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  1. Bruce Gale
    August 6, 2019 @ 9:26 am

    Sound was a major problem for my self tapes. The audio level was low, sounded distant, and was echo-y using the on-board mic integrated with my camera. I tried a lavalier mic, which helped, but the better solution was to get a shotgun mic mounted on a boom mic stand. The mic has an XLR connection that plugs into an audio interface which plugs directly into my camera. The audio now has presence and good volume. I should also mention that it helps if there are curtains or upholstered furniture in the room to absorb some of the sound bouncing off hard surfaces.
    All that said, I completely agree with your main point that the acting is the key ingredient.

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