Help w/ audio for video recording

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cardsfan62, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. cardsfan62 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'll be video recording an interview with a small group of people (about three or four) with my Sony DCR-TRV70. The group will be indoors sitting in a semi-circle. I'd like to get better audio with my recording than is possible with the on-camera mic without spending too much $$$. Any recommendations on the best way to do this? This is strictly an amatuer production. Thanks!
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Best case? Borrow a handful of lapel mics and some multitrack recording equipment. :)

    Personally, I have a four-channel mixer and some unidirectional mics. I'd give each speaker their own mic and mix it down in real-time. I'd probably try to borrow a multitrack breakout box and record the mic lines into GarageBand or something so I could mix it down in post and get the best levels possible.

    If neither of these are options (and I imagine they're not), a good omnidirectional mic in the middle of the group is a great solution. Run the output of the mic to the "mic in" on your camcorder and try to coach each speaker into speaking at comparable volumes.
     
  3. cardsfan62 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Do you have a mic you would recommend? Maybe something under $100?
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Something like this is probably ideal: Sony ECM-CS10

    It would be better if it were black, but it's small enough to be a workable solution. It should work with the mic power from your camcorder.
     

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