If there any reasonably priced cameras/vid cameras out there which can cope with such a range of sounds without becoming too distorted; and have good image quality; I would very much appreciate any reccomendations.
dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2580 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
If you want to record real sound, you need an external microphone really. The ones onboard cameras are adequate, but have their limits. A dedicated external mic is best if you want to capture good quality audio.
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Geezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1426 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
[quote= dazbo5 ,reply=2] If you want to record real sound, you need an external microphone really. The ones onboard cameras are adequate, but have their limits. A dedicated external mic is best if you want to capture good quality audio.
I was just going to mention the same thing Darren just said, which is quite correct; some camera bodies have a "port" for attaching a cable for external mic, and some don't.
I know my Nikon 300s has one, but I have never even used it for video yet, so I have no idea what it will do, sound wise.
BTW, speaking of sounds made by airplanes................if you ever happen to be at an air show, and they happen to have a fly-over by a F-4 Phantom, there is your chance to record the loudest, noisiest a/c ever built ! It's not the only plane that ever used two GE- J 79 engines, but it is DEFINITELY the noisiest !
Many years ago, I was incredibly fortunate to witness a fly-over by a whole 16 plane squadron of F-4 Phantoms; no words could describe it !
Have fun with your videos, and Happy New Year !
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