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Old November 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Canon XHa1 Audio Quality always impress me!

Now we have 3 yr shooting with this cameras and we are still very impress with the audio quality of this camera. I'm wondering if there is another $3000 camera producing this level of audio quality.
The following link was a recent video wedding using 3 Canon xha1 and SENg2-100 lav.
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Any type of audio correction was necessary in post.

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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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To be honest, coming from a sony vx2100 and having heard the sound of a sony fx1000 a while ago I can only conclude the onboard sound of my xh-a1 is not that great. But on the other hand it's better then the onboard sound from my dvx100 I still have.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if there is another $3000 camera producing this level of audio quality.
Considering that when shooting HDV the camera is recording Mpeg compressed audio (per the HDV spec) then yes, there are many cameras in the $3k range (and below) recording better audio.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #4
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The quality of the cameras audio is only as good as the mic you use. The biggest move there is to use a good external mic. The old adage, sound is 70% of what you see, is true. Cheers.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!
Is good to hear other opinions! I can just talk about my canon Cameras cause I always been a canon shooter.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Hi,

Well, I can't say I am impressed with the on-board mic on my XH A1. The external mike is good (AKG Blue line) in my case, but that I assume would be the case for many other cameras too. In fact I avoid using the built in mike as much as possible.

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