Great filmmaking video lesson – the basics of recording audio for digital video!
Recording audio for digital video can be a challenge and a lot depends on the hardware that you use, but also on other factors, such as the position of the microphone, the number of microphones used, etc. In some cases you might prefer to record video internally to avoid syncing audio and video in post (for example when you shoot news or documentaries), but if quality is important to you, using an external recorder might be a better choice – and let’s not forget that some cameras simply don’t offer you the possibility to record audio internally. John P. Hess of Filmmaker IQ posted a new video lesson in which he turns his attention to the audio signal chain and he defines the different components needed when recording on set for digital video. This 20-minute long lesson is very informative and worth your while, so make sure to check it out: