In September, I’ll be giving a talk at a conference. The conference organizers are not taping any of the talks, but presenters are allowed to tape theirs if they want to. I want to tape mine so that I can watch it later and be mortified by my stilted mannerisms and nasally voice. I’m a masochist.
Anyway, I’m not sure how big my room will be, but I suspect it will be a medium-sized conference room like you’d see at a good sized hotel or convention center. I expect the audience will be around 75-100.
I want to put video of my talk up on my company site to show people how smart I am, so I’m looking for decent quality. But I’m not submitting it to Cannes. And I’m trying not to spend a fortune. I’m thinking of just putting my phone on a tripod in the center of the room a little ways from where I’ll stand. It’ll need to be far enough back to capture the presentation screen and keep me in frame as I move around a bit. So, 10, 15 feet away maybe? It’s a typical Samsung Galaxy phone. I think the video quality should be adequate.
But I’m afraid the sound quality will suck at that distance. I was thinking maybe there was some kind of wireless mic I could clip to my shirt for this type of thing. And I … I guess there is? I quickly became confused and overwhelmed by the options and the various tech specs. I see some RF mics, but I don’t know if they are decent or how/if they interface with my phone. I guess Class 1 Bluetooth has the range to work for this, but all I see for Bluetooth mics are either headsets or the jawbone style earpieces, both of which I’d prefer to avoid if possible because they look stupid.
So, any suggestions?