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10-11-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Pentax K-X Audio

I have making a Movie with my Pentax K-X. But the audio catch so much noise. There's an idea how to reduce it? Maybe I Need to use a mic or dubbing the movie?

10-11-2011, 06:22 AM   #2
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I think about the only way you'll get good audio is to use a separate digital recorder & decent mics & then sync & "mux" the audio in with the video using the appropriate software. If you google around, there's plenty of info out there on how to do it.

I have a K-x myself, & I love it. But an external mic/line jack would've been a nice touch.

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I use the zoom H1 and record my daughter's violin concerts. Amazing stereo, good bass, very low noise. I use a non-linear video editor to sync the sound a video then export to mp4.
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The zoom is a great recorder. Tascam makes one for around a hundred bucks that is very good as well. Sounds like you're doing exactly the thing I described. Cheers - Bobbo.

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Yup, same suggestion here. Use a different device to record audio, since the K-x's internal microphone isn't that great. Helps reduce file size too
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I forgot to mention, the selling points for me to get the Zoom H1 instead of the Tascam offerings:

- Better stereo reproduction
- Better sound quality (to my ears anyway)
- Price (Sub $100 on sale)
- Can purchase a $5 hot-shoe to male thread adapter and mount it directly on the camera, shotgun mic style. Makes the setup very portable.

Single con:

- Poor (plastic) build quality, must take care not to strip thread when mounting on tripod or adapter.
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I tried making a short film with my K-x and the sound was as bad as a iphone video camera's sound, I totally agree with gibby about the external mic this is actually one of the major reasons why I'd sell my K-x and upgrade to a K-5.
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