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The EDCF Guide to Digital Cinema Production by Lars Svanberg

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4Audio Recording for HD

Simon Bishop

When I first thought about recording audio for HD video cameras, I wondered how or why it should be different in any way from recording audio for film or standard definition.

Three years and a number of projects later, I realize that though subtle, the differences are definitely there, and are very real.

Three things that I have found to be most crucial when considering a HD project are:

1 Unwanted on-set noises.

2 What to record on and where.

3 Post-production workflows for audio (and pictures) from shooting to delivery format.

Unwanted On-set Noises

On-set noises have caused problems for sound recordists for years, but digital brings new ones to deal with. Most, if not all HD camcorders, and many HD cameras, ...

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