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are you sure your camcorder has no mic input? they usually do, but it’s a 1/8″ jack instead of XLR. If you do have the 1/8″ look into purchasing the BeachTek XLR adapter.
To answer your question though, i believe what they do in hollywood makes it easy to sync the audio. Of course film doesn’t record audio. So what they do is hit record on the camera to start rolling, then they use the clap board. When they get into post they can match up the audio of the director saying “take 5, blah blah blah” which is also seen by the camera because its on the clapboard, and then they can match up the sound of the clapboard snapping shut with the image recorded of the clapboard snapping shut. make sense?