Re: camcorders

From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 01:50:37 PDT

On Jul 24, 2006, at 3:01 AM, David Tetzlaff wrote:

> Realize, though, that getting good sound is less a matter of
> variations in
> mic technology and more about skill in the field - avoiding ambient
> noises
> and getting the mic close to the subject...

I've always felt it's the RIGHT mic in the RIGHT place.

The reason I am suggesting the Sony is that I think it's crazy to
shoot SD video if you can shoot HDV for the same price. Even if you
release your film in SD, the added resolution will help. And the
Sony is the best of the bargains, at the moment -- the AU1 is a
better choice but it costs more than the suggested budget, as does
the right mic (Schoeps).

Choice of mic depends on what you are recording. Sounds like there
was a lot of music, which means stereo, and double system makes sense
(obviously you have the MD or DAT (I'd go with MD) recorder and also
the camera audio to work with in editing.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.