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Yikes, I hadn’t thought about different speeds. Well, in the worst case scenario, I would export the audio from the camera as a wav file, import it into some audio software such as Samplitude so that I could visually compare the camera’s audio with the audio I’d captured seperately. I’d be able to see the descrepency and then time stretch the off-camera audio to match the camera audio. I would do this with the phase reversed on one track to see if I could get it to null. It would probably take about 15 minutes to do all of those steps.
However, there’s an element to thisthat concerns me.I would probably do one more step to figure out which device was too slow. Really, there should be no difference. For example, if I play a tone, say 440hz, it would be really important to me that the play-back on all recording devices be exactly 440hz. If it turned out the camera was a little flat, I’d probably try to speed up the video as opposed to slowing down my externally recorded audio that is perfectly in tune. See what I mean?
Anyway, I have to think there’s a way to make sure this isn’t an issue.