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I personally had to learn the right way to do this the hard way. I used the Canon XL2 and set up shop 10 feet from the speakers…which were about 12 feet tall and were booming out. I was surprised that the XL2 mostly compensated for this, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6728642496638709985, but I learned a lot. For audio, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING will be to hook your camera up to the board, whether its an XLR or if you can manage a 1/8". That is the best way. If you can’t, then you need a separate audio capture device, and will need to get a feed off of their audio board. Do not ever attempt to simply use a camera mic.