I am going to record some video using my Canon 7D Mark II camera.
The video is a presentation and I need better sound quality than the built in mic on the camera.
I have a Rode NT1 mic which has very good sound quality. But the problem is that, I don't want the mic to be visible in the video, so it needs to be outside the frame. I believe this will degrade the sound quality, since it is not as close to me as it should be, and I need to boost the sound, which results in boosting the background noise too.
Now, my question is, shall I go with the NT1 mic or is better to buy a lav mic?
And if you think a lav mic is better, which one do you recommend?
What I am trying to shoot is an online course, with me in front of the camera with a white background. I am recording in my own room, so there is some noise from the outside.
It is important to hide the mic, since I want to avoid anything which might distract the students.