Originally Posted by vtviews10
Hi all, anybody have an idea how I can mute the microphone on a Panasonic HC-720? Just purchased it to do some videos but want to do my own voice overs and add music. Maybe through editing software? Thanks
Anything like that is done in post-production, on your ocmputer.
You shoot normally, transfer the files to your computer and, using an editing program such as Sony Vegas Platinum or Adobe Premiere Elements, you can color/enhance the image, add text, music, etc.
In the editor, you just mute the original audio track from the camcorder, add additional audio on a separate track...when done editing, you render out a final file whicih will only contain what you tell the program to include.
Download trial versions of software before you buy. Search terms like "Sony Vegas Platinum trial", "Adobe Premiere Elements trial", "video edit software trial"..
I don;t know about the other programs, but Sony Vegas has a "show me how" tutorial feature that walks beginners through the steps of doing a task. You can also type search terms into YouTube for tutorials/info: "[editing software name] + [info on particular software task]".. e.g.: "Sony Vegas Platinum add text".