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Basics of Video Production, 2nd Edition by Graham Swainson, Des Lyver

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17  The location sound team

The make up of the location sound team is led by demand. Obviously someone must be responsible for sound, but how big is the team?

It is possible with modern camcorder equipment to make the sound person the equipment itself. All you need is a microphone built into the camcorder, some form of automatic control over the recording level and sound, of sorts, will be recorded in synchronization with the pictures. Anybody who has tried their hand at the ‘and the camcorder came too’ type of holiday will recognize the simplicity of this system. They will also realize the disappointment it can cause.

It is equally possible to take a portable mixing desk, a range of outboard equipment, several microphones, boom operators, timecode ...

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