Step Four: Audio for DSLR Video
You have three basic choices for recording audio
1- Record directly into the
camera using a lavalier or
shotgun microphone. You will need the adapter pictured below in order to use
professional mics with a DSLR.
|Audio Adapter to plug Professional Microphones directly into a DSLR -click for more info|
2- Use a Mixer attached to
the bottom of the camera. This is a great solution because it enables you to record at least two Audio Sources/Microphones at the same time. It can also record each Audio Source on it's on Track/Channel.
3 - Use a Secondary Audio Recording device and Sync these Audio Files with the Video files when editing. If you are using Final Cut Pro X ..this is simple to do...there is a new Synchronize Function Built in.
The most important thing to remember when using these recorders is to RECORD AUDIO on your DSLR at the same time. This does not have to be high quality....this is perfect for those cheap "Zoom" microphones that attached to the DSLR Hot shoe and plug into the mic input. Final Cut Pro X will use this "Scratch" Audio to Sync up the Video to Audio Files.