Any recommendations? I need a wireless lapel mic to record my audio in Camtasia during lectures, using the PC's line in Mic jack

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Any recommendations? I need a wireless lapel mic to record my audio in Camtasia during lectures, using the PC's line in Mic jack. It's an onboard sound card.

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Mi

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hawkmankt

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There are a lot of options out there. I'd stick with a brand name you know. Also, go with a kit that comes with a smaller transmitter and receiver. A lot of them come with a large receiver that must be plugged in for power and all that. I've found that this can be a pain and the best set up I've used had a battery powered transmitter and receiver. That portability can be of great value when shooting out and about should you ever need that.

Sennheiser makes some good products, but they come at a price. See here.

I'd figure out how much you can spend, though, and then decide on a product. Get something middle of the road (not crappy nor highest end) that will suit your needs and something that maybe even suits some things you may need in the future as you don't want to get stuck asking for an upgrade in a year or so.

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Andrew Way

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It can be a little more painful to sync later on, but it may also be worth considering using an alternate recording device/source - for example your phone with a bluetooth mic & app - less stress on the PC as it's not coping (at record time) with audio as well as video.

I know it's not specifically what you asked for - but best to keep an open mind.

With a separate bluetooth device & phone there would be no signal strength issues.

If you're using an iPhone, though, you'll need to look at good recording apps - while the inbuilt "voice memo" app can record no problems, getting the recording OFF of the phone can be a pain.

Best of luck!
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Walter Pelowski, Customer Solutions Engineer

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Here are some microphones we have recommended in the past.
https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-4-tested-cameras.html

Something to note is that the drivers for PC line-in devices seem to have gotten less reliable over time.  In my experience, using the computer's USB connection has been more consistent than the line-in.

Also, if you're not moving around the room too much, a good omnidirectional microphone in the front of the room can be less hassle than a wireless mic.  (No worries about batteries and less setup required.)

Sincerely,
Walter Mitchell Pelowski
Customer Solutions Engineer
http://www.techsmith.com
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Mi

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Some fantastic advice and ideas here! Thank you for all your help.
I did fail to mention that the lecturers like to roam the room when presenting. Sorry.
I've played with a Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth headset, which I thought was a great idea at the time, but after testing it - the lecturer experiences breakup and and interference when they are roughly 20 so feet away from the podium.   Revo xTag apparently has a 60 foot range though - nice shot Walter!
Will let you know how we get on.  Thanks again for all the help

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