Boom Microphone Definition - What is a Boom Microphone?
A boom microphone is, put simply, a microphone attached to a boom. A microphone is a piece of audio equipment designed to record sounds. A boom is an extendable and adjustable arm which a microphone can be mounted on. Boom mics are used primarily in film purposes, where the microphone should be positioned close to the audio source without appearing in the frame of the shot.