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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition by Videomaker

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37Audio for Video:Getting It Right from the Start

 

Hal Robertson

 

 

 

 

So, you’ve bought a shiny new digital video camera and you’re blown away by the image quality. But what about the audio? Audio is possibly the most overlooked element in video production. That’s too bad because audio quality can make or break any video project, regardless of budget.

You may be able to fix some things in post-production, but why go to all the trouble when you can get it right the first time? This article explores 10 tips for gathering the best possible audio on your next shoot. Some are commonsense tips, but many are hard-earned lessons from the field.

1—Plan Ahead

When shooting on location, a smart videographer scouts the site before the shoot, looking ...

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