Feeding audio to the digital camera is also an excellent option. Most digital cameras only have two channels of audio, which will limit the ability to record multi-channel audio. By marrying the audio to picture on location, less time will spent syncing the audio at the start of offline work. It is important to use the camera’s audio tracks as effectively as possible, for instance by splitting the characters up on separate tracks (sending each mic to its own track), recording stereo sound effects, etc. The gain structure should be fully optimized all the way through the audio recording system. If using a dual system, i.e. portable mixer feeding the camera, the camera should be set to receive the audio feed at the correct level. This avoids distortion or low recordings which can render the camera recordings useless.

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