I intend to produce an amateur documentary and the only camcorder I have available is a “simple” JVC GZ-HM30 (JVC Everio GZ-HM30SEK Camcorder review - Trusted Reviews).
So, I am looking for alternative ways to capture audio with quality, once this cam doesn’t have input to external microphone. I indented to record audio in three different situations: (a) indoor interviews; (b) outdoor interviews; (c) general audio from external environment.
I was wondering if it is possible to capture audio through an IC recorder and to make synchronization with video through edit software (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 11). I have an Panasonic RR-US551 (Panasonic RR-US551 - US551 IC Recorder - 1 GB Storage - Overview) which has input to external microphone. The questions are:
a) Which could be the type/model of external microphone to use together this IC recorder (considering the different situations mentioned before)? It would be a reasonable solution to my capture audio with quality? Is there other one?
b) Through audio software (as Sound Forge – not professional version), is it possible to improve the audio quality (even the audio recorded from the ” JVC GZ-HM30 camcorder)?
Thanks indeed in advance,