Audio is just as important to the viewer experience as video. Studies have shown that poor audio can lead to negative reactions from viewers.
First, it is important to use a standalone camera instead of one on a recorder.
An individual camera can give higher quality sound. Secondly, it is important to get as close to the source of audio as possible.
The closer you are to the source the more quality can improve.
Third, it is important to use the proper equipment for the context in which you are recording audio.
Fourth, it is important to handle wind noise. This might mean covering the microphone and protecting it from the noise.
Fifth, it is important to control the environment in which you record so that background noise, like airplanes, do not hinder the audio recording quality.
Sixth, it is important to record the room tone. Lastly, it can be useful to hire a professional recorder to handle the mixing.
- For many viewers, audio quality is just as important as video, and if the audio quality is poor, viewers might respond adversely.
- It is important to use a recorder instead of microphones that are on the camera.
- It is important to get the microphone close to what you are trying to record in order to enhance audio quality and drown out background noise.
“By using a dedicated audio recorder, you’ll have a lot better control over your recordings, better mic preamps, and higher quality analog to digital conversion.”