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by Sean Berry

Griffin Hammond shares his hidden microphone trick—how to place a mic blatantly in a locked-down shot, and use masking to hide it in Final Cut Pro X.

Positioning microphones so that they aren’t in your shots while making sure they can capture quality audio can become highly frustrating. And it’s even more frustrating when you don’t notice that a microphone got into a shot until post-production. At this point, you must be thinking that the footage is ruined, but Griffin Hammond has a trick that he uses to hide microphones in shots without having to reshoot anything.