Tascam has announced a new piece of audio equipment that could change the way you use a lav mic. The DR-10L is a digital audio recorder for lav mics that records right to the box independently.
Recording good quality audio is essential to a good piece of video. To get the best audio you need the best gear. If you are shooting a piece about a character, which almost every piece certainly should be, then you will have to put a mic on your subject so you can get audio right off them. In many cases this means putting a lav mic right on the subject and using a radio mic set to record audio to the camera or another audio recording device. Tascam wants to change that.
Radio mic kits can be very expensive and in many cases cost you upwards of $1,000. The Tascam DR-10L is available to order for under $200. The DR-10L is not a radio mic, but rather a digital audio recorder that connects to a lav mic and records audio right to the device. You'll just have to link the audio later. At a fraction of a cost of the radio mic, while still being able to use a lav, this is a great deal!
The DR-10L is available for pre-order from BandH.