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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Capturing Great Audio

Many are drawn to shooting with DSLR cameras because of the great look they produce, but many are turned off by their audio-capture capabilities. It turns out that the camera manufacturers have pretty much skimped when it comes to audio.

The microphone quality of DSLR cameras falls well below the typical cell phone. Good audio is a key component of a successful video, so make sure that you carefully consider your audio when you’re capturing video. One benefit of the on-camera mic is that it is unusually good at picking up your grunts of frustration when your shot is not working.

Internal Microphone

The microphone built into your DSLR camera is worthless for all but the most basic tasks. The microphone is low quality and ...

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