watch and listen. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great tut. Thanks. I bet not many people know about these ways.

  5. Just want to say “Thank you!”

    1. You’re quite welcome. :)

  6. Great techniques! Thanks for sharing them. Which lavs do you use the most?

    1. I have a few different lav mics, but the most common ones I use are from DPA. I think the model number is 4061.

  7. awesome and very helpful tutorial

  8. Thanks Izzy, great tips in there. Some I’m sure that I will use.
    The problem I have at the moment is a regular scheduled recording with a man who is a very heavy breather and who likes to move around a lot so I’m still getting the fabric noises even though the mic is exposed.
    I’m thinking that the tape triangles would look pretty ugly when exposed. Do you have any tips for reducing these problems with an exposed lav mic to save a world of headaches in post? thanks.

    1. I’d probably do one of two things:

      1) Flex the lav wire so the mic stays further away from his clothing.
      2) Hide the mic using the triangle method because that might make less noise than the exposed mic in this case.

      Good luck!

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