Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording audio, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Brian Liepe: There definitely are some challenges when recording audio with a DSLR. …Many of the cameras don't have any manual audio recording features. They use something …called AGC, Automatic Gain Control. …Which automatically adjusts the volume at which audio is recorded as it's being acquired. …This can create some undesirable results. …The automatic level adjustment just isn't fast enough to anticipate rapid changes in volume. …There are three ways to avoid AGC: one, buy a camera with manual audio controls, like …the Canon 5D Mark II and III or the Nikon D800.…
Two, record to an external audio recorder like the Zoom H4n. …To do this, plug a shotgun mic directly into the Zoom, …set your levels, and record high quality audio to an SD card. …If your camera has an option for manual audio recording, switch it to automatic, so that …your camera records a reference track.…
Before each shot, press the Record button on the Zoom H4n or an audio recorder, using this …method you could then sync audio later and post using an application like PluralEyes. …
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