If you are using the Mevo’s built-in microphone, be sure to place the Mevo close to your subjects, ideally about five feet away. The Mevo and its built-in mic work best when it is close to the action.
The Mevo’s microphone is directional to space directly in front of it, but may still pick up general room noise. The closer the mic is to your subjects, the more it will filter out noise or chatter behind or to the side of it. The microphone will also follow the direction of your live edits; if you crop to a shot on the left side of the field of view, the microphone will adjust its directional focus accordingly.
The built-in microphone has configurable modes for enhanced performance depending on your environment. In the live edit view, tap More Options (•••) in the lower right corner, then the gearwheel icon to open the settings menu.
Navigate to the Audio & Video menu.
In the Built-In Microphone section is the Audio Enhancements option, which is off by default. Tap the toggle switch to enable it and see more options.
You will notice two modes:
- Music: Keeps the the full frequency just like the default setting, but this setting adds some filtering and dynamic range compressions to prevent peaking from louder signals.
- Speech: Adds a low pass filter to increase clarity.
If you enable Speech mode, you will see an additional option for Noise Cancelation. Enabling this will help in environments when background noise (e.g street traffic, HVAC) can make it harder to hear the person speaking.
Below Audio Enhancements is the Mic Pad setting. This gives you the option to lower the decibels of the incoming audio, allowing the Mevo microphone to record loud audio without over modulating.
For a more professional or complex audio setup, you can use an external microphone via your mobile device or the Mevo Boost USB port.