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Mark Schneider

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video camera with audio input
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:38:19 pm »

I am trying to find a video camera that would accept a stereo audio input from a sound console, something that would be able to record both audio and video together.  Hopefully in the under $300 range.  Does any such thing exist?
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Patrick Tracy

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Re: video camera with audio input
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 09:22:48 pm »

Zoom Q4n? You'll have to adapt the signal to a stereo 1/8" input and whatever sensitivity the audio input has.

Any other requirements? Bigger, more expensive cameras have XLR inputs switchable to line level sensitivity, and they have audio level controls.

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Re: video camera with audio input
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 10:51:37 am »

Look at camcorders with an external 1/8th audio in jack. For under $300 look at Canon refurbished for something like their R700 model.

The Zoom is nice and likely does a better audio recording but has a fixed lens with only digital zoom, a camcorder will give you real optical zoom capabilities.
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