What type of camera are you using? And are you planning to run the mic directly into the camera?
I ask for one basic reason. DSLR’s don’t handle mic inputs very well.
I’m a DSLR guy, myself. I shoot with a Canon 70d. Had a T3i before that. Great cameras for many things. But I kept running into an issue with the sound.
I had a Rhode Videomic that mounted on atop the camera and went direct in. With both cameras I kept getting an intrusive hiss.
I completed a short film with this set up, despite the hiss. You can hear what I’m talking about loud and clear on it…
Was a big regret because I was otherwise very proud of that short.
I did much research and found that DSLR’s only have a mic line in as sort of an after thought. They aren’t really capable of handeling it well. Just part of the way they are built. They aren’t designed with audio in mind.
The answer that I have found is to acquire a separate audio recording device. I use a Tascam audio recorder. It has two XLR inputs, and can mount in the tripod, between the tripod and the camera ( tripod > auidio device > camera > mic )
With that set up I can effectively record the audio while running the camera, and still get quality sound. Yes you still have to sync sound in post, but the final product having quality sound is worth it.