31 May '17, 11am
Hacking an External Mic Port onto a Camera
I’d be inclined to use the on-board camera microphone purely for synchronisation purposes and have a completely separate device record the audio. I quite often do this with regular digital cameras in video mode, which typically have awful sound recording capability. Hit record on the camera and the audio recorder, make a sharp clap in front of the camera for sync purposes, then record your scene. When editing, split out the audio track from the camera’s video, bring it, and your separately recorded tracks into Audacity, and align your external audio tracks by looking for the clap noise (it’ll be dead obvious). Drop out the crappy camera audio, export the remaining *good* audio tracks, then re-combine those with the silent video from the camera. Et voila… you now have good quality sound with the video.