Camera menu settings can be complicated, and the audio settings are often cryptic. Recording audio into the camera can work, but if the menu settings are not properly adjusted in advance you may wind up with useless sound. In this movie, audio expert Jeff Jacoby guides you through some of the important, typical audio menu settings on your camera.
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In this movie, we'll take a look at capturing sound,…along with picture right into your camera.…To do that requires knowing about…some options and some settings.…These days, of course, your camera might be anything…from a very expensive tripod mounted unit to a DSLR…or even your smartphone or tablet.…It's okay, I'm not here to judge you.…What you need to know is…that all cameras have a combination…of knobs, switches, and of course, menus,…and it's critical that you get the audio settings correct.…
If you don't do that, no amount of expensive equipment…or careful planning will get you good sound.…The first thing to consider is…how you're going to capture sound on your shoot.…You really have two basic options for recording sound.…There called single system or dual system.…Single system simply means that…you are recording the picture and the sound…on the same piece of equipment, the camera, commonly done.…Dual system means your recording the picture on the camera,…of course, but you're recording the sound…on a separate machine, an audio recorder.…
This series, Capturing Audio for Video, demystifies sound capture, offering professional insights along with practical tips and tricks. In this introductory installment, Professor Jeff Jacoby shows how to plan a shoot with sound in mind, choose microphones, and adjust camera settings and audio hardware to capture the best results. These tutorials are easy to follow and apply, fun to watch, and enormously helpful for video producers and directors.
- How to "think" in audio
- How to choose microphones
- How to set up a boom mic
- How to set up your camera and cables
- How to work with sound recorders and mixers