One basic way to improve the sound quality of a video camera is to utilize an external, on-camera microphone. The microphone that’s built into your camera is typically of low quality and usually picks up lots of handling noise. An external microphone can provide better overall sound quality.
Way back—five years ago—if you shot video, you used a video camera, and if you shot photographs, you used a still camera. Today, that distinction is all but meaningless. Almost every video camera today captures stills, and virtually every still camera now shoots video.
The latest trend towards capturing video using HDSLR cameras produces unquestionably good images. The same cannot be said of the camera’s audio capture capabilities, although with the latest offerings from Canon and Nikon, that situation is improving. JuicedLink has long provided a range of solutions for improving audio issues in-camera, and this eight minute video looks at two new offerings.