Originally Posted by tinyliny
Les, your work is fantastic! I have never been to S. Dak. Were those pictures taken in a Nat. Park? I always think of tat area as barren, but it's not so.
ONe of the things that I've had trouble with is the audio, when trying to take videos. I have a cheesy little video camera, but the audio totally sucks. Any suggestions for decent video where the audio is also decent?
Audio is tough on any type of video camera where the mic is on the camera. You struggle with background noise, wind noise, subject turning away from the camera etc. There are two ways to get around it, unfortunately neither is really cheap. You can get a shotgun mic with a noise sock for most SLRs and they can run from as low as $250 on up to as much as you want to spend. The other is to get a wireless external mic system which, for the lower end models are not as expensive as you think. Not what you would want to use if you were a film maker but better than on camera for most consumers.
Different models of cameras have better on camera mics than others and some of the higher end Sony's have been getting good reviews there as well as the new Canon SLRs have a better mic system than most. Just like many problems, they can all be solved with money!
If you need more specifics, send me an e-mail, I do photography and my brother is a film maker so we kind of cover the field from both ends.