Recording Classical Guitar - Camcorder internal vs external microphone.

Posted by JM Dapena - Summer 2012
(Updated Summer 2014)

If you want to record high-quality audio for your videos, you shouldn’t rely on the built in camcorder microphone.

1/3 External mic for camcorder
You will not need to sync the audio to the video when editing and that will save you time. My camera doesn't have a manual audio control and at high volumes the sound will peak.
To avoid this, try using an extension cable for better sound.

4/5 Audio Recorder
The first applause of the audience can be used to sync the audio to the video, using a video editor of your choice. Any external audio recording system will enhance the quality of the recording and yield a nice sound.

I have been recording with set up 4 or 5 all the time. It is worth the effort …"

José Manuel Dapena.
Santiago de Compostela, July 2012

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