Recording with external audio gear


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Recording with external audio gear

I want to talk now about some advanced techniques for audio. Now I want to be clear that you don't need this as you get started but you may hear or read about it and wonder what's going on. Well, one challenge to audio comes from something called AGC or automatic gain control. And what it's doing is it is recording your sound at a certain level. But like all automatic things is that when you shoot automatic that doesn't always give you the best results. Same thing for recording sound, and sometimes this will give the wrong level of sound being recorded.

Unfortunately most cameras do not allow you to turn off AGC or to control how loud or soft you record audio. One way around this is to use a separate recorder such as this Zoom H4n, a popular recorder among video pros. Now you simply plug your mic into this recorder and set the levels as to how loud you're recording. In addition, you can use headphones to monitor the signal as you're recording and as you're settin...

Recording with external audio gear
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Recording with external audio gear provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Rob Sheppard as part of the Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR

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