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Is it better to use a better lens or a camera video microphone to prevent hissing AF lens sounds heard in a recorded video?

4 Answers

  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The reason "lens noise" is recorded when auto-focusing is because the internal mic is not isolated from the camera body. The motors moving the lens to auto-focus vibrate and cause that noise. The vibration picked up by the mic and recorded.

    The resolution is to decouple the mic element from the touching any hard surface of the camera. This can be done with an external mic - wired or wireless. External mics can either be connected to the camera (usually with a 3.5mm or XLR connector) or an external field audio recorder with built-in or external mics.

    It depends what I'm recording. For interviews, I use a wireless lavalier mic (Sennheiser G3) connected directly to the camera + an field audio recorder (Zoom H5) positioned closer to the subject, out of the video frame, as a backup.

    Rarely is the internally captured audio used for the final video. The internally recorded audio is typically used to sync the externally captured audio - then muted.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The best thing to do is use a separate audio recorder 

    and sync the audio with the video when editing.  


    Tascam offers good digital recorders starting at about $100.    


  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

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    du u love freedom?

    Spanish flu vaccine killed all them victims in the Spanish flu era; and that's a fact

    5G will kill COVID vaccinated

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    influenced by Super Computers (mind you)

    evil flying antichrist will release prisoners and insane asylum folks to help him "mark" people; in the cities it will be voluntary first day; next day they do it at gun point as they do in Africa already (chipping kids via vaccines at gunpoint in Malawi)

    who said that I carry a cellphone on me; 'cuz I don't

    someone wants to shoot those who refuse to obey these stupid rules, that's what Project Zyphr is about; gov't turns off electricity and sends a drone with scopolamine at 4am to your house; once gassed, u come out to 'em urself; they take u 2 underground re-education camp to torture u 4 adrenochrome; the remaining people will be chipped when they sign up for food in closed stores; project pogo was to gather info on who is to be annihilated during project zyphr

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  • 4 months ago

    Any lens can produce both mechanical and electronic noise - use an external mic if you must, but a dedicated recorder like a Zoom or Tascam is better.

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