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Monitor Your Camera

Knowing what you are recording while you shoot can save you hours, and even days, of frustration and money during the editing process .

Practically every video camera has audio and video outputs, but most people use them only when transferring video after it’s been shot. By using these outputs while you shoot, you can monitor what is being recorded. Not only does this allow you to take care of troubles immediately, such as fixing a bad audio connection, but it also enables you to take field notes that you can refer to when editing.

Determining Your Cable Needs

There are a variety of connections for carrying an audio and/or video signal. If you plan on monitoring your camera while you’re recording, you should run out to your local Radio Shack and grab the necessary cables and adaptors for your camera ASAP. While you’re there, pick up a couple of spares, since you’ll lose or break one at the most inopportune time.


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