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"In the TV business we have a saying, 'waiting on sound'. No truer words have ever been spoken," says Ivo Burum, an Australia-based journalist and award-winning television producer.

Burum talks about the importance of good audio when it comes to mobile journalism in this article from the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

He points out that you need to adapt your strategy to your location. For example, if you are recording an interview or speech, a cheaper lapel mic will do the job, but if it's acoustic sound you're after, go for a phantom-powered condenser microphone.

Make sure you read until the end of the article for Burum's sound recording do's, such as switching on airplane mode and carrying a wind sock for outdoor filming.

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