I’ve captured a few vehicles for films and for me the bare minimum for onboard is 4 channel:

  • engine bay mono
  • exhaust mono
  • INT stereo


I’ve seen photos of someone capturing exhaust with a fixed boom, thereby placing the mic far enough away to capture the enveloping projection of a loud exhaust, and I admire the rigging… So whats the setup that got you the most useable results for a film?

I appreciate Game Audio folk take a whole other approach, eg using a dynamo, so feel free to specify if its not for film….