Question by Jakenbocker: Recorded audio coming out of only 1 speaker?
I am a relatively inexperienced filmmaker. I am doing interviews for a school project. I use a Canon HV30 digital camcorder with a boom mic mounted on a pole. I have done some interviews already, but when I get my footage into my editing software (Final Cut Express), the audio from the footage only comes out of one speaker. Since I am new to video/audio, I have no idea where this problem is occurring in the recording process, and what I should do to fix it. What exactly is happening? Is it my camera settings? My mic? Can I use Final Cut Express to evenly distribute the audio after I capture it? Thanks for any help!
Answer by lare
Your Canon, like most digital video recorders is designed to record stereo audio. When you plug in your external mic, it defeats the internal stereo mic, and replaces it with a mono mic which gets recorded on the Left audio channel only. To record on both tracks, you need an adaptor that converts your mono mic to stereo plug instead of mono like you are using now. These are hard to find. the best solution is to just use your video editor to put the left audio channel on both tracks.
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