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Amanda, you didn’t say whether or not you are using an editing program (NLE) or not. If you are, you can record the audio in a neutral environment seperate from the actual filming location, although this may be trial and error getting it just right so that it can be synched with the video, it will be well worth the effort in quality. If background effects are critical to the shot, they can be recorded seperate from any other dialogue also. So what you will end up with is 1 video track and 2 audio tracks, then you can adjust the volumes seperately in your editing program so the dialogue is not overpowered. If all this seems like too much work setting it up for post production, and the on camera microphone is all you have, plan on going out when conditions are less windy.

If you do end up recording audio seperate, remember that outside audio sounds different from indoor audio, so your neutral audio environment should match the content of the video, a bird chirping in the background, a car going by, or any other various outdoor background noises will sell the audio and video as one. It’s hard to fool the eyes and ears when they are working together, but if it’s done right the only person who will know is you.

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