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I’d say it depends on a lot of things. If your camera is the kind that blurs the image as you gain, then I’d keep the gain down low and then fix it in post. However, if your camera is the kind that just adds noise, but not too bad, then I’d fix as much as you can by camera before editing. This is much like asking the question of whether or not it’s better to pump up the gain onan analog amp or fix it on computer, later.
You’ll have to experiment with the camcorder’s gain which could make or break your chances.