It is strange because 99% of my users hear it just fine. I am at a loss.
Let me know if you can hear the mic audio. It seems like I am having this issue with only a few viewers. I am not sure if it is my mic, camera, Premiere Pro, or YouTube. It is very strange. I think Azdens are pretty good mics...Could it be an issue with mono vs. stereo?
I appreciate your help. We're gonna listen using headphones to see if we can mimic what you just notied. We'll also get a 1/8" mono jack to 1/8" stereo plug at Radio Shack to see if we can convert the mono mic into a fake stereo that populates both left and right channels. I'm guessing the people that have reported this problem only have one channel available (and its not the one with the sound). If I can get this plug today, we'll try it out tomorrow.
Yes. The Azden is recording mono, that's why your videos have the audio on the one side.
If you have an editor, Sony Vegas or similar, you can right-click on the audio clips/timeline (or however it's done in your editor) and convert to stereo without the need to buy a jack.
Or, as mentioned above, if you want to use the mono to stereo jack (right before it goes into the camcorder), they are only a couple of bucks.
You may want to get the jack and compare the results of converting in the editor and using the jack.
Have you tried manually adjusting the exposure?
The v700 also has a 46mm filter thread (the grooves located at the end of the lens).
You can screw on a 46mm neutral density filter to bring down the light/adjust the exposure:
There are also variable ND filters that cover more stops of exposure than just a fixed amount, like in the first link:
The Polaroid variable ND is kind of cheap. There are better ones such as ProMaster, Light Workshop, Tiffen, Hoya, etc.
With other brands, you may have to get a "46mm-to-52mm step up ring" along with a 52mm variable ND filter, or 46mm to.. ring and filter in a different size. Many of those brands don't make 46mm/that small.
It looks like the mono stereo adapter worked! Thanks everyone for your help. My next issue is going to be about cameras. I am thinking of moving to a more professional level camera in the future. I haven't been able to get my Panasonic V700 to work when it is against bright light. Still getting the lines. So...onward and upward. Are there any pro level cameras under $2,000?