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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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56 Sync Sound

Hal Robertson

Figure 56-1

Figure 56-1

What do you do if your camera doesn’t record good audio? With the increased use of DSLRs and cell phone for video shooting, audio syncing skills are a necessity.

We’ve always advocated the use of external microphones, but not every camera has a mic jack, even those that do often have noisy inputs and limited audio quality. Today, it’s very easy to gather location audio the way the big boys do—with a separate recorder—and sync the sound in post. The movie and television industries have done it this way forever. In fact, the reason we expect our cameras to record audio comes from the news world, where everything ...

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