How do I make my camera record sound while zooming in?

Question by L.Hannah: How do I make my camera record sound while zooming in?
I've got a Samsung PL150 camera and while I film and zoom in, it doesn't record the sound as well. Is that what happens with all of them or is mine broken?

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Answer by Palladini
Easiest way around this (lots of questions like yours here) is to record sound on a Digital Audio Recorder, with a Microphone being fed into it. Then when you get back to your computer, Open your NLE and put your video on the time line, mute that videos audio then import the audio from the Digital Audio Recorder and sync the two together. By doing this, who cares what the zoom and audio are doing on your camcorder and to boot, you get better audio.

When using a device to capture audio that is not your camcorder, use this tip to be able to SYNC your audio and video together once both are put on a timeline for video editing purposes. Standing close to Microphone, in front of your camcorder, with both recording devices recording the video and audio, CLAP, LOUDLY. Now so long as the recorders stay recording, you have a sync point so when you get back to the computer, it is much easier to sync the audio and video together.

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Question by samuel samuel: Is a plasma tv not as good compared to a lcd tv for gaming?
I'm planning on purchasing a 50" plasma (Samsung 5064), but I've heard that plasma's are not as good for gaming systems (xbox 360). Will the 5064 plasma with 720p and 15000:1 not do the job as well as a lcd?
Thanks for the help so far, but does anyone know anything about "lag" (not internet lag) that happens on bigger screens? Is a plasma more susceptible to that?

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Answer by bac_1976
Plasma TV's are really problematic. If you turn them during moving the wrong way, you can permanently damage the entire screen.

I'd go with either a LCD or a DLP screen if I were you.

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5 thoughts on “How do I make my camera record sound while zooming in?”

  1. We got a plasma and it is really wonderful. I don’t know a lot about this topic, but a friend of ours said it is bad for gaming because when a logo is on the screen of a plasma for a long time, it can get burned in. I think gaming would be more likely to cause this problem then regular tv watching.

  2. It’d be fine for gaming technically, but plasmas are highly susceptible to burn-in. Take, for instance, ESPN. They always have that obnoxious logo in the bottom corner of the screen. Because it is always there and never changes, it gets “burned in” to the screen on a plasma TV, so you will always see it, even if you’re not on ESPN. The same is true of gaming if it has something in the same place all the time (like a health meter or a name bar). In that sense, LCD is a much better choice.

  3. Digital TV is based on the use of the MPEG compression algorithm. One way that this algorithm compresses TV signals is to only send the changes from frame to frame. Other than scene changes (or channel changing), there are generally very little changes from frame to frame. To prevent the viewing of partial frames (because so many changes occur during a scene change), TVs buffer the MPEG data (so that they receive a complete scene change without any visual disturbance or artifacts). You see this when you change channels on a HD TV. The next channel’s moving images are delayed 3-5 seconds before you see the next channel start up. This is known as “lag”. All HD TVs do this (especially DLP TVs). The new feature in town is to provide a gaming mode to reduce or eliminate this buffering or “lag”. Reducing lag gives you a more real-time gaming experience when you input user control (via your controllers) and the TV responses with a video and/or audio feedback.

    Plasma TVs can make excellent gaming TVs with a little caution. LCD TVs create LCD motion blur & jitter. Plasma TVs have the fastest and smoothest motion (DLP TVs are very good too). Older plasma TVs where subject to burn-in issues. Some Plasma TVs are much less susceptible to burn-in. A little caution & the right Plasma TV can go along way to preventing burn-in issues. Samsung plasma TVs seem to be more prone to burn-in. Hitachi plasma TVs aren’t bad. Panasonics seem to be the most benign to burn-in. Panasonic plasma TVs (2008 models) all provide a new gaming picture mode. This mode reduces brightness (helps prevent burn-in) and greatly reduces “lag” time for a real-time gaming experience. Set the screen’s aspect to fill the screen and don’t play a game more than 6-8 hours with fixed images & you will be OK (relative to burn-in). Follow any long gaming period with use of the gallery player slide show on a Panasonic plasma TV to wash out any burn-in & you are good to go!

    LCD TVs can not compete with the speed of a plasma TV. Even the 120 Hz models with 4 msec. LCD switching times will blur & jitter. LCD TVs also create significant lag unless they support a game mode. Long term use of 4:3 formatted games on an HD LCD TV may also result in image retention.

    P.S. Guitar Hero does a good job of slightly varing its background during play. I would NOT expect this game to ever produce burn-in during long periods of play on a Panasonic plasma TV.

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