A lot of the problem is co

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A lot of the problem is consumer grade camcorders, which is where most newbie videographers start. When is the last time you saw one with a mic in jack? they are more rare than, well good audio on anamateurproduction. They have no way to put an external microphone into the camcorder so they use what they’ve got. Which is something we tell people all the time, at least I do. ‘do the best you can with what you’ve got.” I also tell them about good audio, but few want to run a double audio system, or even know what it is. And it makes more work for them in post, synching audio and video. They are newbies after all and don’t realize the magic happens in the editing. πŸ˜‰

I’m old school and understand DSLR’s get great images, but give me a good camcorder any day (preferablya shoulder mount). I’ve heard all the arguments about different lenses, DSLR’s beign cheaper compared to camcorders that could do the same thing. But it still seems like its all there to support a new cottage industry of DSLR add-ons in order to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Turning a still camera into a camcorder, takes $$. And the dang things are so front heavy and “non-ergonomic.” sorry that’s my rant. πŸ˜‰

back on topic… I think many newbies come up, use what they have and are glad to get an image on the screen, never mind good audio. but if they stay at it long enough most will learn that audio is at least one half the equation. If we keep harping on it. πŸ˜‰

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