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Hour 7. Adding Audio > Selecting the Right Mic for the Job

Selecting the Right Mic for the Job

First order of business: Get a headset. Plug it into your camcorder. As you record, listen. Is that how you want your video production to sound?

So-called onboard mics take the middle ground. They pick up sound from everywhere, including camera noise and wind. If you zoom in on a subject, onboard mics don't zoom with you. They still pick up noise from all around you. Crowd noise, sound reflecting off walls, the hum from the air conditioner, the zoom lens itself as well as noise you create while handling the camcorder.


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