Best Sound Recording Option: Field Recorder or Camera?

In this video photographer Curtis Judd discusses the best way to record sound (in this case a monolog) as part of a video. Judd looks at two popular options: using a field recorder as a preamp and then feeding that signal into your camera and saving the trouble of syncing the sound up in post production or recording directly into the camera.

In the video Judd used:

– Nikon D600.
– Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AiS (manual focus lens).
– Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone.
– Mogami XLR Cable.
– unbalance 3.5mm stereo male to male cable (from Monoprice).
– Tascam DR-100 mk II Field Recorder.

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