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    Default Sound recording of LOUD bands

    I have a Cannon XM2 and have been attempting to record my lads who play in a band. Although I can set the sound attenuator and adjust the volume of the sound. When playing back the sound to be honest is just crap.
    Someone said I need to only use the camera to take video and to record the sound separately and then use the sound as a base for editing the video on to. All sound simple but I thought some good clean advice from this forum may help.
    Already read about cheap separate mics and there are no such thing if quality is needed.
    Any advice would be appreciated, but as newbie please KISS for me ok.

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    Where are you filmming??

    If you are filmming the band at a venue, you may need to get hold of a camera with XLR channels and then that way you will be able to get a clean audio track from a mixing desk or from the bands mixing desk if they have one.
    And so long as you have a syncing point for all cameras (if more than one is used) you will be able to cut them together. If my memorey serves me well the XM2 does not have a an XLR channel.


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    The best advice I can give you is wear ear plugs.

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    The ear plugs sound like a good idea actually.

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    Yes its slightly distorted but the overall quality is very poor and does not resemble what i actually heard at the time.
    These recordings are within a fairly small practice studio, but sometimes these are at locale gigs in pubs clubs etc.
    I expect the best results would be to get a proper mixed recording and edit the video to the sound this way i will have the best quality of both video and audio.
    I was just hoping someone would say that I needed a XXX type of separate mike to improve the sound recording quality.

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    Not sure what XLR channel is ?

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    can condenser mikes be shrouded to cut out over loud noise ?

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    We've just started using a Zoom H2 digital recorder for sound on our videos from clubs and festivals. They're not too expensive and they're easy to use, either recording to their own internal mic, or plugging straight into a sound desk. You might want to give one of those a try, and then sync your sound up with you video using a clapperboard.

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