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Test: Internal Microphone vs. External Microphone

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I wanted to dip my toe into the world of improved audio. So I ordered an el cheapo external microphone from China on eBay. It arrived today and I put it on my Panasonic HC-V700 to compare the audio with the internal microphone.

https://vimeo.com/58414394

To my ear, the external microphone produces clearer audio.
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Interesting. I'd like to know which of the two microphones records less camera generated noise in the recorded video footage in a quiet environment? Like maybe in an empty church or in the woods away from traffic noise? Thanks.
Edited by SD90 - 1/29/13 at 12:22am
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Perhaps I'll be able to get to that test one of these days. With this first attempt I was mainly trying to see if the thing worked. Strangely I got a warning from the LCD when I turned the camcorder on that the mic would block out part of the picture. But it wasn't true because the mic isn't long enough to extend out into the area where the lens would be partially blocked. I'm guessing that anytime a mic is plugged into the jack this message appears on startup.

Now that I can see that it does work, I'll be able to give it a more thorough test.
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